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 Phone: 802-879-5900    Fax: 802-879-5962

Mark Larson, Commissioner

Lori Collins, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Fiscal & Support Services Division

Lindsey Tucker, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Health Connect

Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner, Health Services & Managed Care Division 

Tom Boyd, Deputy Commissioner

Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health 

Howard Pallotta, General Counsel II

Kara Suter, Director, Payment Reform & Reimbursement

Thomas Simpatico, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Allan Ruggles, Staff Attorney IV

Kelly Gordon, Project and Operations Director

Sarah Gregorek, Executive Staff Assistant

Darcy McPherson, Program Technician I

Suellen Squires, Administrative Secretary

Scott Strenio, Medical Director


 BLUEPRINT FOR HEALTH     <back to top>

 Phone: 802-879-5900    Fax: 802-879-5651

Paula Chetti, Administrative Assistant B

Diane Hawkins, Executive Staff Assistant

Nick Lovejoy, Data Management/Analyst

Kyle Mooney, Administrative Services Coordinator

Miki Olszewski,  Assistant Director BPFH

Terri Price, Coordinator BPFH

  • Blueprint Administrative Support 
  • Healthier Living Workshop Coordinator

Jenney Samuelson, Assistant Director BPFH

Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director BPFH

<vacant>, Public Health Physician



Phone: 802-879-5900    Fax: 802-879-5651



Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Chronic Care Initiative Team Map (03/21/2013)

Amy Blanchard, Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Heather Bollman, Clinical Operations & Service Quality

Amanda Briggs, Nurse Case Manager - Bennington

Susan Cartwright, Administrative Services Coordinator

Christopher Chadwick, LADC - Rutland & Addison Counties

Jamie Gadwah, Nurse Case Manager - Caledonia, Orleans & Essex Counties

Anne Giombetti, Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Eileen Girling, Field Director, Vermont Chronic Care Initiative

Blythe Kersula, Nurse Case Manager - Washington & Orange Counties

Shelley Howrigan, Nurse Case Manager - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Ann Marie Miles, Medical Social Worker - Chittenden County

Mark Nash, Medical Social Worker - Lamoille County

Melody Neun, Medical Social Worker - Addison & Rutland Counties

Monica Ogelby, Palliative Care Nurse Case Manager

Susan Read-Smith, Senior Nurse Case Manager - Windham County

Kathy Shuster, Nurse Case Manager - Windsor County

Margaret Tarmy, Senior Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Dawn Weening, Program Operations & Service Qualtiy

Angie White, Senior Nurse Case Manager - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Adrienne Woike, Nurse Case Manager - HRP

Lou-Anne Wood, Nurse Case Manager - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Sandra Wood, Nurse Case Manager - HRP

<vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Orange & Washington Counties

<vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Rutland County

<vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Addison & Rutland Counties

<vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Addison & Rutland Counties


CLINICAL OPERATIONS     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5903    Fax: 802-879-5963

John Allard, Nurse Case Manager

  • Medical Supplies, Technology or Equipment

Kristin Allard, Clinical Operations & Quality Assurance Manager

Charles Bowen, Public Health Dentist

Daljit Clark, Clinical Operations Director

Ramona Godfrey, Nurse Case Manager

Jennifer Herwood, Clinical Utilization Review Data Analyst

Deborah LaMoy, Nurse Case Manager

Susan Mason, Physical Therapist

Gregory Maurer, Public Health Dentist

Bonnie Mazza, Program Technician I

Julie McDonald, Administrative Services Technician IV

Richard Reed, Public Health Dentist

Suzanne Webb, Nurse Case Manager



Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5959

Debbie Austin, Coordination of Benefits Director

  • Casualty
  • Estate Recoveries
  • Health Insurance
  • Hospice 
  • Medicare Advocacy Project Contract
  • Medicare Benefits Coordination
  • Trusts/Annuities

Samantha Haley, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) Project Lead

  • IE Project
  • ACCESS Remediation
  • Billing Issues
  • HPID
  • DUALS Project

Hope Williams, Program Technician I

Health Insurance/Recovery Team

Lisa Botala, Program Consultant

  • Casualty Recoveries
  • Annuities/Special Needs Trust

Stacey Davis, COB Specialist

  • E.O.B.'s
  • Health Insurance Verification/Carrier Code Updates
  • ACCESS/Insurance Trainings
  • Outstanding A/R Recoveries
  • Third Party Billing Issues
  • Employer Insurance Group Tracking

Lori Fagnant, Program Consultant

  • End-of-Month Processing and Reporting
  • UHC Data Match

Rey Garofano, COB Specialist

WenDee Gilmond, COB Specialist

  • Casualty Recoveries

Melissa Guiles, COB Specialist

  • IV-D/Court Ordered Medical Support Insurance Updates
  • End-of-Month Processing and Reporting
  • Health Insurance Recoveries
  • Reports

Rachel Marshall, Program Consultant

  • Credit Balance Reporting
  • Nursing Home Eligibility File Maintenance
  • Patient Share Recovery

Gary Sturgeon, Coordination of Beneftis Supervisor

  • Medicaid Recoveries

Jennifer Whalen, Program Consultant

  • Estate Recoveries
  • Over Resource

Prescription Drug Program Team

Lisa Carpenter, Senior COB Specialist

  • COB Supervisor
  • Medicare/Reports - AKA PDP Team Supervisor

Matthew Laudin, Program Consultant

  • Medicare/Reports - AKA PDP Team Member

Rachel Stillwell, Program Consultant

  • Medicare/Reports - AKA PDP Team Member

Carolyn Sweet, Program Consultant

  • Medicare/Reports - AKA PDP Team Member


DATA MANAGEMENT & ANALYSIS     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Patricia Breneman, Medicaid Healthcare Data & Statistical Analyst

John Gauthier, Medicaid Healthcare Data & Statistical Analyst

Tony Kramer, Medicaid Healthcare Data & Statistical Analyst

Walter Ochs, Medicaid Healthcare Data & Statistical Analyst

Jeffrey Ross, Data Management & Analysis Director



Phone: 802-879-5900    Fax: 802-879-5961



Rolenda Corrow, Financial Specialist I

Michelle Dragon, Financial Manager III

Natalie Elvidge, Grants Management Specialist

Jill Gould, Financial Director II

Connie Harrison, Medicaid Fiscal Analyst

Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director III

Sawyer Joecks, Grants Management Specialist / HIT

Kate Jones, Financial Manager II

Meaghan Kelley, Financial Administrator I

Jim Morgan, Project Administrator

Valerie Nikel, Administrative Services Manager

Robert Pierce, Contract & Grants Administrator

Karen Sinor, Financial Specialist III

Sonya Stern, Exchange Comptroller

Emily Trantum, Contracts & Grants Administrator

Mylinda Trombley, Financial Manager III

David Walker, Jr., Financial Administrator II

Tiffany Wilder, Financial Administrator I

<vacant>, Grants Management Specialist

<vacant>, Financial Manager III


HEALTH REFORM     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-871-3343

Terry Bequette, Associate State HIT Coordinator

Heather Kendall, Medicaid Programs & Operations Administrator

Lisbeth Kokx, Administrative Services Manager

Bekah Kutt, Business Analyst - HCR

Michelle Lavallee, Health Reform Portfolio Director

Joseph Liscinsky, Health Reform Enterprise Director II

Steve Maier, HCR/HIT Integration Manager

Casey O'Hara, Interactive Market & Web Developer

Lorraine Siciliano, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Tim Tremblay, Medicaid Operations Administrator

<vacant>, Health Reform Enterprise Director I

<vacant>, Administrative Assistant B


 MANAGED CARE COMPLIANCE     <back to top>

  Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Bill Clark, Managed Care Compliance Director


PHARMACY     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Stacey Baker, Health Programs Administrator

Jennifer Egelhof, Pharmacy Project Manager

  • Pharmacy Provider Relations Liaison

Carrie Germaine, Health Programs Administrator

Nancy Hogue, Pharmacy Director

Mary Beth Bizzari, R.Ph., Health Programs Administrator


POLICY     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Susan Coburn, Health Programs Administrator

Selina Hickman, Policy Director

Ashley Berliner, Health Access Policy & Planning Cheif

Danielle Delong, Health Programs Administrator

  • Public Records Officer

Lindsay Parker, Health Programs Administrator

<vacant>, Program Consultant


PROGRAM INTEGRITY     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-871-3090

Ron Clark, Program Integrity Director

Joyce Desany, Program and Operations Auditor

Kelly Kroupa, Program Integrity Nurse Auditor

Kim LaFrance, Program & Operations Auditor

Alex McHenry, Fiscal Analyst

Leanne Miles, Associate Program Integrity Director

Joan Mongeon, Medicaid Healthcare Data & Statistical Analyst 

Steve Short, Program & Operations Auditor

George Thabault, Program & Operations Auditor

<vacant>, Program & Operations Auditor


 PROVIDER & MEMBER RELATIONS     <back to top>

 Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5919

Diane Cota, Administrative Services Technician IV

  • Out-of-State/Out-of-Area Transportation Referrals

Clark Eaton, Provider Relations Specialist

  • Dentists
  • Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Board
  • Transportation Providers

Judy Jamieson, Provider and Member Relations Director

Deidra Jarvis, Administrative Services Technician IV

  • Out-of-State/Out-of-Area Transportation Referrals

<vacant>, Medicaid Provider Relations Operations Chief

  • Provider Enrollment
  • Community Mental Health
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • School-Based Providers

Robert Larkin, Provider Relations Specialist

Peter McNichol, Transportation Quality Control Chief


PUBLIC RECORDS     <back to top>

Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Danielle Delong, Public Records Officer



Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Erin Carmichael, CHIPRA Project Manager

Betsey Lord, Behavioral Health Concurrent Review Care Manager

Kevin McKivergan, Behavioral Health Concurrent Review Care Manager

Megan Mitchell, Senior Behavioral Health Concurrent Review Care Manager

Aletta Powel, Grant Program Manager

Connie Schutz, Health Reform Portfolio Director

Cynthia Thomas, Director, Quality Improvement & Clinical Integrity



Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5651

Margaret Baldor, DVHA Rate Setting Manager

Christine Blackburn, Reimbursement Analyst

Amy Coonradt, Health Policy Analyst

Alicia Cooper, Quality Oversight Analyst II

Candy Covey, Reimbursement Fiscal Analyst

Erin Flynn, Senior Policy Advisor

Luann Poirier, Administrative Services Manager

Samantha Prince, Reimbursement Analyst

Deborah Stempel, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Catherine West, Reimbursement Director

<vacant>, Health Care Project Director

<vacant>, Health Care Statistical Info Administrator

<vacant>, Health Care Statistical Info Administrator

<vacant>, Health Access Policy & Planning Chief (ICS)

<vacant>, Health Care Statistical Info Administrator

<vacant>, Health Care Project Director (ACO)

<vacant>, Health Policy Analyst

<vacant>, Health Care Statistical Info Administrator

<vacant>, Quality Oversight Analyst II

<vacant>, Senior Policy Advisor (P4P) 



Phone:  802-879-5900    Fax:  802-871-3090

Todd Hill, Care Coordinator

Michael McAdoo, Substance Abuse Director

William Zuber, Care Coordinator


 VERMONT HEALTH CONNECT    <back to top>

 Phone: 802-879-5900     Fax: 802-879-5962

Devon Ayers, Education & Outreach Manager

Nick Bechard, Business Analyst

Hera Bosley, Executive Office Manager

Jennifer Boyden, VHC Support Services Manager

Ellen Cairns, Communication and Notices Manager

Kaitlin Dean, Administrative Assistant

Kelly Dougherty, Exchange Project Director

Kristine Fortier, VHC Support Services Specialist

Cassandra Gekas, Health Access Planning & Policy Chief

Emily Grimone, Small Business Support Coordinator

Dain Herring, Small Business Support Manager

Paul Hochanadel, Director of Operations

Tori Hodgkins, Administrative Services Manager II

Dana Houlihan, Project Director, Enrollment

Dan Jacobs, Education & Outreach Coordinator

Andrew Laing, Enterprise Business Analyst

Chad Loseby, Enterprise Business Analyst

Teri Martineau, Small Business Support Coordinator

Timothy Metayer, Business Analyst

Jessica Miller, Business Analyst, Customer Support Center

Denise Nagelschmidt, Change Management Director

Cindy Olson, Administrative Services Manager II

Joshua Pagliuca, VHC Support Services Specialist

Tena Perrelli, Project Director, Customer Support Center

Jerri-Lyn Reynolds, Small Business Support Coordinator

Rebecca Rivard-Darby, Communications Specialist

Sean Sheehan, Director of Education & Outreach

Justin Tease, Director of Information Technology Implementation

Jillian Torres, Quality Oversight Analyst II

Nicole Weidman, VHC Support Services Director

Emily Yahr, Education & Outreach Manager

<vacant>, Health Care Policy Analyst


Report Contact Updates






Matthew Corjay, Medicaid Fiscal Analyst