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

Steven Costantino, Commissioner

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

Bob Skowronski, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Health Connect Division

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

Tom Boyd, Deputy Commissioner, Health Reform Division

Lindsey Tucker, Director, Health Reform Strategy and Implementation

Craig Jones, Director, Blueprint for Health 

Kara Suter, Director, Payment Reform & Reimbursement

Thomas Simpatico, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Scott Strenio, Medical Director

Michael Barber, Staff Attorney IV

Howard Pallotta, General Counsel II

Kelly Gordon, Project and Operations Director

Sarah Gregorek, Executive Staff Assistant

Darcy McPherson, Program Technician I

Suellen Squires, Administrative Secretary


 BLUEPRINT FOR HEALTH     <back to top>

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

Susan Cartwright, Administrative Services Coordinator

Paula Chetti, Program Technician II

Diane Hawkins, Executive Staff Assistant

Miki Hazar,  Assistant Director BPFH

Heather Kendall, Medicaid Programs & Operations Administrator

Jennifer Le, Program Technician II

Steve Maier, HCR/HIT Integration Manager

Casey O'Hara, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Jenney Samuelson, Assistant Director BPFH

Lorraine Siciliano, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director BPFH

Richard Terricciano, Information Technology Manager

Geralynn Thornton, Programs & Operations Auditor

Tim Tremblay, Data Management/Analyst

Mary Katherine Mohlman, Health Services Researcher

<vacant>, Medicaid Operations Auditor

<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 (12/04/2014)

Amy Blanchard, Nurse Case Manager - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Heather Bollman, Clinical Operations & Service Quality

Christopher Chadwick, LADC - Rutland & Addison Counties

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

Eileen Girling, Field Director, Vermont Chronic Care Initiative

Andrea Hoffman, Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Blythe Kersula, Nurse Case Manager - Washington & Orange Counties

Constance Hourihan, Nurse Case Manager - Orange & Washington Counties

Jenny Rafuse, Nurse Case Manager, Lamoile County

Susan Read-Smith, Nurse Case Manager - Windham County

Anni Savage-Prusaczyk, Nurse Case Manager - Addison & Rutland Counties

Kathy Shuster, Nurse Case Manager - Windsor County

Brian Smith, Nurse Case Manager - Addison & Rutland Counties

Debbie Smith, LADC, Windsor County

Jessica Souza, Nurse Case Manager - Addison & Rutland Counties

Margaret Tarmy, Senior Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Margaret Terrien, Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Heather Walton, Administrative Services Coordinator

Dawn Weening, Program Operations & Service Qualtiy

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

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

Tonya Wilkinson, Senior Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County

Mary Woodruff, Nutrition/Obesity Specialist

Christie Allen, Nurse Case Manager - High Risk Pregnancy

Cynthia Ghosh, Nurse Case Manager – Bennington County

Lindsay Van Leir, Clinical Informatics Analyst

Harold Diaz, Nurse Case Manager-Burlington

<vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Lamoille County

<Vacant>, Nurse Case Manager - Chittenden County


CLINICAL OPERATIONS     <back to top>

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

Kristin Allard, Clinical Operations & Quality Assurance Manager

Charles Bowen, Public Health Dentist

Daljit Clark, Clinical Operations Director

Bradley Gabree, Nurse Case Manager

Jennifer Herwood, Clinical Utilization Review Data Analyst

Linda Martinez, 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

Caley Wilson, 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

Shane Daley, Program Consultant

Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) Project Lead

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

Hope Williams, Executive Office Manager

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

<vacant>, 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

Rolenda Corrow, Coordination of Benefits Specialist

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

Hera Bosley, Administrative Services Coordinator II

Matthew Corjay, Medicaid Fiscal Analyst

Michelle Dragon, Financial Manager III

Natalie Elvidge, Grants Management Specialist

Brian Evans, Financial Director II

Connie Harrison, Medicaid Fiscal Analyst

Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director III

Sawyer Joecks, Grants Management Specialist / HIT

Meaghan Kelley, Financial Administrator I

Jessica Mendizabal, Contracts & Grants Administrator

Michelle, Mosher, Contracts & Grants Administrator

Jim Morgan, Project Administrator

Anne Petrow, Financial Manager III

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

Karen Wingate, Financial Director I

Susan Whitney, Administrative Services Coordinator II

Jessica Cook, Fincancial Specialist III


HEALTH REFORM     <back to top>

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

Matt Baker, Business Analyst



Kaitlin Epstein, Administrative Assistant B

Kristina Kiarsis, Program Consultant

Bekah Kutt, Business Analyst

Michelle Lavallee, MMIS Portfolio Director

Joseph Liscinsky, MMIS Enterprise Director II

Samantha Haley, Business Process Manager

Mariah Ogden, Program Consultant

Jason Pope, Program Consultant

Renee Taylor, Program Consultant


 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

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

Jennifer Egelhof, Pharmacy Project Manager

  • Pharmacy Provider Relations Liaison

Carrie Germaine, Health Programs Administrator

Nancy Hogue, Pharmacy Director


POLICY     <back to top>

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

Ashley Berliner, Health Access Policy & Planning Cheif

Susan Coburn, Health Programs Administrator

Carrie Dailey, Health Program Administrator

Danielle Delong, Health Programs Administrator

Dylan Frazer, Program Consultant; Public Records Officer

Selina Hickman, Policy Director

Lindsay Parker, Health Programs Administrator


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>, RN Coder

 PROVIDER & MEMBER RELATIONS     <back to top>

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

Suellen Bottiggi, Medicaid Provider Relations Operations Chief

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

Jennifer Boyden, Program Consultant

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

Judy Jamieson, Provider and Member Relations Director

Deidra Jarvis, Administrative Services Technician IV

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

Robert Larkin, Provider Relations Specialist

  • Member Relations
  • Transportation

Peter McNichol, Transportation Quality Control Chief


PUBLIC RECORDS     <back to top>

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

Dylan Frazer, Public Records Officer



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



Erin Carmichael, DVHA Quality Improvement 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, DVHA Quality Improvement Manager

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

Amanda Ciecior, Health Policy Analyst

Amy Coonradt, Health Policy Analyst

Alicia Cooper, Quality Oversight Analyst II

Candy Covey, Reimbursement Fiscal Analyst

Erin Flynn, Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah Kinsler, Health Policy Analyst

Deborah Maddalena, Medicaid Operations Administrator

Luann Poirier, Administrative Services Manager

Samantha Prince, Reimbursement Analyst

Deborah Stempel, Medicaid Operations Administrator

James Westrich, Quality Oversight Analyst II

Bradley Wilhelm, Senior Policy Advisor (Episodes) 

Cecelia Wu, 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 Care Statistical Info Administrator



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

Nick Bechard, Business Analyst

Ellen Cairns, Communication and Notices Manager

Daniel Fay, Administrative Services Manager II

Cassandra Gekas, Health Access Planning & Policy Chief

Emily Grimone, Business Analyst

Paul Hochanadel, Project Director, Strategic Progjects

Tori Hodgkins, Administrative Services Manager II

Dana Houlihan, Project Director, Enrollment

Victoria Jarvis, Executive Office Manager

Andrew Laing, Enterprise Business Analyst

Chad Loseby, Enterprise Business Analyst

Timothy Metayer, Business Analyst

Jessica Miller, Business Analyst, Customer Support Center

Cindy Olson, Administrative Services Manager II

Joshua Pagliuca, VHC Support Services Specialist

Gwen Slagle, VHC Support Services Specialist

Kate Batchelder, VHC Support Services Specialist

Tena Perrelli, Project Director, Customer Support Center

Jerri-Lyn Reynolds, Health Programs Administrator

Rebecca Rivard-Darby, Communications Specialist

Jacqueline Rose, Education & Outreach Manager

Sean Sheehan, Director of Education & Outreach

Adaline Strumolo, Health Care Policy Analyst

Justin Tease, Director of Information Technology Implementation

Nicole Weidman, VHC Support Services Director

Jonathan Shaw, Communications Specialist

Claude Mailoux, Health Program Administrator

Jessica Ploesser, Administrative Assistant A

Brady Hoffman, Administrative Services Manager II

Katie McConnell, Health Program Administrator

Amanda Tuck, VHC Support Service Specialist

Eric Seel, LTD Quality Oversight Analyst

Devon Downing, Director VHC Customer Service Center

<Vacant>, Quality Oversight Analyst II

<vacant>, Exchange Project Director

<Vacant>, Director Education & Outreach


IT Support

Catherine West, Reimbursement Director





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