2009 CONFERENCE

2009 CONFERENCE

CWD ANNUAL CONFERENCE/NASMD FALL CONFERENCE 
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia 
November 9 – 11, 2009

Spotlight on Virginia Medicaid Infrastructure Grant 

Jack Quigley, MIG Project Manager, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services 

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Commissioner, Grants and Special Programs, Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services 

Ed Turner, Special Advisor to Governor Kaine on Disability Issues in the Workforce, Commonwealth of Virginia 

Jim Troxell, Network Developer/Coordinator, Employment Support Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University


Integrating State Systems Change Efforts into a National Policy Framework 

Robert Silverstein, Principal, Powers, Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC; Director, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy 

Millie Ryan, Executive Director, Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education


Medicaid: Federal and State Health Care Reform Developments 

Damon Terzaghi, Senior Policy Associate, Center for Workers with Disabilities/National Association of State Medicaid Directors, APHSA 

Annette Shea, Senior Project Director for Medicaid Disability and Employment Initiatives, UMass Center for Health Policy and Research 

Jay Himmelstein, Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health and Chief Health Policy Strategist, UMass Center for Health Policy and Research


Trends in Workforce Development 


Kathy Krepcio, Executive Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University; Director, NTAR Leadership Center 

Rebecca Salon, Ph.D., Consultant, DC Department on Disability Services 

Kathy Petkauskos, Project Director, Work Without Limits, Disability Employment Policy Group, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School 

Susan Miller, Project Director, Hire Abilities-Hawaii, Center for Disability Studies, University of Hawai`i 

Chin Lee, Fiscal Administrator, Center for Disability Studies, University of Hawai`i


Strategies for Sustainability 

Jarle Crocker, Senior Program Associate, The Finance Project 

Nanette Relave, Director, Center for Workers with Disabilities, APHSA


Innovations to Improve Outcomes and Lower Expenditures: Experiences of State Medicaid Buy-In Programs 

William Ditto, Director, Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services 

Mary Ellen Wright, Senior Manager, Working Healthy, Kansas Health Policy Authority 

MaryAlice Mowry, Director, Pathways to Employment, Minnesota Department of Human Services 

Matthew Haubrich, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Research and Statistics, Division of Results-Based Accountability, Iowa Department of Human Services