A panel of experts has been called together by the OPWDD to examine the challenges we face in implementing the Transformation Agenda, offering managed care in our system and ensuring its long-term fiscal sustainability for people currently receiving services and those who will need to access our services in the coming years. OPWDD’s Acting Commissioner will lead this panel and will ask the panel, as one of its priorities, to review how OPWDD proposes to offer managed care prior to our formal request for federal approval to implement managed care in our system. The panel will be asked to shape clear and actionable recommendations to guide our path forward.
As part of the work of the panel, we will engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, advocates and providers before deciding on the recommendations and finalizing an implementation plan. Realizing that working together and getting input from all of our stakeholders is more important than ever, we plan to create forums for participation statewide to promote meaningful dialogue, discussion and input.
The panel members will include:
Charles A. Archer, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc. (EDC-SPIN)
Gerald Archibald, The Bonadio Group
Nick Cappoletti, Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Chairperson, Parent
Donna Colonna, Services for the Underserved
Susan Constantino, Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Barbara DeLong, Parent
Stephen E. Freeman, Freeman and Abelson Consulting
Ann Hardiman, New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies
Steve Holmes, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.
Steven Kroll, NYSARC
Clint Perrin, Self-Advocate
Peter Pierri, Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies
Michael Seereiter, New York State Rehabilitation Association
Seth Stein, Moritt, Hock & Hamroff