Meet the Team


The Agency of Human Services HCBS-COI Steering Committee

Staff from different parts of the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) make up the HCBS-COI Steering Committee. The Steering Committee guides the work of the HCBS-COI project.

Dylan Frazer
Deputy Director of Medicaid Policy,
Agency of Human Services Central Office
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Wendy Trafton
Deputy Director of Health Care Reform,
Agency of Human Services
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Conor O’Dea
HCBS Policy Advisor,
Agency of Human Services Central Office
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Tracy O’Connell
Finance Director,
Agency of Human Services
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Fran Hodgins
Administrative Services Director,
Agency of Human Services
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Bard Hill
Principal Assistant and Senior Policy Advisor,
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
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Angela Smith-Dieng
Adult Services Division Director,
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
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Jennifer Garabedian
Developmental Disabilities Services Director,
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
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Angela McMann
Aging and Disabilities Program Manager,
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
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Jeffrey Nunemaker
Developmental Disabilities Services Deputy Director,
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
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Health Management Associates

Health Management Associates (HMA) is an independent, national research and consulting firm. HMA specializes in publicly funded healthcare and human services policy, programs, financing, and evaluation. The HMA team has been hired as the contractor to support Vermont on the HCBS-COI project. Below please find key members of the HMA project team.

Sharon Lewis
Project Director
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Boyd Brown
Project Manager
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Susan McGeehan
Project SME
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Dari Pogach
Project SME
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Samantha Di Paola
Project Coordinator
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Jacob Briscoe
Project Assistant & Communications Coordinator
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Advisory Committee

The Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) has also formed the Vermont HCBS Conflict Of Interest Advisory Committee. The Committee is helping to shape the future of Vermont’s case management services.

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