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NB Stakeholder Subcommittee

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is establishing an N.B. Stakeholder Subcommittee of the Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC).

On January 16, 2018, United States District Judge Jorge L. Alonso approved the terms of the N.B. Consent Decree, which was agreed to by the state of Illinois and the Plaintiffs. The purpose of the Consent Decree is to design and implement a systemic approach through which all Medicaid-eligible children under the age of 21 in the State of Illinois, with reasonable promptness, will be provided the Medicaid-authorized, medically necessary intensive home and community-based services, including residential services, that are needed to correct or ameliorate their mental health or behavior disorders.

The Stakeholder Subcommittee will be asked to provide feedback and input on specific aspects of the Implementation Plan, as requested by HFS.


Achre, Christine                           Primo Center for Women and Children 

Carmichael, Michelle                   Education Consultant

Crider, Regina                             Youth and Family Peer Support Alliance

Danes, Andrea                            Accelerant Health

Doyle, Tamara                             Family Advocate

Evans, Joshua                             Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilites

Foster, Eric                                  Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

Grifffin, Gene                               IL Children's Mental Health Department

Hampton, Angie                           Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department

Keeler, Jason                               Allendale Association

Lenzo, Eric                                   Mt. Sinai Health Services

Lindsey, Marvin                            Community Behavioral Healthcare Association

McCarrell, Deborah                      Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

McGowan-Tomkeat, Jennifer       National Alliance on Mental Illness

Naylor, Michael                            Illinois Psychiatric Society

Nierman, Peter                            Illinois Psychiatric Society

Roberts, Katrina                          Family Advocate

Roethlisberger, Margo                 Ada S. McKinley Community Services

Ryan, Dee Ann                            Family Advocate 


Meeting Minutes

Meeting Schedule (Subject to Change)

  • April 27, 2020

  • July 27, 2020

  • October 26, 2020  


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