NH Medicaid Today and Tomorrow: Guest Speakers and Panelists
Stephanie Jordan Brown
Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Massachusetts Medicaid
Stephanie Jordan Brown is Director of the Office of Behavioral Health for MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid), where she is responsible for overseeing OBH’s management of mental health and substance use treatment services on behalf of all MassHealth beneficiaries, through both fee for service and managed care contracts, and inclusive of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. In addition Stephanie leads OBH’s efforts to expand access to mental health and substance use services, improve quality, and integrate physical and behavioral health care for our members, including through the implementation of the State’s 1115 Waiver.
Before joining MassHealth Stephanie managed the North America Healthcare Payer and Provider Knowledge Team at the Boston Consulting Group Center for Knowledge and Analytics. Previously she was Vice President of Transformation & Integration for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP), a Beacon Health Options Company. At MBHP she led the development and implementation of strategies related to health care reform, alternative payment, and behavioral health integration.
Prior to joining MBHP Ms. Brown was Senior Director of Business Planning and Integration for the Health & Wellness division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. During her tenure at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Stephanie managed organizational readiness and quality & safety programs leading up to and supporting the introduction BCBSMA’s Alternative Quality Contract.
Stephanie has led transformation initiatives in industries as diverse as public education, telecommunications, oilfield services, and most recently healthcare. She holds a Masters in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
Barbara Crowley, MD
Chief Transformation Officer, MaineGeneral Health
Barbara Crowley, M.D., is the Executive Vice-President of MaineGeneral Health. She practiced as a pediatrician for 27 years before assuming her current role overseeing physician contracting and strategic planning. She came to central Maine in 1986, joining Kennebec Pediatrics, where she practiced until 2006. She was Chief of Staff of Kennebec Valley Medical Center at the time of the merger of Kennebec Valley Medical Center and Mid-Maine Medical Center to become MaineGeneral Health. She has assumed other leadership roles, including President of the Physician Hospital Organization, Kennebec Region Health Alliance. MaineGeneral now employs two thirds of the medical staff, including primary care, fourteen medical specialties, and eleven surgical specialties. Crowley received her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Ithaca College in 1972, her Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1976, and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics in the Brown University program at Rhode Island Hospital in 1979. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Crowley has been active in many community and professional boards including Maine Quality Counts, the Maine Health Management Coalition’s Executive and Foundation Boards, the Underwriting Committee of Medical Mutual Insurance Company, the State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Maine Medical Association. She is also a member of the Kennebec Valley YMCA Board.
Samuel DiCapua, DO
Chief Medical Director, NH Healthy Families
Dr. DiCapua is currently Chief Medical Director for NH Healthy Families, CeltiCare Health, and CaseNet. He also continues to practice in Wells Family Practice which he founded in 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 and a Master of Science degree in 1984 from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. He completed his medical education in 1988 at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and a Family Medicine residency in 1991 at Brighton Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Dr DiCapua is board certified in family medicine.
Medicaid Director, NH DHHS
Deborah Fournier was appointed the Medicaid Director of the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services after serving there as Deputy Medicaid Director and Senior Health Care Policy Specialist. She has overseen the implementation of the Premium Assistance demonstration waiver and the Building Capacity for Transformation research and demonstration waiver.
Before joining the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services, Ms. Fournier was a Policy Analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. She led strategic planning and implementation of health care policy and advocacy. In this role, she convened and led a Medicaid working group to address developments in New Hampshire Medicaid such as transition to Medicaid Managed Care, Managed Long-Term Care, Medicaid Expansion, and the Medicaid Enhancement Tax. She also conducted health policy research and analysis, and authored reports on health policy proposals and their respective state budget implications.
Prior to her work at NHFPI, Ms. Fournier served as a Senior Policy Analyst for National and Federal Affairs at the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid, Executive Office of Health & Human Services. In this role, she was instrumental in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the continuation of the research and demonstration waiver that underpinned health care reform in Massachusetts.
Ms. Fournier holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Whitman College. She is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
President, Endowment for Health
Yvonne Goldsberry is President of the Endowment for Health, a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people, especially those who are vulnerable and underserved.
Before joining the Endowment in 2014, Dr. Goldsberry was Vice President of Population Health and Clinical Integration at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene. She directed and implemented the population health approach to patient care and worked with state and local partners to implement collaborative community health improvement initiatives. Dr. Goldsberry previously served as Administrator of the Community Public Health Development Unit for the State of New Hampshire, Division of Public Health Services. With an extensive background in community health planning, she helped guide the development of the New Hampshire Public Health Network.
Dr. Goldsberry is a graduate of Brown University. She received her Masters’ degrees in Public Health and Urban Planning from Columbia University and PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University.
Professor of Law, Director, UNH Health Law and Policy Programs
Lucy Hodder is the director of Health Law and Policy programs at the University of New Hampshire, a professor of law at UNH School of Law, and a member of the leadership team at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. She has practiced law in New Hampshire for almost 25 years. She most recently served as Legal Counsel to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and her senior health care policy director, working with the Governor on initiatives to expand access to health, mental health and substance use disorder services for New Hampshire citizens. Lucy is an experienced New Hampshire health care, regulatory and employment attorney. Previously a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C, and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, Lucy assisted providers and businesses navigating the changing health care environment. Prior to private practice, Lucy served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Department of Justice. Lucy holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University.
Chief Executive Officer, Minuteman Health
Prior to joining Minuteman Health, Tom Policelli was CEO and founder of Averde Health, a provider network manager and plan administrator. Formerly at United Healthcare, Tom served as President of iPlan, United's consumer-driven healthcare business. Tom grew membership dramatically and launched the Health Savings Accounts product prior to United's acquisition of Definity Health, then the second-largest CDHP player. Tom then founded the Healthcare Financial Solutions business within United, launching OnePay in early 2006. In addition, Tom is currently the CEO of the CHOICES Coalition, (Consumers for Health Options, Insurance Coverage in Exchanges States) a new and growing multi-state coalition of health care plans concerned that the current formulation and administration of the 3Rs (reinsurance, risk adjustment and risk corridors) are driving up premiums for consumers and small businesses, reducing competition, preventing market innovation and will slow a shift to efficient, risk-bearing provider networks. Tom has spent over 20 years in the health insurance industry. He began his career at CIGNA Healthcare in underwriting and sales, and also cofounded Monitor Company's healthcare practice. He earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Director, UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Jo Porter serves as the Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire. She also co-chairs the All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council), a learning network collaboration between IHPP and the National Association of Health Data Organizations. Jo serves on the Governor’s Commission for Medicaid Care Management in New Hampshire. Jo represents UNH in its participation in the Academy Health State-University Partnership Learning Network, and is a steering committee member for that group. Jo has over 15 years of health care-related policy and analysis experience in a variety of sectors. She spent several years at Health Dialog, Inc., a care management firm and was formerly in the Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management in the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Jo has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with a minor in Health Management and Policy, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire. She earned her Master of Public Health, with honors, with dual concentrations in Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Health from Boston University.
Director, Government Programs, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Stephanie Richardson is the Director of Government Programs at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Stephanie is responsible for overseeing Harvard Pilgrim’s implementation and strategic efforts on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the ongoing discussions concerning the possible repeal and replacement of the ACA. She is also accountable for Harvard Pilgrim’s Public Marketplace participation, which includes the Massachusetts Connector, the New Hampshire Premium Assistance Program and New Hampshire and Maine Public Marketplaces. Stephanie also works closely with local and national trade associations on important policy and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, Stephanie was the Regulatory Affairs Manager at the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP), the health plan trade association for Massachusetts. While at MAHP, Stephanie worked on key legislative and regulatory issues including the All Payer Claims Database (APCD), Medical Loss Ratio (MLR), Total Medical Expenses (TME) and Relative Prices (RP). She also represented MAHP on the Administrative Simplification Collaborative, Mayor Thomas Menino’s Task Force on Improving Primary Care Access, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Interpreter Services Work Group, the Massachusetts End of Life Care Panel, and the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy’s Midwifery Workforce. Stephanie is a licensed attorney and received her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. Stephanie has held various leadership positions with the Boston Bar Association including the Legislative Co-Chair of the Health Law Steering Committee.
Executive Director, Well Sense Health Plan
Lisabritt Solsky is the Executive Director of the Well Sense Health Plan, an affiliate of the Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan serving the New Hampshire Medicaid market. Prior to joining Well Sense in 2015, Ms. Solsky was employed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for 15 years, serving in a number of roles including general counsel and most recently as Deputy Medicaid Director from 2008-2015. She is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She completed Leadership New Hampshire in 2008, was a 2010 Union Leader 40 Under Forty honoree and in 2011 she received the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association “Above and Beyond” award. In 2016 she completed the yearlong American Health Insurance Plans Executive Leadership Program earning the distinction of Certified Health Insurance Executive. She resides in Concord, New Hampshire with her children.
Senior Consultant and Principal, Helms and Co.
Kevin Stone is a Senior Consultant and Principal at Helms & Company and works part-time at Dartmouth-Hitchcock as a Strategic Liaison focusing on Accountable Care Organization activities and Regional Services. Previously Kevin worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock as the Executive Director of Managed Care and Contracting, and as Chief Operating Officer for the Southern Region. At Helms & Company, Kevin has helped develop physician hospital joint ventures and supported various organization affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions. He manages a consortium of home health and hospice agencies and a shared imaging service among hospitals and physicians. Kevin has published articles in the Journal of The American Medical Association, Family Medicine, and Medical Decision Making and has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Vermont and Dartmouth Medical Schools. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. Kevin is a past President of the NH/VT Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of One Care Vermont- a statewide multi-provider ACO.