MediSked is grateful to have an Advisor Council of talented professionals who are steeped in the industry to provide strategic guidance, recommendations, and direction for the company. Within the Advisor Council are two subcommittees – the Provider and Individual Subcommittee and the Government and Care Coordination/Payer Subcommittee, which each focus on the unique aspects of the various aspects of our industry. We are excited to announce that Cindy Gruman and Diane McComb recently joined the Advisor Council and attended their first meeting in Portland, OR this month! Welcome!
Government and Care Coordination/Payer Subcommittee Members:
Cindy Gruman, PhD
Cindy Gruman, PhD, joined the Lewin Group in 2008. Since 1989, the overarching objective underlying all of her professional efforts has been to improve the health and human service delivery systems through research and education. Trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods, Gruman has experience conducting and overseeing literature reviews, gap analyses, policy reviews, formative and summative program evaluations, focus groups, key informant interviews, and employing innovative methods of knowledge sharing and information dissemination.
Diane McComb works with Qlarant providing technical expertise on disabilities, self-direction, individual budgets, community waiver programs, person centered practices, and managed care. Prior to her current work she served as ANCOR’s Liaison to State Associations, as the Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the CEO of Maryland’s state association of community programs. She also directed a community agency supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Jean Tuller is a nationally recognized consultant in the area of systems transformation through state Medicaid reform, specifically related to the goals of state developmental disabilities agencies. She has provided consultation to jurisdictions as diverse as Alaska, Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington DC. Formerly, Tuller served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation; the Special Programs Director for the National Program Office on Self- Determination at the University of New Hampshire, based at the Center for Medicaid and State Operations at (CMS); and the Project Director for the Maryland Self-Determination Initiative.
Provider and Individual Subcommittee:
Kathy has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for 36 years. She is the Director of Development for Pharmacy Alternatives, a pharmacy that provides pharmacy services and medications systems exclusively for the IDD population, with an emphasis on self administration of medication. Kathy helped start the Northern Illinois DDNA Chapter and continues to serve as its president. She helped craft legislation for medication delegation in Illinois and has trained hundreds of nurses on the topic. She is passionate about promoting certification in the specialty of I/DD nursing.
Donna has worked in this field for over 30 years and is a certified Project Management Professional. She most recently founded Eastlake Solutions, a company that provides consulting and training to nonprofit organizations in the areas of project management, organizational development, and change management. Donna previously served as the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at Search, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. For over 18 years Donna has served as a part-time surveyor for the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Tom Pomeranz, PhD
Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities. Over the last forty-five (45) years, Tom has conducted thousands of seminars and programs throughout the United States and Canada. Tom received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Special Education and a Doctorate in Mental Health Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington IN, followed by post-graduate work from the University of Notre Dame in the area of experimental psychology.