PCBHI: State Leadership and Program Administration

PCBHI Organizational Chart:

PCBHI Organizational Chart


Ann Alley, Director of Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health Division ISDH
Debbie Herrmann, Deputy Director of Medicaid Services FSSA/DMHA
Regina Smith, PCBHI Program Director FSSA/DMHA
Nicole Coton, Health Systems Epidemiologist ISDH
Michelle Sandoval, LCDR, United States Public Health Service and CDC Chronic Disease Epidemiology Assignee ISDH/CDC
Jessica Thomas, Practice Coach ISDH
Christopher Maxey, Health Systems Coordinator ISDH
Vincent Thompson, Research Operations Analyst FSSA/IT
Brent Anderson, Practice Coach ISDH
Susan Nichols, Healthcare Quality Reviewer FSSA/DMHA
Christine Commons, Bureau of Chief Youth Services FSSA/DMHA

The role of the PCBHI State team is to do the following;

  • Ensure programs are consumer/family driven and recovery focused.
  • Finalize and implement state guidelines.
  • Design and implement strategies for PCBHI program oversight and quality assurance activities.
  • Provide recommendations to state leadership to further develop and implement PCBHI as a sustainable practice approach.

PCBHI Statewide Stakeholder Group:

The role of the statewide stakeholder group is to provide expertise, recommendations and guidance to the state toward the implementation of primary care and behavioral health integration. The membership is comprised of state team members from ISDH and FSSA, individuals representing FQHCs, CHCs, RHC, CMHC agencies, consumers, advocates, trade associations, health information exchanges, experts in physical and behavioral healthcare, and SAMHSA PCBHI grantees.

PCBHI Subcommittee Chairs:

 Quality  Lynn Bradford  lbradford@mdwise.org
 Workforce Development  Kathy Cook  kcook@aspin.org
 Policy  Mike Kolenda  mkolenda@windrosehealth.net
 Funding/Reimbursement  Rebecca Sigafus  Bsigafus@intercare.org
 Future Opportunities  Aileen Wehren  awehren@porterstarke.org
 Data/Technology  Becky Learn  blearn@ihie.org

The role of the PCBHI Stakeholder Subcommittees:

The role of the subcommittees is to develop program requirements and achievable standards consistent with integrated care levels as defined in the state's strategic plan.

  • Data & Technology (goals addressed):
    • Establish data/technology expectations.
    • Establish core data set, collection standards and requirements.
    • Establish a roadmap for full integration within Indiana's Health Information Exchange.
    • Establish how to utilize EMRs in all settings.
    • Define applicability of laws affecting information sharing.
  • Funding & Sustainability (goals addressed):
    • Determine funding and distribution strategies for implementation and sustainability.
  • Quality Assurance (goals addressed):
    • Develop quality assurance plan.
    • Identify core processes and quality outcome measures.
    • Develop quality standards for approved entity status.
    • Identify continuous quality improvement strategies (EBPs).
    • Provide recommendations for review/monitoring plan.
    • Future Opportunities (goals addressed):
    • Develop crosswalk for health homes, excellence act grant and proposed state integration framework to identify differences and similarities to determine alignment.
  • Policy (goals addressed):
    • Establish standards to be used by the state to recognize integrated care entities.
  • Workforce Development (goals addressed):
    • Create a workforce development plan.
    • Identify on-going statewide integration training sessions with the focus on continuous quality improvement.
    • Develop training/education recommendations and integration requirements.