MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 Noon– 1:30 p.m. Transforming States' Health and Human Services Programs While Implementing the ACA Stacy Dean Vice President, Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities As vice president for food assistance policy, Stacy Dean works extensively with program administrators, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations to improve SNAP and provide eligible low-income families easier access to its benefits. She focuses on nutrition programs, immigrant issues, the federal budget, and cross program integration. Before joining the Center, Dean was a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, where she worked on policy development, regulatory and legislative review, and budgetary process and execution for a wide variety of income support programs. In 1999, she spent seven months in the United Kingdom as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy, examining the integration of benefit and tax policy for low-wage workers. John Eller Director, Catawba County Social Services (Hickory, N.C.) John Eller works with a staff of 419 to serve a community of 154,181 citizens with an array of social and human services, including child support enforcement, daycare, early childhood intervention, child protective services, and adoptions. An accredited Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency provides family and children’s mental health services, serves as community action agency, and provides a full array of adult services. Eller was the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2007, was appointed twice by the NC General Assembly to serve on the NC Joint Study Commission on Aging from 2008-2010, and was awarded the National Guardianship Association Outstanding Affiliate Member Award in 2010. He serves on the boards of the Catawba County United Way, NC Association of County Directors of Social Services, Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board of Directors, Catawba County Community Child Protection & Fatality Prevention Team CoChair, and Catawba County Partnership for Children/Smart Start Executive Board. Olivia Golden Institute fellow and Work Support project director, Urban Institute (moderator) Olivia Golden is an expert in child and family programs at the federal, state, and local levels, with a special interest in the way services are delivered on the front lines. Golden first served as an Institute fellow from 2004 to early 2007, guiding its Assessing the New Federalism project, which tracked the federal government's transfer of authority for health and social welfare programs to states. She later shepherded the project's transformation into a research unit focusing on low-income working families. During 2007, she oversaw the management of all state government agencies as New York's director of state operations. She returned to the Urban Institute in January 2008. Between 2001 and 2004, she was director of the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, leading the agency out of federal court receivership. Previously, she served in two presidentially appointed positions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, first as commissioner for children, youth, and families and then as assistant secretary for children and families. In these roles, she was responsible for over 60 programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, and child abuse and neglect. Her book, Reforming Child Welfare, offers insight on improving outcomes for imperiled children and families. Anthony Keck Director, Health and Human Services, State of South Carolina Anthony Keck is the Director of Health and Human Services for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. He has more than twenty-four years of experience in health care management, consulting, policy and academics in the United States and Latin America. Previously, Keck served for three years in the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as health and social services policy advisor to the governor and chief of staff and deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals. In the private sector, he was a consultant for Johnson & Johnson, director of management engineering at Ochsner Clinic New Orleans, and administrator of St. Thomas Health Services, a community clinic. He serves on the Board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, has an appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, and was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. Michelle Saddler Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services As secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Michelle Saddler oversees Illinois’ largest and most diverse state agency, which serves as many as two million people every day through its wide range of services for low income families, persons with disabilities, and those needing assistance with issues of mental illness and substance abuse. Michelle has a strong background in public policy, finance and advocacy. She currently serves as co-chair of Protestants for the Common Good, an Illinois social justice organization. Alice Weiss Co-director, Maximizing Enrollment, National Academy for State Health Policy Alice Weiss is a program director at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the co-director of Maximizing Enrollment, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative that helps states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP and prepare enrollment and retention systems for health reform implementation in 2014. She also provides direct technical assistance to states through the Ford Foundation Work Supports Strategies initiative and other projects, serving as a subject matter expert on implementation of eligibility systems. Weiss came to NASHP from the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, where she served as health counsel for Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). In that position, she provided leadership on issues related to Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance coverage issues and was involved in drafting the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, Hurricane Katrina Emergency Health Assistance, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and Medicaid Reform legislation. Previously, she was with the National Partnership for Women & Families and the U.S. Department of Labor. Weiss has testified before Congress and other federal and state advisory committees, and served as a consumer representative before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.