Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Committee

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About the Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Committee

The Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Committee (MEAC) was created to advise and inform the Department of Vermont Health Access on policy development and program administration for the state’s Medicaid-funded programs and Vermont Health Connect.

The MEAC is made up of stakeholders who represent a variety of groups, including consumers, businesses and health care providers. These individuals were appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access and will serve staggered, three-year terms. If you are interested in more information about the MEAC or would like to be considered for a future appointment, please contact us.

Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Committee Members

  • Dale Hackett
  • Gladys Konstantin
  • Joan Lavoie
  • Julie Tessler, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
  • Jessa Barnard, Vermont Medical Society
  • Yacouba Jacob Bogre, Association of Africans Living in Vermont
  • Jordan Giaconia, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 
  • Zachary Hozid, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Gustavo Mercado Muniz, Pride Center Vermont
  • Jamie Rainville
  • John Schultz, Super Thin Saws
  • Sarah Teel, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Jason Williams, University of Vermont Health Care
  • Rebecca Heintz, BCBSVT
  • Sharon Henault
  • Helen Labun, Bi-State Primary Care Association
  • Mike Fisher, Vermont Health Care Advocate
  • Devon Green, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Kirsten Murphy, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Lisa Draper
  • Erin Maguire, Essex-Westford School District
  • Kelly Dougherty, Vermont Department of Health