Public Hearing Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community & Economic Development Hearing

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community & Economic Development Hearing

Rural Pupil Transportation Issues

Monday, November 6, 2017
Crawford Central School District’s – Board Room
11280 Mercer Pike, Meadville, PA  16335

AGENDA 

 

11:00am – 11:10am

Opening Remarks – Senator Eichelberger & Senator Brooks

11:10am – 11:30am

Benjamin T. Hanft, Division Chief, Division of Subsidy Data & Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Education      

Paul Svoboda, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Department of Education Government Relations Office

11:30am – 11:50am

Fred Bennett, President, Pennsylvania School Bus Association

Harold Girardat, Past President, Pennsylvania School Bus Association

Doug Anderson, Owner, Anderson Coach and Travel

11:50am – 12:05pm

Amy Stewart, Superintendent, Warren County School District

12:05pm – 12:30pm

Dr. Jeffrey Finch, Superintendent, Grove City Area School District

Tracy Reiser, Superintendent, Jamestown Area School District

12:30pm – 12:55pm

William A. Nichols, Superintendent, Corry Area School District

Jody Sperry, President, Conneaut Lake School Board

12:55pm – 1:15pm

Closing Remarks

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Appropriations, Senate Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 18, 2017

Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

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Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks 

  • Committee Chairs 

12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel I – Public Health 

  • Michelle Williams – Senior Managing Director of Integrated Health Services, Philadelphia Public Health Management Corporation
  • Dr. Maria Daly – Program Manager, Rittenhouse Women’s Health Center
  • Matthew Thomer – Consumer of Department of Health-funded services, Tourette Syndrome Alliance 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel II – Addiction Treatment Services 

  • Michael Harle – President/CEO, Gaudenzia, Inc.
  • Mel Wells – President, One Day at a Time
  • Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia           

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel III – HCBS for Individuals with Disabilities Under 60

  • Nicole Pruitt – Program Director, Inglis Adult Day Program; Secretary, PA Association of Adult Day Service Providers; Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Nancy Salandra – Director of Independent Living Services, Liberty Resources

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel IV – Aging Advocacy

  • Pamela Walz, Esq. – Co-Director of the Aging and Disabilities Unit, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Diane Menio – Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE); Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Hechie Zinman – Chair of the Board of Directors, LGBT Elder Initiative; Member, Long Term Care Council

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel V – Aging Services

  • Renee Cunningham – Associate Director, Center in the Park; Board Member, PA Association of Senior Centers
  • Holly Lange – President/CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 1, 2017, 11 am

University of Pittsburgh
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11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks

  • Committee Chairs

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel I

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel II

  • Roy Afflerbach, Principal, The Afflerbach Group, LLC
  • Krista Geer, Executive Director, Active Aging, Inc.
  • Julian Gray, Esquire, Julian Gray Associates Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, Sikov & Love, P.A. Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Art DiLoreto, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel III

  • Dave Black, President/CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
  • Rick Russell, Senior Advisor, State Street Advisors

Combined Testimony of Dave Black and Rick Russell

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Panel IV

  • Sarah Kirkle, Review Director, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Panel V

  • Zach Shamberg, Dir. Of Advocacy & Leg. Affairs Pennsylvania Health Care Association
  • Ron Barth, President & CEO, LeadingAge PA

1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Panel VI

  • Elizabeth Mulvaney, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Kimberly Pirilla-Scalise, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager, American Association of Retired Persons
  • Estella Hyde, Pennsylvania Council on Aging

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Panel VII

  • David Cottington, Business Operations Manager, BeHome Partners, Inc. Member Pennsylvania Homecare Association
  • Brenda Dare, Independent Living Supervisor, TRIPIL

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Panel VIII

  • Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director, Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Panel IX

  • Nancy Kukovich, CEO, Adelphoi

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

April 13, 2017, 11 am to 3 pm

Reading Hospital Conference Center

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Committee Chairs

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Panel I

Mary Kay Bernosky, CEO
Safe Berks

Constance Morrison, President and CEO
Berks Visiting Nurses

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Panel II

Edward B. Michalik, Executive Director
Berks County Area Agency on Aging

John R. Morahan, President and CEO
Penn State Health St. Joseph

12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Panel III

Richard Edley, President and CEO
Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

Jim Bobeck, President and CEO
Step by Step, Inc.

12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Panel IV

Senator Gene Yaw
23rd Senatorial District
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel V          

Richard Conaboy, CEO
Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Michael Donahue, Executive Director
Wyoming County Human Services

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Panel VI

George J. Vogel, Jr., Executive Director
Council on Chemical Abuse

Brett Lechleitner, President
PA Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Regional Director, Acadia Healthcare

BK McDonough, Government Affairs Specialist
Caron Treatment Centers

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. 
Panel VII

Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director
County Commissioners Association of PA

Cheri Rinehart, CEO
PA Association of Community Health Centers

Bridgette McGivern, CEO
Community Health and Dental Care

Christian Leinbach, Chair
Berks County Board of Commissioners

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel VIII

Rick Seipp, President
PA Association of Chain Drug Stores
Vice President of Pharmacy, Weis Markets

Eric Esterbrook, Past President
PA Pharmacists Association
Owner, Esterbrook Pharmacy

Joint Testimony | Attachment