MFP Demonstration Advisory Committee

The Money Follows the Person Demonstration Advisory Committee (MFPDAC) participates in the design of the operational protocol (OP) and monitors implementation of the demonstration throughout the five-year period.

The committee will guide OP development, provide advice, monitor demonstration implementation and progress, and review the state in its obligation to meet its benchmark evaluative standards. In addition, the MFPDAC will help the state in building consensus for the Demonstration and report to the Promoting Independence Advisory Committee. Members will include direct consumers and/or their family members, and advocacy and provider representatives. State agency staff, from the Health and Human Services Commission, DADS, Department of State Health Services, and Texas Department of Housing and Community affairs will act in an ex-officio position.

Participation

Members will consider it a high priority to attend meetings on a regular basis especially during the OP phase. When unable to attend, members will send an informed representative with authority to act on their behalf.

Advisory Committee Members
Member Organization
Dennis Borel Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Mike Bright The Arc of Texas
Ron Cranston United Cerebral Palsy of Texas
Rose Dunaway Texas Association for Home Care, Inc.
Susanne Elrod Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers, Inc.
Colleen Horton Hogg Center for Mental Health
Bob Kafka ADAPT
Sandy Klein Texas Health Care Association
Linda Parrish, Ph.D. Silver-Haired Legislature
James Meadours MFPDAC Member
Robyn Peyson National Alliance on Mental Illness
Carole Smith Private Providers Association of Texas
Doni Van Ryswyk Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging

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Stakeholder Workgroups

Stakeholder participation is considered vital to the success of the Operational Protocol (OP) for the MFP Demonstration Project. Anyone who desires to participate in any of the workgroups is encouraged to attend the meetings and contribute their comments or recommendations. Below are the names of the people who have contributed in the development of the MFP Operational Protocol.

Workgroup Members
Name Organization Committee(s)
Debbie Billa Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging NF Transitional Services
Allison Brtito EduCare Community Living Benchmarks
Lisa Buchanan EduCare Community Living Quality Management
Barbara Davis Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County Policies and Procedures
Ann Denton AHP Inc. Behavioral Health
Housing and Transportation
Rose Dunaway Texas Association for Home Care Policies and Procedures
Mary Fredericks LifePath Systems Policies and Procedures
Mark Griffith EduCare Community Living ICFMR Transitional Services
Richard Hernandez EduCare Community Living Policies and Procedures
Colleen Horton TCDS ICFMR Transitional Services
Angela Lello Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities ICFMR Transitional Services
Policies and Procedures
Sharon Liggett TALA/TORCH Policies and Procedures
John Meinrowsky ARCIL NF Transitional Services
Housing and Transportation
Mason Morgan Daybreak Group, Ltd. Co. ICFMR Transitional Services
Susan Murphree Advocacy Inc. Benchmarks
Policies and Procedures
Barry Muth COIL Housing and Transportation
John Sampson COIL NF Transitional Services
Martha Skinner Mental Health and Mental Retardation of Tarrant County Policies and Procedures
Carole Smith Private Providers Assoc. of Texas (PPAT) ICFMR Transitional Services
Policies and Procedures
Stakeholder Involvement
Claudia Southern Southern Concepts Quality Management
Stakeholder Involvement
David Southern Southern Concepts Benchmarks
ICFMR Transitional Services
Elizabeth Tucker Every Child, Inc. Benchmarks
ICFMR Transitional Services
NF Transitional Services
Policies and Procedures
Amy Young Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Behavioral Health
Housing and Transportation
Theresa Zeniecki EduCare Community Living Behavioral Health

Areas of Responsibility

The responsibilities of each committee can be found on the corresponding pages of the Operational Protocol.

  • Benchmarks
    Page 5
  • Transitional Services (NF)
    Case Study, pages 4/5
    Benefits and Services, page 8
  • Transitional Services (ICF/MR)
    Case Study, pages 4/5
    Benefits and Services, page 8
  • Policies and Procedures
    Participant Recruitment and Enrollment, pages 6/7
    Informed Consent and Guardianship, pages 7/8
    Outreach/Marketing/Education, page 8
    Consumer Supports, page 9
    Self-Direction, page 9
  • Housing/Transportation
    Pages 11/12
  • Quality Management
    Page 10
  • Evaluation
    Pages 13/14
  • Stakeholder Involvement
    Page 8
  • Behavioral Health
    Addresses all issues related to the behavioral health OP

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Updated: October 7, 2014