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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted
  • Rep. James Gregoire
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes
  • Rep. Kelly Pajala
  • Rep. Marybeth Redmond
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist
  • Rep. Theresa Wood

House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 9:22 AM

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

Immediately following adjournment of the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Agency of Human Services

Overview

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

2:15 PM                   Department of Vermont Health Access

Overview

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Cassandra Madison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

9:00 AM                   iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   Homelessness Awareness Day

Joint Hearing with House Committee on General, Housing and

Military Affairs - Room 11

Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity

Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Deputy Director, Pathways Vermont, and Co-Chair, Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness

Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Stephen Marshall, Homeless Advocate

Renee Weeks, Director of Clinical and Shelter Services, Upper Valley Haven

Deb Zak, Asset Manager, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust

Susan Howes, Housing Case Manager, Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)

Ronald Burns, Co-Chair, Vermont Homelessness Demonstration Programs' Youth Action Board

Margaret Bozik, Director of Asset Management & Special Initiatives, Champlain Housing Trust and Co-Chair, Chittenden County Homeless Alliance

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor adjourns                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Agency of Human Services-Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bard Hill, Policy and Planning Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Clare McFadden, Developmental Disabilities Division Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelley, Finance & Administration Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

-                                   Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Overview

Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bard Hill, Policy and Planning, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Clare McFadden, Developmental Disabilities Division Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Fred Jones, Director, Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Julie Tessler, Executive Director, Vermont Care Partners

Hugh Bradshaw, Employment Services Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Creative Workforce Development

Monica White, Operations Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

9:15 AM                   Family Services Division

Overview

Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

10:15 AM                   Department for Children and Families

Overview

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

10:50 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Economic Services Division

Overview and  FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Decorum Training

Immediately following adjournment of House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Office of Economic Opportunity

Overview

Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

 

-                                   Office of Child Support

Overview

Robin Arnell, Director, Office of Child Support, Department for Children and Families

 

-                                   Child Development Division

Overview

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

 

4:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Child Development Division

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

-                                   -

FYI-  Meet the staff of the Vermont Association of Area Agencies

 on Aging- Cedar Creek Room

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-15 mins after Floor                   Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Children In Need of Supervision (CHINS)

Department for Children and Families

Division of Family Services

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or jtucker@leg.state.vt.us