Upcoming Meetings

MBTA and driving directions to the Transportation Building are available here: www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=dist/HQ_directions&sid=about.

MBTA and driving directions to 1 Ashburton Place are located here: www.sec.state.ma.us/secdir.htm.

A meeting agenda and any meeting material will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Donna Kymalainen at Donna.Kymalainen@umassmed.edu to request accommodations.

Materials from Previous Meetings

October 17, 2014

September 12, 2014

July 25, 2014

June 27, 2014

May 30, 2014

April 25, 2014

March 28, 2014

February 28, 2014

January 31, 2014

December 20, 2013

November 15, 2013

October 25, 2013

September 20, 2013

August 15, 2013

July 12, 2013

June 7, 2013

May 10, 2013

April 12, 2013

March 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

Duals Demonstration Implementation Council Membership

MassHealth is pleased to announce the 21 individuals who will serve on the Duals Demonstration Implementation Council. The Implementation Council will play a key role in monitoring access to health care and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tracking quality of services, providing support and input to EOHHS, and promoting accountability and transparency.

The following individuals will serve as consumer representatives:

  • Suzann Bedrosian
  • Myiesha Demery
  • Joseph Finn
  • Anne Fracht
  • Dennis Heaphy
  • Denise Karuth
  • Vivian Nunez
  • Jorge Pagan-Ramos
  • Olivia Richard
  • Howard Trachtman
  • Florette Willis

The following individuals will serve as representatives of community-based organizations:

  • Theodore Chelmow – Consumer Quality Initiative
  • Audrey Higbee – Center for Human Development
  • Jeffrey Keilson – Advocates, Inc.
  • Dale Mitchell – Mass Home Care
  • Robert Rousseau – Transformation Center / Fellowship Health Resources
  • Peter Tallas – The Arc of Massachusetts

The following individuals will serve as representatives of providers and trade organizations:

  • Bruce Bird – The Collaborative: Association for Behavioral Health Care, Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, and the Provider’s Council
  • David Matteodo – Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
  • Daniel McHale – Massachusetts Hospital Association

The following individual will serve as a union representative:

  • Rebecca Gutman – 1199 SEIU

All Council meetings will be open to the public. The first meeting will be held on:
February 15, 2013
1 PM – 3 PM
State Transportation Building, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA

MassHealth looks forward to working with the selected representatives of this Council and continuing engagement with all stakeholders in implementation activities.


This information is provided by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.