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2024 Boards and Public Meetings

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Updated: April 29, 2024

Meeting Title


Current Members/Organizations

Meeting Dates 

DMAS Point of Contact

Board of Medical Assistance Services (BMAS)

The purpose of the Board of medical Assistance Services is to ensure that the categorically and medically needy citizens of the Commonwealth have financial access to a cost effective, comprehensive health care delivery system.

Timothy Hanold

Jason A. Brewster

Patricia Taylor Cook

Ashish Kachru

Paul F. Hogan

Elwood Bernard Boone

Basim Khan

Vienne M. Murray

Jennifer Luong Clarke

Margaret M Roomsberg

June 18, 2024

September 17, 2024

December 10, 2024

Brooke Barlow



Member Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) has established the Medicaid Member Advisory Committee (MAC) in order to provide a formal method for enrollees’ voices to be included in the DMAS decision-making process and to inform DMAS change management strategies. The committee is made up entirely of Medicaid-enrolled individuals or an authorized representative of an enrollee.

JoAnn Croghan 

Jacqi Dix 

Mark Dixon

Sydnee Evans

Lorri Griffin 

Chiquita Hubbard 

Sheila Johnson 

Leah Leuschner

Brian Marroquin

Bryan Roaché

Kyung Sook Jun

June 10, 2024

August 12, 2024

October 21, 2024


Natalie Pennywell


Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) established a Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee in 2015 to discuss initiatives and provide updates related to the Medicaid Managed Care programs. 

Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

VA Association of Centers for Independent Living

Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association

Medical Society of Virginia 

VA Association of Community Services Boards


VA Poverty Law Center

Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice

Virginia Health Care Association

Virginia Academy of Family Physicians 

Bay Aging AAA

American Academy of Pediatrics

Virginia Association of Health Plans

Virginia Community Healthcare Association

Virginia Healthcare Foundation

National Association for Mental Illness - VA

Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council

Behavioral Health Organizations (rotate)

Caliber 2023, VACBP 2024, VCOPPA 2025, VNPP 2026, VABA 2022

Association of Free Clinics

Virginia Department of Social Services

Virginia Department of Health

Department of Health Professions

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Board for People w/Disabilities

BMAS Member

PACE Alliance

April 30, 2024


Angie Vardell

804-371-4300 ext: 7984

Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee of Virginia (CHIPAC)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee (CHIPAC) advises the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and Secretary of Health and Human Resources on policies, operations, and outreach efforts for the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) and children’s Medicaid programs.

Freddy Mejia

Emily Moor

Irma Blackwell

Jennifer Macdonald

Alexandra Javna

Sarah Bedard Holland

Laura Harker

Heidi Dix

Martha Crosby

Hanna Schweitzer

Sarah Stanton

Kendra Sutton-EL

Kelly Cannon

Tiffany Gordon

Dr. Susan Brown

June 6, 2024

September 5, 2024

December 12, 2024


Brooke Barlow


Pharmacy Drug Utilization Review Board

The DUR Board is an expert panel comprised of physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners appointed by the DMAS Director. The DUR Board defines the parameters of appropriate medication use within federal and state guidelines; meets periodically to review, revise and approve new criteria for the use of prescription drugs; and develops drug utilization review criteria to address potential threats to the health and safety of patients, such as high doses, drug-to-drug interactions, drug- diagnosis interactions, adverse drug reactions, and therapeutic duplication.

Denese Gomes

Jack Weisskohl

Kristi Fowler

Matthew Estes

Denise Lowe

Michele Thomas

Wendy Nash

Rachel Cain

Melissa Chouinard

Elizabeth Gaughan

Seth Brant

June 13, 2024

September 12, 2024

December 12, 2024

Rachel Cain


DMAS Pharmacy and Therapeutics

The committee shall receive and review clinical and pricing data related to the drug classes. The committee's medical and pharmacy experts shall make recommendations to DMAS regarding various aspects of the pharmacy program. For the PDL program, the committee shall select those drugs to be deemed preferred that are safe and clinically effective, as supported by available clinical data, and meet pricing standards.

Dr. Lisa Price Stevens

Dr. Tim Jennings

Dr. Alexis Aplasia

Dr. Ira Bloomfield

Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo

Dr. Megan Sarashinsky

Dr. Angela Venuto-Ashton

Dr. Rachel Selby-Penczak

Dr. Carol Forester

Dr. Erika Crous

Dr. Fredrick Moeller

Dr. Lura Thompson

June 27, 2024

October 3, 2024


MaryAnn McNeil


Pharmacy Liaison Committee

The Pharmacy Liaison Committee (PLC) is comprised of appointed members who meet twice a year to discuss the promotion of cost-effective services to assist Medicaid pharmacy issues impacting the pharmacy community.

Community Pharmacy (Independent)

Long Term Care Pharmacy Coalition

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Virginia Association of Chain Drug Stores (VACDS)

Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA)

Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA)

July 11, 2024

December 5, 2024

Rachel Cain


External Financial Review Council (EFRC)  

The main purpose of each meeting shall be to review and discuss the most recent Medicaid expenditures to determine the program's financial status. If necessary, the department shall provide options to bring expenditures in line with available resources. At each quarterly meeting, the department shall provide an update on any changes to the managed care programs, or contracts with managed care organizations, that includes detailed information and analysis on any such changes that may have an impact on the capitation rates or overall fiscal impact of the programs, including changes that may result in savings. In addition, the department shall report on utilization and other trends in the managed care programs.

Secretary of Finance

Secretary of Health and Human Resources or their designees

Department of Planning and Budget

House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees

Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

April 29, 2024

July 26, 2024

October 29, 2024

December 19, 2024

Richard Traylor


Medicaid Physician and Managed Care Liaison Committee (MPMCLC)

In accordance with Item 304.AA. of the 2023 Appropriations Act, the DMAS Medicaid Physician and Managed Care Liaison Committee (MPMCLC) meets to discuss quality and cost-effective initiatives, increasing provider participation in Medicaid, removing administrative obstacles to quality care, and optimal use of the Commonwealth's Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) platform.


June 18, 2024

December 19, 2024

Dr. Lisa Price Stevens


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