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Division of Access Standards, Service Array and Policy

Access, Workforce Development, and Education Section, Section Manager - Lisa Collins

  • Develop and implement a standard process for assessing children, youth, and families for eligibility for home and community-based services, which includes “at-risk” children and youth 
  • Establish access standards for home and community-based services for children, youth, and families 
  • Establish an education, training, and workforce development program to assist providers with implementing new service models and assessment processes 
  • Develop and oversee a contract and procure a vendor to support the implementation of the education, training, and workforce development program

Home and Community-Based Services Policy and Implementation Section, Section Manager – Dr. Amanda Lopez

  • Serve as lead of development, implementation, and maintenance of Medicaid policy for home and community-based services for children, youth, and families 
  • Manage and maintain key waiver programs such as the Children’s Waiver Program (CWP) and Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED Waiver) 
  • Develop and implement policy and programmatic changes to ensure access, availability, and utilization of Medicaid-funded services on a statewide basis in alignment with the MI Kids Now Initiative

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities & Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Section, Section Manager - Mary Luchies

Phil Kurdunowicz

Phil Kurdunowicz
Division Director
KurdunowiczP@michigan.gov