NAPIPM Leadership

NAPIPM Executive Advisory Council

NAPIPM is an affinity group of the American Public Human Services Association. NAPIPM's Executive Advisory Council (EAC) governs the association according to NAPIPM's published bylaws. The EAC elects its officers and selects its seven regional directors and five Technical Advisory Group (TAG) chairs during NAPIPM's annual conference. All EAC members serve two-year terms.

The EAC meets by a two-hour teleconference the third Tuesday of each month. EAC members share news from their regions and at the national level. The meetings are also an opportunity to both advise and seek support from APHSA on issues affecting performance in human service programs.

If you are interested in becoming a EAC member, please contact Chloe Green, NAPIPM Liaison. Please click here for a description of the duties of EAC members.

Regional Directors

The Regional Directors on the Executive Advisory Council play a key role in communicating issues to and from the states in their region. From the teleconferences, EAC members often learn from the Regional Directors about upcoming federal policy changes, proposed legislation and unforeseen problems encountered by other states when implementing new policies. This information, when shared with the EAC and with other states in their region, helps to strengthen understanding, assure uniform national interpretation of policy and bring about changes needed for effective administration of human service programs.

Regional Director Duties:

  • Sharing of national information on federal programs
  • Your direct contact with APHSA thru the NAPIPM EAC
  • Sharing of information important to other states in your region
  • Connecting you with other states and organizations with similar issues
  • Collecting state comments on proposed federal Medicaid, TANF, and Food Stamp regulations
  • Help you resolve your state's Medicaid, TANF, and Food Stamp issues through APHSA contacts

If you would like to become a regional director, please contact Matt Lyons, NAPIPM Liaison

Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) and Committees

Committees and Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are one of the most important NAPIPM functions. These groups work one-on-one with state experts and with representatives from federal agencies. They help develop positions, propose changes to federal procedures and analyze and comment on proposed federal changes. How much time does it take to be active on a TAG or Committee? That depends on the size of the issue. Typically, the work includes commenting on drafted position papers or making phone calls to colleagues in other states to share or obtain information. The EAC understands that each member's primary commitment is to their employer, and works to keep NAPIPM tasks manageable.

If you would like to join a TAG or Committee, please contact Matt Lyons, NAPIPM Liaison.

Executive Advisory Council Members (2017-2018)

Chair

Leslie Henderson, Quality Assurance Manager
UT Department of Workforce Services
lhender@utah.gov
(801) 245-4945

Vice-Chair & Conference Chair

Kissia Nathaniel, Program Manager
AR Department of Human Services
kissia.nathaniel@dhs.arkansas.gov
(501) 682-8960

Second Vice-Chair & Co-Chair

Joni Hicks, QC Program Manager
VA Department of Social Services
joni.hicks@dss.virginia.gov
(804) 663-5532

Second Vice-Chair & Co-Chair

Pat Moore, QC Program Administrator, Division of Social Services
NC Department of Health & Human Services
pat.moore@dhhs.nc.gov
(919) 527-6282

Secretary

Samantha Fettig, Quality Control Lead Analyst, Division of Social Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services
samantha.fettig@dhhs.nc.gov
(336) 634-5722

Regional Directors (FNS Region Offices)

Region 1 Regional Director (NERO)
Kristin Nitcher
NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Region 1 Assistant Regional Director (NERO)
Denise Lamere, Administrator II
NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Improvement & Integrity, Quality Assurance Unit

Region 2 Regional Director (MARO)
Joni Hicks, Acting Quality Assurance Program Manager
VA Department of Social Services

Region 2 Assistant Regional Director (MARO)
Christa Phillips, Chief Accountability Officer, Program Review, Monitoring and Investigation
DC Department of Human Services

Region 3 Regional Director (SERO)
Pat Moore, FNS Quality Control Program Administrator
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Region 3 Assistant Regional Director (SERO)
Samantha Fettig, Quality Control Lead Analyst, Division of Social Services
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Region 4 Regional Director (MWRO)
Kathy Bruen, Manager, Quality Assurance
MN Department of Human Services

Region 4 Assistant Regional Director (MWRO)
Julie Harvey, Section Chief
OH Department of Job and Family Services

Region 5 Regional Director (SWRO)
Kissia Nathaniel, Program Manager
AR Department of Human Services

Region 5 Assistant Regional Director (SWRO)
Kristie McNeil, Quality Insurance Supervisor
AR Department of Human Services

Region 6 Regional Director (MPRO)
Jeanne Roberts, Quality Control Manage
WY Department of Family Services

Region 6 Assistant Regional Director (MPRO)
Denise Martino
ND Department of Human Services, Economic Assistance Division

Region 7 Regional Director (WRO)
Deborah Doyle, Director, Division of Program Integrity
WA Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration

Region 7 Assistant Regional Director (WRO)
Lisa Leibham, Quality Control Manager
OR Department of Human Services

Technical Advisory Group Chairs

SNAP TAG Co-chair
Pat Moore, FNS Quality Control Program Administrator
NC Department of Health and Human Services

SNAP TAG Co-chair
Samantha Fettig, Quality Control Lead Analyst, Division of Social Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Medicaid TAG Chair
Patricia Weik, Income Maintenance Examiner Manager
PA Department of Human Services

Medicaid TAG Assistant
Melanee Payne
GA Department of Community Health

TANF TAG Chair
John Bowen, Legislative Liaison, Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility
AZ Department of Economic Security

Child Care TAG Chair
Kim Miller, Subsidy Program Manager
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Child Care TAG Assistant
Paula Lujan, Economic Assistance Quality Assurance Manager
CO Department of Human Services

Committees

Communication Committee Liaison
Samantha Fettig, Quality Control Lead Analyst, Division of Social Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Election Committee Chair
Kathy Bruen, SNAP Manager
MN Department of Human Services

For a full list of NAPIPM EAC Contact Information click here.
For a full list of NAPIPM State Directors click here.

American Public Human Services Association Liaisons

Chloe Green, Policy Associate, Food and Nutrition Services
American Public Human Services Association

Matthew Lyons, Director, Policy & Research
American Public Human Services Association

Maurine Jones, Conference Planner
American Public Human Services Association