NAPIPM Leadership

Executive Advisory Council Members (2017-2021)

Chair
Leslie Henderson, Manager, Quality Assurance
UT Department of Workforce Services

Vice-Chair
Kissia Nathaniel, Program Manager
AR Department of Human Services

Second Vice-Chair
Joni Hicks, Acting Quality Assurance Program Manager
VA Department of Social Services

Second Vice-Chair
Pat Moore, FNS Quality Control Program Administrator
NC Department of Health and Human Services

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

Immediate Past Chair
James McTague, Director, Eligibility and Quality Assurance
NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Region 1 Director (NERO)
Kristin Nitcher
NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Assistant Region 1 Director (NERO)
Denise Lamere, Administrator II
Bureau of Improvement & Integrity Quality Assurance Unit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Region 5 Director (SWRO)
Pam Lantz, Quality Assurance Analyst
AR Department of Human Services

Region 6 Director (MPRO)
Jeanne Roberts, Quality Control Manager
WY Department of Family Services/p>

Assistant Region 6 Director (MPRO)
Denise Martino, Quality Control Unit Director
ND Department of Human Services

Region 7 Director (WRO)
Deborah Doyle, Director, Office of Program Integrity
WA Department of Social and Health Services

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

Technical Advisory Group Chairs

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

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

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

Assistant Medicaid TAG
Melanee Payne, MEQC Program Manager
GA Dept of Community Health

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

SNAP TAG
Patricia Moore, FNS Quality Control Program Administrator
NC Department of Health and Human Services

TANF TAG
John Bowen, Legislative Specialist
AZ Department of Economic Security

Assistant TANF TAG
Kimbrely Lay, Director, Bureau of Program Evaluation
PA Department of Human Services

Committees

Conference Chair
Kissia Nathaniel, Program Manager
AR Department of Human Services

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

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

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

APHSA Liasions

APHSA Staff Liasion
Jenny Hogan, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
American Public Human Services Association

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

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

APHSA Staff Conference Planner
Maurine Jones, Meeting Planner
American Public Human Services Association

APHSA Staff Conference Planner
Donna Jarvis-Miller, Director, Membership and Events
American Public Human Services Association

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.