PicturesAgingMedicaid Waiver InitiativePress ReleasesSearch Nebraska DHHS: Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Statewide Infrastructure Grant (SIG): Steering Committee Page Content Medicaid Program Home Statewide Infrastructure Grant Home Federal Context of SIG Committees Links Glossary of Terms Contact Us Nebraska Medicaid ProgramCurrent Initiatives Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Statewide Infrastructure Grant (SIG) Steering Committee Purpose:The Steering Committee sets priorities, identifies focus areas, establishes subcommittees, coordinates and oversees the work of the subcommittees. This Committee prepares final recommendations on ways to strengthen the statewide system for delivering mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents. Background: Nebraska’s response to children’s mental health could be enhanced through increased coordination and development of infrastructure at the state, regional, and local levels. The Steering Committee identifies strategies to improve service delivery systems for children and families by building on best practices, promising practices and initiatives across the state. Charge: Provide guidance to project committees Monitor progress of the project Review work team products Assess capacity at the state, regional and local level Charter new work teams as needed Review and recommend changes in policy, organizational structure, and financing of children's and adolescent mental health and substance abuse services system Prepare final recommendations Timeline: August – October 2009August – October 2009 Sponsoring Authority:Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health, Medicaid and Long Term Care Divisions Members: Committee Members Affiliation Scot Adams Director, Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division Kathy Anderson Pediatrician Beth Baxter Behavioral Health Regional Program Administrator Ellen Brokofsky Court Administrator - Parole Linda Boucher Parent John Clark Department of Education Pat Connell Boys Town / NABHO Elizabeth Dugger Parent Jerry Easterday Psychiatrist, Nebraska Medical Association Mary Lee Fitzsimmons Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association Brandon Fletcher Youth Brenda Fletcher Parent Nicole Goaley Douglas County Attorney's Office Gary Henrie South Central Behavioral Health / NABHO Kathy Kelley Douglas County Administrator Candy Kennedy Parent Chris Kratochvil University of Nebraska Medical Center Vicki Maca Administrator, Children's Behavioral Health Services, Behavioral Health Division, Department of Health and Human Services Michelle Marsh Child Psychiatrist Marilyn Mecham Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska Christine Peterson Chief Executive Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Todd Reckling Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services Debra Schorr Lancaster County Commissioner Ronald Sorensen Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division Janice Walker Court Administrator Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.