Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has convened a HCBS Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). The Committee advises the Department on how best to engage with stakeholders, including how we will educate people receiving services, family members, advocates, service providers, and partner systems about the HCBS Settings Rule requirements, our transition plan and our progress in implementing it.

To contact us with questions or comments, please email

HCBS Stakeholder Advisory Committee Appointees

  • Staci Converse, Protection and Advocacy Managing Attorney of Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
  • Rachel Dyer, Associate Director of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Sarah Gaffney, Program Coordinator for the Brain Injury Association of America – Maine Chapter
  • Matt Hickey, Chief Operating Officer of Creative Works
  • Maggie Hoffman, Parent and Advocate
  • Christopher Fortier, Self-Advocate
  • Linda Lee, SAC Co-Chair and Parent Advocate
  • Ann-Marie Mayberry, Executive Director of GMS
  • Michael Mozzoni, PhD, Board Certified Behavior Analyst Specializing in Acquired Brain Injury
  • Marco Orlando, Speaking Up For Us Self-Advocate
  • Abbott Philson, Speaking Up For Us Self-Advocate
  • Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director of Waban, former Executive Director of The Progress Center
  • Rory Robb, Sister and Advocate
  • Betsy Sawyer-Manter, President and CEO of SeniorsPlus
  • Trish Thorsen, Ombudsman Program Manager, Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Maria Wark, Self-Advocate
Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings

February 2023 SAC Meeting (PowerPoint)

Previous Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings