March 21, 2023 Day 1 Presentations

Ohio Department of Aging Priorities

Ursel McElroy, Director, Ohio Department of Aging PRESENTATION

Ohio Department of Medicaid Priorities

Lindsey Brigano, Deputy Director of External Relations, Ohio Department of Medicaid PRESENTATION

Jesse Wyatt, Bureau Chief, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Ohio’s Behavioral Health Priorities

Lori Criss, Director, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services PRESENTATION

o4a Advocacy Panel

Beth Kowalczyk, Chief Policy Officer, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) PRESENTATION

Tom Pappas, President, Pappas & Associates

March 22, 2023 Day 2 Presentations

AARP National

Chad Mullen, Director of Financial Security, AARP PRESENTATION

Ohio Aging Advocacy Panel

Joe Russell, Certified Association Executive, Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice

Deanna Green, Chair, Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services PRESENTATION

Megan Kelley, Executive Director, Ohio Assisted Living Association PRESENTATION

Pam Myers, Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association PRESENTATION

Anna Tobin, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels Fairfield County, Inc.  PRESENTATION

State Human Services Advocates

Kelsey Bergfeld, Director, Advocates for Ohio’s Future

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director, Ohio Association of Foodbanks PRESENTATION

Jordan Ballinger, Policy Director, Disability Rights Ohio

Federal Policy Update

Robert (Bob) Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs PRESENTATION

USAging Advocacy Priorities

Amy Gotwals, Chief, Public Policy & External Affairs, USAging PRESENTATION