Jeanine Zlockie, Director of Special Projects with NASDDDS, has been working in the field of developmental disabilities (DD) for over twenty years which provides her with a strong foundation and understanding of Medicaid Policy and DD systems. Jeanine uses her background in Medicaid policy and system's transformation to provide technical assistance to states to modify their Medicaid-financed home and community-based waiver and state plan programs as well as Support Coordination change strategies. Jeanine serves as Faculty for the National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware.
Prior to joining NASDDDS, Jeanine managed the Pennsylvania office of developmental programs policy office. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development of Medicaid waiver applications, policy bulletins, regulations, legislative bill analysis, and training curriculum that impacted the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Program's two 1915(c) Medicaid waivers. She was the primary contact to negotiate and resolve issues with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and to provide waiver policy technical assistance to staff from Pennsylvania's four regional offices. Highlights of her work include co-authoring the Office of Developmental Program's home and community-based services regulations and managing the daily operations of the initial Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) help desk during the initial implementation phase.