Merle Edwards-Orr, PhD

Merle Edwards-Orr, PhD is a senior consultant with Applied Self Direction. After a career in higher education and health care, Dr. Edwards-Orr led the Cash and Counseling program in Vermont in 2005 and oversaw all of Vermont’s self-direction programs. In 2012, he moved to the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NCRPDS) at Boston College to lead its work with the Veterans Administration in developing a self-directed option for all veterans needing LTC.