Rebecca Wright, MSW, LCSW, serves as a HCBS TA Subject Matter Expert on the TA for HCBS & PASRR Programs Contract administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Her career spans more than 40 years in the field of developmental disabilities, aging and long-term care services, and has included policy development and implementation, management of large and complex projects, clinical assessment, development and administration of facility and community-based programs, training and legislative advocacy. Rebecca’s particular strength is in the area of knowledge translation; that is the translation of research results into meaningful policy and practice. Her work in this area includes the development and delivery of best-practice based training to social workers and case managers, the development of legislation in the areas of family support, disability and long term care, waiver design and the promulgation and social marketing of public policy initiatives. The foundation for Rebecca’s work of the past several decades has centered on promoting quality services and working with states, seniors, individuals with disabilities and their families to build opportunities and choices in community living and to support self-direction.
Rebecca received her BSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MSW from the University of Alabama.