Rie Kennedy-Lizotte serves as a HCBS TA Senior Analyst on the TA for HCBS & PASRR Programs Contract administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She has over 40 years of experience dedicated to advocacy and influencing public policy in support of the civil rights of people with disabilities. Ms. Kennedy-Lizotte is actively involved in a number of local, state, and national organizations. She has worked in several states in both the public and private sectors designing and implementing community based services for children and adults with disabilities. Ms. Kennedy-Lizotte holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Work.