Care Management Resources, Q&A and panel discussion

Pittsburgh, PA US
July 27, 2022

To provide information to organize, summarize, and apply information from the series in a helpful format, providing resources and contacts for those working with individuals with IDD and their families to promote an efficient means of accessing the various service systems and services available across PA. To answer questions related to clinical application of the information and how and when to access various resources based on client needs.

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians/ Paramedics / EMTs

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize an organized method of considering and accessing the various service systems available to individuals with ASD and IDD across the life span.
  2. Identify resources and methods designed to facilitate collaboration and communication across the service systems.
  3. Describe how to assist in the clinical application of information and resources related to accessing various service systems specific to the identified needs of members with IDD.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/27/2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/27/2022 - 11:00am EDT

Program begins at 9am  and adjourns at  11:00am  Total Education Time:   2 Hour




9 to 9:40am

Presentation of strategies to organize and apply various service systems available to individuals with ASD and IDD across the life span.


9:20 to 10:00am

Presentation of resources and methods designed to facilitate collaboration and communication across the service systems.


10:00 to11:00am

Panel discussion regarding clinical application of the information and resources relative to care coordination efforts for members with IDD


UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Dr. Bodea, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Community Care Behavioral Health.

Dr. Bodea completed his residency in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. He joined Community Care in 2007 and currently holds the positions of Senior Medical Director and Medical Director for the North Central HealthChoices Program contract. One of his many roles is to provide clinical support to our Children’s Services Team. He also provides clinical consultation related to children with complex needs across the system in concert with the regional clinical staff; professional development trainings for our Community School Based teams and other children’s providers; and consultation around medication as well as other medical issues.  

Duncan Bruce, M.S., LPC. LBS, Director of MCO Integration, Community Care Behavioral Health

Mr. Bruce is the Director of MCO Integration at Community Care Behavioral Health. He has worked at Community Care for 19 years, many of which were in leadership positions in Care Management and now in the Programs Innovation department.  In his current role, he provides leadership in developing, managing, and evaluating health and policy activities and initiatives. He also builds and strengthens relationships with state and federal legislative and administrative staff and networks and partners with other health policy professionals at other insurers and plans. Mr. Bruce leads program development and operationalizes initiatives and serves as a technical consultant to all external stakeholders and internal staff on integration initiatives. He also develops policies, programs, and initiatives that support integrated care delivery. He is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed behavioral specialist, and has a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Bruce spent many years as a direct care worker, as a behavioral consultant with individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities, and as a Family Based Mental Health therapist. 

Dr. Pegher, Psy.D., Manager, Psychological Services, Community Care Behavioral Health

Dr. Pegher is a licensed psychologist who joined Community Care as a Professional Advisor in 2007. Prior to that Dr. Pegher spent her career in the Chicagoland area. She has worked with many different populations and settings, starting with disabled and autistic children in a therapeutic preschool and moving on to a therapeutic elementary school program. She has worked in Residential Treatment, Treatment Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Inpatient Psychiatric, Outpatient Clinics, for the DuPage County Health Department, in private practice, provided care and consultation for acute and long-term nursing home residents, and done psychological testing in schools. Dr. Pegher has a deep interest in the ways that holistic, functional, and integrative medicine can be incorporated into behavioral health care and to that end has numerous certifications in these areas including being a certified as a 100-hour Meditation Teacher and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher.

Brian Rabian, Ph.D. Manager, Psychological Services, Community Care Behavioral Health.

As a member of the Professional Advisor team at Community Care, Dr. Rabian provides clinical leadership to the Care Management team through activities that include management of psychological services, consultation, education regarding EBTs, and clinical reviews of multiple levels of service. Prior to joining Community Care, Dr. Rabian was Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at Penn State University. His research, and much of his clinical work, has focused on risk factors for the development of anxiety and related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Teri Stanley, CRC, LPC, BCBA, Director of ASD and IDD Services, Community Care Behavioral Health

Teri joined Community Care as a Clinical Manager in 2013, and currently holds the position of Director of Autism Disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services. In this position she serves as a director, consultant, and trainer across Community Care Contracts. Prior to joining Community Care, Teri’s work primarily focused on in-home mental health services.  She has experience working with children with Autism, and their families, in home, school and community environments doing ABA programming.  She is trained in the TEACCH Method, holds a license in professional counseling (LPC) with a marriage and family focus, is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and is Certified in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC).

Jennifer Willier, LCSW, Associate Clinical Manager, Community Care Behavioral Health

Jennifer began her employment with Community Care as a High-Risk Care Manager in 2011.  She was the care manager assigned to work with the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) upon its implementation.  She also was the care manager assigned to the Community Stabilization and Reintegration Unit (CSRU).  She is currently the Associate Clinical Manager for the North Central Contract in the State College office.  In this position, she supervises licensed and non-licensed staff covering all levels of care, including DDTT and the CSRU.  Prior to her employment with Community Care, she worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient programs.  She holds a license in clinical social work (LCSW).

Jill D. Morrow-Gorton, MD, MBA  Senior Medical Director Community HealtChoices and SNP, UPMC Health Plan

Dr. Morrow earned her Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Masters of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College and Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Allegheny College. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at New England Medical Center, Boston and a fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at St. Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She holds active medical licenses in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and is boarded in both General and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Morrow has more than 20 years of experience in state government in Medicaid and disability services. She previously spent 5 years as the Medicaid Medical Director at MassHealth the Massachusetts Medicaid program where she also was clinical lead for the Office of Long Term Services and Supports. She was also the Medical Director for the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania which serves people with intellectual disabilities and autism for 14 years. As a developmental pediatrician she has worked with both children and adults including older adults with a broad range of disabilities. Currently, she is responsible for supporting clinical activities pertaining to the operation of LTSS and Medicaid programs and services, working with the Utilization Management medical director, Care Management leadership, and Behavioral Health Liaison director to ensure integration and/or coordination of physical and behavioral health services and supports, and provides subject matter expertise to policy development and quality activities.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  2 CE  - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner approximately 6-8 weeks following the live date of the course.

This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics.  Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 2 CE credit(s).

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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