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Steering Committee

The Massachusetts Consortium for CSHCN has established a Steering Committee to provide oversight for its work and to ensure that all activities are consistent with the mission.

Members of the Steering Committee reflect the diversity of Consortium membership and include parents of CSHCN, physicians, health plan administrators, state agency representatives and public health researchers.


Deborah Allen, ScD
Boston Public Health Commission

Ron Benham, MEd
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Meg Comeau, MHA Chair
The Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Children's Hospital, Boston Program to Enhance Relational & Communication Skills (PERCS)
Massachusetts Family Voices

Barbara Donati
Family TIES

Susan G. Epstein, MSW
New England SERVE

Lois Wainstock Fine

Christina F. Fluet, MPH, CI, CT
Massachusetts Consortium for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Sally Fogerty
Education Development Center, Inc.

Marion Freedman-Gurspan, MSW, LICSW
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Services

Joanne L. Mitchell, MD
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Beverly L. Nazarian, MD
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Richard Robison
Federation for Children with Special Needs

Kathy Ryan
Boston Public Schools

Matthew Sadof, MD
Baystate Medical Center

Barry Zallen, MD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts