Elizabeth M. Shea is a healthcare advocate with extensive experience in management, strategic planning, research and policy analysis, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities. Ms. Shea has managed and directed large reforms within developmental disabilities systems throughout New Jersey and has demonstrated an extensive leadership role with legislators, legislative staff, the provider community, families, and various stakeholder groups. She has extensive subject matter expertise in the areas of federal and state Medicaid, including 1915(c) and 1115(i) Medicaid waiver programs; affordable housing policies and programs; rate setting for state-funded programs; care management for unique populations; and how to safely transition individuals with complex needs from institutional settings to home and community-based settings. Her work has included research and analysis of policy issues, bill-tracking and bill drafting, coalition-building, grant writing and grant management.
As Vice President of Porzio Compliance Services, she is instrumental in the design and implementation of comprehensive compliance and training programs for disability providers and organizations, educational institutions and health care facilities. She provides support to the these entities in various compliance areas, including resolution of Medicaid issues, documentation review and quality program audits, consultation on disability service provider application and readiness for fee-for-service, business development, expansion and maximization of revenue streams, review of programmatic compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations, addressing concerns related to federal or state audits, and review and consultation for non-profits related to governance and other issues. She is also a principal member of the Porzio School Safety & Compliance Team, advising school districts on safety issues specific to students with disabilities.