Connecting the Dots Between Policy and Practice
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa May 23-24, 2019
Nora Belcher is the Executive Director of the Texas
e-Health Alliance, the state’s leading advocate
for the use of information technology to improve
the health care system for patients.
Jennifer is a Senior Program Manager of Outreach
for the Universal Service Administrative Company
(USAC)’s Rural Health Care Program and has been
with the program for nearly five years.
Joe DeLeon is an electrical engineer, and began
his career with the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service
over 28 years ago. He worked at the Washington,
D.C. national office just over 11 years.
Dr. John A. Griswold, professor and Medical
Director of the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at
University Medical Center, has a long history of
commitment to telemedicine at TTUHSC.
Tracie Ingram, Rural Health Officer and State
Office of Rural Health Program Manager for the
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health, serves
on the Louisiana Telehealth Task Force.
Kathy Kliebert serves as the representative of the
Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care Organization
Association providing legislative and consulting
services for the state’s five Medicaid health plans.
Dr. Louis Lux is Assistant Professor for the
TTUHSC Department of Family & Community
Medicine. Dr. Lux currently leads the TTUHSC
Project ECHO for Palliative Care.
Ron Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor-
Supervisor at TTUHSC in Lubbock, TX and an
instructor for the International Critical Incident
Kevin Massey is Director of Project ECHO for
Tulane Psychiatry. Recently, Tulane received
nearly $2 million for a two-year project to
implement ECHO for underserved patients.
Erin McManus is a Policy Advisor in the Texas
Health and Human Services Commission Medicaid/
CHIP Services Department, where she has
worked since June 2015.
Victoria Mora has been in healthcare for over
twenty years and with Amerigroup since 2006.
Victoria is responsible for managing Texas
Medicaid programs for Amerigroup Texas.
Shawn Marie Parrott is a Licensed Professional
Counselor and serves as a counselor on the
TWITR project at TTUHSC’s Center’s F. Marie Hall
Institute for Rural and Community Health.
Dr. Billy U. Philips, Jr. is Executive Vice President
and Director of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural
and Community Health and Marie Hall Chair and
Professor at the TTUHSC School of Medicine.
Tracy Rico is the Manager of Telehealth Services
for Superior Healthplan, a member of the Texas
eHealth Advisory Committee for HHSC, and a
Board Member for the Texas eHealth Alliance.
Dr. Ariel Santos, trauma and acute care surgeon
and surgical critical care intensivist, was recently
appointed as the Telemedicine director of the
TTUHSC School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX.
Nicole Theodoropoulos is the Director of the
Program Integrity team in the Rural Health Care
Division at the Universal Service Administrative
Annabeth Wonch is a Senior Program Manager
of Outreach for the Universal Service Administrative
Company’s Rural Health Care Program and has
been with the program for nearly five years.
Dr. Shawna Wright is the Associate Director of
the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine
& Telehealth. She is a licensed psychologist with
expertise in providing telepsychology services.