Lisa Meyer has worked in the human services field for more than 35 years. Most recently she was the Director of the Tuscarora’s Intermediate Unit’s (TIU) Training & Technical Assistance Program. The TIU manages a statewide training and technical assistance program on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs. Ms. Meyer and her team provided statewide training, which included Person Centered Thinking (PCT) training as well as technical assistance that supported implementation of state policy and procedure. She worked closely with state disability programs, county disability agencies, Support Coordinators, service providers, families, people supported by the disability system and educators. In addition, she supported the PA Family Network and their family navigators and the Self-Advocates United-as-One organization in the implementation of (PCT)and Charting the LifeCourse Framework training for professionals, people with disabilities, and their families.
Prior to her work with TIU, Ms. Meyer was a Pennsylvania County Administrator for nine years where among other things she was responsible for monitoring programs as part of county oversight of the HCBS Home and Community Services Waiver. Ms. Meyer got her grassroots start in the disabilities system by providing direct in-home support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people in need of emotional health/behavioral health support. She has provided in-home and community support to adults with mental illness, and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. She has worked for the Department of Public Welfare in Ohio and Pennsylvania and managed County Assistance programs, including EPSDT, Fraud Investigations, Child Support Enforcement and multiple Income Maintenance Medicaid programs. There is an intersection between Ms. Meyer’s professional and personal life as she is also a family member and informally provides support to members of her family who are living with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism.
Ms. Meyer has extensive experience in supporting cross functional teams in Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol, Supports Coordination, Aging, Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Bureau of Early Intervention Service. Ms. Meyer has been responsible for a number of special projects which included implementation of the Self-Determination Project in Pennsylvania. She was a member of the ISP Individual Support Plan Planning and Development Team for the Office of Developmental Programs, and was a lead for roll-out and implementation of HCSIS the Home and Community Services Information System, (an electronic web-based data and records management system) providing training and technical assistance to county staff and Support Coordination organizations statewide in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Meyer’s educational and professional accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Education in Curriculum Supervision and Instruction. She has been trained in MAPS, PATHS and Biographical Timelines. She is certified by the ASTD Association for Training & Talent Development Designing Learning. Ms. Meyer is recognized by the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices as a credentialed Person- Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer and Coach and a Plan Facilitation Mentor Trainer. She worked on the CMS Center for Medicare Medicaid Services Person Centered Organizations grant and supported implementation of Person Centered Practices with 6 state agency grant recipients.
Currently Ms. Meyer supports states with the implementation of Person Centered Systems, Person Centered Thinking Training, Coaching, Plan Facilitation Training and PCT Trainer Credentialing. She provides technical assistance for educational systems that support students, youth/young adults in transition, their families, and professionals in implementing planning strategies that promote youth advocacy and self-determination. Ms. Meyer is also recognized by the Supporting Families; Charting the LifeCourse National Community of Practice as a Supporting Families Charting the LifeCourse Framework Trainer, Ambassador, Coach and Facilitator. She provides technical assistance and training to State Community of Practice teams and disability organizations.