Our Staff

Brenda Basal

Business Management Assistant:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Contract/Insurance Compliance
  • Fiscal Support for EI and ID Programs
  • General Account Bank Reconciliation
  • Representative Payee
  • Waiver Re-Evaluation Processing
  • Re-Qualification Processing
  • Payroll Taxes

bbasal@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 203

Jeanna Bilek

Intellectual Disabilities Program Manager:

  • Individual Support Plans
  • ISP Work Group Co-Lead
  • Variance and Monitoring Deviation
  • Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST) Member
  • Provider Contract
  • Human Rights Committee Facilitator
  • Lead for Dr. Denise Vanacore
  • Certified Investigator

jbilek@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 216

Melissa Gordon

Intellectual Disability Program Director:

  • Waiver Capacity/Allocation
  • ID Provider Liaison
  • OBRA Lead
  • ISP Work Group Co-Lead
  • PPL/AWC Lead
  • Life Sharing Lead
  • Monitoring/Accountability
  • Provider Development
  • Unanticipated Emergency
  • Grievance Resolution
  • Certified Investigator

mgordon@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 208

Carol Hartman

Director of Finance

  • PROMISe Claims Reconciliation/Resolution
  • HCSIS Administrator
  • Desk Review (Cost Reports)
  • Fiscal Data/Reporting
  • Contracts
  • Audit Provider Financials
  • Accounts Payable/General Ledger
  • Payroll Account Bank Reconciliation
  • Service Authorization
  • Fiscal Year Renewals (ISPs)

chartman@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 210

Jamie Henry

Executive Director

  • Administrative Entity Liaison
  • Budget Oversight
  • Hearings/Appeals
  • Compliant Resolution
  • Person Centered Thinking Mentor
  • Personnel Supervision
  • Supports Coordination Organization Liaison

jhenry@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 211

Steve Karns

Quality Assurance Manager

  • Health Care Quality Unit (HQCU) Liaison
  • Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Liaison
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I)
  • Quality Assurance Group
  • Re-Qualification/DP1059
  • New Provider Orientation
  • Request for Proposal
  • Corrective Action Plans
  • Certified Investigator

skarns@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 209

Kelly Popich

Early Intervention Program Director

  • EI Program Oversight
  • EI Program Fiscal Management
  • OCDEL/EI Provider/EI SCO Liaison
  • Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC)
  • Monitoring/Accountability
  • Contract Development
  • PELICAN Administrator

kpopich@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 207

Catie Richards

Dual Diagnosis Navigator

  • Local Mental Health/ID Services Liaison
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)
  • Community Stabilization Reintegration Unit (CSRU)Liaison
  • Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST) Facilitator
  • Human Rights Committee Facilitator
  • Dual DiagnosisSteering Committee Liaison
  • State Hospital/State Center Liaison

crichards@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 205

Pam Sheehe

Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Support
  • Voter Registration
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Record Retention

psheehe@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 201

Elizabeth Hogue

Intake/Enrollment and RiskManager:

  • Intake/Eligibility Determination
  • Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services
  • Supports Intensity Scale and PA+
  • County to County Transfer
  • Risk/Incident Management
  • Waiver Eligibility and Redetermination Lead
  • Transition/Employment Lead
  • Certified Investigator

ehogue@sasmg.org
814) 949-2912 ext. 213

Lisa Frye

Certified Lead Investigator:

  • Certified Investigator
  • Certified Investigation Peer Review (CIPR) Lead
  • CI Peer Group Facilitator

lfrye@sasmg.org
(814) 949-2912 ext. 212