Medically Complex Committee

The Medically Complex Committee meets to discuss how to improve the service system to better support individuals with complex medical needs. The Committee works with ODP and other stakeholders to develop recommendations.

Paul Coleman, Co-Chair

Executive Director and CEO
Lifepath
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Paul Coleman has been the CEO at LifePath since 2006. During that time, LifePath has embraced a culture of serving people with compassionate care, dignity and respect. LifePath has also deepened its capacity to help people with disabilities who have challenging medical needs. Prior to his work at LifePath, Paul was the Chief Operating Officer for CareLink Community Support Services where he helped facilitate 19 years of considerable organizational growth and development. During his time on PAR’s Board of Directors, Paul has been actively involved in several workgroups and projects. He has been a crucial component in the deliberations around the formation of William Penn Human Services, a separately incorporated nonprofit entity developed to provide an integrated network of service providers to develop comprehensive services for people with various disabilities. Paul also serves as the Treasurer at MAX – Moving Agencies Towards Excellence a regional association of Pennsylvania ID/A, Behavioral Health and Autism providers. Paul holds a Master of Science degree from Hahnemann University.

Peg Smith-Rich, Co-Chair

Senior Vice President
Erie Homes for Children and Adults
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Peg Smith-Rich has been with EHCA for 33 years, currently as the Senior Vice President. Peg oversees all operational services – residential, adult day services, CPS, in home waiver and life sharing. Peg works closely with the leadership team to assist individuals with disabilities to live rich and fulfilling lives. EHCA has grown over the years from $1M to $25M annual budget. Peg also oversees EHCA's clinical services that provide needed medical, nursing and therapy services to 100 + residents who have complex medical conditions. She is looking forward to working with other PAR members on developing solutions that can only enhance what we are all already doing!