Medical Care Advisory Committee

The MCAC advises Idaho Medicaid in the development and refining of the Medicaid program by providing a sounding board and, as an advisory group, gives Idaho Medicaid feedback on current and evolving issues. Advocates, service providers, and public agencies strive to work together and share their experience and knowledge to maximize the care available to Idaho Medicaid participants.


MCAC members include Medicaid participants and/or family and personal representatives, consumer groups on behalf of Medicaid participants and members of the general public who are concerned about health service delivery to the Medicaid population; healthcare professionals who serve the Medicaid population, and other individuals with relevant Medicaid knowledge and background in healthcare such as acute care, behavioral health, long-term care, home care, Medicaid law and policy, healthcare financing, quality assurance, patient’s rights, health planning, problems and needs of Medicaid participants, and pharmacy care.

Dr. Ernest Meshack-HartIdaho Oral Health Alliance/Terry Reilly
Sharon BarberLiving Independence Network Corporation (LINC) Idaho
April DunhamIdaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance (IHCCA)
Beth MerkleyNational Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Idaho 
Toni Lawson – Vice ChairIdaho Hospital Association
Robert Vande MerweIdaho Health Care Association (IHCA)
David GarrettIdaho Community Health Centers Association (ICHCA)
Shaun BillsIdaho Association of Community Providers (IACP)
Bill BenkulaIdaho Association of Community Providers
Liz Caval-Williams – ChairTEAM Services
Tina BullockNimiipuu Health
Dr. Christine HahnIDHW Division of Public Health Medical Director
Dr. Penny BeachFull Circle Health
Judy TaylorIdaho Commission on Aging
Laura ScuriAccess Behavioral Health
LegislatorRepresentative, Health and Welfare Committee
Senator Julie Van OrdenSenator (District 30), Health and Welfare Committee
Charlie WayMarimn Health (Coeur d'Alene)
Mike CunningtonIdaho Medical Association
VacantConsumer - Medicaid Beneficiary (Multiple Positions Open)


2024 Meeting Dates

January 24, 2024Agenda
April 24, 2024Agenda
July 24, 2024Agenda
October 30, 2024 

*All Meetings are from 2-5pm Mountain Time

We Need You
Take a look at the Medical Care Advisory Committee recruitment flyer to find out more about becoming a member!