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.

Name Agency/Organization
Toni Lawson – Chair Idaho Hospital Association
Liz Caval-Williams – Vice chair Community Partnerships of Idaho - CPOI
Pam Willey Medicaid recipient
Mitzi Lewis Disabled Community Representative - LINC
Kevin Bittner Aged Community, Idaho Commission of Aging
Courtney Holthus Disability Rights Idaho
Cathy McDougall AARP
April Dunham Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance
Kris Ellis Idaho Health Care Association
Teresa Cirelli Idaho Medical Association
Yvonne Ketchum Clinics - Idaho Primary Care Association
Corey Makizuru Community Providers - Idaho Association of Community Providers
Bill Benkula Mental Health - Mental Health Provider’s Association
Shaun Bills

Community Providers - Idaho Association of Community Providers

Rep. Fred Wood Idaho House of Representatives
Sen. Lee Heider Idaho Senate
Tina Bullock American Indian tribes representative - Nimiipuu Health
Dr. Christine Hahn DHW – Administrator of Public Health or Welfare
Dr. Penny Beach Board-Certified Physician - Family Medicine Residency of Idaho