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CMSA LI 2020 Official Online Election Ballot

Please fill out the ballot to the right and submit. If you have any questions please contact CMSA LI at: Email:

You may also Download and Print a Ballot by clicking here: word | pdf

Please return by March 2, 2020
or bring it to the CMSA LI March 4, 2019 meeting),
or email it to
or mail to:
Nominations Committee, CMSA LI
PO BOX 355
East Setauket, NY 11733

2020 Election Candidate Bios

Josh Herzig

For the last few years I have worked in the world of Big Insurance and have spent all of that time educating folks on specific and seemingly intricate insurance products and programs. It is that expertise that has brought me to my current role at Senior Planning Services, a full-service Medicaid application company, one that specializes in NY Chronic and Community Medicaid, both of which are the ones that many patients leaving a hospital setting, via the care and guidance of a case manager are in dire need of. My unique skill set enables me to educate case managers on how best to prepare and educate their patients on the Medicaid that is most applicable to them. I joined CMSALI this year for the purpose of bettering my relationships with case managers and I feel strongly that I have an obligation to be part of an organization that helps case managers. Just like case managers enable me to help the people of NY learn more about Medicaid so I would like to be part of the apparatus that helps case managers better themselves. It is quite simple for me, if my case managers are better at their jobs, they will ultimately do better at helping the very people that I have set out to help in my role at Senior Planning Services. I see my efforts to bring value to the CMSALI as a conduit to helping patients and am therefore overjoyed with an opportunity to serve as the Secretary of the CMSALI.

Andrea Cowles, MA, BSN, RN, CCM
Andrea Cowles is a registered nurse with nearly 35 years of nursing and management experience. She began her career as a public health nurse before joining Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk in 1990, where she is currently the Director of Intake & Service Development. Prior to joining VNSHS, she was a Clinical Care Manager for Family Care Certified Services of Nassau and a Community Health Nurse at Northwell Health.

Andrea is skilled in multiple specialties to provide direct patient care and staff supervision in home care, hospice and palliative care, and has completed the ELNEC Geriatric curriculum, and most recently certified in Integrated Care Management (ICM) Training. She has also received accreditation from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.

Andrea has been actively engaged on the CMSA LI Board of Directors since 2011 and served as Vice President from 2012-2018. She was the Chairperson of the 2018 Annual Conference Committee and assists in the recruitment of speakers and sponsors for monthly CMSA LI chapter meetings. She is currently on the Molloy College Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee and has facilitated CEU’s for Certified Case Managers for the May 2019 conference.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a Master of Art in Health Administration from Hofstra University and is a Certified Case Manager



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