Senior Project Manager
Andrea Schumacher, senior project manager, has been with The Hilltop Institute since 1995. She works with the web-based applications development team and with system users to ensure that the business and program needs are being met. She is the lead business analyst for Maryland’s development of the LTSSMaryland software application. LTSSMaryland is used by Maryland Medicaid to support the Home and Community Based programs and waivers including: the Community Options Waiver, Community First Choice, Community Personal Assistance Services, Medical Daycare Waiver, Brain Injury Waiver, and the Money Follows the Person Demonstration. Previously she lead project team for the development of the web-based tracking systems for the Money Follows the Person Demonstration and managing the Living at Home Waiver Tracking System, the Older Adults Waivers Tracking Systems, and the Quality Care Review System.
In addition, Ms. Schumacher is the lead project manager for the Prevention Reporting System for Maryland’s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. This system includes both a client-server application used at PHPA and a web-based reporting tool used by PHPA contractors. She is also the lead project manager for the Maryland State Department of Education school health surveys websites – a tool used by individual schools and jurisdictions to report on school health services usage.
Previously, Ms. Schumacher was the project manager for a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop a technical user manual for implementing a health-based payment system. In addition, she coordinated the state's review of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), a national initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and analyze public health surveillance data.
Ms. Schumacher has an MS in information systems from UMBC as well as an administrative MSW from the University of Michigan. She earned her BA in sociology from UMBC with minors in American studies and Women's studies.