Kathryn du Pree, MPA. ABD

Kathryn was a public administrator with over 40 years of experience developing and administering community based service delivery systems for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Kathryn worked in state government in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She was Deputy Commissioner of the CT Department of Developmental Disabilities for the last 12 years of her government career. She has been a part of deinstitutionalization efforts in MA and CT. She has overseen policy development, the design of HCBS waiver services, and the development of family support systems. She is most proud of her efforts to assist CT DDS to create a system of self-directed services and the creation of comprehensive respite services for families. She developed strong partnerships with the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Children and Family Services in CT. These collaborations resulted in the development of community-based services to transition adolescents with co-occurring conditions and a step down community transition residential program and outpatient services for adults with ID that experienced psychiatric hospitalizations. She has experience working with provider, family, advocacy and labor organizations. She was a frequent presenter at NASDDDS conferences. Since leaving state government in 2011 she has worked for The Lewin Group as the Vice President of the Center of Aging and Disability Programs and now consults independently. She has been engaged in overseeing a settlement agreement in one state regarding PASRR services and reviews the implementation of crisis services and employment services for another state. She also has conducted program evaluation for states and provided management consultation. She has been involved in research for Managed Long Term Supports and Services (MLTSS).