Elizabeth M. Shea is Vice President of Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC (PGA). Ms. Shea is a healthcare advocate with extensive experience in management, strategic planning, research and policy analysis, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities. Ms. Shea has managed and directed substantial reforms within developmental disabilities systems throughout New Jersey and has demonstrated an extensive leadership role with legislators, legislative staff, the provider community, families, and various stakeholder groups. Her work has included research and analysis of policy issues, bill-tracking and bill drafting, coalition-building, grant writing, and grant management.
A highly-skilled communicator, consensus builder, and effective problem solver, Ms. Shea represents the interests of disability providers and organizations, educational institutions and health care facilities.
Ms. Shea comes from a strong public policy background. Prior to joining PGA, Ms. Shea served as Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey Department of Human Services. During her tenure, she obtained extensive subject matter expertise in the areas of federal and state Medicaid including 1915(c) and 1115(i) Medicaid waiver programs; affordable housing policies and programs; rate setting for state-funded programs; care management for unique populations; and how to safely transition individuals with complex needs from institutional settings to home and community-based settings. Ms. Shea also was Assistant Executive Director of The Arc of New Jersey where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's advocacy, and design and execution of grassroots, mobilization and constituencies outreach.
Ms. Shea earned her M.P.A.P at Edwards J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She earned Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University.