You may have heard about CQL Network Accreditation in Maryland, but what really is it? Why is it important? What’s all involved? How does it actually impact providers and the lives of people receiving services?

In this webinar, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and CQL share an overview of Network Accreditation. DDA offers insight into how Network Accreditation is an integral part of their overall transformation initiatives. Then, CQL describes the general process, components, benefits, and more, involving Network Accreditation. We break down exactly what it means for DDA, human services organizations, people supported, families, and other stakeholders.

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Presenters

Katherine Dunbar

CQL Vice President of Services and Systems Excellence

217.553.3084

Katherine Dunbar oversees CQL’s core services and provides strategic direction involving accreditation, training, and certification. Katherine has decades of experience in the field, holding various leadership positions and was responsible for directing services in multiple states.

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Katherine Dunbar

Elizabeth Sites

CQL Director of Organizational Excellence

815.238.4202

Elizabeth Sites has decades of experience in supporting people with disabilities, working in direct support, case management, and as a director with both small providers and several multi-state providers. She also has extensive experience in the Personal Outcome Measures® and Basic Assurances®.

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Bernard Simons

Maryland DDA Deputy Secretary

Bernard Simons is the Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Mr. Simons has decades of management experience in providing community and facility-based supports to people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Bernard Simons