Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Kathleen Cantwell, Director
Olen Clybourn, Deputy Director
Business Operations Staff
Regulatory Management and Audit Liaison Group
Daniel Converse, Director
Div of Regulations Management & Impact Analysis - Vacant, Director
Division of Audit Liaison - Wynethea Walker, Director
Program Coordination and Correspondence Group
Michele Edmondson-Parrott, Director
Division of Program Coordination & Liaison - Linda Boone Abbott, Director
Division of Correspondence Management - Karen Nixon, Director
Office of the Attorney Advisor
Jacqueline Vaughn, Attorney Advisor
Regulations Development Group
Division of Regulations Development-A - Vacant, Director
Division of Regulations Development-B - Shawn Braxton, Director
Division of Regulations Development-C - Annette Brewer, Director
Openness, Transparency & Accountability Group
Janis Nero, Director
Division of Freedom of Information - Michael Marquis, Director
Division of Information Technology - Donald Dougherty, Director
Issuances & Records Management Group
Carlos Simon, Director
Records Management Staff - Carlos Simon, Acting Director
Division of Issuances - Carlos Simon, Acting Director
- Manages long-range planning and forecasting of regulations development and setting of CMS regulatory priorities. This includes, but is not limited to the development of the CMS Provider Update and CMS’ submission to the Department’s Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan.
- Manages, in consultation with the Regulations Development Group, Office of Executive Operations and Regulatory Affairs, the resolution of issues that may arise during the clearance of regulatory documents within CMS, the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Management and Budget. Ensures that issues are addressed in a timely manner, and that appropriate interventions are taken to resolve conflicts or to clarify issues/concerns. Works to seek resolutions and solutions. Keeps CMS senior officials apprised of issues and potential problems in a timely manner.
- Maintains performance measurement data pertinent to the development, clearance, and publication of regulatory documents, and provides feedback to CMS senior officials as appropriate.
- Serves as CMS liaison (both internally and with the Department and the Office of Management and Budget) on matters relating to the development, clearance, and publication of regulatory documents.
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