David Horvath PCG Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) Subject Matter Expert

Expertise: Participant Direction In Home and Community-Based Services and Supports

As a Manager for PCG Public Partnerships, David Horvath is a member of the PPL executive team responsible for administrative oversight of financial management services for self-directed home and communitybased programs in 11 states. His responsibilities include market development, contract management, personnel management, and quality assurance.

Expertise: Consumer Direction Programs

Mr. Horvath is a human services management expert with more than 30 years of experience facilitating and leading systems change across diverse service systems in multiple states. Prior to joining PPL, he served as a disability policy specialist at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University, where he was instrumental in the design of Personal Options under grants from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Mr. Horvath's related experiences include a position as the executive director of a private non-profit agency serving adults with developmental disabilities in Greene County, Pennsylvania; and as state coordinator of school-towork transition services for secondary education students for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Published Work

Mr. Horvath has authored numerous publications in education and human services. Recent works include

  • Horvath, D.R. (2006). The Direct Care Workforce: Medicaid Funded Personal Assistance Services in West Virginia. Morgantown, WV: Center for Excellence in Disabilities.
  • Horvath, D.R. (2006). Survey Reveals Information on Direct Support Workforce. Developments: Center for Excellence in Disabilities, 6(1), 1-2.
  • Horvath, D.R. (2005). Real Choice Grant Activities Support Olmstead Plan. Morgantown, WV: Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Speaking and Leadership Roles

Mr. Horvath is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. Presentations have included the following:


  • Detecting and Mitigating Fraud in Participant Direction, 2011 Financial Management Services Workshop, Carol Bohnet & David Horvath
  • When People Can Choose - What Do They Choose? 2009 International Conference on Self-Determination, David Horvath & Tara Himmel
  • Changing Attitudes About Self-Direction, 2009 West Virginia Summer Institute on Aging, David Horvath & Sally Burchfiel
  • Supports Brokerage in Self-Directed Care: State Design Considerations and Lessons from the Field, 2007 HCBS Waiver Conference, Darlene O'Conner & David Horvath
  • Providing and Managing Financial Management and Supports Brokerage, 2007 Government and Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent Workshop, William Ditto & David Horvath.


David has served as a peer reviewer for both the United States Department of Education and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services discretionary grants programs. He served on the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, where he was active in promoting youth leadership forums across the nation.


Mr. Horvath has a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation from West Virginia University. He also completed a doctoral program of study in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at West Virginia University. His research interests include disability studies, self-direction, direct workforce issues, leadership, and statewide systems change.

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