Agenda At-A-Glance


Tuesday, June 6

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Executive Networking Breakfast In The Institute Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome & Announcement of The 2017 OPEN MINDS Innovation Survey Results

  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Humana’s Digital Transformation: Redefining The Consumer Health Care Experience

  • Jeff Reid, Executive Vice President, Digital Center Of Excellence, Humana
10:15 am - 11:30 am

Thought Leader Discussion Session With Jeff Reid

  • Jeff Reid, Executive Vice President, Digital Center Of Excellence, Humana
  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS


Connecting The Dots From Data To Value

  • Ravi Ganesan, President & CEO, Core Solutions, Inc.
  • Adam Bauer, Senior Manager, Life Sciences and Health Care, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Readmission Prevention Programs: Service Innovation In A Managed Care Environment

  • Jim Gargiulo, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Paul Duck, Vice President, Strategy & Development, Beacon Health Options
  • Melissa Larkin-Skinner, MBA, MA, LMHC, Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone of Florida
  • Jennifer Garber, MA, LICSW, Director of Clinical Operations and Community Initiatives, Medica Behavioral Health
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

From Strategy To Action: How To Create & Implement A Great Strategy For Success

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Joe Dan Beavers, CPA, MHA, President/CEO, LifeSkills, Inc.


Together Is The Way Forward: Creating Successful Patient-Centered Outcomes Through Creative Payer & Provider Partnerships

  • Darryl Donlin, LCSW, MBA, Vice President of Network Operations, New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Melissa Norris, BA, Executive Director, Psychamerica Behavioral Services, LLC / Big Bear Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • Timothy Snyder, Jr., Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS


ACOs & Chronic Care Management: Opportunities For Behavioral Health Organizations In Population Health Management

  • Steve Ramsland, Ed.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Rebecca Plonsky, LICSW, Vice President of Development for Integrated Behavioral Health-East and Southwest Region, Prospect CharterCARE, LLC
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Improving Quality Through Consumer Engagement In MLTSS

  • Fady Sahhar, Ph.D., President, XtraGlobex, Inc.
  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

The Changing Role Of Peer Support Services - A Look To The Future

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Sue Ann Atkerson, MA, LPC, Chief Operations Officer, RI International
  • Briana Gilmore, Director of Planning & Recovery Practice, Community Access
  • Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services


Providing Effective Collaborative Care In Major Depressive Disorder: Strategies & Resources From Otsuka’s Frameworks In Health & Quality Program

  • Heidi Waters, Director of Outcomes Management, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies, U.S.
  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS


Finding New Opportunities With Health Plans: How To Market To Managed Care

  • Steve Ramsland, Ed.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Matthew O. Hurford, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
  • Alyssa L. Rose, JD/MSW, Director, Network Strategy, Beacon Health Options
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What Do Payers Want? A Town Hall Discussion On The Innovative Proposals Payers Are Looking For From Provider Partners

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Monica Collins, Sr. Director, System Transformation, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
  • Paul Duck, Vice President, Strategy & Development, Beacon Health Options
  • Mark A. Refowitz, Former Director, County of Orange Health Care Agency & Former Board Chairman, Cal Optima
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception In The Institute Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, June 7

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Executive Networking Breakfast In The Institute Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Keys To Success With Integrated Care Models For Consumers With Complex Behavioral Disorders

  • Ian A. Shaffer, M.D., MMM, CPE, Vice President & Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Healthfirst
9:45 am - 11:00 am

The Inside Perspective On Specialty Medical Homes & Health Homes: Learning From The Experience Of Provider Executives

  • Athena Mandros, Market Intelligence Manager, OPEN MINDS
  • Tom Sebastian, MS, MPA, President & CEO, Compass Health
  • Lori A. Accardi, LMSW, Executive Director, Encompass Health Home & Catholic Charities of Broome County


An Ounce Of Prevention…Strategic Planning With Confidence In Uncertain Times

  • Timothy Snyder, Jr., Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS
  • Candace Clevenger, Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center
  • Tim Macken, Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center
  • Mary McClimon, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center


Thought Leader Discussion Session With Dr. Ian A. Shaffer

  • Ian A. Shaffer, M.D., MMM, CPE, Vice President & Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Healthfirst
  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

The Shift From Residential: The Changing Addiction Treatment Landscape

  • Robert J. Budsock, MS, LCADC, President & CEO, Integrity House
  • Maks Danilin, Strategic Account Executive, Aware Recovery Care, Inc.
  • Amy Gallagher, Psy.D., Vice President, Whole Health, LLC, a subsidiary of Mind Springs Health, Inc.
  • Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Sovereign Health
  • Jim Gargiulo, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Does The Medicaid Health Home Model Work? The Payer Perspective On The Future Of Specialty Care Coordination Programs

  • Athena Mandros, Market Intelligence Manager, OPEN MINDS
  • Alyssa Brown, J.D., Acting Deputy Director, Planning Administration, Maryland Office of Health Care Financing
  • Alan Rice, LCSW, Population Health Specialist, VNSNY CHOICE - Select Health HIV SNP
  • Steven Sehr, MD, Medical Director, Behavioral Health, AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa


Preparing Specialty Provider Organizations For Value-Based Reimbursement: An Overview Of Competencies Required For Success

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Robert (Carl) Clark, MD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Center of Denver
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Beyond Interoperability: Leveraging Technology & Networks For Information On Demand

  • AJ Peterson, Vice President, Interoperability, Netsmart
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Best Management Practices In Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care Programs

  • Steve Ramsland, Ed.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Stacey Carpenter, Psy.D., Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, The Family Practice & Counseling Network, a division of Resources for Human Development
  • Allen Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Adult & Child Health


Strategic Revenue Diversification: The HealthPath Commercial Health Home Case Study

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Ian Lang, Executive Director, Continuum Behavioral Health
  • Rena Sheehan, Director, Behavioral Health, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

There Is No "Plan B" Alternative To Value: Creating A Value-Focused Competitive Strategy In A Changing Market

  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Raffle Prize Drawing In The Institute Exhibit Hall