June 4-7, 2018 - The Sheraton (French Quarter), New Orleans, Louisiana

Moving from innovation to new business models in a value-based environment

Part of the 2018 OPEN MINDS Executive Development Series — Nationally-recognized educational programs developed to support the management needs of health and human service organizations serving complex consumers.

Chronic Care Management • Disability Supports & Long-Term Care • Mental Health Services • Addiction Treatment • Social Services
Intellectual & Developmental Disability Supports • Child & Family Services • Juvenile Justice • Corrections Health Care

   2018 Institute Hotel & Venue


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Hotel Venue Information



The only national event focused on the emerging innovations disrupting the market – and the strategic science behind making them work for consumers with complex conditions.

Monday  of Strategy & Innovation Week kicks off with two exciting events: The I/DD Executive Leadership Summit, a full day event focused on practical, cutting-edge ideas for executives serving the intellectual/developmental disabilities markets, and Finding The Path To Online Marketing Success: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Website & Social Media Marketing.

Tuesday begins  Michael G. Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Daughters of Charity will open the event with Sustainability In A Competitive Market: The Daughters Of Charity Services Story.

WednesdayCharles Gross, Ph.D., Vice President, Behavioral Health, Anthem, Inc. will present Going Beyond Innovation – Developing Partnerships With Health Plans.

The institute will feature over 30 executive sessions, including didactic educational sessions; panel discussions with industry thought leaders; case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs.

All institute sessions are led by highly experienced OPEN MINDS moderators with guest speakers presenting their organization’s projects and a wide range of viewpoints. Guest speakers include:

  • Paul Duck, Principal & Consultant, Paul M. Duck, LLC
  • Alyssa Brown, J.D., Deputy Director, Planning Administration, Office of Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Danita Johnson Hughes, Ph.D., President & CEO, Edgewater Health
  • David Wawrzynek, MS, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Spectrum Human Services
  • Eleanor Castillo Sumi, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Vice President of Research and Program Development, Uplift Family Services
  • Janelle Wesloh, LADC, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, Innovation and Recovery Management, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Nicholas C. Riehl, J.D., MBA, VP of Corporate Development and General Counsel, ncgCARE
  • William G. Wood, M.D., Former National Medical Director, Medical Management, Behavioral Health, Government Business Division, Formerly with Anthem, Inc.
  • And More!

Throughout the week, 30+ cutting-edge vendors will be in the exhibit hall available to discuss their products and services to support your organization’s initiatives.  Formal & informal networking opportunities are available throughout the institute.

Friday, Best Practice Service Line Development: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On New Service Line, Design, Development, & Launch closes out the week providing attendees with everything they need to know about developing a new service line.

Join 400+ industry thought leaders, innovators, and market experts this June in New Orleans for a can’t-miss event! Register your team online today!

Full Event Overview

Participate In Strategy-Focused Sessions Led By Top Industry Thought Leaders

Michael G. Griffin

Chief Executive Officer

Daughters of Charity

Charles Gross, Ph.D.

Vice President, Behavioral Health

Anthem, Inc.

Monica E. Oss

Chief Executive Officer


Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM

Senior Associate


Featuring 30+ Strategic Partners & Tech Innovators

Join 400+ industry thought leaders, innovators, and market experts this June in New Orleans for a deep dive into the keys to developing innovative collaborations and productive partnerships with the payers, health systems, and care management organizations that are driving the value-based care market.


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