2018 Agenda At-A-Glance
Executive Summit | August 14, 9:00 am
Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC
Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS×
Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, brings over ten years of experience in the health and human services industry to the OPEN MINDS team. Her expertise spans both clinical and operational functions and is focused in business operations, strategic planning, project management, training and curriculum development, and policy and procedure design. Ms. Medina currently serves as OPEN MINDS Executive Vice President of the Consulting Practice. In addition to her work with OPEN MINDS, Ms. Medina is a Hospice Nurse Practitioner for Crater Community Hospice.
Prior to joining the OPEN MINDS team, Ms. Medina was the Chief Operating Officer for Poplar Springs Hospital, a member of Universal Health Services, based in Petersburg, Virginia. In this role, she was responsible for performance improvement, policy and procedure creation, and strategy development and implementation for the hospital’s Joint Commission and CMS regulatory surveys. Prior to this role, Ms. Medina was a MBA intern for the Popular Springs CEO where she focused on business development, process improvement, training tool development and evaluation of newly offered programs.
Previously, Ms. Medina served as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for both Hospitalist Consultants, Inc. and for VCU Health System. At Hospitalist Consultants, she was an Internal Medicine NP. As a hospitalist, she provided medical care to patients in Tucker’s Psychiatric Hospital and educated psychiatric nurses regarding the patients’ diagnoses and medical needs. At VCU, Ms. Medina was an Emergency Department NP, where she provided care to patients at a Level I Trauma Center. Additionally, she was a provider in the observation unit, a 10-bed patient unit attached to the Emergency Department, and coordinated clinical care for patients who would otherwise be medical inpatients.
Complementing her past experience, Ms. Medina remains highly involved in professional organizations and is currently a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing, and American College of Healthcare Executives. She was recognized in the 2011 cohort of “40 under 40” by the Virginia Nurses Foundation for activities that support her profession and community.
Ms. Medina earned her Master of Business Administration focused in Health Sector Management and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from College of William & Mary. She also earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Acute Care Advanced Practice) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and later went on to teach both nursing students and medical students at the school. Ms. Medina is a registered nurse (RN) in Virginia with multistate authority and is a registered acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) in Virginia.
Executive Seminar | August 14, 1:00 pm
Kristi Hamilton, MBA, CPPM
Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS×
Kristi Hamilton, MBA, CPPM, brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications to the OPEN MINDS team. She currently serves as a Senior Associate where she supports OPEN MINDS clients with marketing assessment, brand development, and strategic planning. Her areas of expertise include organizational strategy, integrated marketing communications, change management communications and planning for launch or sunsetting of program and services.
Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hamilton served as Director of Marketing Communications for Guild Incorporated, a community-based provider of mental health services in St. Paul, Minnesota. In this role, she served on the organization’s leadership team contributing to strategic planning and business development initiatives while leading internal communications and strategic marketing to payers and consumers.
Previously, Ms. Hamilton was a freelance consultant working with social entrepreneurs and health and human services nonprofits to plan, implement and measure marketing communication initiatives.
She also brings many years of consumer marketing experience holding roles in sales and market planning, consumer relationship marketing and public relations within retail, publishing and financial services.
Ms. Hamilton earned her MBA from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas and her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Texas Tech University. She also obtained a Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) certification from University of St. Thomas.
Integration, The End Of The Carve-Out & The Importance Of Financing – The Health Plan Role In Facilitating “Whole Person” Care
Keynote Address | August 15, 9:00 am
Devan J. Cross
Devan Cross is the President of MHN, a managed behavioral health organization and a part of the Envolve family of specialty companies of the Centene Corporation. MHN provides comprehensive behavioral health and employee assistance services to over 6M members. Devan brings a wealth of diverse experience to optimize the solutions that deliver great healthcare, driving cost efficiencies, improved care coordination, and customer and member satisfaction.
While with MHN, Devan has served in a variety of operational and leadership roles, including direct oversight of clinical operations and administrative support of federal contracts. Before joining MHN, Devan served as a Naval Officer following his graduation with merit from the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the University of California. ×
Plenary Address | August 16, 9:00 am
David K. White, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Baymark Health Services×
With more than two decades of health care administration experience in psychiatric care and substance abuse, physical rehabilitation, long term care and acute hospital services, Dr. David White joined MedMark as President and CEO in January of 2008. He grew the company from 3 clinics in California to 22 clinics in 5 states, and from operating losses to over $10M in EBITDA. In December 2015, he assumed the role of CEO for BayMark Health Services, the newly formed parent company of MedMark Treatment Centers and BAART Programs.
Prior to joining the company, he served as President, Hospital Management Services for Nashville-based Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Health Corporation, managing over 180 hospital locations and overseeing rapid expansion and acquisition strategies, resulting in the acquisition of 15 hospitals until the company merged with Psychiatric Solutions in 2007. Prior to Horizon, Dr. White was the CEO of Charles River Health Management, a psychiatric contract management company in Boston and at Charles River Hospital, a specialty psychiatric and substance abuse hospital also in Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree in science from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
What Is A Best Practice? Exploring The Role Of Evidence-Based Practices, Practice-Based Evidence & Big Data
Plenary Address | August 16, 11:45 am
Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice. Ms. Oss is well known for her numerous books and articles focused on the strategic and marketing implications of the evolving health and human service field. She has unique expertise in payer financing models, provider rate setting, and service pricing. She has led numerous engagements with state Medicaid plans, county governments, private insurers, managed care programs, service provider organizations, technology vendors, neurotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations, and investment banking firms – with a focus on the implications of financing changes on delivery system design.
How To Prepare For & Succeed With Value-Based Reimbursement: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Organizational Readiness Assessment For Value-Based Contracting
Executive Seminar | August 16, 2:00 pm
Executive Summit | August 17, 9:00 am
Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Mr. Shiffman has over 30 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. He has hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Shiffman served as Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA-accredited, full-service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense-specific sex offender program in the United States. ×
2017 Institute Hotel & Venue
Hilton Long Beach Hotel
701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California
The only national event focused on moving innovation to action – the management and clinical best practices every executive needs to improve the service system for consumers with complex conditions
Executives in the health and human service field have to face their fair share of uncertainty and changes. But there are some trends in the health and human service space that have staying power – some tried and true management and clinical best practices that that will help to position your organization for success while new business models demand new management practices. Centered on the market changes shaping the care delivery system for complex consumers, this can’t-miss event is focused on the clinical and management best practices that have become the ‘must have’ competencies for success in a changing health and human landscape.
Day One of Management Best Practices Week kicks off with two exciting events: Designing & Implementing Innovative Treatment Programs: An OPEN MINDS Executive Summit & Showcase, a full day event focused on exploring successful innovative treatment programs for consumers with complex support needs, and How To Develop A Successful Marketing Plan: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Marketing Strategy that will walk through the steps needed to design a successful marketing plan based on your organization’s strategic goals.
The institute will feature over 15 executive sessions, including didactic educational sessions; panel discussions with industry thought leaders; case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs.
Each day begins with keynote presentations – on August 15th, Devan J. Cross, President, MHN open the event with Integration, The End Of The Carve-Out & The Importance Of Financing – The Health Plan Role In Facilitating Whole Person Care, and on August 16th, David K. White, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Baymark Health Services will present The Future Of National Specialty Organizations: Where Do Specialists Fit In An Integrated World?
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:
- Briana Gilmore, Director of Planning & Recovery Practice, Community Access
- Sue Ann Atkerson, LPC, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, RI International
- Kristi Daugherty, LCSW, LISW, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Emergence Health Network
- Lori M. Schmidt, Director of Behavioral Health, HealthPartners
- Jeremy J. Gatto, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, HealthPartners
- Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D., Regional Executive Medical Director, St Joseph Hoag Health/Providence St Joseph Health Southern CA Region
- Nayha Mitta, Corporate Strategy Manager, Beacon Health OptionsCarol Carmichael, Area Vice President Network Strategy, Beacon Health Options
Throughout the week, 16 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.
The week closes out with The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Leadership Summit, a full day event focused on meeting the challenges of children’s services.
Join 300+ executives, thought leaders, industry experts, and program innovators from across the country August 14th -17th in Long Beach, California for this information packed event!