The 2021 I/DD Executive Summit

The OPEN MINDS 2021 I/DD Executive Summit: Strategies For The Next Normal: Responding To I/DD At The Crossroads – Sponsored by CapGrow Partners

August 23, 2021 | 8:00am – 4:00pm PT

The OPEN MINDS 2021 I/DD Executive Summit: Strategies For The Next Normal: Responding to I/DD At The Crossroads, is the “must-attend” summit event for executives at organizations serving people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. It is designed to provide both practical and cutting-edge ideas for executives who are growing their organization despite last year’s turbulence. This information-packed event will include ways to innovate, build efficient service models and business processes, and deliver more effective care, while laying out a clear picture of the future in I/DD services.

Throughout the day, we will hear case study presentations led by executives who will discuss their leadership efforts; review the key competencies I/DD support organizations will need for success; see how innovative technologies are being harnessed to improve care and business processes, and review the viability of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations.

At the end of the day, we will wrap up with a roundtable discussion, where attendees can dialog with presenters, ask questions about model challenges & opportunities, and discuss perspectives on the future of I/DD care.

Ray Wolfe, JD, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Peggy Terhune, CEO, Monarch


8:00am – 9:00am: Registration/Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am: Welcoming/Introduction
Ray Wolfe, JD, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Peggy Terhune, CEO, Monarch

9:15am – 10:15am:  Opening Keynote

Tonya Copeland, Vice President of I/DD Services, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

10:15am – 10:30am: Break

10:30am – 11:15am: The Case For Inclusion 2021: A Special Report On The Sustainability Of Community Disability Services In America

For the past three years, ANCOR and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) have partnered to publish “The Case for Inclusion”. This annual report, launched by UCP in 2006, takes a look at quality and inclusion indicators across several data sets to generate an assessment of which states are most successful at promoting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, ANCOR recognized the need to take a different focus. The 2021 Special Report examines policies that address providers’ immediate needs triggered by the pandemic, policies that supercharge the direct support workforce, and policies fostering innovations that enable better outcomes. This report delivers a comprehensive review of the impact of the pandemic and offers recommendations for system changes to create a more sustainable system for the future.

Barbara Merril, Chief Executive Officer, ANCOR

11:15am – 12:00pm: Case study 2

Nan Perrin, Senior Director of Kansas Pathways, RCRS & Social Determinants of Health, Sunflower Health Plan

Stephanie Rasmussen, Vice President of Long Term Supports & Services, Sunflower Health Plan

Stephanie Perry, Director of Long Term Care & Support Services, Iowa Total Care

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch & Learn Sponsored By Netsmart

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Case study 3

Tracy Sanders, M.Ed., Sr. Director, Medicaid Complex Population Development, Optum Behavioral Health

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Break

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Closing Keynote

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Executive Roundtable