Join Us For Management Best Practices Week!

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 opens 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 Options
  • Carol Carmichael, Area Vice President Network Strategy, Beacon Health Options

And more!

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!


Dennis Freeman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Cherokee Health Systems; Dan Fishbein, Ph.D., Vice President for Corporate Business Development, Jefferson Center for Mental Health; Ken Bachrach, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Tarzana Treatment Centers; and Monica Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS discuss the challenges of primary care integration at The 2016 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.