NYAPRS Annual Conference: Focus on Health Homes, Managed Care

NYAPRS Note: This year’s NYAPRS Annual Conference will features over 70 presentations covering a number of timely topic areas or tracks. Here’s our program track on Behavioral Health and Managed Care below.

Registration and Conference materials for NYAPRS 30th Annual Conference are now online! See below or at our website at http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/annual-conference/index.cfm for full details of our conference program schedule.


Behavioral Health & Managed Care


Wednesday, September19 - 1:15PM-2:30PM

WORKSHOP # 104       Health Homes: What Are They and What Will They Mean to You

         Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY


Wednesday, September19 - 2:45PM-4:00PM

WORKSHOP # 114       Managing Outcomes & Efficiencies... and Beyond: The Emerging Role of BHOs

James Gavin, MSW, Community Care Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Thomas Lane, Magellan Health Services, Columbia, MD

Bill Fishbein, PhD, MBA, NYC BHO Program, OptumHealth, New York, NY

Richard Sheola, Public Sector Division, ValueOptions, Boston, MA

Clarence Jordan, ValueOptions, Memphis, TN

Adele Gorges, The New York Care Coordination Program, Inc., Rochester, NY (invited)

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 9:00AM-10:15AM

WORKSHOP # 121       New York’s Health Homes: A Progress Report

Greg Allen, MSW, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Robert Myers, PhD, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Edye Schwartz, DSW, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 11:30AM-12:45PM

WORKSHOP # 130       Managed Care for Behavioral Health: What Lies Ahead

Margaret Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP, Hudson Health Plan, Tarrytown, NY

Karen Nelson, MD, Maimonides, New York, NY

Joyce Wale, NYC Health & Hospitals Corp, New York, NY

Jonas Waizer, FEGS, New York, NY

A Representative from Health First (invited)


Thursday, September 20 - 2:30PM-3:45PM

WORKSHOP # 138       Can Behavioral Health Organizations Improve Services?

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 4:00PM-5:15PM

WORKSHOP # 149       Promoting Community Participation: Peer Support, Self-Determination, and Wellness

Thomas Lane, CRPS, Magellan Health Services, Columbia, MD


Friday, September 21 - 9:00AM - 10:15PM

WORKSHOP # 159       Integrating Physical Health Into Recovery Plans

         Lyndra Bills, MD, MBA, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA


Conference Announcement &

On-Line Registration http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/registration/index.cfm


New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Proudly presents our

30th Annual Conference

Keeping the Integrity in Integration

At the Hudson Valley Resort & Conference Center

Kerhonkson, NY

September 19-21, 2012


Our Keynote Speakers

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW Acting Director, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Washington, DC

Chris Hansen, BSW, CQSW, NZASW, ELMP, Shery Mead Consulting, Plainview, NH

Michael Hogan, PhD, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Keris Myrick, MBA, PhD.c, Project Return Peer Support Network, Commerce, CA


Additional Speakers:

John Allen, Jr., NYS Office of Mental Health Albany, NY

Ann Rider, MSW, CPRP, Recovery Empowerment Network, Phoenix, AZ

Tom Hill, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC

Joe Powell, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, TX

Dennis Romero, SAMHSA Region II Administrator, New York, NY

Dawn Bauman, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, McLean, VA

Lauren Spiro, MA, Vanguard Communications, Kensington, MD

Laurie Curtis, MA, CPRP, Advocates for Human Potential, Middlesex, VT

Darby Penney & Cathy Cave, Advocates for Human Potential, Albany, NY

Livia Davis, MSW, CSWM, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA

Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Lloyd Sederer, MD Medical Director, NYS Office of Mental Health

New York, NY


A special viewing of the award-winning film

Kings Park: Stories from an American Institution

and discussion led the film’s director and former Kings Park resident Lucy Winer