National Experts Converge in NY: Register Today for NYAPRS April Executive Seminar! (2)

NYAPRS Note: This is a defining moment for our work and our field, inthe midst of the most fundamental and fastest changes we have ever seen. Such times demand vision, insight and input from across our communities.

NYAPRS's upcoming April 25-6 Executive Seminar gathers together a stellar array of national and state experts and state policy, provider and peer leaders to help us shape and prepare for what lies ahead.

This year's Seminar panels are comprised of experts who typically keynote national conferences these days....but you won't have to travel beyond Albany to see them all in the same place.

Our program includes national leaders like:

* Paul Appelbaum, Ron Manderscheid and Dan Fisher discussing the impact of increased national and state attention on mental health issues

* Arthur Evans, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services Commissioner on healthcare transformation and grounding multicultural competencies

* Delaware Commissioner Kevin Huckshorn, former US Dep't of Justice attorney Sam Bagenstos and the Bazelon Center's Bob Bernstein providing an exciting example of the transformational impact of a state Olmstead plan

* Larry Fricks, Peggy Swarbrick, Tom Hill, Joe Powell and Alan Rabideau describing the latest in peer service innovations

* Open Minds' Monica Oss, noted expert on the implications of financing changes on behavioral health delivery systems

* Cheri Dolezal (Washington), Joe Powell (Texas) and Tom Lane (Pennsylvania) detailing some impressive managed care designs that have enhanced recovery and peer support initiatives

* NDRI's Stan Sachs on innovations in integrating addiction, mental health and medical care

* National consultant Dick Dougherty taking a look at promising national healthcare innovations

* SAMHSA's Wilma Townsend and Dennis Romero

The Seminar also features a broad array of New York State officials, including Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson, OMH Acting Commissioner Kristin Woodlock and OASAS Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, and leading state change agents who will help us stay on top of prominent state policy changes and programmatic innovations.

Please see program schedule details below and go to https://registration.nyaprs.org/ to register today!

NYAPRS Collective Presents 9th Annual Executive Seminar on Systems Transformation

Mastering the Opportunities in Healthcare, Olmstead and Budget Reforms in New York State

April 25-26, 2013

Hotel Albany State and Lodge Streets, Albany, NY

Register Today at https://registration.nyaprs.org/

Program Schedule Day 1 - April 25, 2013

9:30 am - 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director for Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Associate Executive Director, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

9:45 am - 11:00 am Tools for Today and Tomorrow: Inspiration, Innovation, Integration and Adaptation

Wilma Townsend, MSW, Consumer Affairs Specialist, SAMHSA, Washington, DC

Larry Fricks, Deputy Director, SAMHSA-HRSA, Center for Integrated Health Solutions, Cleveland, GA

Stanley Sacks, PhD, Director, National Development & Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, New York, NY

Monica Oss, CEO and Senior Associate, Open Minds, Gettysburg, PA

Moderator: Richard Dougherty, PhD, DMA Health Strategies, Lexington, MA

11:00 am - 11:05 am Break

11:05 am - 12:15 pm Olmstead: Policies that Advance Full Community Integration

Robert Bernstein, PhD, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC

Samuel Bagenstos, JD, University of Michigan Law School, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Ann Arbor, MI

Kevin Huckshorn, RN, MSN, CADC, ICRC, Director, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Delaware Health and Social Services, New Castle, DE

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

12:15 pm -1:15 pm Lunch (Exhibitor Room open)

1:30 pm - 2:30pm From Policy to Implementation: A View from the State

Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Kristin Woodlock, Acting Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, NYS OASAS , Albany, NY

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break

2:40 pm - 3:50 pm Workshops Round I

A. Innovations in Peer Run Services

Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, CPRP, Director, Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives, Freehold, NJ

Larry Fricks, Deputy Director of the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, Cleveland, GA

Tom Hill, MSW, Director of Programs, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC

Alan Rabideau, First Nations Behavioral Health Association

Steve Miccio, Executive Director, PEOPLe Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Moderator: Amy Colesante, Executive Director, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

B. Innovations in Integrated Care: A National Perspective

Richard Dougherty, PhD, DMA Health Strategies, Lexington, MA

Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

C. Finding the Opportunities in Healthcare Reform: The Inside Track

Monica Oss, CEO and Senior Associate, Open Minds, Gettysburg, PA

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Workshops Round II

A. Managed Care Financed Innovations

Cheri Dolezal, RN, MBA, Executive Director, OptumHealth, Pierce RSN, Tacoma, WA

Joe Powell, LCDC, CAS, Executive Director, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas TX

Thomas Lane, National Director Consumer & Recovery Services, Magellan Health Services, Ft. Pierce, FL

Moderator: Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Associate Executive Director, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

B. Update on Medicaid/Medicare, Managed Long Term Care and Community First Choice Initiatives

Mark Kissinger, Long Term Care Division Director, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Leah Farrell, Manager of Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights, Albany, NY

Lindsay Miller, Deputy Director, New York Association on Independent Living, Albany, NY

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

C. Preparing Clinic Programs for Managed Care

Gary Weiskopf, Project Director, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Andrew Cleek, PsyD, Executive Officer, Senior Research Scientist, McSilver-Urban Institute for Behavioral Health, New York, NY

Carla Lisio, LCSW, Executive Vice President, Mental Health Association of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

Moderator: Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

Program Schedule Day 2 - April 26, 2013

8:30 am - 10:00 am Rethinking the Mental Health System in Response to the Newtown Legacy

Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Directors (NACBHDD), Washington, DC

Paul S. Applebaum, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD, Executive Director, National Empowerment Center, Lawrence, MA

Steve Coe, Executive Director, Community Access, New York, NY; Co-President, NYAPRS Board of Directors

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

10:00 am - 10:10 am Break

10:10 am - 11:15 am Systems Transformation in the Era of Healthcare and Budget Reforms

Dennis O. Romero, MA, SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Region II, New York, NY

Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, Commissioner, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Philadelphia, PA

Moderator: Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Associate Executive Director, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

11:15 am - 11:30 am Break

11:30 am - 12:45 pm Workshops Round III

A. Opportunities for Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency

John B. Allen, Jr., Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, CPRP, Director, Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives, Freehold, NJ

Maura Kelly, WNYILC, Buffalo, NY; Co-President, NYAPRS Board of Directors, Chair, Employment Committee

Moderator: Len Statham, MS, CBP, Employment and Economic Development Specialist, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

B. Grounding Multicultural Competencies in Healthcare Reform Initiatives

Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, Commissioner, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer L. Humensky, PhD, Research Director, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York, NY

Lenora Reid Rose, MBA, CCSI, Rochester, NY; Nathan Klein Center for Excellence in Cultural Competence

Moderator: Hextor Pabon, NYS OMH, Bureau of Cultural Competence, Albany, NY

C. New Partnerships: Behavioral and Medical Health Innovations

Elizabeth Swain, MA, Executive Director Community Health Care Association of NYS (CHCANYS), New York, NY

Peter Campanelli, PsyD, Principal, Strategic Organizational Development, New York, NY

James Schuster, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health, Pittsburg, PA

Moderator: Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

D. Addictions Treatment and Recovery Services under Managed Care

John Coppola, MSW, Executive Director, New York Association of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers, Albany, NY

Sam Wiggens, Field Director, Friends of Recovery-New York, Albany, NY

Michael Chaple, PhD, Deputy Director of the Center for the Integration of Research and Practice (CIRP) at National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI), New York, NY

Moderator: Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Associate Executive Director, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

12:45 pm Adjournment

Register Today at https://registration.nyaprs.org/