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NYAPRS Note: In just one more week, NYAPRS' Annual Executive Seminar will provide a not-to-be-missed comprehensive program that will feature key state leaders and national and state experts offering breaking news and best predictions for our future! See below for a list of key issues and corresponding program presentations. * In recent weeks, we've added several more programs and speakers and yesterday we announced that SAMHSA's Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NeC-ATTC) will be offering a free full day session on 'Core Competencies for Facilitating Recovery' at our Seminar site at the Albany Hilton on April 24, the day preceding the Seminar ( ATTC session attendees can stay on for the Seminar at the member discounted rate ($100 off).

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[cid:image002.jpg at 01CDF8EE.E04D7550] NYAPRS Collective Presents The 9th Annual Executive Seminar on Systems Transformation Mastering the Opportunities in Healthcare, Olmstead and Budget Reforms in New York State Hilton Albany State and Lodge Streets, Albany, NY April 25-26, 2013

What are the implications of the recently approved NYS budget agreement? Where are we with health homes and the move to fully integrated behavioral and physical health managed services?

* From Policy to Implementation: A View from the State

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

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

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

* 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, MPA, Manager of Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights, Albany, NY

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

How will New York's soon to be finalized Olmstead Plan show how and what services are expanded and changed...and which are not?

* Olmstead: Policies that Advance Full Community Integration Samuel Bagenstos, JD, Professor of Law, 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 Roger Bearden, Special Counsel to Governor Cuomo for Olmstead, Albany, NY

What will the state's new Justice Center mean to our community?

* Olmstead: Policies that Advance Full Community Integration Jeff Wise, JD, Acting Executive Director, NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Albany, NY Jay Kiyonaga, Director of Justice Center Implementation, Albany, NY

How can we best prepare for managed care?

* Finding the Opportunities in Healthcare Reform: The Inside Track Monica Oss, MS, CEO and Senior Associate, Open Minds, Gettysburg, PA

* 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

* 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, CRPS, National Director Consumer & Recovery Services, Magellan Health Services, Ft. Pierce, FL

* Preparing Clinic Programs for Managed Care Gary Weiskopf, MPA, 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

How can we best position ourselves for the new integrated care designs?

* Innovations in Integrated Care: A National Perspective

Richard Dougherty, PhD, CEO, DMA Health Strategies, Lexington, MA Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director, Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

* 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

* 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, Center for the Integration of Research and Practice (CIRP) at National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI), New York, NY

What are key considerations for success in the new systems to come?

* Innovations in Peer Run Services

Larry Fricks, Deputy Dir., SAMHSA-HRSA, Ctr. for Integrated Health Solutions; Dir. Appalachian Consulting Group, Cleveland, GA

Mark Duffy, Director for Operations, Collaborative Support Programs, Freehold, NJ Patty McCarthy, MS, Director, Friends of Recovery-Vermont, Montpelier, VT Alan Rabideau, First Nations Behavioral Health Association, Kincheloe, MI Steve Miccio, Executive Director, PEOPLe Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

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

* Opportunities for Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency

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

Mark Duffy, Director for Operations, Collaborative Support Programs, Freehold, NJ

Victor Luna, CFO, Collaborative Support Programs, Freehold, NJ

Maura Kelley, CPRP, WNY Independent Living Center, Buffalo, NY; Co-President, NYAPRS Board of Directors, Chair, Employment Committee

* 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, NY, NY

Lenora Reid Rose, MBA, Coordinated Care Services Inc.; NKI for Excellence in Cultural Competence, Rochester, NY

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

How can we best address all of the recent discussions and proposed policy changes in the wake of recent tragedies?

* 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, CEO, Community Access, New York, NY; Co-President, NYAPRS Board of Directors