Executive Seminars

The NYAPRS Collective Presents

The 10th Annual Executive Seminar on Systems Transformation

Managing Care, Managing Change

April 24-25, 2014

Albany Hilton

State & Lodge Streets, Albany, NY

 

Day 1 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:50am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

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

 

9:00am - 10:15am ~ Keynote

New Opportunities for Integrated Recovery-Oriented Services

Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute and MacArthur Fellow, whose groundbreaking “Hot spotters" initiative has received national acclaim, Camden, NJ

Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, CPRP, Director of the Wellness Institute, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University (Certificate in Wellness Coaching for Physical, Mental, and Addictive Disorder Coordinator), Developer of SAMHSA’s 8 Dimensions of Wellness, Freehold, NJ

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

 

10:15am - 11:30am ~ Plenary 1A

Emerging Models of Healthcare Integration

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

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

Jeanie Tse, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Community Living, New York, NY

Discussant: Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Camden, NJ
FacilitatorEdye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

 

10:15am - 11:30am ~ Plenary IB

New Partnerships to Maximize Opportunities within the Medicaid Waiver

Elizabeth Swain, MA, President/Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Care Association of NYS, Albany & New York City, NY

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

Briana Gilmore, MSc, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

Paul F. Macielak, Esq., President and CEO, NY Health Plan Association, Albany, NY

FacilitatorCarolyn B. Kerr, Partner, Brown and Weinraub PLCC, Albany, NY

 

11:45am - 1:15pm ~ Plenary II

Strategic Outlook for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Services in NYS

Courtney Burke, MPH, Deputy Secretary for Health, Governor’s Office, Albany, NY

Jason Helgerson, MPP, Medicaid Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Ann Marie Sullivan, MD, Acting Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, MS, LMSW, Commissioner, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany, NY

Gregory Allen, MSW, Director, Program Development & Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Robert Myers, PhD, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Division of Adult Services, State Psychiatric Centers & Managed Care, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Robert Kent, General Counsel, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, Albany, NY

FacilitatorHarvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

 

Workshops Round I ~ 2:30pm - 3:45pm

 

a. Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Advancing Employment, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Housing of Choice

Douglas Ruderman, LCSW, Director, Program Coordination and Support, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Ted Houghton, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Network of NY, New York, NY

Edward J. Butz, Managing Director, Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc., Albany, NY

Maura Kelley, CPRP, Director of Mental Health Peer Connection, WNY Independent Living Center, Buffalo, NY

FacilitatorLen Statham, MS, CBP, Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

 

b. Innovative Tools to Improve Cultural and Linguistic Governor E

Competence and Behavioral Health Outcomes

Oscar Jimenez-Solomon, MPH, Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York, NY

Wilma Alvarado-Little, MSW, Director, Community Engagement, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

Carole Siegel, PhD, Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health, Nathan Kline Institute; Orangeburg, NY

Gary Haugland, MA, Research Scientist and Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health, Nathan Kline Institute, Orangeburg, NY

FacilitatorTeena Brooks, LMSW, Cultural Competence Specialist, NYAPRS, Brooklyn, NY

 

c. Turning Crises into Opportunities for Positive Change Governor C & D

Steve Coe, Executive Director, Community Access, New York, NY

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

Jonathan Edwards, LMSW, Training Specialist, Parachute NYC, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY

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

 

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

 

a. Advancing the Impact and Integrity of Peer Support

Joseph Swinford, Deputy Director of Consumer Affairs, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY
Julia M. Fesko, CPP, Director, Bureau of Talent Management, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany, NY

Keith Stack, Recovery Coach, Executive Director, The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Albany, NY

Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, CPRP, Director of the Wellness Institute, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Freehold, NJ

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

Tanya Stevens, Director of Peer Services, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

FacilitatorHarvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS

 

b. Advancing Community Integration in Specialty Networks

Mark Kissinger, Long Term Care Division Director, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

Bruce Darling, President/CEO, Center for Disability Rights, Rochester, NY

FacilitatorBriana Gilmore, MSc, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

 

c. Realizing the Promise of Health Homes and Care Coordination
Douglas Ruderman, LCSW
, Director, Program Coordination and Support, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY
Deirdre Astin, Program Manager, Health Home Program, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Danika Mills, LMSW, LCAT, MPS, ATR-BC, Executive Director, Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc, New York, NY
Colleen Florio, PhD, Director of Care Management Initiatives & Evaluation, Adirondack Health, Queensbury, NY
FacilitatorEdye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Systems Transformation, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

 

Day 2 - Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30am - 9:30am ~ Keynote
Managing Change, Motivating Action: The Challenge of Healthcare Leadership

Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

 

9:30am - 11:00am ~ Panel I
Are You Ready for the Business of Managed Care?

Peggy Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP, Senior VP, Clinical Services, Hudson Health Plan, Tarrytown, NY

Amy Kohn, DSW, MS, President/CEO, Mental Health Association of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

Donna Colonna, MS, President/CEO, Services for the UnderServed, New York, NY

James Burnosky, VP Strategic Planning and Development, Fidelis Care, Rego Park, NY

Scott Ebner, Executive Director, Onondaga Case Management, Syracuse, NY

Dan Vermilyea, Manager of Government Program Network Services, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester, NY
FacilitatorsLinda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC
and
Bruce E. Feig, Consultant, Sachs Policy Group, New York, NY

 

11:15am - 12:45pm ~ Panel II
Innovations in Managed Care: What’s Possible?

Ian Shaffer, MD, VP and Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Healthfirst, New York, NY

Suzanne Feeney, VP, Behavioral Solutions, OptumHealth, Albany, NY

Clarence Jordan, MBA, Vice President, Wellness and Recovery, ValueOptions, Rocky Hill, CT

Anne McCabe, President, Public Sector Solutions, Magellan Health, Avon, CT

Juliana Ekong, MD, VP of Behavioral Health, Medical Director Government Business Unit, Amerigroup, Norfolk, VA

Doug Wirth, President/CEO, Amida Care, New York, NY

FacilitatorsHarvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY and

Richard Dougherty, PhD, Principal & Consultant, DMA Health Strategies, Lexington, MA

 

12:45pm - 1:15pm ~ Closing Remarks

Next Steps for Successful Transformation

Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY