Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates
  

  NOTE:    In-Person Conference only!  No Virtual Conference attendance will be offerered.

Times posted are in EASTERN STANDARD TIME (UTC-5) !

2023 Winter Conference & Annual Meeting
Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Afia Health   Orientation Lunch Sponsor   www.afiahealth.com
Genoa Healthcare   Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.genoahealthcare.com
Iris Telehealth   Exhibitor   www.iristelehealth.com
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor   www.martynfoundation.org
MHRRG / Negley Associates   Innovation Incubator & Tuesday Evening Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.mhrrg.com | www.jjnegley.com
NextGen Healthcare   Wednesday Reception Sponsor   www.nextgen.com
Streamline Healthcare Solutions   Wednesday Breakfast Sponsor   www.streamlinehealthcare.com
The Meyers Group   Exhibitor   www.mr-themeyersgroup.com
ZMark Health   Exhibitor   www.zmarkhealth.com

VideoSession green 150x150  IMPORTANT NOTICE:    Recorded Sessions  

  NOTE:    In-Person Conference only!  No Virtual Conference attendance will be offerered. 

Some sessions will be recorded and made available in the Conference Presentations documents library.
These sessions are denoted by the green icon at the right  >>>>>>>>

Tuesday, February 28

 1:30 - 4:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Innovation Incubator
 Sponsored by:  MHRRG & Negley Associates 

VideoSession green 150x150 Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization

Presenter: Craig E. Deao MHA, Managing Director, of Huron

Our organizational cultures tend to prioritize today over tomorrow; continuity over disruption; execution over innovation. How do you make innovation as natural as eating and sleeping? Just  something you do; part of your organizational culture? This session presents a how-to manual for shaping the behaviors within your organization to produce the type of culture you desire. While  the focus of the session will be a culture of innovation, the same approach could foster cultures of engagement, safety, etc.

5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5) 

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by:  MHRRG & Negley Associates

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, March 1

 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Registration & Continental Breakfast
 
Sponsored by:  Streamline Healthcare Solutions

 8:30 - 9:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Welcome & Annual Meeting

Curious about your association’s accomplishments and plans for the future? Join us as we review the past year, lay out our goals for 2023 and announce our new board members.

 9:30 - 10:00 am EST (UTC-5)

 Morning Break
 Sponsorship Available!  

 10:00 am - Noon EST (UTC-5)

 General Session

VideoSession green 150x150 Ten Trends You Can’t Ignore - Behavioral Health Services & The Changing Health & Human Service Landscape

Presenter: Founder & CEO of OPEN MINDS Monica E. Oss MS

A combination of changing public policy, new legislation, new models for health plan service delivery, and new competition are changing how behavioral health services are delivered - and the  business models needed for growth and sustainability. In this session, join OPEN MINDS CEO Monica Oss for an update on the new market data that is reshaping the field -  and the emerging opportunities for specialty provider organizations.

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)  

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5) 

 Orientation Lunch for New & Prospective mhca Member CEOs (by invitation only)
 Sponsored by:  Afia Health

1:30 - 3:00 pm EST (UTC-5)  

 Breakout Sessions 

VideoSession green 150x150 From Status “Quo” to Status “No”: Changing the Way We Healthcare

Presenters: Spectrum Healthcare Group President & CEO April Rhodes, VP of Business Development Sunshine Dean, and VP of Information Systems Frank Gutierrez

Health and human service leaders can take a page out of the technology start-up playbook on how to innovate. Gone are the days when a service line required a fully-developed, year-long  implementation plan. In healthcare, we can take a safe and effective minimum viable service line to market. With that service, we can engage stakeholders and consumers in providing real time  feedback about success and opportunity for improvement. Finally, pivoting and adapting in real time to this feedback to ensure this service line is really delivering on the needs of our consumers. This  adaptation of the start-up model is what is needed to re-imagine what health and human services can be to really serve our communities.


VideoSession green 150x150 The Hidden Enemy: Tackling Organizational Blind Spots

Presenters:  James H. Stewart II MBA, CEO of Grafton Integrated Health Network; Dana Royse MBA, CFO of New Vista; Ron Slater, VP of IT Services and Cynthia Sikina, VP of Financial Services, of Afia Health.

A panel discussion on:

  • IT Security: Most organizations think they have IT security and infrastructure covered. What they don't know is that their blind spots are potentially causing security/compliance gaps, overspending, or issues that could harm the performance of their organization over time. Hear a first hand story from Jamie Stewart about how this affected Grafton and what they did to fix it.

  • Cash Flow: Predicting cash flow can be a daunting and elusive task, but it's essential in effectively managing a business. Learn how New Vista has worked to create visibility into projected cash flow by leveraging revenue cycle data.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST (UTC-5) 

 Afternoon Break
 Sponsored by:  Genoa Healthcare 

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)  

 Breakout Sessions

VideoSession green 150x150 Moving from Great Resignation to Great Retention: Tips, Tools, and Techniques

Presenters: INCITE Consulting Solutions CEO Kara Guerriero and Senior Consultant, Talent Optimization Tony Zipple, Red Rock Behavioral Health Services CEO Verna Foust

Behavioral health organizations flourish or fail on the quality of their staff … and it is increasingly difficult to find and keep good employees. Filling every spot in your organization with top talent  and keeping them fully engaged and highly productive is an executive’s most important task. Our workshop will help you create a great “people strategy” with priorities and make incremental  steps for measuring for success. We’ll show you how to hire better, engage staff, activate greater productivity, retain top talent, and support employee wellness.


VideoSession green 150x150 Talkable Communities

Presenters: Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare CEO Laureen Pagel, Gateway CEO Candace Hodgkins, EPIC Behavioral Healthcare CEO Patti Greenough, Child Guidance Center CEO  Theresa Rulien, Clay Behavioral Health Center CEO Irene Toto

Hear the story of a collaborative partnership between 5 CEO’s who are creating a movement to address suicide prevention through the creation of Talkable Communities. This movement focuses  on building a community of wellness through 3 evidenced-based mental health awareness trainings. Follow their journey from idea to implementation.

 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5) 

 Reception 
 Sponsored by:  NextGen Healthcare

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for a casual reception.

Thursday, March 2

 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (UTC-5) 

 Registration & Continental Breakfast
 Sponsorship Available!

 8:30 - 10:00 am EST (UTC-5) 

 Innovation Expo
 Sponsorship Available!  

VideoSession green 150x150 INNOVATION EXPO!

Join us for a series of TED-type talks on the innovative initiatives your peers are undertaking.

Presenters:

  1. Centerstone of Florida

  2. IMPOWER

  3. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

  4. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

 10:00 - 10:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Morning Break
 Sponsorship Available! 

 10:30 am - Noon EST (UTC-5) 

 General Session

VideoSession green 150x150 Transforming Information Into Action: Vendor Agnostic Data Aggregation, Data Management, and Analytics Best Practices to Achieve Greater Levels of Actionable Insight

Presenters: Javier Favela, VP - Solutions, Behavioral Health & Integrated Care, and Dany Dominguez MD, Sr Director - Solutions, Community Health Collaborative, of NextGen Healthcare

In this session, Javier Favela and Dr. Dany Dominguez from NextGen Healthcare will discuss how provider organizations are improving financial and operational decision-making as well as whole-person care outcomes through more comprehensive data aggregation and data management strategies and technology and adopting enhanced analytics. This session will cover best practices related to aggregating data from multiple sources, including population health data, applying analytics, and using the insights to take real-world actions that positively impact provider organizations and community outcomes.

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)  

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 1:30 - 3:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 General Session

VideoSession green 150x150 Friend or Foe? A New Session of Congress and Behavioral Health

Presenter: National Council for Mental Wellbeing President & CEO Chuck Ingoglia

In this interactive session, Chuck will offer insight into the new power structure in Washington and what implications this will have on legislation related to Medicaid, workforce, substance use and mental health funding as well as issues like entitlement reform.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST (UTC-5) 

 Afternoon Break
 
Sponsorship Available!

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Connect with Your Peers

Free Time

Time to connect with your mhca peers is the most valuable benefit of attending our conferences - take this time to gather with your friends old and new for some relaxation and conversation.

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

mhca Board of Directors Meeting
Chair: Tuerk Schlesinger

 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5)  

 Closing Reception
 
Sponsorship Available! 

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

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