2015 Presentations


Day One Tuesday September 22
Day Two Wednesday September 23
Day Three Thursday September 24
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Changing Executive Leadership Competencies In An Era Of Outcomes & Value-Based Reimbursement

Plenary Address

  • Kevin Ann Huckshorn Ph.D., MSN, RN, CADC, ICRC

    Author, Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems and Programs; & Former Director of the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

    Kevin Huckshorn is CEO of a behavioral health consulting business, Kevin Huckshorn & Associates, Inc. that she initiated in November of 2014. This woman-owned business has expertise in organizational analysis and development; behavioral health administration (community and hospitals); substance use disorders/addictions; recovery-oriented systems of care; trauma-informed practice integration including the reduction of seclusion and restraint; peer-run program implementation; behavioral health workforce development; and ADA/Olmstead services implementation.

    Dr. Huckshorn served as the past Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) for the state of Delaware (2009-2014). The position oversaw the planning, program development, fiscal responsibilities, contractual obligations, contract monitoring, licensure, federal block grants, operations of the state mental health hospital, and all DSAMH community provider contractors. This position managed a budget of over 120 million dollars, 600+ state staff, and a variety of community mental health and substance use service providers. Dr. Huckshorn was also the lead on the DE USDOJ Settlement Agreement (signed in 2011) and, in that role, was able to lead Delaware toward substantial compliance, along with her team, with the targets in that settlement agreement by October of 2014.

    Dr. Huckshorn is a licensed and certified mental health nurse and substance abuse clinician with practical knowledge from 34 years of professional frontline experience working in a variety of public and private behavioral health organizations and substance abuse programs. She has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient program development, including developing and managing peer-run projects; leading state hospital service re-design; and directing recovery-based mental health and substance abuse services. She is published on adult and youth topics including violence, treatment adherence, trauma-informed care, and workforce development. She serves on the editorial board of one U.S. peer reviewed mental health-nursing journal and consults with two others; and co-authored a book with William Anthony, PhD, titled “Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems and Programs” (2008).

    Dr. Huckshorn was the past Director of the Office of Technical Assistance for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Coordinating Center for Seclusion and Restraint Reduction where she led the development of an evidence-based model to prevent violence and the use of seclusion and restraint titled “Six Core Strategies” that is on the federal NREPP database of approved models (2001-2009). Dr. Huckshorn has also worked internationally in Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia on issues related to seclusion and restraint, trauma-informed care, compliance with the ADA and Olmstead, and implementing recovery-oriented systems of care.

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9:45 am - 11:15 am
How To Negotiate An Executive Compensation Package - Exclusive CEO Session

Classroom Workshop

  • Howard Shiffman

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Mr. Shiffman has over 30 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. He has hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Shiffman served as Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA-accredited, full-service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense-specific sex offender program in the United States.

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  • Stuart I. Meyers, M.B.A., Ed.D.

    President, The Meyers Group

    Prior to joining Management Recruiters in September 1995, Dr. Meyers had over thirty years of health care experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including roles as a psychiatric hospital CEO, Community Mental Health Center CEO, VP of a Managed Care organization, and a licensed psychologist.

    Stuart has experience in working with behavioral health, primary care associations, integrated delivery systems & "medical homes", medical/surgical, managed care and public sector companies, and rehab systems, and has held senior level positions in a number of national provider and managed care organizations. He has an intimate knowledge of the health care field, and has developed close relationships within each of these sectors, thus enabling him to bring high quality, cost efficient solutions to his client's staffing needs. In addition, Stuart has specialized in assisting Boards of Directors and CEOs in a Succession Planning process that insures seamless transitions in key leadership positions.

    In each of his eighteen years in the executive recruitment field, Stuart has been ranked either in the "Top Ten" or top 10% of more than 4,000 MRI recruiters in the nation, a reflection of his ability to be responsive to his clients’ needs and his intimate familiarity with the health care industry. Stuart’s decision to name the practice after himself is a demonstration of his own deep personal commitment to his clients and candidates by putting his own reputation "on the line."

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9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Positioning For Success - General John Buford & The High Ground: The Beginning Of The Battle Of Gettysburg

Battlefield Tour

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9:45 am - 12:00 pm
The Leader's Challenge: How To Develop & Implement A Successful Strategic Plan

Classroom Workshop

  • John F. Talbot, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS

    John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Advisory Board Member, has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare, including upper management, consultation, education, direct clinical work, and serving as the president of a non-profit board. Dr. Talbot has provided consultation, training and operational assistance to behavioral health providers, nonprofit organizations, and managed care organizations across the country. His areas of focus for consultation and training include strategic planning, the development of successful strategic alliances, board development, organizational reengineering, operations management, management and leadership development, and change management. He is currently Vice President of Integration Development at Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver, Colorado.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Talbot served as the President of a network of agencies providing care to children and families. The innovative work of Colorado Care Management received national recognition, including participation in a Federal IV-E waiver study that demonstrated measurable superior clinical outcomes. In his role with Colorado Care Management, Dr. Talbot also led the development of a coalition of Colorado business executives to address the issues of providing care to abused and neglected children, and the establishment of a nationwide purchasing cooperative for non-profits. Dr. Talbot’s previous experience included serving as the Director of the Master of Health Systems Program, and Associate Dean of University College at the University of Denver. He also held senior management positions at Mount Airy Psychiatric Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Dr. Talbot has been a featured speaker at a number of national and state venues including the National Council Community Behavioral Health, Mental Health Corporations of America, the American Association of Residential Treatment Centers, the Medical Group Management Association, the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies, and the Florida Behavioral Health Council.

    Dr. Talbot is the former publisher and editor of Today’s Healthcare Manager, a newsletter focusing on leadership and management skills for healthcare managers, and has written numerous articles, manuals, and book chapters. His volunteer work includes serving as the President of the Board of Human Services Inc. in Colorado.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Making Trauma-Informed Care An Operational Reality: The Leadership Challenges

Classroom Workshop

  • Kevin Ann Huckshorn Ph.D., MSN, RN, CADC, ICRC

    Author, Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems and Programs; & Former Director of the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

    Kevin Huckshorn is CEO of a behavioral health consulting business, Kevin Huckshorn & Associates, Inc. that she initiated in November of 2014. This woman-owned business has expertise in organizational analysis and development; behavioral health administration (community and hospitals); substance use disorders/addictions; recovery-oriented systems of care; trauma-informed practice integration including the reduction of seclusion and restraint; peer-run program implementation; behavioral health workforce development; and ADA/Olmstead services implementation.

    Dr. Huckshorn served as the past Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) for the state of Delaware (2009-2014). The position oversaw the planning, program development, fiscal responsibilities, contractual obligations, contract monitoring, licensure, federal block grants, operations of the state mental health hospital, and all DSAMH community provider contractors. This position managed a budget of over 120 million dollars, 600+ state staff, and a variety of community mental health and substance use service providers. Dr. Huckshorn was also the lead on the DE USDOJ Settlement Agreement (signed in 2011) and, in that role, was able to lead Delaware toward substantial compliance, along with her team, with the targets in that settlement agreement by October of 2014.

    Dr. Huckshorn is a licensed and certified mental health nurse and substance abuse clinician with practical knowledge from 34 years of professional frontline experience working in a variety of public and private behavioral health organizations and substance abuse programs. She has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient program development, including developing and managing peer-run projects; leading state hospital service re-design; and directing recovery-based mental health and substance abuse services. She is published on adult and youth topics including violence, treatment adherence, trauma-informed care, and workforce development. She serves on the editorial board of one U.S. peer reviewed mental health-nursing journal and consults with two others; and co-authored a book with William Anthony, PhD, titled “Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems and Programs” (2008).

    Dr. Huckshorn was the past Director of the Office of Technical Assistance for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Coordinating Center for Seclusion and Restraint Reduction where she led the development of an evidence-based model to prevent violence and the use of seclusion and restraint titled “Six Core Strategies” that is on the federal NREPP database of approved models (2001-2009). Dr. Huckshorn has also worked internationally in Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia on issues related to seclusion and restraint, trauma-informed care, compliance with the ADA and Olmstead, and implementing recovery-oriented systems of care.

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
How Do You Build A Better Data Strategy? Using Data & Predictive Analytics To Lead Your Organization

Knowledge Partner

  • Ravi Ganesan

    President & CEO, Core Solutions, Inc.

    Ravi Ganesan started Core Solutions nearly a decade ago.  He began the venture as a developer of custom solutions for select organizations in behavioral health and human services. Since then, he has used his passion for entrepreneurship and a rich background in consulting and software development to grow the company into a premier provider for clients of all types and sizes across the country.
    Prior to founding the company, Ravi was a systems architect and software developer with Management Concepts, Inc., an IT consulting firm. Before this, Ravi launched his career in the Greater Philadelphia region at New York Life, the nation’s oldest and largest mutual life insurance company. While there, he established a technical assistance program initially developed to help insurance agents integrate technology into their businesses, which evolved to include business consulting, marketing and related support activities. Ravi received his M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General John Buford & Finding The Strategic Advantage: Positioning & Preparation For Value-Based Purchasing In A Shifting Health Care Market

Classroom Workshop

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8:30 am - 9:30 am
Leaders As Executive Athletes: Training To Take Your Performance To The Next Level

Plenary Address

  • Carmella Sebastian, M.D., M.S.

    Corporate Wellness Expert , & Author

    Dr. Carmella Sebastian, “Dr. Carm,” was born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania and received her MD degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from King’s College in Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was in active clinical practice before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she was VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.

    She served as Market Medical Officer with Humana for Central and North Florida and joined Florida Blue in 2010. Dr. Carm is a renowned expert in workplace wellness and enjoys WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) certification. At Florida Blue, she oversees the NCQA-accredited wellness program, Better You from Blue, and manages over 300 client consultations per year.

    Dr. Carm is a nationally known wellness educator with a special interest in women at mid-life and women’s wellness. She frequently speaks on a range of wellness topics.

    Dr Carm is author of Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond.

    Dr. Carm is widely admired for her straightforward talk and sense of humor and for offering all in her audience practical, achievable wellness strategies and solutions.

    Dr. Carm lives in Tampa with her husband and two daughters, ongoing (and somewhat reluctant) beneficiaries of her wellness wisdom.

    For more information, visit www.drcarm.com.

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9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Diversification & New Service Line Development

Classroom Workshop

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. In this tenure as senior associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers brings to OPEN MINDS a broad range of experiences in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services. He started his career as a behavioral health clinician, working in both child welfare and community mental health clinic settings. Subsequently, Mr. Naughton-Travers held a senior business operations management position for a psychiatric hospital system and its community mental health clinics.  Later, he was vice president of a firm specializing in information systems and billing and receivables management for community-based mental health programs.

    Since joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Naughton-Travers has developed business solutions for provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and metrics-based management, electronic health record (EHR) and technology selection and implementation, operations improvement, and corporate compliance. For the past decade, over half his consulting practice has focused on aiding organizations in technology selection and implementation, including all aspects of strategic technology planning, functional specifications development, request for proposal development, vendor selection, and contracting.

    He has written numerous articles, including “Winning the Human Resource Wars: Tried, True and New Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Service Organizations,” “Five Pillars of Management Competency,” “Data Driven Decision Making: Moving to an Organizational Measurement Culture,” “Survival of the Smartest: What is Your Organization’s Information Literacy IQ?,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management: Aligning Compensation with Employee Performance and Organizational Strategy.” Mr. Naughton-Travers is also a nationally recognized speaker, having conducted hundreds of executive and professional executive training events around the nation.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and his Masters’ of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

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9:45 am - 11:15 am
Managing Your Boards Of Directors: Strategic Advice For CEOs

Classroom Workshop

  • Howard Shiffman

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Mr. Shiffman has over 30 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. He has hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Shiffman served as Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA-accredited, full-service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense-specific sex offender program in the United States.

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9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Strategic Decisionmaking In Times Of Change - Colonel Joshua Chamberlain & Little Round Top: Defending The Union Line

Battlefield Tour

  • John F. Talbot, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS

    John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Advisory Board Member, has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare, including upper management, consultation, education, direct clinical work, and serving as the president of a non-profit board. Dr. Talbot has provided consultation, training and operational assistance to behavioral health providers, nonprofit organizations, and managed care organizations across the country. His areas of focus for consultation and training include strategic planning, the development of successful strategic alliances, board development, organizational reengineering, operations management, management and leadership development, and change management. He is currently Vice President of Integration Development at Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver, Colorado.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Talbot served as the President of a network of agencies providing care to children and families. The innovative work of Colorado Care Management received national recognition, including participation in a Federal IV-E waiver study that demonstrated measurable superior clinical outcomes. In his role with Colorado Care Management, Dr. Talbot also led the development of a coalition of Colorado business executives to address the issues of providing care to abused and neglected children, and the establishment of a nationwide purchasing cooperative for non-profits. Dr. Talbot’s previous experience included serving as the Director of the Master of Health Systems Program, and Associate Dean of University College at the University of Denver. He also held senior management positions at Mount Airy Psychiatric Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Dr. Talbot has been a featured speaker at a number of national and state venues including the National Council Community Behavioral Health, Mental Health Corporations of America, the American Association of Residential Treatment Centers, the Medical Group Management Association, the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies, and the Florida Behavioral Health Council.

    Dr. Talbot is the former publisher and editor of Today’s Healthcare Manager, a newsletter focusing on leadership and management skills for healthcare managers, and has written numerous articles, manuals, and book chapters. His volunteer work includes serving as the President of the Board of Human Services Inc. in Colorado.

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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Leadership Council for Children's Services: Children's Services Round Table

Invitation Only

  • Howard Shiffman

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Mr. Shiffman has over 30 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. He has hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Shiffman served as Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA-accredited, full-service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense-specific sex offender program in the United States.

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Leaders Under Pressure: How Executives Can Avoid Burnout

Classroom Session

  • Carmella Sebastian, M.D., M.S.

    Corporate Wellness Expert , & Author

    Dr. Carmella Sebastian, “Dr. Carm,” was born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania and received her MD degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from King’s College in Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was in active clinical practice before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she was VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.

    She served as Market Medical Officer with Humana for Central and North Florida and joined Florida Blue in 2010. Dr. Carm is a renowned expert in workplace wellness and enjoys WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) certification. At Florida Blue, she oversees the NCQA-accredited wellness program, Better You from Blue, and manages over 300 client consultations per year.

    Dr. Carm is a nationally known wellness educator with a special interest in women at mid-life and women’s wellness. She frequently speaks on a range of wellness topics.

    Dr Carm is author of Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond.

    Dr. Carm is widely admired for her straightforward talk and sense of humor and for offering all in her audience practical, achievable wellness strategies and solutions.

    Dr. Carm lives in Tampa with her husband and two daughters, ongoing (and somewhat reluctant) beneficiaries of her wellness wisdom.

    For more information, visit www.drcarm.com.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Colonel Chamberlain & Decisionmaking In Times Of Change: How To Make The Best Strategic Decisions For Your Organization

Classroom Workshop

  • John F. Talbot, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS

    John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Advisory Board Member, has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare, including upper management, consultation, education, direct clinical work, and serving as the president of a non-profit board. Dr. Talbot has provided consultation, training and operational assistance to behavioral health providers, nonprofit organizations, and managed care organizations across the country. His areas of focus for consultation and training include strategic planning, the development of successful strategic alliances, board development, organizational reengineering, operations management, management and leadership development, and change management. He is currently Vice President of Integration Development at Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver, Colorado.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Talbot served as the President of a network of agencies providing care to children and families. The innovative work of Colorado Care Management received national recognition, including participation in a Federal IV-E waiver study that demonstrated measurable superior clinical outcomes. In his role with Colorado Care Management, Dr. Talbot also led the development of a coalition of Colorado business executives to address the issues of providing care to abused and neglected children, and the establishment of a nationwide purchasing cooperative for non-profits. Dr. Talbot’s previous experience included serving as the Director of the Master of Health Systems Program, and Associate Dean of University College at the University of Denver. He also held senior management positions at Mount Airy Psychiatric Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Dr. Talbot has been a featured speaker at a number of national and state venues including the National Council Community Behavioral Health, Mental Health Corporations of America, the American Association of Residential Treatment Centers, the Medical Group Management Association, the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies, and the Florida Behavioral Health Council.

    Dr. Talbot is the former publisher and editor of Today’s Healthcare Manager, a newsletter focusing on leadership and management skills for healthcare managers, and has written numerous articles, manuals, and book chapters. His volunteer work includes serving as the President of the Board of Human Services Inc. in Colorado.

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8:30 am - 9:30 am
What’s Your Leadership Strategy? The Challenges Of Leadership In A Time Of Innovation

Plenary Address

  • Monica E. Oss

    Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS

    Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice. Ms. Oss is well known for her numerous books and articles focused on the strategic and marketing implications of the evolving health and human service field. She has unique expertise in payer financing models, provider rate setting, and service pricing. She has led numerous engagements with state Medicaid plans, county governments, private insurers, managed care programs, service provider organizations, technology vendors, neurotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations, and investment banking firms – with a focus on the implications of financing changes on delivery system design.

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9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Succession Planning: The Key To Long-Term Leadership Success

Classroom Workshop

  • Stuart I. Meyers, M.B.A., Ed.D.

    President, The Meyers Group

    Prior to joining Management Recruiters in September 1995, Dr. Meyers had over thirty years of health care experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including roles as a psychiatric hospital CEO, Community Mental Health Center CEO, VP of a Managed Care organization, and a licensed psychologist.

    Stuart has experience in working with behavioral health, primary care associations, integrated delivery systems & "medical homes", medical/surgical, managed care and public sector companies, and rehab systems, and has held senior level positions in a number of national provider and managed care organizations. He has an intimate knowledge of the health care field, and has developed close relationships within each of these sectors, thus enabling him to bring high quality, cost efficient solutions to his client's staffing needs. In addition, Stuart has specialized in assisting Boards of Directors and CEOs in a Succession Planning process that insures seamless transitions in key leadership positions.

    In each of his eighteen years in the executive recruitment field, Stuart has been ranked either in the "Top Ten" or top 10% of more than 4,000 MRI recruiters in the nation, a reflection of his ability to be responsive to his clients’ needs and his intimate familiarity with the health care industry. Stuart’s decision to name the practice after himself is a demonstration of his own deep personal commitment to his clients and candidates by putting his own reputation "on the line."

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  • Robert D. Cartia, M.B.A., M.A., LISAC

    Former Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health Care

    Coming Soon!

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  • April Razo, LAMFT

    Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Healthcare

    Coming Soon!

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  • John M. Sheehan, M.B.A.

    Chief Executive Officer, Harbor Behavioral Health

    John M. Sheehan currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Harbor since August, 2013. Prior to joining Harbor he was a consultant for All Tier Health Care Consulting (2011-2013) working on health care integration projects for various organizations around the country. Mr. Sheehan served as Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for BayCare Health System
    (Clearwater, FL) from 2001 - 2011. In his position at BayCare, he reported to the System President and oversaw community and hospital based behavioral health operations which included 250 inpatient beds and 43 outpatient treatment sites covering 5 counties in west central Florida. Mr. Sheehan was responsible for the administration of programs with annual revenues of approximately $75 million and 800+ employees. John also has experience in being the Director of Case Management (Assertive Community Treatment) and as a federal grant writer.

    Mr. Sheehan received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. John holds a certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

    John has over 20 years experience in the health and human services arena and has refined his knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of defining and measuring clinical excellence, strategic planning, growth, operational performance and human resources management. As the current Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, Mr. Sheehan has grown the company through a
    merger with Behavioral Connections of Wood County, expanding services to cover Lucas, Defiance, and Wood counties. His leadership has helped Harbor form a Joint Operating Company with ProMedica Health System in order to enhance care through a more integrated, coordinated healthcare model and meet growing community mental health needs. Mr. Sheehan is married to Bethany and they have three children Hannah, Jack and Gabrielle.

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9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Leading In Times Of Uncertainty - Generals Lee & Longstreet At Pickett's Charge: The High-Water Mark Of The Confederacy

Battlefield Tour

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. In this tenure as senior associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers brings to OPEN MINDS a broad range of experiences in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services. He started his career as a behavioral health clinician, working in both child welfare and community mental health clinic settings. Subsequently, Mr. Naughton-Travers held a senior business operations management position for a psychiatric hospital system and its community mental health clinics.  Later, he was vice president of a firm specializing in information systems and billing and receivables management for community-based mental health programs.

    Since joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Naughton-Travers has developed business solutions for provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and metrics-based management, electronic health record (EHR) and technology selection and implementation, operations improvement, and corporate compliance. For the past decade, over half his consulting practice has focused on aiding organizations in technology selection and implementation, including all aspects of strategic technology planning, functional specifications development, request for proposal development, vendor selection, and contracting.

    He has written numerous articles, including “Winning the Human Resource Wars: Tried, True and New Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Service Organizations,” “Five Pillars of Management Competency,” “Data Driven Decision Making: Moving to an Organizational Measurement Culture,” “Survival of the Smartest: What is Your Organization’s Information Literacy IQ?,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management: Aligning Compensation with Employee Performance and Organizational Strategy.” Mr. Naughton-Travers is also a nationally recognized speaker, having conducted hundreds of executive and professional executive training events around the nation.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and his Masters’ of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Leading In Times Of Uncertainty - Generals Lee & Longstreet At Pickett's Charge: The High-Water Mark Of The Confederacy (Repeat)

Battlefield Tour

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. In this tenure as senior associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers brings to OPEN MINDS a broad range of experiences in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services. He started his career as a behavioral health clinician, working in both child welfare and community mental health clinic settings. Subsequently, Mr. Naughton-Travers held a senior business operations management position for a psychiatric hospital system and its community mental health clinics.  Later, he was vice president of a firm specializing in information systems and billing and receivables management for community-based mental health programs.

    Since joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Naughton-Travers has developed business solutions for provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and metrics-based management, electronic health record (EHR) and technology selection and implementation, operations improvement, and corporate compliance. For the past decade, over half his consulting practice has focused on aiding organizations in technology selection and implementation, including all aspects of strategic technology planning, functional specifications development, request for proposal development, vendor selection, and contracting.

    He has written numerous articles, including “Winning the Human Resource Wars: Tried, True and New Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Service Organizations,” “Five Pillars of Management Competency,” “Data Driven Decision Making: Moving to an Organizational Measurement Culture,” “Survival of the Smartest: What is Your Organization’s Information Literacy IQ?,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management: Aligning Compensation with Employee Performance and Organizational Strategy.” Mr. Naughton-Travers is also a nationally recognized speaker, having conducted hundreds of executive and professional executive training events around the nation.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and his Masters’ of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Talent Management: Getting The Most From Your Human Capital

Classroom Workshop

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
What Is Your Social Media Plan? An Executive Guide

Classroom Workshop

  • Timothy Snyder, Jr.

    Executive Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS

    Tim Snyder, Vice President of Marketing and Senior Associate, has been a member of the OPEN MINDS team since 2008. With an extensive background in promotional marketing, business development, strategic planning, and website development, he brings a wide variety of expertise to the OPEN MINDS team. In addition to developing and overseeing all marketing, public relations, and sales strategies for OPEN MINDS’ award-winning information services department, Mr. Snyder serves as a senior associate for the consulting practice—leading both strategic marketing and website development projects.

    Previously, Mr. Snyder served as OPEN MINDS’ Marketing & Sales Manager. He has also lead initiatives in business development and product development. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Snyder worked as an independent marketing consultant for multiple organizations—specializing in online marketing strategy, campaign design and execution, event promotion, and social media integration. He has also worked as a webmaster and graphic designer for various organizations in the health and human service field—specializing in social media marketing and search engine optimization.

    Mr. Snyder is a 2008 graduate of the AACSB Internationally accredited John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Management Leadership.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pickett's Charge & Situational Leadership: How To Motivate Your Team To Meet Your Organization's Strategic Goals

Classroom Workshop

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.

    Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

    Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. In this tenure as senior associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers brings to OPEN MINDS a broad range of experiences in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services. He started his career as a behavioral health clinician, working in both child welfare and community mental health clinic settings. Subsequently, Mr. Naughton-Travers held a senior business operations management position for a psychiatric hospital system and its community mental health clinics.  Later, he was vice president of a firm specializing in information systems and billing and receivables management for community-based mental health programs.

    Since joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Naughton-Travers has developed business solutions for provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and metrics-based management, electronic health record (EHR) and technology selection and implementation, operations improvement, and corporate compliance. For the past decade, over half his consulting practice has focused on aiding organizations in technology selection and implementation, including all aspects of strategic technology planning, functional specifications development, request for proposal development, vendor selection, and contracting.

    He has written numerous articles, including “Winning the Human Resource Wars: Tried, True and New Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Service Organizations,” “Five Pillars of Management Competency,” “Data Driven Decision Making: Moving to an Organizational Measurement Culture,” “Survival of the Smartest: What is Your Organization’s Information Literacy IQ?,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management: Aligning Compensation with Employee Performance and Organizational Strategy.” Mr. Naughton-Travers is also a nationally recognized speaker, having conducted hundreds of executive and professional executive training events around the nation.

    Mr. Naughton-Travers received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and his Masters’ of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

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