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March 11, 2015 — Exclusive Executive Web Briefing For Members Of The Leadership Council For Children’s Services

This event has passed. Slides and video from this event can be found here.

States across our nation are reorganizing their human service systems and focusing on the Triple Aim of the new health care movement:

  1. Improving the consumer experience, including quality and satisfaction
  2. Improving the health of children and families
  3. Reducing the per capita cost of health care

The Federal Government has created waivers for the states that will help them to accomplish these goals. Federal IV-E Waivers have been one of the popular ways that human services can use federal dollars flexibly. Learn how states are using IV-E dollars to reduce congregate care and support community programming, and get market intelligence on the national trend to update and deliver managed systems of care.


During this 90-minute web briefing, Christine James Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Child Welfare League of America and Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate of OPEN MINDS, will focus on:

  • Factors driving new models of care
  • Emerging models of care such as: IV-E Waiver models, systems of care, managed care coordination, and primary and integrated health care models
  • How to work in these new systems

This web briefing is an exclusive event for members of the Leadership Council For Children’s Services. If you are not a member and would like more information on the Leadership Council and how to become a member, please visit:

Featured Speakers

Christine James-Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Child Welfare League Of America — Christine James-Brown became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in April 2007, assuming the leadership of the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization.

Ms. James-Brown comes to CWLA from United Way International (UWI), where she served since 2004 as the organization’s fifth President and CEO. As President and CEO, Ms. James-Brown was responsible for the efforts of the worldwide network of United Way nonprofit member organizations spanning six continents and five regions and serving communities in 45 countries and territories.

Howard Shiffman, M.A., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS  — Mr. Shiffman brings over thirty 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. For OPEN MINDS clients, Mr. Shiffman brings hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. He has a unique ability to “think outside of the box” when it comes to program and revenue growth, cultivating strategic partnerships and in fostering personal relationships.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Shiffman successfully led a number of organizations and programs. He most recently 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.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of the Leadership Council For Children’s Services.

Unable To Attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides — regardless of attendance.

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