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July 30, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of The Value Based Care for Behavioral Health Online Community

Join behavioral health care leaders from across the U.S. in a candid, roundtable discussion about how they are adapting to the year’s changes and viewing the opportunities and challenges ahead. Moderated by Qualifacts Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jeff Silverman, this hour promises to deliver honesty, insight – and some humor – in the face of adversity.


  1. Hear from other executives how they are managing the challenges of a disrupted market, in real time.
  2. Learn how peers are approaching new norms for patient and staff engagement.
  3. Discover how virtual delivery and remote working are shaping technology decisions across the industry

Featured Speakers

Jeff Silverman, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Qualifacts

Jeff leads all aspects of go-to-market efforts for Qualifacts’ CareLogic platform, including expertise in helping providers use technology to improve care and optimize business outcomes. Prior to joining Qualifacts, Jeff served as the Chief of Sales Operations for Sandata, a leading provider of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) technology. Jeff was directly engaged in high profile EVV projects in the states of TN, TX, FL, LA, and NY, MCO’s such as Molina, Amerigroup, United, Blue Cross, MMIS providers such as HP and ACS/Xerox and multiple prominent Home Health Providers.

Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS

Monica E. Oss, M.S. is the founder of OPEN MINDSFor the past three 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.

Yvette Bairan, Chief Executive Officer, Astor Services for Children & Families

A dynamic and experienced leader, CEO of Astor Services for Children & Families, Yvette Bairan, has more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit realm – 12 of those spent at Astor, which provides behavioral and educational services for thousands of children and families throughout the Bronx and mid-Hudson Valley, New York. Committed to family-driven care, Yvette started at the non-profit in 2008 and served as a corporate compliance analyst before rising up the ranks to become chief compliance officer, and, ultimately, CEO.

Paul Curtis, Executive Director, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies

Paul Curtis has been Executive Director of CBHA, a statewide association of non-profit community agencies serving the behavioral health community, since January 2017. CBHA is dedicated to the proposition that the people of California deserve a rational, comprehensive, community-based behavioral health system that is adequately funded to serve all those in need of services. Paul has over thirty years of experience working in both the for-profit and non-profit world and was involved in the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities for many years. He has an extensive background in developing collaborative community programs, public policy and advocacy efforts and building strong relationships across non-profit, for-profit and government sectors. He is a Board member of the National Council for Behavioral Health and is Co-Chair of the National Council’s LGBTQ+ Interest Group.

Brad Howell, President & CEO, Fidelity House

Brad Howell is President and CEO of Fidelity House CRC providing leadership to a regional human services agency supporting people with disabilities and significant challenges. He previously served as the CEO of Career Resources Corporation in Haverhill, MA for thirteen years. In January of 2019 Career Resources merged with Fidelity House and Brad was appointed President and CEO. Brad sits on the board of directors of the Association for Developmental Disabilities Providers, the Executive Committee of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, the North Andover Scholarship Foundation, the Northern Essex Community College Human Services Department Advisory Board and the Mass Rehab Commissioner’s advisory board.

Gregory N. Wellems, Executive Director, Intellectual Disability Services, Keystone Human Services

Greg Wellems is the Executive Director of Intellectual Disability Services for Keystone Human Services. His career began 30 years ago as a direct support professional. Prior to joining Keystone, Greg worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Imagine!, a Colorado based service provider. He is a strong advocate for incorporating technology into human services, and led the development of Imagine!’s SmartHomes, an innovative a model for supporting individuals with cognitive disabilities. Greg has been on the Board of Directors for ANCOR, the Life Enrichment Trust, and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. He is a national consultant, speaking at conferences and assisting service provider organizations to strategically adopt technology into their services.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of the Value Based Care for Behavioral Health online community.

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.

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