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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 4, 2019) — OPEN MINDS has announced Robert M. Atkins, M.D., MPH, Senior Medical Director for Aetna Medicaid as the opening keynote speaker for The 2019 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat, which will be held at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from September 9-12, 2019. Dr. Atkins’ keynote session will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 8:30am – 9:30am. This year’s Retreat will focus on strategy insights, business practice models, and personal resiliency tools executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement, to success in the new financial normal.

Robert Atkins, M.D., MPH has been a Senior Medical Director with Aetna Medicaid since 2007. Dr. Atkins led the development and implementation of Aetna’s standard model of care that integrates physical and behavioral health for all Medicaid members. He also sponsored the development and implementation of Aetna’s System of Care model across all Medicaid plans. This model addresses conditions where people live, learn, work and play through cross-sector collaboration. For the last two years he has assisted with the introduction and development of Aetna Medicaid’s trauma-informed transformation. The Retreat will feature educational and hands-on sessions, panel discussions with industry thought leaders and case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs. Throughout the week, executives will have the opportunity to attend formal and informal networking events with colleagues from throughout the country.

In addition to the Retreat, OPEN MINDS will conduct the following executive summit and executive seminars:

Registration for this exclusive Retreat is available online at Early registration is recommended as seating is limited to only 300 executives. To learn more about the Retreat, visit our website:

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or



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