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Gettysburg, Pa. (September 30, 2018) – OPEN MINDS has released the final faculty for The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute, taking place on October 23-24, 2018 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

“We are expecting over 600 executive attendees at this year’s institute. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a range of attendees from across the country, all from organizations serving the complex consumer markets—including mental health, addiction treatment, intellectual/developmental disabilities, children and family services, long-term services and supports, and chronic disease management,” said OPEN MINDS executive vice president Sarah C. Threnhauser. The full attendee list is available online at

The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute is the premier national meeting focused on the technology tools executives need to improve performance, streamline decision-making, and add value to the management and delivery of care for consumers with complex needs.

As previously announced, the keynote speakers include:

  • Sunil Budhrani, M.D., MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Innovation Health
  • Michael Golinkoff Ph.D., MBA, Senior Vice President, Innovation Advisor, AmeriHealth Caritas

The institute will also feature numerous high-profile faculty members from leading organizations throughout the country, including:

  1. Gina Armitage, MS, LPC, Director of Quality and Compliance, Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.
  2. Michelle A. Blackmore, Ph.D., Project Director, Montefiore Medical Center
  3. Katy Beveridge, Vice President of Operations, LifeWorks NW
  4. Bruce L. Bird, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, Vinfen
  5. Matthew Chamberlain, Chief Operating Officer, Welligent
  6. Angie Costello, Assistant Vice President, Value-Based Payment Products, Beacon Health Options
  7. Luke Crabtree, J.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Project Transition
  8. Shameil Dawood, Senior Solutions Consultant, Sparkrock
  9. Christy Dye, Chief Executive Officer & President, Partners in Recovery
  10. Wayne Easterwood, Chief Information Officer, Centerstone
  11. Kendra Ellis, Executive Director, Embassy Management
  12. Michael M. Hailye, Chief Information Officer, Embassy Management
  13. Danita Johnson Hughes, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, Edgewater Health
  14. Krista Lewis, Chief Program Officer, Medical & Crisis Services, Family & Children’s Services, Inc.
  15. Bill Maroon, Organizational Development Specialist, Business Development Team, Resources for Human Development (RHD)
  16. Andrew Mayo, Director of Sales, Onshift
  17. Matt Miller, Vice President Operations, Public Markets, Magellan Health
  18. Laurie Nelson, Group Product Manager for Analytics, Relias
  19. Emily Nichols, MPH, Director of Operations, Resources for Human Development (RHD)/Family Practice Counseling Network
  20. AJ Peterson, Vice President, Interoperability, Netsmart
  21. Diana Salvador, Psy.D., Vice President, Quality Assurance and Risk Management, CPC Behavioral Healthcare
  22. Dana Thomas, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Relias
  23. Brandon Ward, Psy.D., Director of Enterprise Applications, Mental Health Center of Denver
  24. Zoe Webb, Network and Contract Director, Cigna Behavioral Health-Northeast Region
  25. Janelle Wesloh, LADC, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, Innovation and Recovery Management, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The complete list of featured speakers and faculty members are available online at

The agenda includes a variety of sessions including:

The final agenda is available online at

This year’s institute features three special programs:

Institute Partners include:

  1. Credible Behavioral Health Software
  2. Netsmart Technologies
  3. Frameworks in Health & Quality Program Sponsored By Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
  4. CapGrow Partners
  5. Core Solutions
  6. Genoa Healthcare
  7. Welligent
  8. DATIS HR Cloud
  9. Grafton Integrated Health Network
  10. ODH, Inc.
  11. Qualifacts
  12. Relias
  13. Salient Healthcare
  14. Streamline Healthcare Solutions
  15. TenEleven Group
  16. The Echo Group
  17. Topaz
  18. Valant

View the full list of partners and exhibitors here:

The institute is approaching ‘sold out’ status with only 25 registrations remaining. Secure your registration now for The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute and the executive seminars and summits with an all-access registration pass.

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



OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

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