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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 14, 2018) — OPEN MINDS has announced Leigh Davison, Anthem’s Vice President, LTSS Specialty Organization, will be the keynote speaker for The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. She will focus on the future of collaboration between health plans and providers in her keynote address, Innovative Collaborations & Partnerships For Long-Term Services: The Anthem Perspective.

Leigh Davidson is responsible for leading the business development, strategy and execution, program oversight, and operations for Anthem’s LTSS Specialty Organization. With more than 27 years’ experience in the health care industry, she has been with Anthem for 13 years and held several positions within the organization both at a corporate and health plan level. She has an extensive background in marketing, network development, provider relations and operations both in Government and Commercial health care industry. Prior to working with Anthem, Inc. and Amerigroup Corporation, Leigh held several positions with Aetna.

The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida from February 13-15, 2019. The Performance Management Institute is the only executive event focused on performance measurement and management in the areas of the health and human services field serving consumers with complex needs. This year, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of how to structure value-based contracts so they are mutually beneficial for providers and payers
  • Discuss new techniques and strategies for improving performance
  • Learn how to successfully manage multiple health plan value-based contracts
  • Become skilled at identifying key considerations for partnering with ACOs

This year’s institute will feature a full-day summit on the current state of partnerships between health plans and provider organizations –The OPEN MINDS Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

OPEN MINDS senior associates will also lead two management seminars during the institute – Thriving With Managed Care: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Organizational Competencies & Best Practices In Health Plan Contract Management and Making The Right Tech Investments For Your Organization: An Executive Seminar On Technology Budgeting & Planning.

Registration for The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute is now available. Early registration is encouraged as the institute is limited to only 450 professionals. Register today at

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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