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Gettysburg, Pa. (July 14, 2019) – OPEN MINDS has announced the final faculty list and program for The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute taking place August 12-15, 2019 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California.

Focused on the clinical and management best practices executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement  to success in the new financial normal, The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute kicks off on Tuesday, August 13th  with the keynote session, Mind, Body, Community: Kaiser Permanente’s Unique Approach, presented by Bechara Choucair, M.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente.

The second day of the institute, Wednesday, August 14th , will begin with keynote session, Implementing Provider Rating Scales For Substance Use Disorders: Payer Pilot Results & Impact On Benefit Design, a panel discussion led by Samantha Arsenault, MA, Director, National Treatment Quality Initiatives, Shatterproof with panelists Doug Nemecek, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer – Behavioral Health, Cigna; and Eric Bailly, LPC, LADC, Business Solutions Director, Anthem, Inc.

The institute features many high-profile faculty members from leading organizations throughout the country, including:

  1. Allen Brown, MSSW, Chief Executive Officer, Adult & Child Health
  2. James Carlino, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP, CHHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bancroft
  3. Matt Chamberlain, Chief Operating Officer, Welligent
  4. Christy Dye, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Partners In Recovery, LLC
  5. Jeffrey Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, CN Guidance and Counseling Services
  6. David C. Guth, Jr.,Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone
  7. David Heffron, Vice President, Operations, Telecare Corporation
  8. Tracy Hockenberry, MA, NCC, LPC, Director of Business Systems, Salisbury Management, Inc.
  9. Scott Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer, Mosaic
  10. Kiara Kuenzler, Psy.D., LP, President & Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  11. Roy Leitstein, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Treatment Services
  12. Mike Lyons, Strategy & General Counsel, Mosaic
  13. Samir Malik, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Genoa Healthcare Telepsychiatry
  14. John Markley, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone of Illinois
  15. Patrick Maynard, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, I Am Boundless, Inc.
  16. Guy Maytal, M.D., Chief Integrated Care & Psychiatric Oncology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  17. Mark McHugh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Envision Unlimited
  18. Katie Morrow, LBSW, MPA, Vice President of Compliance, Streamline Healthcare Solutions
  19. Donald Parker, LCSW, President, Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic
  20. Shaun Poulton, Chief Information Officer, Salisbury Management, Inc.
  21. Faith Richie, Senior Vice President, Development, Telecare Corporation
  22. Kim Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Family Services
  23. Sandra Stein, M.D., Medical Director of Care Integration, Banner University Health Plans
  24. Jamie Vandergon, LPC, President, Trillium Family Services
  25. Michael M. Siegel, M.D., Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of California

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

Highlights of the agenda include:

Four intensive, information-packed programs will take place during the week of the Institute:

The final agenda is available online at

The attendee list is also available online at

The institute is approaching ‘sold out’ status. Secure your registration now for The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices 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 an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

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