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Gettysburg, Pa. (September 30, 2018) — OPEN MINDS announced that David Wawrzynek, MBA, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS, will lead a special two-part workshop, “Understanding and Reducing Unit Costs,” as part of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council’s Annual Behavioral Health Training Conference, October 11-13, 2018, at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, in Breckenridge, Colorado.

“For most behavioral health organizations, understanding and managing unit costs is fundamental to financial sustainability,” said David Wawrzynek, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS. “To assist organizations in achieving lasting sustainability, this workshop will go beyond reviewing unit costing models – and focus on demonstrating practical approaches to applying these concepts for sustainable results. I’m excited to represent OPEN MINDS at this year’s Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council’s Annual Behavioral Health Training Conference, and look forward to meeting with the Colorado provider organizations in attendance.”

Understanding and Reducing Unit Costs: Part 1 will provide steps to re-engineering and understanding unit costs – and will focus on activity-based costing, target costing and re-engineering processes to return value. The second session will take the concepts and processes discussed in Part 1, and apply them via two case studies that demonstrate the development and application of financial models.The full program for can be found online at:

Before joining the OPEN MINDS team, David Wawrzynek served for 18 years as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Spectrum Human Services, a private, non-profit community mental health organization in Western New York. He has more than 40 years of experience in public behavioral health and in his career has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Clinician/Supervisor, Clinical Program Director and Executive Management CFO. David has joined his clinical training and experience with his business/
financial training and experience to bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the efficient and effective management of behavioral health services. As a member of Executive management
David has designed, implemented and monitored systems to support Information Technology, Human Resources, billing, budgeting, financial modeling and reporting, site operations, risk
management, security, and change management. In recent years David has focused on the development of analytic modeling tools, communication platforms, and knowledge management
supports to transform raw data into meaningful information to enable more effective strategic and operational insights and decision-making.


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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