Over 400 Executives Convened In Clearwater Beach, Florida For The 2020 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute

Gettysburg, Pa, Feb. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over 400 executives convened in Clearwater Beach, Florida for The 2020 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute, which took place from Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14, 2020. The Institute was held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. The three-day event brought industry thought leaders together from across the country to focus on performance management for long-term sustainability.

The Institute kicked off on February 12th with three exciting events – The OPEN MINDS Integration Summit: New Models For Primary Care, Behavioral Health, & Social Service Integration, a full-day event that was focused on helping organizations ensure their teams are prepared for implementing and supporting integration care models and have all the required competencies needed for success, and two executive seminars: How To Develop A Strategic Plan: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Strategy, Portfolio Management, & Scenario-Based Planning and How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans.

Tonya Copeland, Vice President, IDD Services & Employment & Community First CHOICES, UnitedHealth Care opened the day on February 13th with her keynote, Improving Care: Engaging Communities & Providers Is Key To Success In The Complex Consumer Market. Friday was kicked off by Julia Brillhart, RN, MSN, Vice President, Operations, Magellan Complete Care and John Selig, Vice President, Optum Public Sector, who discussed their organization’s models, what is working well, where there are pain points, and what they are looking for from provider organization partners in their keynote address New Models For Complex Consumers: The Role Of Vertical/Specialty Consumer Health Plans.

This all-inclusive program featured many industry thought leaders as faculty, including:

  • Annette Lusko, D.O., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Community Bridges, Inc
  • Ashley Sandoval, Associate CEO, Emergence Health Network
  • Cathy Lipton, M.D., CMD, National Medical Director, Institutional Programs, Optum
  • Debra Nussbaum, Ph.D., LCSW, Senior Director, Behavioral Product, Optum
  • Dianne Shaffer, LMSW, Director of Systems Development, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo
  • Dimitrios Cavathas, LCSW-C, Chief Executive Officer, Lower Shore Clinic
  • Donald Parker, LCSW, President, Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic
  • Erin Boyd, Behavioral Network Strategy, Solutions & Program Director, Cigna
  • James Stewart, President & CEO, Grafton Integrated Health Network & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS
  • Jason Willetts, Chief Technology Officer, Sequel Youth & Family Services
  • Joel Hornberger, MHS, Chief Strategy Officer, National Training and Consulting Director, Cherokee Health Systems
  • John W. Newcomer, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, Thriving Minds
  • John Selig, Vice President, Optum Public Sector
  • John Stupak, Chairman, Sequel Youth & Family Services
  • Katie Morrow, Vice President of Compliance, Streamline Healthcare Solutions
  • Kevin Sullivan, Director of Client Solutions, Streamline Healthcare Solutions
  • Kristen D. Daugherty, LISW, LCSW, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Emergence Health Network
  • Lisa Kay, Clinical Program Manager, Cigna
  • Marianne Birmingham, MS, CMUP, Regional Director of Compliance & Quality, Sequel Youth & Family Services
  • Melissa Nichols, MHA, SVP, Network Performance & Planning, Beacon Health Options
  • Michael Lawton, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida
  • Pablo McCabe, LCSW, Director, National & Strategic Accounts Team, Hazelden Betty Ford
  • Sarah Green, RN, BSN, MBA, HCS-D, COS-D, Senior Integrated Healthcare Specialist, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health
  • Susanna Kramer, MA, Director of Performance Evaluation, Community Behavioral Health
  • Theresa Jenkinson, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Inglis
  • Tine Hansen-Turton, President & Chief Executive Officer, Woods Services, Inc.
  • Vanessa R. Lane, MBA, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management/ Data Analytics, Grafton Integrated Health Network

Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS  closed out the institute with her keynote, The Integration Imperative: What You Need To Know & Do To Remain Relevant, which focused on the current status of performance and performance management, the strategic implications of building a data-driven organization, and how to use performance data to craft a sustainable strategy for the future.

All presentations from the event are available online to Institute attendees and OPEN MINDS Circle Elite and Premium members. Learn more about becoming an OPEN MINDS Circle member online at www.openminds.com/membership.

The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute will return to the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on February 10-12, 2021.

Next in the OPEN MINDS executive education series is The 2020 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute. This Institute is the only national event designed to give executive teams the management tools they need to build a strategy for innovation in a complex market. Early registration is recommended as this event has historically sold out. Online registration is available online at: https://strategy.openminds.com/register/.



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.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at www.openminds.com.