Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates
2019 Winter Conference & Annual Meeting
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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Adaptive Infotech
Altruis   Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor & Exhibitor
CapGrow Partners   Exhibitor
Credible   Exhibitor
DATIS   WiFi Sponsor & Exhibitor
Echo Group   Exhibitor
Everwell   Exhibitor
FOCUS Investment Banking   App Sponsor
Genoa Healthcare   Wednesday Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
Genoa Telepsychiatry   Exhibitor
iCentrix   Exhibitor
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry   Exhibitor
Iris Telehealth   Exhibitor
Kronos   Exhibitor
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor
MHRRG/Negley Associates   Closing Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
Netsmart   Innovation Incubator Sponsor & Exhibitor
OnShift   Exhibitor
Open Minds   Exhibitor
PharmBlue   Exhibitor
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.   Photo Booth & Charging Station Sponsor & Exhibitor
Regroup   Exhibitor
Relias   Exhibitor
Streamline Healthcare Solutions   Orientation Luncheon Sponsor & Exhibitor
TenEleven Group   Take Note! Sponsor & Exhibitor
Valant   Opening Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
Welligent   Exhibitor
Tuesday, February 19

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 Innovation Incubator
 Sponsored by: Netsmart

Disruptive Innovation

Facilitated by: CEO at Dialog Group Mark de L. Thompson

Join us for a transformation discussion in three parts:

1. Blowing it all up to get it Together - SpectrUm Health's CEO April Rhodes shares lessons learned on the road to transformation

2. Learning to sleep with the Enemy - How to go from adversarial to partnership with your payor featuring Steward Health Arizona's CEO Shawn Nau

3. Going from Defense to Offense - A workshop exercise on dialoging with your payor on service delivery design

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by: Valant

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, February 20

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
 Welcome & Annual Meeting

Join us as we recognize member achievements, announce our new board members and lay out our goals for 2019.

10:00 am - Noon  General Session

The Future Begins Now!

Presented by: Future Hunters Eric Orange and Jared Weiner

While change is a constant, the story today is about the pace of change, which is rapidly speeding up and causing major disruptions to happen faster than ever before. Using macro technological, sociocultural, and economic trends as a catalyst, we will talk about how the major growth areas of The Metaspace Economy® will uncover both the short- and long-term future opportunities of tomorrow, and how all will transform the current landscape as we know it today.

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Orientation Luncheon (invitation only)
 Sponsored by:  Streamline Healthcare Solutions

 1:30 - 3:00 pm


KEYNOTE: The Intrinsic Code

Presented by: Parallax Health Sciences Chief Technology Officer & Director Nathaniel T. Bradley

How to take an innovative idea and develop it into a marketable product which can bring in a new and significant revenue stream to your organization. Some mhca members have had success at this. Learn how you can do it too.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm

 Afternoon Break
 Sponsored by:  Altruis

 3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Mergers & Acquisitions in Behavioral Health - Planning for Survival in the Challenging 2020’s

Presented by: ncgCare’s VP of Corporate Development & General Counsel Nicholas Riehl

Two active practitioners - one an industry insider and the other an M&A advisor - will contrast their views of consolidation in the for-profit behavioral health industry with that of the non-profits, and delve into the why’s and how-to’s of strategy development, process, valuation, legal considerations and other important topics in mergers and acquisitions. The challenges and opportunities will be explained with real world examples and case studies.

Made in Florida - an "mhca Talks" Panel Presentation 

Presented by: LifeStream Behavioral Center President & CEO Jonathan M. Cherry, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare CEO Laureen Pagel, PhD; Henderson Behavioral Health CEO Steven Ronik, EdD; LifeStream Behavioral Center Executive Vice President, Chief Hospital Officer Rick Hankey; Centerstone of Florida CEO Melissa Larkin-Skinner, MA, MBA, LMHC; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CEO Maggie Labarta, PhD; Gracepoint CEO Joe Rutherford, MA, MBA; The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health CEO Linda De Piano, PhD; and Aspire Health Partners Chief Clinical Officer Vicki Garner, LMHC.

Eight Florida organizations will briefly highlight their successful innovations in service delivery over the past several years to spark ongoing dialog and collaboration among their mhca peers and foster further innovation.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

  Sponsored by: Genoa Healthcare 

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, February 21

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 General Session

Talent Generation

Presented by: XYZ University CEO Sarah Sladek

In this provocative and often humorous keynote, Sarah will showcase the transition from the Industrial Era to the Talent Economy, including unique insights into workforce values, trends, and the future of work. She will also share examples of organizations that have been capable of engaging employees in this era of disruption—what they did, why it worked, and how its made a difference to the organizations’ outlook and bottom line.

 10:00 am - 10:30 am

 Morning Break

 10:30 am - Noon

 General Session (continues)

Not Evidence-Based Practice, but Practice -Based Evidence!

Presented by: Relias Translational Neuroscientist Carol Clayton

This session will focus on several examples of field-based, small-scale successes for improving care, driving value-based or higher-rate reimbursement and/or business growth that are replicable and scalable. Real case examples will be provided.

 Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Six Strategies High-Performing Organizations Use to Engage Talent & Plan Their Futures

Presented by: XYZ University CEO Sarah Sladek

Sarah Sladek spent two years researching the most successful organizations in existence today. In this workshop, you will learn about the key findings she shared in her book, Talent Generation, and how to apply these strategies to your own organization. Sarah will guide the audience through a strategy-building exercise and share c-suite recommended tools and insights related to change management, team-building, productivity, and succession planning.

Intrinsic Code - A Deeper Dive

Presented by: Parallax Health Sciences Chief Technology Officer & Director Nathaniel T. Bradley

Explore a more detailed road map to obtaining a patent and commercializing/monetizing your product.

 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Rick Doucet MA

Free Time to Connect with Your mhca Peers!

 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Closing Reception
 Sponsored by:  MHRRG / Negley Associates

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, February 22
 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  MHRRG Annual Shareholder Meeting followed by Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Margaret Labarta PhD

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