A national association of innovative & entrepreneurial
behavioral healthcare organizations
focused on the development of C-suite executives.

Agenda for 2017 Denver, CO


Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates

2017 Summer Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

A-Train Marketing - Exhibitor - www.atrainmarketing.com
BBC Technology Solutions - Exhibitor - www.bbctechnologysolutions.com
Credible Wireless
- Exhibitor - www.credibleinc.com
DATIS - Exhibitor - www.datis.com
Genoa - a QoL healthcare company - Reception/Dinner Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.genoa-qol.com
Janssen Pharmacuticals - General Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com
Kronos - Exhibitor - www.kronos.com
Martyn Family Foundation
- Education Sponsor - www.martynfoundation.org

MHRRG/Negley Associates - Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.mhrrg.com
Netsmart Technologies - App Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.ntst.com
NorthRock Pharmacy - Exhibitor - www.northrockpharmacy.com
- Exhibitor - http://pharmblue.com
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
- WiFi & Charging Station Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.qualifacts.com

Relias Learning - Exhibitor - www.reliaslearning.com
Streamline Healthcare Solutions - Exhibitor - www.streamlinehealthcare.com
Valant - Exhibitor - www.valant.com
- Exhibitor - www.welligent.com

Tuesday, August 8

1 - 5 pm

 Innovation Incubator

Value-Based Reimbursement in Health & Human Services: How Bundled Payments Differ from Capitation

Facilitated by OPEN MINDS CEO Monica Oss

Panelists will provide an overview of value-based reimbursement and illustrate the differences between bundled payments and capitations.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 9

 7:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am General Session

The Trust Edge

Presenter: Trust Edge Leadership Institute CEO David Horsager

Trust is a fundamental, bottom-line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through industry-leading research, The Trust Outlook™, and firsthand experience working with the world’s highest-performing organizations, David reveals how top leaders and organizations drive business results to become the most trusted in their industry.

 10:00 - 10:15 am   Morning Break
 10:15 - 11:45 am  General Session (continued)

Innovation Portfolio: A Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Presenter: President & CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver Carl Clark, M.D.

Exploration and exploitation are the two main types of innovation that can move your organization to an even more competitive advantage. We will explore creating and capturing value for the people you serve, low cost vs. perceived quality approaches to competitive advantage, and how to instill innovation in your organization.

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch On Your Own
 Orientation Luncheon
(invitation only)

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Co-Responder Initiative: Creating Sustainable, Solution-Based Mental Health Collaborations with Law Enforcement

Presenters: Mental Health Center of Denver Co-Responder Unit Assistant Manager Heather Crawford and Vice President of Adult Recovery Services Jay Flynn

Learn about the sequential intercept model and the innovative approaches the Mental Health Center of Denver is taking to engage behavioral health concerns within each area of the legal system (preventative, proactive, post arrest, probation). Discuss diversion options and the Co-Responder Model as it applies to the Denver Police Department, and how a Crisis Response Unit increases access to disaster response as well as engagement on the Zero Suicide initiative.


Case Study: Driving Performance through Trust

Presenters: Trust Edge Leadership Institute CEO David Horsager and Community Reach Center COO Clay Cunningham

Trust is the fastest way to increasing influence, impact and business results – yet many leaders are frustrated when their teams avoid accountability, stop pushing forward priorities, or refuse to stay engaged. From firsthand experience working with behavioral healthcare leaders, David will share ideas on how to increase engagement and earn the trust of those you lead.

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Breakout Sessions


Becoming a Top Workplace - How to Get and Stay There?

Presenters: Jefferson Center for Mental Health President & CEO Harriet Hall, Director of Marketing & Community Relations Stephanie Schiemann, Senior Recruiter Jon Drogheo, Director of Human Resources Sandy Steinman, and VP of Administration & CFO David Goff

Jefferson Center for Mental Health has been recognized as one of the top workplaces for the last 5 years. Achieving and maintaining this success hasn’t been easy. Hear the story of how they did it, from strategic planning to innovative practices, and learn how you can run faster and jump higher.     


The Future of Healthcare IT: When the Rubber Hits the Road

Presenters: Afia Co-Founder/Managing Partner Jeremy Nelson and eHana CEO Jake Buckley-Fortin

Attendees will discuss the Internet of Health, from wearables and health research to artificial intelligence, and explore how behavioral health is being transformed, especially in the context of an increasingly care managed, accountable care environment.  From there we will take a deep dive into a handful of emerging technologies to truly understand how they work and how they will change the way care is delivered in our organizations.

 5:30 - 8 pm

Reception & Banquet
Sponsored by: Genoa - a QoL Healthcare Company

Thursday, August 10

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am

 General Session


Building Your Brand & Reputation:  How to Distinguish Yourself and Be Remembered

Presenter:  Arudia Founder and Professional Certified Coach Anne Collier

In this session you will learn: The 5 steps to create a brand that authentically reflects who you are; how to translate your brand into talking points; how to answer “what’s new?” so that you engage rather than bore; and, how to build meaningful relationships that support you and your organization.

 10:00 - 10:15 am

 Morning Break

 10:15 -11:45 am

 General Session (continued)

Building Your Brand & Reputation:  How to Distinguish Yourself and Be Remembered (continued)

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch on Your Own

 1:30 - 4:15 pm

 Dahlia Campus Tour 
Explore the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being - a pre-school, urban farm, dental office and mental health care center providing inclusive education and integrated holistic care in the heart of one of Denver's poorest neighborhoods.

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions


Leverage Your Problem-Solving Style to Lead:  Using Adaption-Innovation Theory to Effectively Lead, Manage, and Collaborate

Arudia Founder and Professional Certified Coach Anne Collier

Identify your problem-solving style, learn to recognize others’ problem-solving styles, and leverage this knowledge to lead and manage challenging colleagues.


Therapeutic Space and Beyond!

Presenters: Red Rock BHS CEO Verna Foust and COO, Dr. Wana Ellison

Learn therapeutic and creative concepts for new construction and renovation. Building our children’s center, Planet Rock, we met each task with a formal pledge to produce the best, most welcoming, trauma-informed environment. Our initial vision will be explained, as well as critical decisions made throughout the process using therapeutic concepts and purpose.

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Barbara Daire

 5:00 - 6:30 pm

 Sponsored by: MHRRG / Negley

Friday, August 11
 9 am - 2 pm  MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair:  Margarita Labarta PhD

About Us

mhca is a results-oriented organization that operates in a fast, flexible, and focused mode. We take pride in the purposeful and productive involvement and participation of our members. Because mhca is composed of members who share common visions and priorities, we are able to quickly determine our objectives, commit the necessary resources, and accomplish our goals.

Contact Us

1876 Eider Court, Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32308
TEL:  (850) 942-4900
FAX:  (850) 942-0560