2018 Program

Engage & Excel 2018
Program Outline

October 23, 2018

1:00 p.m. Registration Open
[4th Floor Foyer]

1:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Leveraging State Grants and Services to Serve the Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans and Their Families
[Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
(Separate Registration Required, Click here)

3:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Self-Help Tools for Daily Stress Reduction and Effective Communication in the Workplace
[Wisteria I & II, 3rd Floor]

  • Diane Felder, MD, Medical Director, Magellan Healthcare of Texas

5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops Conclude

5:30 p.m. Registration Closes

October 24, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration Open
[4th Floor Foyer]

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

8:30 a.m. General Session: Opening Remarks
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • Maureen Hackett, Co-Founder, The Hackett Family Foundation and The Hackett Center for Mental Health
  • Coby Chase, VP of External Affairs, MMHPI
  • Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO, MMHPI

9:30 a.m. Panel: 86th Legislative Session
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • Jonathan Connors, Director, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
  • Kyler Arnold, Budget Analyst, House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article II, Texas House of Representatives
  • Sandy Hentges Guzman, Legislative Director, Office of Senator Kirk Watson

10:30 a.m. General Session
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • The Honorable Ed Emmett, County Judge, Harris County

11:00 a.m. General Session: Children’s Mental Health Spotlight
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • Elizabeth Newlin, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chief of Child and Adolescent Services, UTHealth HCPC
  • Asim Shah, MD, Professor & Executive Vice Chair, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Chair, Division of Community Psychiatry

11:45 a.m. Networking Lunch
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]
Enjoy lunch, meet and greet regional philanthropic organizations, interact with other communities, Engage & Excel presenters, and behavioral health leaders in Texas

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Children’s Ideal System Track: School Mental Health
[Magnolia Ballroom, 2nd Floor]

  • Kim Phelan, Attorney, Child Advocate and President of Mental Health America of Southeast Texas (Moderator)
  • Tracy Spinner, MEd, Director of Health Services, Austin ISD
  • Chris Cronas, MEd, Founder and Principal Consultant, Cratylus Consulting, LLC
  • Linda Rodriguez, EdD, Coordinator of Behavioral Multi-Tiered System of Support, Pasadena ISD

 

Justice Track: Changing the System from A-Z
[Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

  • B.J. Wagner, Senior Director of Smart Justice and Adult Policy, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Assistant Police Chief Paul Stokes, City of Dallas Police Department
  • Kurtis Young, LCSW, Social Work Manager, Behavioral Health Services Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Alan Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Loopback Analytics

 

Statewide Planning Track: Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan
[Willow, 4th Floor]

  • Sonja Gaines, MBA, Associate Commissioner, Intellectual Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

 

Substance Use Disorder & Opioids Track: Drug Trends in Texas
[Wisteria I, 3rd Floor]

  • Samuel Shore, LMSW, Senior Director of State and Local Collaboration, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Jane Maxwell, PhD, Research Professor, Addiction Research Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jessica Duncan Cance, MPH, PhD, Agency Analytics Unit Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics

 

Single Session: HB13 Progress Thus Far
[Wisteria III & IV, 3rd Floor]

  • Nelson Jarrin, Senior Director of Government Affairs, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Ross Robinson, Executive Director, Hill Country MHDD
  • Gabriel A. de Erausquin, MD, PhD, MSc, Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, UTRGV School of Medicine
  • Libby Moore, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Texas Panhandle Centers

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Children’s Ideal System Track: Integrated Care for Children
[Magnolia Ballroom, 2nd Floor]

  • Chad Lemaire, MD, Medical Director- Behavioral Health, Legacy Community Health (Moderator)
  • Eric Storch, PhD, McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor, Vice Chair and Head of Psychology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Jesus-Martin Maldonado-Duran, MD, Psychiatrist, Complex Care Program, Texas Children’s Hospital Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Christopher Frederick, DO, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatry Services, The Children’s Assessment Center, Director of Psychiatry Services, C.A.R.E. Clinic, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTH), Clinical Faculty, Healing After Harvey at the Trauma and Resilience Center, Texas Children’s Hospital

 

Justice Track: SB292 Progress Thus Far
[Wisteria III & IV, 3rd Floor]

  • Nelson Jarrin, Senior Director of Government Affairs, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Jessica Martinez, MA, LPC, NCC, Chief Clinical Officer, North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)
  • David Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC)

 

Statewide Planning Track: Academic Leadership in Mental Health Policy
[Willow, 4th Floor]

  • Phil Ritter, Chief Operating Officer, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • David Lakey, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System
  • Cecilia Ganduglia Cazabad, MD, DrPH, Co-Director of the UT School of Public Health Center for Healthcare Data, Assistant Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Billy U. Philips, Jr., PhD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Director, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

 

Substance Use Disorder & Opioids Track: Managing Care of Complex Populations with Substance Use Disorders
[Wisteria I, 3rd Floor]

  • Ken Minkoff, MD, Director of Systems Integration, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Daniel J. Crowe, MD, FACP, Senior Medical Director-Adults Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine- Dell Medical School, Superior Health Plan
  • Diane Felder, MD, Medical Director, Magellan Healthcare of Texas
  • Andrea Usanga, Project Manager, Community Coordination of Care Initiative

 

Single Session: The Faith Community and Mental Health Systems Transformation
[Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

  • James “Jim” Zahniser, PhD, Senior Director of Evaluation Design, MMPHI (Moderator)
  • Brad Schwall, President and CEO, Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Yolanda Ortega, Coordinator, Faithbased Mental Health Initiative, Wellness Centers for Families of Faith
  • Meisha Brown, MS, CHES, Managing Leader, Total Temple Transformation (T3) Health & Wellness Ministry, The Windsor Village Church Family

4:00 p.m. Registration Closes

4:15 p.m. Adjournment
Consider using this for “team time” to continue discussions, assess what you’ve learned so far, or plan how to maximize your team’s time over the next two days. (optional)

5:15 p.m. Networking Reception
[Rooftop Terrace, 2nd Floor]
Join us for a fun networking reception, with light hors d’oeuvres, sponsored by Regina Rogers and Kim Phelan. If you’re going to have casual conversation tonight it just makes sense to dress casual, too. Treat yourself or a loved one to a new piece of Kendra Scott jewelry! Onsite pop-up show, with 20% of the proceeds benefiting Okay to Say™.

7:15 p.m. Networking Reception Concludes

October 25, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Information Desk Open
[4th Floor Foyer]

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

8:30 a.m. General Session: Closing Remarks
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • Coby Chase, VP of External Affairs, MMHPI
  • Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO, MMHPI

8:45 a.m. Panel: Public Awareness Campaigns
[Azalea Ballroom, 4th Floor]

  • Ken Maxwell, Creative Director, Partner, LDWW
  • Ken Minkoff, MD, Director of Systems Integration, MMHPI
  • Dr. Alex Belsey, Project Officer, Thrive LDN

9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Children’s Ideal System Track: Intensive Services
[Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

  • Katie Renner Olse, Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services & Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (Moderator)
  • John Lyons, PhD, Senior Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Rohanna Buchanan, PhD, Research Scientist and Chief Operating Officer, Oregon Social Learning Center and OSLC Developments Inc.

 

Justice Track: Non-Inpatient Competency Restoration: Developing a Framework
[Wisteria I, 3rd Floor]

  • John Petrila, VP of Adult Policy, MMPHI (Moderator)
  • Courtney Harvey, PhD, Forensic Director, Health and Human Services Commission
  • Beth Lawson, CEO, Star Care Specialty Health System
  • The Honorable Nelda T. Caccioti, Judicial Staff Counsel and Mental Health Magistrate, Tarrant County Criminal Courts

 

Substance Use Disorder & Opioids Track: Co-occurring Capability in Community Settings
[Willow, 4th Floor]

  • Christie A. Cline, MD, Director of Collective Impact, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Leonard Kincaid, LCDC, LPC, MBA, Executive Director, Houston Recovery Center
  • William (Mel) Taylor, President and CEO, The Council on Recovery

 

Single Session: Redesigning the Front End of the Emergency Response System
[Wisteria III & IV, 3rd Floor]

  • Amanda Mathias, PhD, Senior Director of Innovation, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Eric Epley, CEM, Executive Director, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
  • Chrystal Davis, Chief Financial Officer, Emergence Health Network, El Paso Center for Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Assistant Police Chief Peter Pacillas, City of El Paso Police Department

 

Single Session: Maternal Mental Health/Postpartum Depression
[Magnolia Ballroom, 2nd Floor]

  • Maureen Hackett, Co-Founder, The Hackett Family Foundation and The Hackett Center for Mental Health (Moderator)
  • Ann Dunnewold, PhD, Licensed HSP Psychologist, Independent Practice, Dallas
  • Amy Young, MD, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice Dean of Professional Practice, Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Health, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
  • Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, The Women’s Place-Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, The Menopause Center Pavilion for Women

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Children’s Ideal System Track: Specialty Care-Trauma
[Magnolia Ballroom, 2nd Floor]

  • The Honorable John J. Specia, Jr., Senior Fellow, MMHPI, Plunett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Marisa Nowitz, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker/Program Manager, Trauma and Grief Center at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Annette Rodriguez, President and CEO, The Children’s Shelter
  • Corrine M Walijarvi, PhD, MBA, LMSW, VP of Child Welfare and Strategic Planning, DePelchin Children’s Center

 

Justice Track: Intercept 0 Pre-Arrest Diversion
[Wisteria I, 3rd Floor]

  • B.J. Wagner, Senior Director of Smart Justice and Adult Policy, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Chief of Police Stan Standridge, City of Abilene Police Department
  • Ross Robinson, Executive Director, Hill Country MHDD
  • Kurtis Young, LCSW, Social Work Manager, Behavioral Health Services, Parkland Health & Hospital System

 

Substance Use Disorder & Opioids Track: The Promise of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
[Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

  • Tom Kosten, MD, Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Immunology & Pathology Director, Telebehavioral Health, SC MIRECC, Investigator, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (HSR&D), (Moderator)
  • Jan Lindsay, PhD, Research Psychologist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Farrukh Shamsi, BS, MBA, President, Texas Clinic Healthcare System

 

Single Session: Implementing Value Based Payment Models in Texas Medicaid Managed Care
[Wisteria III & IV, 3rd Floor]

  • Jo Carcedo, MPA, MBA, Vice President for Grants, Episcopal Health Foundation (Moderator)
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy and Robert J. Margolis, MD Professor of Business, Medicine, and Health Policy, Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Heidi Schwarzwald MD, MPH, CMO Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Health Plan, Associate Vice Chair Community Health, Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Stephanie Stephens, Deputy State Medicaid Director, Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission

12: 00 p.m. Adjournment

Thank you for attending the 2018 E&E Conference!

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