2018 Program

Engage & Excel 2018
Program Outline

October 23, 2018

1:00 p.m. Registration Open

1:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Leveraging State Grants and Services to Serve the Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans and Their Families
(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

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

5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop Concludes

5:30 p.m. Registration Closes

October 24, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration open

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. General Session: Opening Remarks

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Honorable Ed Emmett, County Judge, Harris County

11:45 a.m. Networking Lunch
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

  • 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

  • B.J. Wagner, Senior Director of Smart Justice and Adult Policy, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Paul Stokes, Assistant Police Chief, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    • Chad Lemaire, MD, Medical Director- Behavioral Health, Legacy Community Health Montrose Clinic (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 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Justice Track: SB292 Progress Thus Far

  • 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: Bringing Research to Mental Health Policy

  • David Lakey, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System

 

Substance Use Disorder & Opioids Track: Managing Care of Complex Populations with Substance Use Disorders

  • 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
  • Meredith Delk, PhD, MSW, Senior VP of Government Affairs, Magellan Health
  • Andrea Usanga, Project Manager, Community Coordination of Care Initiative

 

Single Session: Faith-Based Mental Health and Opportunities for System Improvement

  • 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
Join us for a fun networking reception 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

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. General Session: Closing Remarks

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

8:45 a.m. Panel: Public Awareness Campaigns

  • Details TBD

9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Children’s Ideal System Track: Intensive Services

  • Katie Renner Olson, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eric Epley, CEM, Executive Director, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

 

Single Session: Maternal Mental Health/Postpartum Depression

  • 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 & Harvey

  • The Honorable John J. Specia, Jr., Senior Fellow, MMHPI, Plunett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Marisa Nowitz, LCSW, Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program Manager, 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

  • B.J. Wagner, Senior Director of Smart Justice and Adult Policy, MMHPI (Moderator)
  • Stan Standridge, Chief of Police, 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)

  • 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, MS, MBA, President, Texas Clinic Healthcare System

 

Single Session: Implementing Value Based Payment Models in Texas Medicaid Managed Care

  • 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
  • Stephanie Muth, MPAff, Deputy Executive Commissioner and State Medicaid Director, Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission
  • 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

12: 00 p.m. Adjournment

Thank you for attending the 2018 E&E Conference!

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