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Agenda

Monday, December 9 – Day 1

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration/Check-in

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Keynote
One More Thing and I’ll Explode ‒ Managing Change
Jean Steel, Owner, Happy People Win
Change is as unavoidable as death and taxes, so we might as well embrace it. During this session, participants are led through the common responses to change, what it can mean, and the various effects it can have in our homes, at work, and in our relationships. Jean Steel is well prepared for this topic, having led a life with more adjustments in it than most. She asks us to take care of ourselves, to reframe our thinking, to make strong commitments, and to see the opportunities in our lives. Find out how the one-minute vacation and the “tombstone technique” can challenge the way you think about change.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | General Session
Using the Past to Improve the Future

Steve Fields, Executive Director, Progress Foundation
There are many issues surrounding the current state of behavioral health care delivery. But how did we get here and how do we move forward? Mr. Fields will discuss the history of behavioral health from the period of de-institutionalization to today’s struggles. He will also share how his own organization, Progress Foundation, developed supportive, community-based programs that assist patients and families while also avoiding institutions or correctional facilities. This session provides us with history and hope.

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon
Center for Behavioral Health Care Announcements & Updates
Šimanek Distinguished Service Award
Vista Del Mar: Where Are They Today?

Jenifer Nyhuis, CEO, Signature Healthcare, Vista del Mar Hospital; Tim Rommel, Healthcare Architect, Cannon Design

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.  | General Session
Our Health California
Tracy Campbell, Assistant Group Vice President, Communications, California Hospital Association; Tovey Giezentanner, Senior Counselor, Randle Communications

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  | General Session
Navigating Systems of Coverage

Frank Garcia, AMFT, Utilization Review Case Manager, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center
Maneuvering through Medicare and commercial insurance reimbursement processes can be challenging for a seasoned individual. But imagine how a patient might feel. They need help, they don’t need the additional worry of insurance coverage ― they need you.  Listen as Mr. Garcia discusses the lessons he has learned on his journey of understanding reimbursement strategies. Through case examples, he will discuss the importance of comprehending the contractual obligations with the payer, what questions to ask when working through an appeal, the vital role the treatment team plays in supporting documentation, and recognizing that “no” is not always the final answer.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | General Session
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Aimee Moulin, Emergency Physician, Assistant Residency Director, UC Davis, and President, Cal ACEP, Co-Director, Emergency Department Services, Bridge Program; Arianna Sampson, APP Lead, USACS, Northern California Regional Coordinator ED-Bridge, and Co-Director, California Bridge Patient Navigator Program
While 28% of adult ED patients screen positive for Substance Use Disorder many hospitals still do not treat the underlying issues of addiction. As we discover better ways of treating patients who use drugs, studies show that patients given medication-assisted treatment (MAT) are more likely to remain in care for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) than those who are given referral information alone. Through case studies, this panel will describe how the California Bridge Program operates and the strides being made to effectively implement the program in other communities. 

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. | General Session
EMTALA in the Psychiatric Environment

Alicia Macklin, Regulatory Attorney, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC
Even though EMTALA was passed over 30 years ago, there is still confusion and misconceptions concerning EMTALA and its intersection with emergency psychiatric services.  Ms. Macklin will clarify EMTALA obligations, including the requirements applicable to psychiatric hospitals, explore recurring problems in the psychiatric environment, and use case examples to demonstrate tricky EMTALA situations and guidance.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Reception – Mission Inn
This reception has always been an anticipated event. You can talk to your peers (and friends) about what you learned during the morning session, make plans for dinner, or just relax while enjoying some appetizers and beverages.

Tuesday, December 10 – Day 2

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.| Opening Remarks

8:15 – 9:30 a.m.| Keynote
Breaking the Stigma

Tony Hoffman, Founder and Director, Freewheel Project
Tony was a top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements. By his senior year of high school, he was drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and using prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. In 2007, he committed a home invasion armed robbery while on probation and was sent to prison for two years. Listen as Tony recounts his early teenage struggles with mental health which he holds as a key player in his active years of substance use. He knows the stigma facing addicts — seeking  a life free of substances in the face of a society that lacks compassion and understanding. Tony has beaten the odds one day at a time. His presentation will focus on hope and recovery, mental health stigmas and the importance of shifting our thinking about addiction.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.| General Session
Breaking Down Transfer Barriers
 Panel Discussion
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Elissa Berthiaume, Manager, Patient Care, Scripps Health; Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Cheryl Heaney-Ordez, DNP, RN, PHN, Emergency Department Director, St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Rose Colangelo, RN, Emergency Services Manager, Scripps Health (Moderator)
How simple is the process of moving a patient, suffering from behavioral health issues, from the ED to inpatient psychiatric care? It’s not simple at all. There are procedures that must be followed and obstacles along the way. The challenge of patient administration and transferring protocols can be frustrating. Listen as this panel discusses ways they have improved the process and in turn expedited necessary treatment for the patient.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. | General Session
The Future of Medi-Cal

Ryan Witz, Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives, California Hospital Association
Over the past 10-years, the Medi-Cal program has significantly changed as California recovered from the Great Recession, implemented the Affordable Care Act, expanded Medi-Cal managed care statewide and has implemented other various federal and state policy changes. With each change in policy—expanding benefits, coverage, or implementing new innovative demonstration policies—has meant the program has also grown more complex. This presentation will briefly touch on the current structure of the Medi-Cal program and then will dive into what the future may hold through the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Program (CalAIM) proposal.

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon
Advancing Behavioral Health Care at the Federal Level

Michael Barnard, Director, Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. | General Session
Treatment Intersection of Autism and Mental Health

Nisha Warikoo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine
Stay tuned for a complete summary.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Break & Raffle Prize Drawing

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Closing Session
What Keeps You Up at Night? A CEO Panel Discussion

Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Susan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, College Hospital Costa Mesa; Susan Rose, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Behavioral Health; Peggy Wheeler, Vice President, Rural Health & Governance, California Hospital Association (Moderator)
Many CEOs lay awake at night thinking about patient needs, community partnering, workforce planning, payor relations, new regulations, facility financial stability — no way does counting sheep help with this much on the mind. In a casual setting, listen as a panel of CEOs discuss what weighs on their minds, how they are coping with change, and what they see for the future of behavioral health care.

Presentations – Print

Monday, December 9 – Day 1

One More Thing and I’ll Explode ‒ Managing Change​
Jean Steel, Owner, Happy People Win

Using the Past to Improve the Future
Steve Fields, Executive Director, Progress Foundation

  • Presentation not available for download

Our Health California
Tracy Campbell, Assistant Group Vice President, Communications, California Hospital Association; Tovey Giezentanner, Senior Counselor, Randle Communications

Vista Del Mar: Where Are They Today?
Jenifer Nyhuis, CEO, Signature Healthcare, Vista del Mar Hospital; Tim Rommel, Healthcare Architect, Cannon Design

Navigating Systems of Coverage
Frank Garcia, AMFT, Utilization Review Case Manager, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center​

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Aimee Moulin, Emergency Physician, Assistant Residency Director, UC Davis, and President, Cal ACEP, Co-Director, Emergency Department Services, Bridge Program; Arianna Sampson, APP Lead, USACS, Northern California Regional Coordinator ED-Bridge, and Co-Director, California Bridge Patient Navigator Program

EMTALA in the Psychiatric Environment
Alicia Macklin, Regulatory Attorney, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

 Tuesday, December 10 – Day 2

Breaking the Stigma
Tony Hoffman, Founder and Director, Freewheel Project

  • Presentation not available for download

Breaking Down Transfer Barriers — Panel Discussion
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Scripps Behavioral Health; Elissa Berthiaume, Manager, Patient Care, Scripps Health; Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Cheryl Heaney-Ordez, DNP, RN, PHN, Emergency Department Director, St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Rose Colangelo, RN, Emergency Services Manager, Scripps Health (Moderator)

The Future of Medi-Cal
Ryan Witz, Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives, California Hospital Association

Advancing Behavioral Health Care at the Federal Level
Michael Barnard, Director, Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

  • Presentation not available for download

Treatment Intersection of Autism and Mental Health
Nisha Warikoo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine​

What Keeps You Up at Night? A CEO Panel Discussion
Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Susan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, College Hospital Costa Mesa; Susan Rose, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Behavioral Health; Peggy Wheeler, Vice President, Rural Health & Governance, California Hospital Association (Moderator)

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Monday, December 9 – Day 1

One More Thing and I’ll Explode ‒ Managing Change​
Jean Steel, Owner, Happy People Win

Using the Past to Improve the Future
Steve Fields, Executive Director, Progress Foundation

  • Presentation not available for download

Our Health California
Tracy Campbell, Assistant Group Vice President, Communications, California Hospital Association; Tovey Giezentanner, Senior Counselor, Randle Communications

Vista Del Mar: Where Are They Today?
Jenifer Nyhuis, CEO, Signature Healthcare, Vista del Mar Hospital; Tim Rommel, Healthcare Architect, Cannon Design

Navigating Systems of Coverage
Frank Garcia, AMFT, Utilization Review Case Manager, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center​

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Aimee Moulin, Emergency Physician, Assistant Residency Director, UC Davis, and President, Cal ACEP, Co-Director, Emergency Department Services, Bridge Program; Arianna Sampson, APP Lead, USACS, Northern California Regional Coordinator ED-Bridge, and Co-Director, California Bridge Patient Navigator Program

EMTALA in the Psychiatric Environment
Alicia Macklin, Regulatory Attorney, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

 Tuesday, December 10 – Day 2

Breaking the Stigma
Tony Hoffman, Founder and Director, Freewheel Project

  • Presentation not available for download

Breaking Down Transfer Barriers — Panel Discussion
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Scripps Behavioral Health; Elissa Berthiaume, Manager, Patient Care, Scripps Health; Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Cheryl Heaney-Ordez, DNP, RN, PHN, Emergency Department Director, St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Rose Colangelo, RN, Emergency Services Manager, Scripps Health (Moderator)

The Future of Medi-Cal
Ryan Witz, Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives, California Hospital Association

Advancing Behavioral Health Care at the Federal Level
Michael Barnard, Director, Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

  • Presentation not available for download

Treatment Intersection of Autism and Mental Health
Nisha Warikoo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine​

What Keeps You Up at Night? A CEO Panel Discussion
Paul Rains, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center; Susan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, College Hospital Costa Mesa; Susan Rose, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Behavioral Health; Peggy Wheeler, Vice President, Rural Health & Governance, California Hospital Association (Moderator)

  • Presentation not available for download

Faculty

Michael Barnard
Director, Federal Affairs
Johnson & Johnson

Michael Barnard is a Director of Federal Affairs at Johnson and Johnson, supporting the Janssen Pharmaceutical business.  In this role, Michael works to advocate on key public policy issues before the United States Congress, White House and Department of Health and Human Services that specifically impact and affect our business and the patients we serve.

Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson, he spent 10 years as a senior health policy staffer in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  Most recently, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) managing the health and human services issue portfolio, with the primary focus on the Medicare, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act provisions under the jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Finance, of which Senator Menendez is a senior member.  In addition, Michael worked closely on legislation affecting the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as issues of international trade and international market access.   Michael also spent two years on the health policy staff of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), including during the drafting, debate and final passage of the Affordable Care Act. 

Elissa Berthiaume
Manager, Patient Care
Scripps Health

Elissa Berthiaume, RN, BSN, MSN, works as the nurse manager for the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California.  Mrs. Berthiaume earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Montreal in Canada and her Master of Science in nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2013.  She has 13 years of experience in trauma and emergency medicine and is a member of the California Emergency Nurses Association.

Tracy Campbell, APR
Assistant Group Vice President, Communications
California Hospital Association

Tracy Campbell serves as CHA’s assistant group vice president, communications, and is responsible for developing strategies and content for digital and social media to achieve the association’s legislative and policy objectives.
Ms. Campbell’s work includes Our Health California, one of CHA’s growing digital communities and a positive advocacy voice for hospitals and health care. The community consists of nearly 1 million supporters and voters who regularly engage in advocacy campaigns to protect access to high quality health care services. The program has received six national awards for its social media campaigns.

Rose Colangelo, RN
Emergency Services Manager
Scripps Health

Rose Colangelo is the patient care manager for the emergency department at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Ms. Colangelo completed her Masters in Nursing Program at Point Loma Nazarene in 2015. Ms. Colangelo oversees the Scripps La Jolla Emergency Department Value by Design team in implementing strategies and practices for daily improvement in the emergency department.  She was part of the planning team in the designing and opening of the Barbey family emergency, trauma center in 2016 and 8 bed Clinical Decision Area which opened in January 2017.  Ms. Colangelo is a member of the ACNL Safety Engagement Committee and is co-chair of the California Hospital Association EMS and Trauma Committee. Rose is currently in the ACNL Executive Leadership Academy and will graduate in February 2020.

Steve Fields, MPA
Executive Director
Progress Foundation

Executive Director of Progress Foundation since 1969, Steve Fields has championed the development of social rehabilitation programs throughout California and the nation, pioneered acute residential alternatives to hospitalization, opened the first social model residential treatment programs for geriatric clients and the first social model residential treatment program for women and children. Mr. Fields received his BA from Harvard and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. A leader in local, state and national efforts to develop and promote change in the mental health system, he was instrumental in forming the San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN), an association of over 100 nonprofit agencies.

Frank Garcia, AMFT
Utilization Review Case Manager
St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center

Frank is a Case Manager with St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center.  His primary assignment is Case Management, Discharge Planning, Utilization Review, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group Facilitation. He has served patients and family for a combined fifteen years of experience.  Frank provides advocacy for patient’s in understanding their health insurance benefits by “getting the facts” for what’s covered and providing resources to aid the patient and family in the best treatment to overcome their circumstance.  Frank believes in educating, empowering, and equipping families to facilitate change and begin their journey toward health and wholeness.​

Tovey Giezentanner
Senior Counselor
Randle Communications

Tovey Giezentanner serves as a senior counselor with Randle Communications, where he provides strategic advice and advocacy services to help clients achieve their public and private sector goals. Giezentanner brings more than two decades of strategic communications experience including working in the California Governor’s Office, United States Congress and as the president and CEO of the Conaway Preservation Group, LLC.

Cheryl Heaney-Ordez, DNP, RN, PHN
Director of Emergency Services

Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Dr. Heaney-Ordez, is the Director of Emergency Services at Dignity Health. St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Stockton California.  She is responsible for the overall operations of the 52 bed Emergency Department. Dr. Heaney-Ordez, has 25 years of nursing experience, 21 years spent in the ED in various clinical and management positions.

Tony Hoffman
Founder and Director
Freewheel Project

After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Mr. Hoffman is a Former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships in Medellin Colombia in the Masters Pro class. He is a 2016 Rio Olympic Games Coach, with Women’s BMX PRO, Brooke Crain, in his lineup. He has presented on the highly coveted TEDx stage and is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports: BMX, skateboarding and after-school programs. The Freewheel Project focuses on teaching kids’ leadership skills, and making healthy life choices, including substance abuse prevention

Alicia Macklin
Regulatory Attorney
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Alicia Macklin is an associate in the firm’s regulatory and business departments, where she assists health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, and health services companies with a broad range of compliance, licensing and certification, and reimbursement issues.
Ms. Macklin received a B.A. in psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University in 2006, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, where she was Executive Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review.  In 2016 she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health.

Aimee Moulin
Emergency Physician, Assistant Residency Director, UC Davis
President, Cal ACEP
Co-Director, Emergency Department Services, Bridge Program

Dr. Aimee Moulin is an associate professor at UC Davis. She has a dual appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Moulin is the Behavioral Health Director for the Emergency Department at UC Davis. She completed a fellowship in Quality Safety and Comparative Effectiveness research through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a focus on acute care for patients with behavioral health disorders. She is a Principle Investigator with the California Bridge Project that provides a link for patients with opiate use disorder to recovery. Dr. Moulin is the Immediate Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Scripps Behavioral Health Team

Marlene Nadler-Moodie is an expert in psychiatric nursing care with nearly 40 years of experience. As a clinical nurse specialist for the Scripps Behavioral Health Team, she acts as a consultant, educator and clinician and has a drive to bring more psychiatric nurses into acute care and medical-surgical settings.
In 2009, Ms. Nadler-Moodie was awarded the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by American Psychiatric Nurses Association and in 2015 was honored as the Behavioral Health Person of the Year for San Diego County.

Jenifer Nyhuis
CEO
Signature Healthcare, Vista del Mar Hospital

Jenifer Nyhuis joined Signature Healthcare Services in January 2015 and worked in various departments in three of Signature Healthcare’s facilities in Chicago, Pasadena and Ventura. 6 months into her CEO position at Vista Del Mar, the Thomas Fire burned two of the hospital’s patient care buildings. Ms. Nyhuis and her team executed a full evacuation of 70 patients and over 25 employees in under 15 minutes. In subsequent months, she has worked diligently with the Governor’s office, state legislators, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, California Department of Public Health, contractors, engineers, and architects to recover the lost utilities and damages from the fire.

Paul Rains
President
St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center

Paul Rains is the president at St Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center in Stockton California and the Behavioral Health Lead for the Dignity Health System. Prior to joining Dignity Health in August of 2006, Mr. Rains served as Hospital Administrator of Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Before moving to California in 2005, he served as the Director of Nursing at Cherokee Park Youth Center in Mountain City TN and Keys of the Carolinas in Charlotte NC. Mr. Rains also serves on the California Hospital Association Centers for Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Board of Directors, and AHA Region 9 as the incoming delegate for Behavioral Health.

Tim Rommel, AIA, MRAIC
Healthcare Architect
Cannon Design

A healthcare architect for over 25 years, Tim Rommel is a recognized expert in the planning and design of behavioral healthcare facilities, with several dozen highly regarded projects to his credit. The behavioral healthcare leader for CannonDesign’s Health practice, Mr. Rommel’s professional focus is providing clients with planning solutions to meet current and emerging trends in behavioral healthcare delivery.  He regularly provides his insights into the unique issues and concerns of this building type with outlets such as Modern Healthcare and Behavioral Healthcare and at presentation for international conferences and major universities.

Susan Rose, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Aurora Behavioral Health

Susan Rose is the Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital. Susan joined Aurora Santa Rosa in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Under her leadership, the Aurora Santa Rosa team garnered Signature Healthcare’s Clinical Excellence Award – given to only one out of their 14 hospitals – for Q4/16 and Q1/17.

Arianna Sampson
APP Lead, USACS
Northern California Regional Coordinator ED-Bridge
Co-Director, California Bridge Patient Navigator Program

 

 

Jean Steel
Owner
Happy People Win

Jean Steel is an engaging and enthusiastic keynote speaker and trainer, whose universal appeal makes her message timely and timeless. She has a knack for providing information in a humorous and fun way. Her belief is that laughter and learning are not mutually exclusive.

Born the eldest of five children, Ms. Steel spent her formative years in Africa and Asia. That decade on unfamiliar, foreign soil helped her to cultivate the confidence, strength, and resilience many of us work a lifetime to achieve. A born communicator, Ms. Steel’s many interests developed into her career path. She earned her Master’s Degree in Wellness Mind/Body Health and has been speaking and teaching across the nation for more than 20 years. The founder of Happy People Win, a wellness training and speaking firm, shehas also authored two books—I’d Like to Run Wild!: A Wellness Action Guide and Need Change? Customer Service Tips to Grow from Good to Great.

Susan Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
College Hospital Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa

Susan Taylor is CEO for College Hospital in Costa Mesa. She is skilled in the areas of health care finance, legal and regulatory compliance, strategic planning and has a detailed knowledge of acute care, behavioral health and substance abuse services. Prior to working at College Hospital, Taylor was general counsel for College Health Enterprises.

Nisha Warikoo, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Nisha Warikoo is currently assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at UCI. In her role, she developed the first pediatric specialty clinic, Mood disorders clinic. At the Center for Autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr. Warikoo provides ongoing consultation and training to primary care, behavioral pediatricians, neurologists and other professionals in the areas of autism and psychiatric co-morbities.
Her areas of expertise include Autism spectrum disorders and mood disorders. She has published several papers in the areas of schizophrenia, treatment adherence, depot antipsychotics, ADHD as well as tardive dyskinesia.

Ryan Witz
Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives
California Hospital Assocation

Ryan Witz represents members’ financial interests related to Medicare, Medi-Cal, commercial payers and other government entities. He provides support on financial and reimbursement issues affecting California hospitals and health systems, and represents CHA with stakeholders where hospital finance and technical knowledge is needed. Ryan is also involved with the development and implementation of the hospital fee and other financing programs.

Peggy Broussard Wheeler
Vice President, Rural Health & Governance
California Hospital Association

Peggy Broussard Wheeler serves as vice president of CHA’s Rural Healthcare Center. She is responsible for developing, advocating and executing public policies, legislation and regulations on behalf of small and rural hospitals at the state and national levels. In addition, she serves as the issue manager for language access, governance, prison and homeless issues. 

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Riverside Convention Center

Exhibit Hall A:
General Sessions
​Exhibit Viewing

Exhibit Hall B:
Lunch Sessions

 

Upper Concourse:
Registration

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

Thank you for attending CHA’s Behavioral Health Care Symposium. We truly value your feedback and request that you complete our online program evaluation. 

Continuing Education
If you signed in to receive continuing education (CE) at the event, please note that our CE processes have changed. To provide you with your CE certificate, your response to the online evaluation is required.

Monday, December 9 – Day 1

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CE certificates will be emailed within two weeks.

If you have questions, please contact CHA Education at (916) 552-7637 or education@calhospital.org.

Thank you again for your participation in this timely program. We hope you found the program valuable.

Platinum Sponsors

 

 

 

 


 

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, provides medicines for an array of health concerns in several therapeutic areas, including: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), general medicine (acid reflux disease, infectious diseases), mental health (bipolar I disorder, schizophrenia), neurologics (Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine prevention and treatment), pain management, and women’s health.

Our ultimate goal is to help people live healthy lives. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals.

Headquartered in Titusville, New Jersey, Janssen is named after Dr. Paul Janssen, a leading Belgian researcher, pharmacologist, and general practitioner. Dr. Janssen led a group of researchers to discover a medicine that helped change the way mental health patients were treated. His company, Janssen Pharmaceutica, joined the Johnson & Johnson family of companies in 1961. Our company remains guided by Dr. Janssen’s values of excellence and innovation.

Robert Sabey
Executive Area Business Specialist, Janssen Neuroscience
RSabey17@its.jnj.com

 

Dave McDevitt
Director, Strategic Accounts, Integrated Accounts Team Strategic Customer Group, Johnson & Johnson
dmcdevitt@its.jnj.com

Claire Fu
Executive Area Business Specialist, Janssen Neuroscience
CFu22222@its.jnj.com

 

 

 

Pacific Grove is a 68-bed licensed behavioral health facility in Riverside, California. Our mission is to assist patients in returning to their lives with the highest level of mental health. We offer a full spectrum of programs including acute inpatient services for adults and outpatient services. Our highly trained and dedicated staff work as a team, creating individualized treatment plans aimed at effectively addressing behavioral health needs and improving the quality of life for our patients & their families.

Nichole Martinez
Director, Business Development
(951) 275-8400
 Nichole.martinez@pacificgrovehospital.com

 

Anthony Gabaldon
Community Liaison
(951) 275-8400
 Anthony.gabaldon@pacificgrovehospital.com

Gold Sponsors

 

 

 

 

Casa Pacifica is a leading provider of children’s behavioral health services in California. Since 1994, Casa Pacifica has served foster care and at-risk youth referred by county agencies. Casa Pacifica’s newest program — Camino a Casa — offers clients with private insurance access to Casa Pacifica’s clinical expertise and experience treating adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Treatment modalities Include: Intensive residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and in-home behavioral services.

Steven Elson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
(805) 366-4343
selson@casapacifica.org

 

Katie Pfeifer, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of Admissions and Utilization
(805) 366-4139
kpfeiffer@casapacifica.org

John Stenzel
(818) 618-0404
jcarlstenzel@gmail.com

   

 

 

 

 

 

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center is an 89-bed, faith-based psychiatric hospital. We have been providing excellent care by compassionate and caring staff for over 25 years. Our services include mental health, eating disorders, substance use, chronic pain and medication dependency for youth, adults and seniors. We offer both inpatient & outpatient programs. For more information, call 909-558-9275 or visit llubmc.org.

Edward Field
Vice President and Administrator
(909) 558-9275
Efield@llu.edu

Deviyanti Mangunsong
Executive Director, Patient Care
(909) 558-9275
DManguns@llu.edu

Christine Brassfield
Director, Social Services
(909) 558-9275
cbrassfi@llu.edu

 


 

 

 

 

Whitehall manufactures ligature resistant products that are unsurpassed in quality, function and durability. Our top concern at Whitehall is in helping you ensure safe quality patient care.

Kristin Kahle
Vice President
(800) 488-8999
kkahle@whitehallmfg.com

 

Zabrina Castro
Sales
(800) 488-8999
zcastro@acorneng.com

Silver Sponsors

 

 

 

 


 

When industry moved overseas to take advantage of low wages afforded by sub-par conditions and few employee benefits. Accurate Lock and Hardware expanded locally. Today, 100% of our products are made in the USA, allowing us to quickly innovate and stay ahead of rapidly evolving patient safety standards. We can provide your behavioral healthcare facility with life saving products now. We have helped hundreds of facilities rapidly retrofit to compliance, saving thousands of dollars per opening.

Jeff Graveline
Business Development
(203) 348-8865
jeff@accuratelockandhardware.com

 

 

 

When rapid patient placement is vita the All-Access Transfer Center (A-ATC), manages your entire patient transfer process. From small critical access hospitals to large specialized medical centers, our Patient Care Coordinators provide complete patient transfer support 24/7, 365 days/year. The A-ATC coordinates acute and non-acute patient transfers, including psychiatric and bariatric patient placement, facilitiating physician consults, coordination of post discharge follow-ups, and local/international transportation arrangements.

Lynne Kinniburgh
Manager
(916) 921-4092
lynne.kinniburgh@transfercenter.org

Victoria Laiosa
Supervisor
(916) 921-4092
Victoria.laiosa@transfercenter.org

 

 

 

The consultative experts of ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions can provide guidance on the best door and hardware solutions for patient room doors, intensive care units, medicine carts, staff lockers and more, all while addressing key patient experience issues such as security, life safety, asset protection and acoustics.

Zachary Nowak
Healthcare Specialist
(457) 241-4284
Zachary.nowak@assaabloy.com

 

Ryan Bargas
Healthcare Specialist
(559) 575-6591
ryan.bargas@assaabloy.com

 

 

 

CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm focused on designing solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.

We Are Behavioral Health Design Experts.

As behavioral healthcare treatments have changed radically over the last several decades, so have their means of delivery – giving way to new facility models that support a normalizing environment, shorter treatment timeframes, and a return to a productive life. Our expertise in programming, planning and design for behavioral healthcare responds to the demands of these new models of care.

Timothy M. Rommel, AIA, ACHA, MRAIC
Principal, Mental Health / Behavioral Health Practice Leader
(716) 773-6800
trommel@cannondesign.com

 

David Hunt, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, DBIA
Principal, Health Practice Leader
(949) 265-8902
 dhunt@cannondesign.com

 

 

 

Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes.

Suneel Ratan
General Manager
(415) 205-1008
 Suneel.ratan@collectivemedical.com

 

Gabe Waters
Vice President, Enterprise Sales, West
(801) 376-7321
Gabriel.waters@collectivemedical.com

 

 

 

With over 19 years of innovation and experience, Credible is committed to improving the quality of care and lives in behavioral health for clients, families, providers, and management. Since founded in June 2000, Credible has Partnered with over 435 Partner Agencies in 36 states. Credible is proud to provide secure, proven, easy-to-use, web-based software for clinic, community, residential, and mobile care providers leveraging a true Partnership approach.

Angelica Eddleman
Regional Sales Manager
(301) 652-9500
angelica.eddleman@credibleinc.com

 

 

 

 


 

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Programs provides age-specific, gender inclusive, mental health treatment with separate programs for adolescents and adults at there levels of care: residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient. IN our specialized treatment programs, clients receive personalized, evidence-based treatment for mental health including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, self-harm and adoption or attachment issues with distinctly separate programs for substance abuse and mental health. Discovery is an in-network provider with all major insurance companies and provides complimentary insurance verification and free, confidential assessments.

Kathleen Ballue
Clinical Outreach Representative
(562) 588-4758
kballue@discoverymood.com

 

 

 


 

Founded in 1981, Horizon Health Behavioral Health Services is the leading manager and provider of hospital-based behavioral health programs.  We have provided services in 47 states, working with hospitals of all types and sizes to manage their behavioral health programs, providing an additional revenue stream, and helping to ease the strain on their emergency departments. 

Bret Marin
Vice President, Development
(347) 610-1991
bret.marin@horizonhealth.com

 

Doug Johnson
Senior Vice President, Development
(269) 217-4968 
doug.johnson@horizonhealth.com

 

 

 


 

InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to transform access to behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology. Endorsed by the CA Hospital Association, InSight has two decades of experience, serves hundreds of organizations, and is uniquely positioned to offer scalable telepsychiatry services in settings across the continuum of care.”

Richard Field
Senior Account Executive
(949) 478-1237
RField@in-sight.net

 

Jack Civatte
Business Innovations Manager
(512) 572-0790
jcivatte@in-sight.net

 

 

 

 

Metrasens is the maker of Proscreen 200 the latest technology used to protect patients and staff with screening designed for Behavioral and Mental Health.  The Proscreen 200 technology will help your inpatient, outpatient or acute psychiatric facilities detect restricted items.

Greg Hinds
Healthcare Security Director of Sales
(630) 541-6509
ghinds@metrasens.com

 

Dan Van Arsdale
Healthcare Security Sales Manager
(630) 541-6509
dvanarsdale@metrasens.com

 

 

 

 

ObservSMART is a comprehensive proximity-based compliance Solution designed for behavioral health facilities, ED, and long-term care. Our system ensures and documents compliance and reduces risks and costs related to sentinel and non-sentinel events. We are improving the quality of patient care by advancing accountability, workflow and communication among staff with proactive alerts, patient transfers and supervisory tools. ObservSMART provides a robust suite of reports, can operate independently or integrate with an EHR.

Christopher Dunn
Vice President, Business Development
(267) 844-2042

 

Mark Stone
Sales Representative West
ngottfried@invisalertsolutions.com

 

 

 


 

In partnership with providers at more than 100 community locations across America, Regroup brings individualized mental health services to thousands of patients often isolated by geographic, economic and social conditions. Our telemedicine technology and administrative expertise seamlessly integrate mental health into partner care plans and workflows, yielding better patient care, shorter wait times and reduced red tape at primary care, community, hospital and correctional clinics. For more information visit www.regrouptelehealth.com.

Brian Silver
Senior Director, Partnerships
(949) 500-9285
brian@regrouptelehealth.com

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center is a licensed, not-for-profit facility providing comprehensive services to the Stockton community since 1974. St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health features inpatient and outpatient facilities offering a variety of services for adults and adolescents. Our specially trained staff of board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, and licensed professionals are committed to providing compassionate, quality care, and creating an atmosphere that fosters communication, trust, and personal growth.

Brian Price
Physician Liaison/Market Development Representative
(209) 461-5109
brian.price@dignityhealth.org

 

Cathy Moangaoang-Welsh
Director of Social Services
(209) 461-2054
cathy.moangoang-welsh@dignityhealth.org

Ben Tripoli
Chief Nurse Executive
(209) 461-2022
 ben.triopli@dignityhealth.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

TownSteel Inc. is a member of BHMA and a full line manufacturer of Architectural Builders Hardware, specializing in Designer Locks, Electronic Locks, and an industry leader in Ligature Resistant Locks. The Ligature Resistant Locks are headlined by our new 5 point Ligature Resistant series, the CRXA Cylindrical Lock and MRXA Mortise Lock. We are pleased to announce the addition of our MRXA – I Indicator Lock and the XMRXA – 2000 Touch Key stand alone Electronic Lock.

Mike Dawson
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
(626) 965-8917
mdawson@townsteel.com

 

Gary Deter
Sales Representative
(949) 715-2384
gary.deter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


 

Vituity is a national physician-owned and -led multispecialty partnership established in 1975. Across California we have more than 2,800 clinicians providing care at 230 hospitals for over 4.1M patients annually. Our Acute Psychiatry practice line offers emergency psychiatry, telepsychiatry, and behavioral health unit staffing services. We have 25+ behavioral health practice locations across the state. We are proud to be an Endorsed Business Partner of HASC and the Hospital Council for our on-demand telepsychiatry program.

Kristin Bryant
Manager
(510) 851-7576
 Kristin.bryant@vituity.com

 

Kimberly Lopez
Director
(909) 838-6592
 Kimberly.Lopez@vituity.com

 

CBH Advisory Group

Members

Annette Austin, MSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department Manager, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego

Cindy Bolter, MSN, RN, NP-C, Chief Nursing and Operations Officer, John Muir Behavioral Health Center, Concord

Steven Brass, MD, MPH, MBA, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer, Adventist Health Glendale, Glendale

Stuart Buttlaire, Ph.D, MBA, Reg. Dir., Inpatient Psychiatry & Continuing Care, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland

Vikas Duvvuri, MD, PhD, FAPA, Medical Director, Fremont Hospital, Fremont

Jerry Gold, PhD, MBA, Administrator, Scripps Behavioral Health Clinical Care Line, Scripps, San Diego

Neerav Jadeja, MSN, MSHA, Chief Executive Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital, National City

David Ketelaar, MD, ED Physician, Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria

Trisha Khaleghi, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Specialty Hospitals, San Diego

Michael Krelstein, MD, Clinical/Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, San Diego County Hospital, San Diego

Mary Ann Laufer, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Director, Mental Health Services, Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital, Visalia

Lisa Moore, Vice President, Clinical Services, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara

Don L. Myers, MSW, LCSW, MBA, District Director, Center for Behavioral Health Services, Palomar Health, Escondido

Jenifer Nyhuis, Chief Executive Officer, Vista del Mar Hospital, Ventura

Paul Rains, RN, MSN – AHA RPB 9 Delegate, President, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, Stockton

Scott Robertson, MA, Director, Behavioral Medicine Services, Adventist Health Glendale, Glendale

Susan Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, Santa Rosa

Susan L. Taylor, JD, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, College Hospital – Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa

Rob Tyler, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Signature Healthcare Services, Corona

Patricia Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Fremont Hospital, Fremont

Joe Zamora, Finance Director, Riverside University Health System, Moreno Valley

Mike Zauner, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Vista Hospital, Sacramento

Patrick Ziemer, President/Chief Development Officer, Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System, La Mesa

Regional Association Representatives

Brian Jensen, Regional Vice President, The Hospital Council, Sacramento

Audra Strickland, Regional Vice President, HASC

Judith Yates, Senior Vice President, HASD&IC, San Diego

UHA Delegate

Janelle Blanco, United Hospital Association c/o Blanco + Hopkins Associates, LLC, La Canada

CHA Staff

Sheree Lowe, VP, Behavioral Health, Sacramento

Michele Coughlin, Administrative Assistant, Sacramento

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