Senior Associate of OPEN MINDS
Chief Executive Officer of Friendship Community Care
Cindy Mahan established Friendship Community Care (FCC) in 1972. She has served as CEO for over 45 years and developed FCC Statewide systems. FCC has over 1,400 employees providing a comprehensive array of services for diversification in children and adults with developmental disabilities, early intervention, therapies, housing corporation for individuals with developmental disabilities, supportive living, elderly housing and life programs, behavioral health, personal care, and foster care services. Ms. Mahan is civically engaged and has served as Secretary for American Network of Community Options and Resources’ (ANCOR) Board of Directors and currently supports the Governance Act since the 1990’s. She has served as President for the State Providers Association and still serves as a Board Member. She is a Member advising the development of the Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) and the Arkansas Provider Coalition. She is working with the Managed Care Company (MCO) leading a new model assuring provider’s control the MCO structure payments and decision-making. She is a Board Member for Arkansas Provider Coalition doing business as Summit Community Care (Provider Led PASSE). Ms. Mahan has developed a Grass Roots statewide State Grant to develop Champions for sustaining programs for individuals with disabilities. She has been heavily involved in governmental relations activities and is a lifelong advocate for developing and protecting systems for individuals with developmental and behavioral health disabilities.×
Chief Executive Officer of Advance Care Alliance
Joseph (“Jay”) Nagy is the Chief Executive Officer of Advance Care Alliance of NY (ACANY), a not-for-profit organization that was designated by New York State in 2017 to become one of seven Health Homes (called Care Coordination Organizations or “CCOs”) providing conflict-free care management services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Jay joined ACANY because of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the NYS service delivery system to one that offers broader choice, more independence, and healthier lives for thousands of people with I/DD and their families across the state. Since joining ACANY in 2017, Jay has spearheaded the successful NYS application process, and is now leading the implementation and readiness planning, which involves transitioning dozens of community provider-led Medicaid Service Coordination programs to be operated as a single comprehensive regional program (New York City, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley) starting on July 1, 2018. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jay brings a unique professional background to his role leading ACANY. After almost a decade of experience in private sector finance and business management, he most recently held senior positions at The Advisory Board Company, a health care research, consulting and technology firm; and CareCentrix, a specialty managed care organization. In these roles, he focused on developing innovative strategies to improve patient experience in health care settings and aligning providers with payer organizations through value-based reimbursement programs.×
Chief Program Officer of Community Based Care, LLC
Richard Edwards is the Chief Program Officer at Community Based Care, a multi-state network of provider agencies providing a comprehensive array of support services for people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities, backed by private equity. His role at CBC includes driving efforts to measure impact and return on public investment in a way that is meaningful for people receiving services and for funders of those services. Prior to joining CBC, Richard was Executive Vice President at Easter Seals UCP, one of the largest affiliates in the Easter Seals and UCP network, and was a faculty trainer and reviewer with the Council on Quality & Leadership. Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.×
Vice President State Consulting and Solutions Architecture for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities of Optum Government Solutions
Dr. Olivia J. Garland has over 35 years of healthcare experience in both the public and private sectors. She joined Optum, a United Health Group company in January 2014. She served as a Vice President at Optum Government Solutions and was responsible for launching a program designed to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She led development of the business requirements necessary to address states’ challenges in supporting people with I/DD. Prior to Optum, she served as Deputy Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), and led the planning team tasked with closure of training centers for people with I/DD, and was responsible for the unit that licensed local I/DD providers. In addition, she provided oversight of the implementation efforts for the Olmstead settlement agreement between Virginia and the U.S. Department of Justice. The goal was to increase community capacity for the 805 individuals with I/DD residing in state institutions. Olivia also was Vice President of Health Care Management, a Division of First Health Services, where she developed a state level Quality Improvement program for people with I/DD.
Dr. Garland is a graduate of Hampton University and received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Vice President, Product Development and Solution Design of Optum Behavioral Health
Lilli Correll serves as the product lead for Optum behavioral health for public sector business, including Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Veterans benefit programs. She is responsible for overseeing all behavioral health and Intellectual and Developmental Disorder (I/DD) solution design and product development for our public sector lines of business. Lilli joined Optum in 2016. Prior to joining Optum, Lilli held various leadership positions with Centene/Cenpatico related to Medicaid for both behavioral and physical health. She managed the behavioral health, physical, occupational and speech therapy operations, served as the network manager for behavioral health in Texas, and provided direct oversight to the Credentialing department to ensure timely and accurate credentialing of new providers. In her role as network manager, she established the Trauma-Informed provider network to support the Foster Care population. In her role overseeing the therapies and ABA, Lilli ensured management and oversight of services to individuals with I/DD and Autism, as well as, training and support of advocacy groups and providers. As the lead for the development of the Optum approach to the I/DD community, Lilli has engaged with national experts within the I/DD community, as well as, internal subject matter experts to develop population specific model design, platform, operational approach, determine cost and funding, and ensure engagement within the marketplace.×
Founder of VERTESS
Tom Schramski is a Certified Merger+Acquisition Advisor (CMAA), consultant, and entrepreneur with over 35 years of very successful leadership experience in the healthcare marketplace, including co-founding and building a $25 million human services company, VERTESS. Mr. Schramski's M+A background has incorporated national seller and buyer representation across the healthcare spectrum. He was recognized for his executive leadership in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year issue of Inc., as well as the Harvard Business School Press publication, Equity. As the Founder of VERTESS, Mr. Schramski's focus is on helping owners build remarkable value in their companies and maximizing value in the transaction process. He also works as a strategic consultant to various healthcare entities, including non-profits, as they look for creative ways to thrive in the healthcare new normal. In addition, Mr. Schramski is the Editor for the VERTESS bi-weekly publication, SalientValue, and the author of Selling Your Baby (2nd Edition), as well as national presenter.×
Founder/CEO of CapGrow Partners
Matt Pettinelli is the Founder and President/CEO of CapGrow Partners. Matt comes from a family with deep roots in providing exceptional services and resources to consumers with behavioral health needs, and is very proud to carry on a decades-long family tradition. Prior to founding CapGrow, Matt worked on national and international advertising and marketing campaigns for both Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) and Leo Burnett Company, two of the world’s largest and most successful advertising agencies. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from the College of Wooster and both a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication from Loyola University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Matt is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Windy City Chapter in Chicago. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.×
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Associate of OPEN MINDS
Monica E. Oss, M.S. is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice. Ms. Oss is well known for her numerous books and articles focused on the strategic and marketing implications of the evolving health and human service field. She has unique expertise in payer financing models, provider rate setting, and service pricing. She has led numerous engagements with state Medicaid plans, county governments, private insurers, managed care programs, service provider organizations, technology vendors, neurotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations, and investment banking firms – with a focus on the implications of financing changes on delivery system design. Prior to founding OPEN MINDS, Ms. Oss served as an executive with a national managed behavioral health organization, with responsibility for market development and for actuarial analysis and capitation-based rate setting. She also held a position as a vice president of the U.S. risk management and underwriting division of an international insurance company. Ms. Oss has been the keynote speaker at the conferences of dozens of national associations and has been published in a wide range of professional journals and trade publications. She has provided Congressional and state legislative testimony on issues as diverse as the financial impact of parity and payer medication access policies. Ms. Oss has led a range of industry research and management consultation initiatives, serving as principal investigator on research projects that include (but are certainly not limited to) examination of national managed behavioral health enrollment patterns; development of provider rate structures for government entities; creation of a return-on-investment analysis model for technology investments; design of performance-based compensation models for service providers and managed care entities within public and private health plans; and analysis of the economic impact to health systems and health plans of changes in benefit design, adoption of evidence-based practices, and new technologies. Ms. Oss is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She serves on the advisory boards of the Shippensburg University Health & Human Service Management Program and the Institute for Behavioral Health Informatics.×
Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Specialized Living
Darren has over 30 years’ experience developing and managing successful health care companies. Most recently he was the National Vice President of Strategy and Clinical Innovation for United Healthcare’s Community and State division, the largest Medicaid payer in the U.S. with our 8 million members in 26 states. His prior experience includes being the Chief Operating Officer for their State of Tennessee Medicaid contract, the largest single Medicaid contract in the U.S.; a Divisional President of Healthways, Inc. the largest publicly traded population health provider supporting over 15 million lives; CEO and Founder of Health IQ Diagnostics, LLC, a company he sold to Healthways, Inc. in 2006 and, CEO and Founder of LifeStart Wellness Network, Inc. a developer and provider of corporate wellness facilities in 15 states. Mr. Hodgdon holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, California. He is a recognized healthcare reform expert and is known for developing innovative programs that improve the health and well-being of complex and chronic populations.×
Senior Vice President of Finance of RHA Health Services
David Hecht is the Senior Vice President of Finance at RHA Health Services, a multi-state company providing a comprehensive network of support services for people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities and those with behavioral health needs or substance use challenges. Prior to joining RHA, David was a Senior Vice President at Formation Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm, where he led over $1 billion of investments in companies in the IDD, behavioral health, hospice, and long-term care industries. David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.×
General Partner of Council Capital
Eric Keen is the General Partner at Council Capital, a healthcare private equity firm located in Nashville, TN. Focusing exclusively on healthcare, Council Capital has deep expertise, capabilities and relationships through its CEO Council, a group of 34 former executives that have generated more than $30 Billion of shareholder value as CEO or President. Eric has more than 14 years working with healthcare businesses and partnering with entrepreneurs as a private equity investor. Eric received his BA in Finance and Political Science with honors from the University of Illinois. When not working, he enjoys sports, food, University of Illinois basketball and chasing his four young children around Nashville with his with wife Macy.
Eric has spent a considerable part of his career investing and working with behavioral health businesses, including Embassy Management (I/DD provider; sold in 2013), Caregiver (largest I/DD provider in TX; invested in 2015) and Triad Behavioral Health (training and education for mental health professionals).
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