From stimulating IDEA Talks (modeled after the world-famous TEDTalks) to future-focused thought leader sessions and interactive workshops, every one of these outstanding speakers delivers a star performance that defines new horizons and shares outside-thebox perspectives.
New York Times columnist and author of The Corner Office: Indispensable
and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, Adam
Bryant shares the five qualities that set high-performers apart and the four
keys to effective leadership.
Adam Falcone advises not-for-profit healthcare organizations on regulatory and reimbursement matters and directs his law firm’s healthcare corporate compliance practice. He helps you unlock the secrets to meeting the evermore-stringent compliance requirements imposed by public payers.
Dale Jarvis helps health and human services providers and governments
redesign service and payment systems to achieve better health for the
populations they serve, with overall reduced costs. He describes how
behavioral health can lead American healthcare’s transition from a model
that pays for volume to one that pays for value.
Researcher, provider, and Institute of Medicine committee member Carl Bell paints a brighter future for children, emphasizes new directions in mental illness prevention, and explains how we can translate research to the real world.
Named one of the 30 people who could have a powerful impact on
healthcare, Harvard health economist and author of Your Money or Your
Life, David Cutler discusses how we could gain considerably more health for the dollar if reimbursement was tied to the health value of the service.
Director of NIATx and a leader in eHealth, David Gustafson discusses
how technology can improve the quality of care and customer service. He
explains how health is going mobile and shows how smart phones, avatars,
and other new technologies are being used to support people with serious
Architect of the famous SPQM dashboards, David Lloyd has facilitated
the development and implementation of compliance-based management
accountability initiatives at 500+ behavioral health and primary care
practices across the U.S. He shares how the application of simple business
efficiencies can help thousands more access the public health system.
World-famous psychiatrist and researcher Jürgen Unützer is known for
instituting the highly effective IMPACT model for depression treatment in
primary care. He shares innovative models that integrate mental health and
general medical services and translate evidence-based behavioral health
interventions into effective clinical and public health practice.
John O’Brien is the Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Health Care
Reform at SAMHSA. He has developed strategies to coordinate funding
for federal, state, and local human services. He has worked with Medicaid,
state mental health, and substance abuse authorities to develop federal
Medicaid waivers, Medicaid state plan amendments, and federal grant
Jay Neugeboren, author of the award-winning books, Imagining Robert and Transforming Madness, tells the story of his relationship with his brother, who had a mental breakdown at age 19. He recounts his 40-year journey as his brother’s friend, confidante, and advocate, and how it helped both of them survive and thrive.
Successful nonprofit CEO Keris Myrick is a testament to the fact that
people with schizoaffective disorder can build full, successful lives. Recently profiled in a New York Times series, “game changer” Myrick
comes to the conference with her psychiatrist, Timothy Pylko, to share how
her recovery from serious mental illness is a true joint effort.
Social media’s leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, founded KevinMD.com — voted the best medical blog and considered by many as today’s most
influential healthcare social media platform, with more than 100,000
subscribers. Pho explains why no healthcare specialty can afford to be left
out of the social media revolution of our times.
Mary Ellen Copeland
Best known as the architect of the WRAP, Mary Ellen Copeland brings her
own experiences to play as she shares the strategies and skills that have
helped persons with mental health challenges get well, stay well, and work
toward achieving their goals and dreams.
Michael Hogan, the New York State Commissioner of Mental Health, who is
not afraid to tell it like it is, explains why the game will come only to the few
entrepreneurial healthcare leaders who embrace the challenge of achieving
true integration into the mainstream at every level, from policy to plan to
One of the nation’s most well-known researchers in youth health and mental
illness prevention, Mary McKay brings incredible caring and compassion to
her work. She shares field-tested strategies to engage children and families in care and to promote mental health in urban, low-income communities.
Outspoken, incisive, and always dead-on in her analyses, Monica Oss,
CEO of OPEN MINDS, offers market intelligence unparalleled in health
and human services. A long-time conference favorite, Oss once again tells
providers what to prepare for with the sweeping changes in service delivery,
performance measurement, and payment models.
Author of Ordinary Greatness: It’s Where You Least Expect It … Everywhere, Pam Bilbrey has had the opportunity twice in her career to be the first and only female on an executive team. She shares the secrets to women in successful leadership positions as well as true cultural transformation in the workplace.
Paolo del Vecchio
Acting Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services, Paolo del
Vecchio has long been a champion of persons with mental illness, and has
helped to ensure their participation in all aspects of their recovery. He has
been involved for more than 40 years in behavioral health as a consumer,
family member, provider, advocate, and policymaker.
Actress, radio host, and author of Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s
Journey From the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope, Randye Kaye shares
the story of her son’s illness and recovery and provides valuable insights
for others who want to understand how families are affected when mental
Business leader, educator, PR professional, and author of the New York
Times bestseller You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success,
Stedman Graham shares his Nine-Step Success Process™ to help you
understand who you are and develop a vision for your life.
Harvard health economics professor and co-author of Better But Not Well:
Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950, Richard Frank shares his
insights from his research on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long-term care financing policy, and disability policy.