BH Speaker Faculty


Changing Behaviors – How Healthcare Leaders Can Address the Rise in Behavioral and Mental Health Needs: Stephen M. Merz, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer
Sheppard Pratt Solutions, a division of Sheppard Pratt
National Trends in Behavioral Health Crisis Care: The Power of Quality Metrics, in Crisis Services, CCBHCs, and Future of AI in Mental Health Treatment: Margie Balfour, MD, PhD; Chief of Quality and Clinical Innovation, Connections Health Solutions; Associate Professor, Psychiatry; University of Arizona

Development and Implementation of Interventional Psychiatry Services: Penn Medicine Case Study - Leopold Vocalan, Jr. MD, PhD, Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Medical Director, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine; Ketra A. Forry, MA, MHA, LPC, CAADC, MTTS, Manager, Behavioral Health Hospital-Based Services; Behavioral Health Services, Lancaster General Hospital, Penn Medicine 

Addressing the Shortage of Medication Management Providers in Psychiatry and Building a Cost-Effective Advanced Practice Workforce; Gina Sharp, FACHE, System Executive, Behavioral Health; President, Linden Oaks Hospital; Walter Whang, MD, System Physician Executive, BH Service Line; Linden Oaks Hospital 

Building a Full Continuum of Behavioral Health:  Improving Care Coordination by Integrating BH Into Primary Care; Lori Ann Rizzuto, LCSW, Executive Director, Behavioral Health, Atlantic Health System

Cross-Payer Parity: Inequities in Behavioral Health Access: Christiana Paul, MA, MFT, VP; Care Continuum; Elly Maienschein, VP, Government Relations; Sharp Mesa Vista & Sharp McDonald Center

Optimizing Access, Costs, and Throughput of Psychiatric Patients in Acute Care Emergency Departments: Atrium Health's Telepsychiatry Program- Katie Ferraioli, MSW, MPH, Director, Telepsychiatry, Navigation & Consult Liaison; Behavioral Health Service Lines, Amy Barrett, MA, LCMHC, Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health Access, Behavioral Health Service Line, Atrium Health

Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis: Strategies for Overcoming the Financial, Technological, and Compliance Challenges to Increase Access; Daniel Wilcox, AVP, Behavioral Health Service Line Revenue Cycle; Donnie S. Mitchem, Director- Outpatient Therapy, Stephen F. Palatucci, MBA, CHBC, Business Development Manager, Behavioral Health Service Line, Atrium Health  

The Business of Behavioral Health Care Delivery: Creating Pathways for Success Glenn M. Simpson, MBA, MA, NCC; System Service Line Administrator, Behavioral Health; Adjunct Assistant Professor; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Brody School of Medicine; East Carolina University

Delivering Cost Effective and Timely Psychiatric Care in the Emergency Departments Sheryl Bates, LCPC, System Director, Behavioral Health Access; Gina Sharp, FACHE, System Executive, Behavioral Health; President, Linden Oaks Hospital

And many more expert speakers including:

Yankel Girshman, DO, FAPA; Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Medical Director, Psychiatry; Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor, FAU College of Medicine; Chair, Bioethics Committee; Boca Raton Regional Hospital 

Wendy Elliott, MBA/HCM, MA, CCC-SP; AVP, Marcus Neuroscience Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Conference Chair; Kevin Dunne, FACHE, Dunne Consulting Group

*Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice*