Speakers & Faculty


Scott Green

Sr. Vice President, CareGuidance, Netsmart

Scott Green

Sr. Vice President, CareGuidance, Netsmart

Scott Green is senior vice president of Netsmart’s CareGuidanceTM Solution Suite.In this role, he works closely to create value-added solutions that enable clients to participate in emerging models of care. Green currently manages the teams charged with driving the company’s interoperability, population health, consumer engagement and analytics operations, as well as developing partnerships that bring new clinical content to clients. Mr. Green works closely with client partners to ensure the CareGuidance portfolio aligns to the evolving needs of Value Based Care.

Prior to joining Netsmart, Green held various roles with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, including government relations, marketing and sales, and as part of the integrated delivery systems team. In the latter role, he worked with executive, quality and clinical leadership from the integrated delivery systems market to develop innovative medication adherence and quality programs that drove standardization in care and with the goal of improved outcomes.

Green holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from Kansas State University, and a graduate certificate in healthcare leadership from Park University. He says he makes every day matter by “striving to bring to life solutions that harvest the value our clients receive from the investment they make in technology.” ×

Luke Crabtree, JD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Project Transition

Bio coming soon

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Lori M. Schmidt

Director of Behavioral Health Services, HealthPartners

Bio coming soon

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Jonathan G. Morphett

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, Avondale Partners, LLC

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Laurie Nelson

Group Product Manager for Analytics, Relias Learning

Laurie Nelson

Group Product Manager for Analytics, Relias Learning

As the Group Product Manager for Analytics, Laurie Nelson is charged with leading the effort to add Healthcare Analytics into Relias Learning's suite of products, which also includes learning and assessments. She joined Relias in September 2016 and is excited to be working with an incredible team of people to make Analytics a key component of Relias' overall solution suite which will enable Healthcare organizations to reduce costs, improve care and identify areas for key workforce development. Laurie has 20+ years of software experience in multiple industries, but has spent the last 14 years focused on Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Reporting for both government agencies and technology companies such as Peoplefluent and Teradata. Laurie is particularly passionate about working with software development organizations to build products that give software users the right information at the right time in the right format to enable them to do their jobs with greater success. ×

Chris Reist, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine

Chris Reist, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine

Dr. Reist is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He has served as Assistant Dean in the College of Medicine, Director of Medical Research for the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, and Chief of Mental Health, overseeing full service mental healthcare delivery to over 40,000 enrollees in the Long Beach VA Healthcare System. His experience also includes serving as Director of the Southern California VA Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) improving long term outcomes in chronic psychotic disorders through clinical research and dissemination of evidence-based practices. ×

Mary McClimon

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center

Mary McClimon

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center

Mary McClimon has been employed with Heritage Behavioral Health Center for the past 20 years and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer.  Mary plays a pivotal role in the design, development, and implementation of Heritage’s EHR, from the billing as well as clinical features of the record.  As the key developer of reports, her efforts have significantly improved the efficiency, accuracy, relevance and use of data pulled from the EHR.  Mary continually finds new and creative ways to look at and analyze data for improved internal auditing and monitoring.  She has served on Heritage’s compliance committee since its inception in 2001.  Mary has presented at the OPEN MINDS Technology & Innovation Conference and National Council for Behavioral Health, as well as being a regular presenter at The Echo Group’s annual conference. ×

Tim Macken

Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center

Tim Macken

Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center

Tim Macken has been employed with Heritage Behavioral Health Center for the past 21 years and currently serves as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer.  In this capacity, Tim provides oversight and guidance to Heritage's clinical operations with a more specific focus on MI and SA outpatient and medical services.  Additionally, he provides a substantial amount of time in the training to of clinical staff throughout the organization.  Tim has presented at national and regional conferences and trainings on topics related to clinical documentation requirements and the substantiation of medical necessity in service provision and documentation.  For 11 years prior to his work at Heritage, Tim held a variety of clinical and administrative positions in the Michigan mental health system of care.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. ×

Candace Clevenger

Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center

Candace Clevenger has been employed with Heritage Behavioral Health Center for the past 26 years and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. In her previous role as Chief Financial Officer, Candi provided oversight of the business, human resources, building operations and IT functions of the organization. In each of these areas, Candi’s vision and core personal values have been instrumental in igniting a passion in others to make the changes necessary to promote growth and stability in our ever-evolving industry. Candi has presented at several national and regional meetings on compliance and system development. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University. ×

Jim Gargiulo

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Jim Gargiulo has more than 35 years of experience in the health and human services field. Mr. Gargiulo brings a strong background in information technology to OPEN MINDS customers. He has extensive background as both a developer of technology and an end user.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Gargiulo was an Executive Vice President at Netsmart Technologies Corporation, the largest provider of technology in the health and human services and integrated care space. In that role, he was responsible for the alignment of Netsmart solutions with its more than 1,500 client organizations. In this role he created, managed, and led a team of 50 associates across the country, helped integrate account teams from acquired companies, and represented the company as an industry expert on clinical workflow, revenue management, implementation strategy, medication management, and meaningful use.

Mr. Gargiulo joined Netsmart at its earliest stages of growth and held various positions during his more than 30 year tenure with the company. These positions included leadership roles in project management, solution consulting, product management, and business development. He was on the team that helped define company’s first EMR solutions and lead some of the company’s largest public sector implementations of the EMR solution – including onboarding of 35 different state agencies with the Netsmart. He also represented Netsmart in its early data standards initiatives with National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and led its Y2k conversion efforts. During his tenure with Netsmart, the company grew by more than 3,000% over 15 years.

Before working with Netsmart, Mr. Gargiulo was the Mental Health & MIS Director for the Delaware County Government. In this role, he deployed contract management and billing systems for the 50+ private non-profit agencies under contract with the County Department of Human Services. He has also held previous positions with the Veterans Administration and Resources for Human Development, conducting research on brain injury and the incidence and prevalence of mental illness in Pennsylvania. Mr. Gargiulo started his career as a residential counselor for children and adolescents with special needs at Elwyn.

As an involved community member, Mr. Gargiulo has participated in a number of industry governing boards. He served as an Executive Board Member for the Software and Technology Vendor Association (SATVA) and as a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2000 Data Standards Decision Support Committee.

Mr. Gargiulo received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science in research and evaluation from Drexel University (formerly the Hahnemann Medical College).

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Matthew Chamberlain

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Matt Chamberlain has 14 years of experience in healthcare information technology and brings an extensive background in electronic health record (EHR) solutions architecture and software engineering to the OPEN MINDS team. His expertise is focused on driving operational efficiency through business process analysis, organizational requirement definition, and technology procurement.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Chamberlain served as Software Sales Manager for Askesis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was responsible for the management of EHR software solutions sales in the behavioral health, addiction, and social service market. During his time with the Askesis, he was promoted to management in order to assist in the continued growth of the sales division. Mr. Chamberlain also developed national sales strategies, initiatives, and provided market analysis.

Before his role in Pittsburgh, Mr. Chamberlain was the Solutions Architect for Metrocare Services in Dallas, Texas. In that role, he managed the IT Department and staff for all software related activities. While at Metrocare, Mr. Chamberlain implemented new reporting solution, MS SQL Reporting Services, for high-level management reports, lead a conversion project of MS Access into SQL Server/EMR to ensure all programs were integrated in the same system, and was in charge of the EHR training process.

Mr. Chamberlain also served as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead at HP Enterprise Services, a strategic business unit providing global business and technology services. He was responsible for a team of 3 Software Engineers and 1 Business Analyst, in areas of State Medicaid System projects, which include; RFP response creation, needs assessment, design, development, implementation, and support.

A valued member in the behavioral health community, Mr. Chamberlain has served on the board of Mental Health Association (MHA) of Texas.

Mr. Chamberlain received his Bachelors of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas. Additionally, Mr. Chamberlain holds expertise in technologies including: .NET, SQL Server, Oracle, Crystal, and web integration. ×

Andrew Wright

Vice President, Digital Medicine, OTSUKA America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Andrew Wright

Vice President, Digital Medicine, OTSUKA America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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James Schuster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Behavioral Integration, Behavioral Health and Medicaid Services, UPMC Insurance Division, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

James Schuster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Behavioral Integration, Behavioral Health and Medicaid Services, UPMC Insurance Division, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

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Monica E. Oss

Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS

Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, 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. ×

Sharon Hicks

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Sharon Hicks, OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human service field.  She has extensive experience and wide range of expertise in health plan management, in clinical operations management, and technology.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hicks spent two decades in a number of executive positions within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) system and within its health plan division.   Ms. Hicks served as the Chief Operating Officer for Community Care Behavioral Health, a managed behavioral health organization.  She was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations including fiscal, information systems, the claims processing department, and the design of clinical systems. In addition Ms. Hicks managed the day-to-day operations of including human resources, facilities, purchasing, and security.

Ms. Hicks also served as the Vice President, Internet Strategy, UPMC Insurance Services Division and, since 2002, as the Chief Executive Officer of Askesis Development Group, Inc. since May of 2002. In this role, Ms. Hicks was responsible for the growth of the company, profitability of the company, and the direction of software development.

Ms. Hick started her impressive health care career as a psychiatric social worker before being promoted to Assistant Director of Social Work.   Prior to her executive promotions, Ms. Hicks served as a Clinical Administrator for both Ambulatory Services and Emergency and Intake Services at the UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. In this role, Ms. Hicks managed the behavioral health division, the budgets for all departments, and implemented new software replacing paper billing for clinical services.

Ms. Hicks received both her Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Pittsburg. Before pursuing her graduate education, Ms. Hicks received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

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