12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Registration, Lunch and Welcome  

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM  

Opening Keynote from Jenn Riha  

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM  

M&A Round Table Discussion  

The First Billion Dollar Non-Profit: How the CEOs from two of the oldest and largest provider organizations decided to join forces and disrupt how the industry views M&A  

Moderator: Stacy DiStefano, CEO of CFHS  

Speaker: Joe Martz, CEO, Merakey  

Speaker: Chuck McLister, CEO, Elwyn  

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking Reception Hosted by Tarrytown Pharmacy  

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Exclusive Dinner Sponsored by Graham Health 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  

Registration, Coffee & Light Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM  

Welcome Address from Kathy Carmody

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM  

Opening Keynote  

The Cost of Status Quo: Why “doing nothing” is an expensive decision and three small steps you can take to avoid the price of inaction. 

Speaker: Stacy DiStefano; CEO CFHS  

Introduction: Mark McHugh

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Integrated Care Panel  
Beyond the Buzz Word: How change management is the glue to keeping care integrated  
Moderator: Kathy Carmody  
Speaker: George Klauser 
Speaker: Solomon Parker 
Speaker: Matt Fletcher, InterHab

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM



11:15 PM – 12:00 PM


Innovative Technology Session  

Virtual Reality in Practice Today. How VR headsets are reducing anxiety, promoting patient engagement, and helping to decrease sedation in IDD patients  

Speaker: Dr. Wendi Cross 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



5 Key Trends in the IDD Space  

Speaker: Barbara Merrill 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Multi-State Service Delivery Moderated Panel Session
How provider organizations are scaling while maintaining quality and respecting the local
Speaker: Robert Reeves
Speaker: Daryn DeMeritt

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM



2:15 PM – 3:15 PM


Closing Session, Featured Author’s Discussion  

Work Smart: Use Your Brain and Behavior to Master the Future of Work, Dr. Jennie Byrne will use science to convince you that the future of work is about being a better human  

Speaker: Dr. Jennie Byrne 

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM


Closing Comments From Kathy Carmody


Charles “Chuck” McLister
Dr. Kate Ackerman
George Klauser
Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD
Jennifer Riha
Joe Martz
Nancy Weisling
Raul Garza
Robert Reeves
Shelly Chandler
Soloman Parker
Stacy DiStefano
Wendi Cross, PhD