2016 Conference

Robert A. Kent serves as the General Counsel for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (“OASAS”).  In this role, Mr. Kent provides overall legal support, policy guidance and direction to OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez, the Executive Office and all divisions of the agency.  Robert is leading the OASAS efforts to […]

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  • Laval Miller-Wilson is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP), a non-profit law firm with offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.  PHLP provides free legal services to Pennsylvanians seeking state administered health coverage (e.g., Medicaid, CHIP) and represents beneficiaries denied medically necessary services and supports.  Since 1992, PHLP has worked closely with […]

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Rricha Mathur is the Senior Policy Advisor, Child Welfare and Child Rights for First Focus and the Assistant Director for the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center. Her primary responsibilities are assisting in the managing of the State Policy Advocacy & Reform Center (SPARC) and the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition (CALC) programs. She also assists […]

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Dawn Lambert co-leads the Community Options group within Connecticut’s Department of Social Services, Division of Health Services. As manager of the strategy group, her responsibilities include planning, oversight and implementation of systems innovation and transformation initiatives. With over 25 years of experience in long-term supports and services, she currently serves as an appointed member of […]

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Final Oral Health Precon Ebook.compressed 11.7.16  

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    October 13, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Oral Health
  • Keith Gaither is the Director of Managed Care Operations for TennCare, Tennessee’s $10.6 billion Medicaid managed care program. TennCare functions as the largest health insurer in the state, providing coordinated physical, behavioral and long term care coverage to 1.2 million Tennesseans. Mr. Gaither is responsible for managing TennCare’s relationship with its three managed care companies, […]

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    October 11, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Lisa Faust is Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health with Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota.  Dr. Faust worked in the behavioral health provider community in North Dakota for 25 years prior to joining Blue Cross in October 2014.  She has extensive background in public sector behavioral health administration and care delivery, private sector behavioral […]

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    October 11, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Victoria Veltri, JD, LLM, is the Chief Health Policy Advisor in the Office of Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, coordinating the state’s health reform initiatives, including the State Innovation Model Initiative, the Healthcare Cabinet and other initiatives.  She acts as the Lt. Governor’s liaison on healthcare issues with state agencies, community organizations and the private sector.  […]

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    October 11, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Dr. David Kelley is the Chief Medical Officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service’s Office of Medical Assistance Programs. He oversees the clinical and quality aspects of the Medical Assistance Programs that provide health benefits to over 2.6 million recipients. The Office includes oversight of eight managed care organizations and the Access fee-for-service program. […]

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    October 11, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Dr. Alexander is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he serves as founding co-Director of the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation. He is a practicing primary care physician […]

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    October 11, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio