Gettysburg, Pa. (November 20, 2022) — On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, OPEN MINDS will host an executive seminar at The 2023 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute in Clearwater, Florida. The seminar is designed to help provide health and human service organization leadership in determining the best approach to getting to scale in the shifting marketplace.

In deciding the right path for staying competitive in the constantly shifting health and human services marketplace, many executives from specialty provider organizations are pursuing merger, acquisition, and affiliation (MA&A) strategies. In the last few years, the field has experienced a record number of MA&A among specialty provider organizations serving consumers with complex conditions. This best-practice seminar will profile growth strategies and successful implementation plans from previous mergers and collaborations occurring in the market. Attendees will learn from industry leaders how to position their organization for sustainability and growth as we move forward into the “post-pandemic” world.

Getting To The Right Scale: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Successful Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations will be presented live on Tuesday, February 14, during The 2023 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ET by Joseph Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. and Ken Carr, Senior Associates with OPEN MINDS.

During the seminar, Mr. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. and Mr. Carr will focus on four key areas. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to determine proper organization size to sustain talent, market reach, and financial resources and how to design an effective MA&A strategy. The session will outline how to identify opportunities and prospective organizational partners as well as potential challenges in creating successful MA&A partnerships.

Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. has more than 30 years of experience in health and human services. In his tenure as a Senior Associate with OPEN MINDS, he has served as lead on dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations. Mr. Naughton-Travers brings a broad range of experience in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services to OPEN MINDS.

Ken Carr brings over 30 years of finance, technology, data analysis, and reporting experience in the health and human service field to OPEN MINDS. He currently serves as a Senior Associate with the OPEN MINDS consulting practice and the chair of the OPEN MINDS CFO Consortium. In this role, Mr. Carr serves as a subject matter expert in the OPEN MINDS consulting practice, where he has led numerous engagements in strategic planning, merger and acquisition prospecting, business process improvement, managed care and value-based contracting preparedness, financial analysis of service lines, and technology selection.

The seminar will be held on February 14th at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach during The 2023 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. The institute, held February 14 through 16, provides a deep dive into performance management best practices, new reporting requirements, value-based reimbursement models, and emerging financial and service management models.

Register today for this premier institute at The seminar registration is included with the All-Access Institute Pass to The 2023 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute.

Registration cost is included in Elite-level subscriptions to the OPEN MINDS Circle market intelligence service. For more information on the program, sponsorship opportunities, or media inquiries, contact the Executive Education & Events team at 717-334-1329 or

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS’ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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