Gettysburg, Pa. (July 10, 2022) — On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT, OPEN MINDS will hold live, “The 2022 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit” at the Newport Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, California.

This information-packed day will open with April Hamilton, MBA, MHSA, Executive Deputy Director, New York State Department of Health and her keynote addressIntegrated Care Models For Children: What Is Working In New York & Beyond, where she will discuss the new models for providing ‘whole person’ care approaches for children with challenges.

Next, the session In Home Services For High-Needs Youth: The Challenges & The Opportunities will look at the new and exciting developments for bringing services directly into children’s and families homes. The session will feature case studies from Corina Casco, LCSW, MSW, Chief Program Officer, Children’s Bureau and Eleanor Castille Sumi, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Growth, Pacific Clinics.

Rising demand and acuity of behavioral conditions impacting children is driving demand for new crisis models for children. Attendees will learn more about the changing demand and opportunities for designing specialized crisis services in the session Crisis Services For Children & Adolescents: New Models For Emerging Challenges. The session will feature a case study from Ailene Keys, Vice President, Children & Family Services, Access Services, focused on alternative approaches to addressing the rise in pediatric emergency room visits.

The summit will also look at how to address co-occurring medical and behavioral conditions in children in the session, Serving Children With The Most Complex Needs. Innovative models of serving these children will be presented by Todd Harris, Ph.D., Executive Director of Autism Services, Devereux; Pam Reed, Executive Director, Devereux Texas; and Patsy McMelleon, Manager of Outpatient Services, Children’s Institute on cutting-edge programs and supportive services for children with complex medical and mental health needs.

This summit is the only single day event focused on providing insights and best practices for building efficient, innovative programs for children’s services, and is sponsored by Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. The summit will deliver a full day of learning about new programs serving the under-18 population, which in turn, will drive new contracts and new revenue for specialty provider organizations.

The children’s summit will be held in conjunction with The 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute which runs from August 30 to September 1, 2022, at the Newport Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, California. The focus of the 2022 institute is on the management best practices and “must-have” competencies every executive needs to improve the service system for consumers with complex conditions in the “next normal.”

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Individual registration for the summit is available for $300 at The All-Access Institute Pass to the 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute includes the summit.

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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