Gettysburg, PA (March 8, 2023) — On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, OPEN MINDS will host How To Develop A Strategic Plan: The OPEN MINDS 2023 Executive Seminar On Best Practices in Strategy, Portfolio Management & Scenario-Based Planning that will be presented live from 9:00am to 12:30pm EST at The 2023 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The executive seminar is designed to help provide health and human services executives with a three-phase approach to strategy development and offer key insights for putting those plans into action and evaluating their success. OPEN MINDS Senior Associates Ken Carr and Raymond Wolfe J.D. will share OPEN MINDS’ three-phase approach to strategy development, including:

  • The OPEN MINDS best practice approach to building a strategic plan
  • A guide to strategy implementation planning
  • An in-depth review of how to manage strategy implementation for success

Ken Carr brings over 20 years of finance, technology, data analysis and reporting experience in the health and human service field to OPEN MINDS. Formerly, Mr. Carr served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Centers, a community mental health center in Ocala, Florida and Finance Director at the St. Paul National Testing Laboratory, a biomedical testing facility of the American Red Cross. Mr. Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Sioux Falls Seminary. He maintains an active CPA license with the State of South Dakota.

Raymond “Ray” Wolfe, J.D. brings over 40 years of experience in the health and human services sector to the OPEN MINDS team. Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Wolfe served a 22 year tenure with Pittsburgh Mercy Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most recently, Mr. Wolfe served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to working in the health and human services market, Mr. Wolfe spent five years practicing as a Lawyer with at Law Offices of Arch A. Moore in Moundsville, West Virginia. Mr. Wolfe earned his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University School of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia and his Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Political Science and Sociology from West Liberty University, in Wheeling, West V, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

The seminar will be held during The 2023 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, at the Majestic Theater.

The 2023 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat, held September 19 through 21, provides the opportunity to learn the lessons from past and present leaders on how to make the tough decisions, inspire teams to embrace the new challenges in the field, and create a framework for organizational transformation for those serving consumers with the most complex needs.

The Majestic Theater will serve as a main hub for retreat, with additional venues including: The Gettysburg Hotel and The GAR Building.

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

Registration cost is included in Elite-level memberships 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

The institute is made possible by the support of our Educational Partners:

  • Premier Partners: Core Solutions, Inc., NephU, Netsmart, NextGen Healthcare, PsychU, Qualifacts
  • Gold Partners: Alera Health (Formerly Blaze Advisors), ContinuumCloud, Genoa Healthcare, Otsuka, Market Access, Streamline Healthcare Solutions, Terrapin Pharmacy
  • Affiliate Education Sponsors: 5e Analytics, Awake Labs, Beacon Health Options, Cantata Health Solutions, Carenodes, CCNY Inc., Concord Technologies, DrFirst, Eleos Health, eVero, Evernorth, Health Information Management Systems (HiMS), Humana Healthy Horizons, Inovalon, Integrative, Iris Telehealth, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Kipu Health, Kiriworks, Lucet, Millin Associates, Owl, Sigmund Software, SilverCloud, Therapy Brands


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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