Gettysburg, Pa. (October 16, 2022) — More than 200 executives took part in The 2022 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat, held in-person and virtually from October 4 to the 6 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Attendees took a deep dive into the strategic insights, best practice models, and personal resiliency tools needed as they and their organizations face the “next normal.” Session recordings, presentations, and exhibit booths will remain available to registered attendees at until November 6.

The 2022 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat provided attendees the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of legendary battlefield leaders to learn how their challenges, success—and even defeat—provide great leadership lessons that still apply today.

Featured speakers at the Retreat included:

  • Barbara Banaszynski, Senior Vice President of Program Operations, Volunteers of America
  • Nicole Bryl, MHA, Chief Executive Officer, CHHUNY
  • Nelson Burns, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Coleman Health Services
  • Karen Carloni, Executive Director, The Southern Maryland Community Network
  • Carl Clark, President & Chief Executive Officer, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Sherrie Crabb, Chief Executive Officer, Arrowleaf
  • Colleen Edwards, Senior Vice President, NextGen Healthcare
  • Javier Favela, Vice President of Solutions, Behavioral Health, NextGen Healthcare
  • Michael Franczak, Director of Population Health, COPA Health
  • Cari A. Guthrie, LCSW-C, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Montgomery
  • Melissa Hall, Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, Behavioral Health for Monarch
  • Hattie Tracy, Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Health Services
  • Jeff Holsinger, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOANR)
  • Brad Howell, MA, President & Chief Executive Officer, Waystone Health & Human Services
  • Karen Johnson, Senior Director, Change In Mind, Social Current
  • Alice Kim, MA, Chief Operating Officer, Cohen Veterans Network
  • Melissa Larkin-Skinner, MA, MBA, LMHC, Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone Florida
  • Dan Lavallee, Director, Program Development, UPMC Health Plan
  • Luming Li, M.D., MHS, Chief Medical Officer, The Harris Center
  • Mike Lyons, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel, Mosaic
  • Joseph Masciandaro, Chief Executive Officer, CarePlus New Jersey
  • Margaret Mays, Vice President, Staff Accreditation, Beacon Health Options
  • Karyn Pratt, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy Development, Adelphoi
  • Ray Prushnok, Executive Director, UPMC Center For Social Impact & AVP, Government Programs, UPMC Health Plan
  • Sandra Stein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Banner University Health Plans
  • Cory Storch, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services
  • Linda Timmons, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Mosaic
  • Hattie Tracy, Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Health Services
  • Luanne Welch, Chief Executive Officer & President, Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
  • Jeremy Wampler, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer, Acenda
  • Andrew Witzke, Senior Director of Customer Success and Growth, Broadstep
  • Leah Yaw, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

The week also included The OPEN MINDS Care Innovation Summit, sponsored by NextGen Healthcare, and two Executive Seminars.

The OPEN MINDS Care Innovation Summit, sponsored by Premier Partner, NextGen Healthcare, offered participants an overview of the trends driving innovation in the health and human service market, a review of the OPEN MINDS strategic framework for launching sustainable treatment programs, and a deep dive into cutting-edge new clinical programs to ensure that consumers have access to the right services and supports at the right time, through case study presentations.

Executive Seminars included:

  • How To Develop A New Service Line: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Diversification Strategies, Feasibility Analysis & Successful New Service Development
  • Finding An Electronic Health Record System For Your Future: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection, Contracting & Optimization

Premium Partners of The Retreat included: Akili, Inc., Core Solutions, Inc., NephU, Netsmart, NextGen Healthcare, PsychU, and Qualifacts.

Retreat Partners included: Blaze Advisors, ContinuumCloud, Genoa Healthcare, Health Information Management Systems (HiMS), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Streamline Healthcare Solutions, and Terrapin Pharmacy.

Retreat Affiliate Sponsors included: Awake Labs, Cantata, Carenodes, CCNY Inc., Concord Technologies, DrFirst, Eccovia Solutions, EnSoftek, Evernorth, FieldWorker, Foresight, Humana, i2i Population Health, ICANotes, Integrative, Iris Telehealth, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Kipu Health, Kiriworks, Koa Health, Liberty Healthcare Corporation, Millin Associates, Owl, Relias, Sigmund Software, SilverCloud, Therapy Brands, and Tridiuum.

Next in the OPEN MINDS executive education series is The 2022 OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute, being held November 8 through 10, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to join the only boot camp for c-suite executives focused on leveraging technology for strategic advantage in the “next normal.”

Complimentary all-access passes for the institute are included in the Elite-level subscription of OPEN MINDS Circle, a market intelligence online community. Register today by clicking here.

For more information on any of OPEN MINDS’ educational programs, upcoming 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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