Stephanie Asper brings over 5 years of experience in research and project management to the OPEN MINDS team. She currently serves as a Senior Associate within the Consulting Practice. In this role, she is responsible for project management, content development and review, as well as academic, policy, and market research.

Her primary responsibility is on the Editorial Team for, where she is responsible for growing partnerships, coordinating speakers, managing and developing educational webinar series, as well as writing research and webinar summaries. Ms. Asper has served in a variety of capacities during her tenure at OPEN MINDS, including as Project Lead for PsychU, Consulting Practice Managing Director, and as a Research Assistant.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Asper began her career in health and human services as an Administrative Assistant for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Office of Health Policy, where she tracked national and state legislation and helped manage the Political Action Committee and Health Policy booths at national conferences.

While earning her undergraduate degree, Ms. Asper served as a Research Assistant for the Political Science Department and as a Teaching Assistant Coordinator/Teaching Assistant for the Biology Department. She was named co-author on “Explaining the Horse Race of 2008,” a peer-reviewed professional article published in the July 2009 issue of PS: Political Science and Politics.

Ms. Asper earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. In Policy and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin.

COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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