Terry Griffin reports on the business of delivering social and behavioral health services for OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire, with a key focus on change in the external operating environment for non-profit organizations caused by new government policies, payer reimbursement methodologies, legal requirements issued by courts, competitors, and disruptive technology innovations. The beat also includes changes in consumer demographics, trends in utilization, and research findings on the evidence-base for clinical services. Since joining OPEN MINDS in 2006, Ms. Griffin has been the lead investigative journalist and production editor for OPEN MINDS, responsible for interviewing primary sources, writing, and fact checking each article in the weekly news issue.

Since 2007, she has trained and supervised a series of production assistant interns. Ms. Griffin was a member of the Society for Professional Journalists from 2010 through 2014, and has been a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists since 2014.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Griffin helped a school-affiliated non-profit organization gain 501(c) 3 status in 2005. She served as treasurer for the organization from 2005 through 2010. While involved with the non-profit, starting in 2000, she was responsible for running several fundraisers, selling advertising, and maintaining records.

Her previous formal business experience includes four years’ operating a licensed home day care (1990-1994) in St. Helens, Oregon. She closed the business when her husband was transferred to Kara, Togo in West Africa for a four-year assignment.

Ms. Griffin is a 2005 graduate of the AACSB Internationally accredited John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing, and a minor in English.

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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 https://openminds.com/live-mbpi/ 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 events@openminds.com 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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