Category: Speakers

Dr. Carrie Randazzo

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 PM Title: Ethics Description: Bio: Dr. Carrie Randazzo has over twenty years of experience working with adults, adolescents and their families in areas of mental health and chemical dependency. She is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA specializing in cross cultural psychology. She…
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Joanna Conti

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:50 – 5:20 PM Title: Use Patient-Reported Data to Negotiate More Effectively with Payers & Improve Treatment Effectiveness Description: Vista Research Group has monitored more than 23,000 patients during addiction treatment and followed up with thousands of patients post-discharge.   We’ll share how treatment programs are using patient-reported data to help patients…
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Kimberly Kirchmeyer

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:10 – 3:40 PM Title: Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Bio: Kimberly Kirchmeyer was appointed director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in October 2019. Kirchmeyer was executive director of the Medical Board of California since 2013, where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013. She was deputy director…
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Andrew Kessler

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:40 – 3:10 PM Title: Description: Bio: Andrew D. Kessler, JD, is founder and principal of Slingshot Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in behavioral health policy.  With 25 years of policy experience- and over 15 of those in behavioral health- Kessler is a fixture in circles that advocate for…
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Kristina Sherry

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:10 – 2:40 PM Title: Employer Obligations in 2020: AB-5, COVID, and More Description: This presentation will review some key employer obligations as of 2020, particularly in the wake of Dynamex and AB-5 as well as the more recent COVID-related guidelines, orders, and legislation.  You will also review and explore the…
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Dr. Aaron Cleveland

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:10 AM – 12:40 PM Title: Addiction, Opioids and Beyond Description: This lecture first focuses on exploring definitions of Substance Dependency and Addiction.  Next, we will look at Opioid Epidemiology and Addiction Physiology followed with an overview of Substance Treatment strategies involving both Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological modalities.  We will then look…
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Lizlie Micheletti

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:30 – 11:00 AM Title: Overview of the CA Dept of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and Update on Mental Health Parity Bio: Lezlie Micheletti, DMHC Health Program Specialist, Health Policy and Stakeholder Engagement – Responsible to conduct outreach and education to consumers and stakeholders about the DMHC and the Help Center,…
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Gregory Williams

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:00 – 10:30 AM Title: The Impact of Toxic Stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency Description: The presentation will give an in-depth look at toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the research that has been done.  The research shows the impact of toxic stress on the development of the…
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Max Jaffe

Monday, May 4, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 PM Title: Care Navigation and the Value of Networks Description: SUD to varying levels of acuity presents in roughly 10% of the population. A fragmented healthcare ecosystem with its unique protocols and siloed systems has created friction and barriers to access care for patients.  By leveraging modernized communications tools…
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Senator Tom Umberg

Monday, May 4, 2020 2:20 – 3:50 PM Title: Conversations with Legislators Bio: State Senator Tom Umberg is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, former federal criminal prosecutor, three term state legislator, small business owner and Deputy Drug Czar for President Clinton. Senator Umberg began his military service at the Korean DMZ and served three overseas…
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