2013 CPCA Annual Conference Brochure

Annual Conference

Preconference Events

(Seperate registration required for all preconference events)

NCQA Advanced Topics in PCMH: Mastering PCMH Recognition

(Printed materials will be made available on-site only.)

William F. Tulloch, MA, Director of Government Recognition Initiatives, NCQA

Vicki L. Gavaghan, MS, Manager, Government Recognition Initiatives, NCQA

Outreach and Enrollment Briefing and Educational Exposition

(No Materials Provided.)

Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq, President and CEO, California Primary Care Association

Peter V. Lee, JD, Executive Director, Covered California

John F. Moroney, MD, MPH, Regional Administrator, Region IX, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, Healthy California, The California Endowment


Plenary Session

Welcome, Opening Remarks and General Session - No Materials

Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq, President and CEO, California Primary Care Association


Implementing the Affordable Care Act in California:  How Community Clinics and Health Centers are Leading the Way - No Materials

Diana Dooley, Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California

Patrick Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Association of Health Plans


Breakout Session 1

A. Innovations in Intensitve Care Management

Jason Cunningham, DO, Agency Medical Director, West County Health Centers

Robert Moore, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership HealthPlan of California

Barbara Scherrer, RN, Director of Nursing, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

B.  Value-Based Contracting for Community Health Centers

Lawrence Garcia, Esq, Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP - No Materials

Nancy Oswald, PhD, Interim Executive Director, California Health Care Safety Net Institute - Not Materials

Ralph Silber, Executive Director, Alameda Health Consortium/Community Health Center Network - No Materials

Dolores Yanagihara, MPH, Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association

C.  iCARE: Using Data To Improve Quality

Heather Budd, VP Clinical Transformation, Azara Healthcare

Kent Imai, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County

Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

D.  Leadership Models for Success:  How to Develop a Highly Functioning Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board

John DiPerry, Board Chair, Shasta Community Health Center

Dean Germano, MHSc, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Shasta Community Health Center

Kathie Powell, MA, MSHA, Chief Executive Officer, Petaluma Health Center

Tracy Ream, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Neighborhood Healthcare


Luncheon  Keynote

Gary M. Wiltz, MD, Chief Executive Officer/Chair, Teche Action Clinic/National Association of Community Health Centers - Coming Soon


Breakout Session 2

A.  Project ECHO: Empowering Primary Care Physicians to Expand Specialty Access in Rural and Underserved Areas

Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACP, FACG,  Director Project ECHO, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

David Copenhaver, MD, MPH, Director of Cancer Pain Management, Director of Pain Medicine Telehealth, University of California at Davis

Robert Moore, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership HealthPlan of California

B.  Hot Topics: Outreach and Enrollment - No Materials

Richard Figeuroa, Director, The California Endowment

Beth Malinowski, MPH, Associate Director of Policy, CPCA

Rene Mollow, MSN, RN, Deputy Director of Health Care, Benefits and Eligibility, California Department of Health Care Services

Sarah Soto-Taylor, Deputy Director, Community Relations, Covered California

C.  Successful Public Health and Prevention Work of Health Centers

Dalila Butler, MPH, Program Coordinator, Prevention Institute

Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Redwood Community Health Coalition

Juan Taizan, MPA, Project Director, California School Based Health Centers Association 

D.  Putting Experience to Work: Resources to Address Changing Business Models

Tanir Ami, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Clinic Ole

John Guislin, Director, Encore Fellow in Health Centers, Center for Care Innovations

Brenda Shipp, MBA, COO, Lifelong Medical Care

Jane Stafford, Co-Director, Center for Care Innovations

Mary Szecsey, MBA, Executive Director, West County Health Center


Breakout Session 3

A.  Integration of Medical and Dental Services

Ramona English, DMD, Schweitzer Fellow, Dental Director, Petaluma Health Center - Coming Soon

Jack Luomanen, DMD, Consultant/Dentist, JCL Consulting

Danielle Oryn, DO, MPH, Medical Director, Petaluma Health Center - Coming Soon

B.  Opportunities and Challenges in Covered CA: Perspectives from Safety Net Providers

Bradley Gilbert, MD, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Empire Health Plan

Sarah Muller, MS, Director of Government Affairs, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

Valerie Woolsey, MBA, Director, Health Care Reform Strategy, BAART Programs

C.  Maximizing Care Coordination for Increased New Patient Access

Felicia Batts, MPH, Research Program Manager, Golden Valley Health Centers

Saydi Ceja, Grant Support Assistant, Golden Valley Health Centers

Fatima Nunes de Jaimes, RN, Nurse Care Coordinator II, Golden Valley Health Centers

D.  CHC Megatrends in the Era of Reform

Curtis Degenfelder, President, Curt Degenfelder Consulting, Inc.

Philip Nowak, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, Inc.


Breakout Session 4

A.  Integrating Behavioral Health

Lily Alvarez, BH System Administrator, Kern County Mental Health

Christopher Reilly, MA, LMFT, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Clinica Sierra Vista

Darren Urada, PhD, Associate Research Psychologist, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

B.  Payment Reform

Naomi Fuchs, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers - No Materials

Ingrid Lamirault, Chief Executive Officer, Alameda Alliance for Health - No Materials

Marty Lynch, Executive Director/CEO, Lifelong Medical Care - No Materials

Mary Szecsey, MBA, Executive Director, West County Health Centers - No Materials

Rachel Tobey, MPA, Director, JSI San Francisco, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Andie Patterson, MPP, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CPCA 

C.  Joint Commission Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

Lon Berkeley, MS, Project Director, Community Health Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission

Risë K. Phillips, MPH, MBA, President and CEO, T.H.E. Health & Wellness Centers, Inc.

Barbara Scherrer, RN, Director of Nursing, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

Lisa Ward, MD, MSPH, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

D.  Residency Programs in the Community Clinics and Health Centers

Carl Coan, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center

Dean Germano, MHSc, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Shasta Community Health Center

Huong Le, DDS, MA, FACD, Dental Director, Asian Health Services


Closing Session

Medicaid Expansion:  Lessons Learned from Massachusetts and Opportunities for California

Toby Douglas, Director, California Department of Health Care Services - No Materials

Ellen Hafer, MTS, MBA, Executive Vice President and COO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc.

Richard Pan, MD, MPH, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, California State Legislature - No Materials

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