Oct 8 - 9, 2015



Day One – Thursday, October 8


9:30 am



10:00 am

Welcome & Introductions



Ignite Talks:

Three introductory lightning talks offering expert insights and diverse perspectives on the big transformations disrupting the health and human services field.


Paradigm Change: Focus on Value

Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) 


Health IT & Data: Unleashing the Power

Speaker TBD


Interconnected: A New Framework for Health + Human Services

Linda Gibbs, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; former Deputy Mayor, Health & Human Services, New York City


11:00 am

Group Discussion

Q&A and interactive conversation with the three “ignite speakers”


11:30 am




Bridging the Gap: Policy, Practice, and the Tools to Transform Healthcare and Human Service Delivery

What is needed from policymakers and HHS leaders at the state and local level to empower providers, support technology adoption, and help implement high-value health and human services?
Moderator: Zach Patton, Executive Editor, Governing
Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
Tracy Wareing Evans, Executive Director, American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
LaMar Hasbrouck, M.D., MPH, Executive Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials 


12:30 pm



1:15 pm

Health Investments that Pay Off 

Moderator: Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D., Publisher, Governing
The Honorable Ben McAdams, Mayor, Salt Lake County Government, Utah


1:35 pm

Aligning Payment Incentives with Performance Goals 

Moderator: Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D., Publisher, Governing
Jeremy Keele, Executive Director, Policy Innovation Lab, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., Commissioner of Health, New York State 


2:20 pm

Coffee & Networking Break 


2:45 pm

Aligning Delivery Systems with Performance Goals 

Moderator: Julia Burrows, Director, Governing Institute
Adam Aaseby, Chief Information Officer, Washington State Health Care Authority
Bob England, MD, MPH, Director, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Arizona


3:30 pm

Idea Generator

Topic: Data – Goldmine or Landmine? 

Discussion and open mic session facilitated by Richard Greene, Senior Fellow, Governing


4:15 pm

Closing Keynote


6:00 pm

Reception and Dinner



Day Two – Friday, October 9


8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00 am


Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, Governing


9:05 am

Opening Keynote

SpeakerFrank Alexander, Director, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services, Colorado

9:40 am

Data: Taking the Pulse 

Moderator: Katherine Barrett, Senior Fellow, Governing 
Brenda Donald, Deputy Mayor of Health & Human Services, District of Columbia 
Matthew Klein, Senior Advisor for Service Innovation & Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity, Mayor's Office of Operations, New York City 
Michael Wilkening, Undersecretary of Program and Fiscal Affairs, California Health and Human Services Agency 


10:15 am



10:30 am

Driving Efficiency and Innovation in Service Delivery

Moderator: J.B. Wogan, Staff Writer, Governing
Uma Ahluwalia, Director, Department of Health & Human Services, Montgomery County, Maryland
Dr. Karen Hacker, Director, Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania 
Cemeré James, Deputy Director, Project and Senior Policy Analyst, Work Support Strategies, CLASP 


11:15 am

Social Condition: The Interconnectedness of Health + Human Services

Panel on strategies for reducing health disparities, addressing social determinants of health, and developing more integrated and comprehensive approaches to mental, behavioral and overall public health management.

Moderator: J.B. Wogan, Staff Writer, Governing
The Honorable Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Circuit Court of Florida 


12:00 pm

Closing Keynote


12:30 pm

Wrap Up & Adjourn