2015 Alliance June Summit - “Changing Landscapes: A United Approach to System Innovation”



OPENING KEYNOTE: “‘Selfie Advocacy’ - Social Media solutions for person-centered planning and self-directed support for people with IDD” 

Andy Minnion, MBE Director 

RIX Research and Media, University of East London, UK 


WORKSHOP: “‘Selfie Advocacy’ Workshop – a hands-on introduction to the Multimedia Advocacy Approach to education, care and support for people with IDD” 

Andy Minnion, MBE Director 

RIX Research and Media, University of East London, UK 


KEYNOTE: “From Self-Advocate to Advocate: My Story” 

Liz Weintraub

Advocacy Specialist 

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 


THURSDAY JUNE 18th, 2015


GENERAL SESSION: “Federal Disability Policy Update: The Latest from Washington”  

Esmé Grant Grewal, Esq. Senior Director of Government Relations 

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) 


GENERAL SESSION:“Go Baby Go: Technology for Work and Play in the Real World!” 

Cole Galloway, PT, PhD


Associate Chair

Department of Physical Therapy , University of Delaware, STAR Health Sciences Complex, Go Baby Go 


WORKSHOP: “Let’s Get Colorful! - an interactive workshop designed to improve communication techniques and facilitate understanding of communication differences.”

Emma Hudson, MPA, MPH

Legislative Liaison  



GENERAL SESSION: “Understanding The Big Three: TABOR, The Negative Factor, and Marijuana Revenue”

Alliance Government Relations Committee


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Supporting Transitions from Early Intervention to Preschool:  A review of a pilot program to expand teacher expertise teaching children with significant behavior challenges”  

Todd Addleson, MS, BCBA, Manager of Behavioral Services 

Katherine Tober, MA, ECSE, BCBA, Behavior Analyst 

Continuum of Colorado


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Working together to improve health of shared clients: RCCOs, CCBs and care coordination” 

Jenny Nate, Senior Community Strategies Leader, Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RCCO 1) 

Lori Roberts, Chief Operations Officer, Integrated Community Health Partners (RCCO 4) 

Kelley Vivian, Community Strategies, Director Community Care of Central Colorado (RCCO 7) 


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Unraveling the Independent Contractor Dilemma”

Michael Simms, Owner, Colorado CARE Association and CenterPoint Insurance Group  Presentation

Michael Santo, Esq.  Bechtel & Santo  Presentation

Dean Harris, Esq. Bechtel & Santo


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Redesigning HCBS Waivers Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” 

Tyler Deines, Projects Manager , CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing, Division for IDD


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Marketing: Au Naturel” 

Gayle Gross, Community Relations Manager, Mosaic in Colorado Springs

Josh Thomas, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Mosaic in Colorado Springs


FRIDAY JUNE 19th, 2015


GENERAL SESSION: “Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) Town Hall”

Jed Ziegenhagen, Director for the Office of Community Living, CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing

Barbara Ramsey, Division Director CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing, Division for IDD


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Person-Centered Training: How Three Organizations Are Implementing Culture Change”

Lynette Johnson, Area Director, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Wendy Liljenberg, Quality Technician/Training Instructor, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Pat Carney, Support Services Case Management Coordinator & PCT Trainer, Foothills Gateway, Inc.

Debra Whitehead, Senior Organizational Consultant, CTAT Rocky Mountain Human Services


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Telehealth: Improving Access to Early Intervention Services”

Beth Cole, Fiscal Accountability Manager, CO Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Finance Unit

Ardith Ferguson, M.Ed., Program Director CO Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support


BREAKOUT SESSION: “2015 Update on Crisis Intervention and Prevention for Children and Adults with IDD and Behavioral/Mental Health Challenges” 

Corry Robinson Rosenberg, PhD, RN, BS, Director, JFK Partners, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, CU School of Medicine

Marijo Rymer, Executive Director, Arc of Colorado

Carol Meredith, Executive Director, Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas Counties

Adam Tucker, Adult Services Coordinator, CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing, Division for IDD


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Colorado Crisis Response System Overview of Services and Preliminary Outcomes” 

Lori Banks, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer, Community Crisis Connection

Mary Hoefler, LCSW, Manager of Crisis Services, CO Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, Office of Behavioral Health

Bev Marquez, LPC, CEO, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

Deanna Ryerson, PhD, Director of Crisis Response Northeast Behavioral Health

Cheri L. Skelding, LCSW, Clinical Director Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

John Talbot, Vice President, Integration Product Development and Sales Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Dale Wright, LPC, Crisis Clinical Care Coordinator, West Slope Casa 


Thank you to our 2015 Platinum sponsors 



























Thank you to our 2015 Gold sponsors