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2016 Alliance Summit - “United for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”





GENERAL SESSION: “United States Department of Justice: Olmstead Enforcement and Implementation” 

Anne Raish, JD, Deputy Chief

Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice

Alexandra Shandell, JD, Trial Attorney

Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice


GENERAL SESSION “Housing: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities”

Ann Watts

Home Modification Team Manager, Division of Housing

Adam Tucker

Program Services

Division For Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


GENERAL SESSION: “Discovering Provider Transformation with “Teeth” – Learnings from

ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership”

Richard Davis, MSW

Policy Advisor

Workforce Systems Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department

of Labor


THURSDAY JUNE 16th, 2016

GENERAL SESSION: “What’s Happening on the Federal Front? Updates from Washington DC”

Katherine Berland, Esq.

Director of Public Policy

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)


GENERAL SESSION:“The Emerging Roles and Changing Expectations of the Direct Support Workforce” - PRESENTATION COMING SOON

Joseph MacBeth

Executive Director

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


GENERAL SESSION: “Creating Choices and Possibilities through Technologies”

Alice Brouhard, RN

MOM (Master of Modification)


WORKSHOP: “Engaging in Energy Leadership: A Tool to Transform Your Thinking & Improve Your Workday”

Jenn Dewall, MBA, ACC

Founder & CEO, Jenn Dewall Coaching


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Supporting Informed Decision Making: an Introduction” - PRESENTATION COMING SOON

Joseph MacBeth

Executive Director

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Update on the IDD Crisis Center Pilot Project”

Sarah Bonell Sharp, MA, Ed, Vice President of Resource Development & Coordination, Mesa Developmental Services

Debbie Lapp, CEO, CEO Case Management, Foothills Gateway

Leslie Reeder, RN, BSN, Steadman Group

Adam Tucker, Adult Services Coordinators, CDHCPF


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Let's do it - Hands On Technology"

Alice Brouhard, RN

MOM (Master of Modification)


BREAKOUT SESSION: “The ABLE Act & Special Needs Trusts – Saving Money While Protecting Benefits”

Christi Romero-Roseth

Director of Community Relations, CFPD


FRIDAY JUNE 17th, 2016


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Understanding How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects People with Down Syndrome: Strategies to Support Care”

Tina Wells, MA Gerontology

Alzheimer’s Association: Colorado


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Early Intervention Panel Discussion on Billing”

Moderator: Beth Cole, MNM, Early Intervention Colorado

Panel Members will include Medicaid, private insurance billers, and EI Colorado

Watch the breakout recording HERE!


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Regional Centers – Community Support Team Overview”

Amanda Lighthiser

Transition and Community Support Coordinator, Division of Regional Center Operations


BREAKOUT SESSION: “Consumer Directed Services in Colorado”

Kady Hetherington

Program Manager, Consumer Direct Colorado


COMMITTEE PRESENTATION: “Government Relations: Session in Review, Ballot Initiatives, and Election Forecast”

Randy Brodersen, JD, Executive Director, North Metro Community Services

Gil Romero, Principal/Attorney, Capitol Success Group

Lauren Synder, Associate, Capitol Success Group

Emma Hudson, MPH, MPA, Legislative Liaison, Alliance

TOWNHALL: “System Transformation: Update on HCBS Settings, Waiver Redesign, Conflict Free Case Management, and More”

Barbara Ramsey, Deputy Director of the Office of Community Living, CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing, Division for IDD

And other Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Department staff




Thank you to our 2016 Platinum Sponsors 

Thank you to our 2016 Gold Sponsors 

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