Summit Agenda

New Horizons for Children and Young Adults with Medical Complexity in New York

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Registration

9:30 am – 9:45 am: Opening Remarks
Edwin Simpser MD, President and CEO, St Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
Christopher Long, Ed.D, President, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

9:45 am – 10:45 am: NYS Medically Complex Needs Assessment
Melissa Dutton, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Laura Braslow, Senior Advisor, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Joan E. DaVanzo, PhD, MSW, CEO, Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC

10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am – Noon: Parent Panel – Young Adults with Medical Complexity
Danielle Rieber, LMSW, Director, Patient & Family Services , St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Linda Amisial, Parent
Dimitra Cilento, Parent
Nancy Speller, Parent

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: NYS Olmstead Plan
Roger Bearden, ‎General Counsel, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Group Home Model for the Medically Complex
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Balancing Incentive Program

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm –  4:15 pm: Telehealth
NYS Department of Health Balancing Incentive Program Award

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks
Edwin Simpser, MD, President and CEO, St Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
Christopher Long, Ed.D, President, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.