2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Frank A. Ghinassi, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Program Committee Chair; CEO, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Piscataway, NJ
Jeffrey W. Hillis, M.B.A., J.D., CEO, AdCare Hospital, Worcester, MA
Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD

Please Join Us!

We’re pleased to share with you this preliminary program for the 2019 Annual Meeting—Behavioral Healthcare: Improving Coordination, Collaboration, Integration, which highlights speakers and sessions that we hope you will find interesting and helpful in your work.

Please take a moment to review this schedule of events and be sure to register for the Annual Meeting today. We will continue to update this page until the Annual Meeting, so please visit this page often.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington!


Mark Covall
President and CEO, NABH

Monday, March 18, 2019

NoonRegistration Desk Open
Noon – 2:00 p.m.NABH Board of Trustees Meeting
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Speakers: Mark Covall, NABH President and CEO Pat Hammer, NABH Board Chair and President and CEO, Rogers Behavioral Health

Sponsored by Barrins & Associates Consulting
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Speaker: Joe Pantoliano, Emmy-award Winning Actor and Film Producer (Open to all)
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Gourmet Dessert Break Sponsored by The Joint Commission
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Speaker: Brandon Staglin, president of One Mind (Open to all) Sponsored by McLean Hospital
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Welcome Reception Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Exhibitor set-up
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.NABH Youth Services Committee Dinner (Committee only)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Exhibitor set-up
7:30 a.m.Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Coffee with NABH Board (Chairman, President and Executive Exhibitors only)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.EARLY START TIME! Opening session: Speaker: Molly Coye, MD, MPH (Open to all)

Sponsored by Discovery Behavioral Health
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Networking Coffee with all Exhibitors and Sponsors (Open to all)

Sponsored by Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
10 a.m. – 10: 45 a.m.Speaker: Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Health and Human Services Department
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Speaker: Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
11:45 a.m. – NoonVisit Exhibitors
Noon – 1:00 p.m.EARLY START/END TIME! Annual Meeting Luncheon

Speakers: Mark Covall, president and CEO, NABH Shawn Coughlin, executive vice president for government relations and public policy

Sponsored by American Addiction Centers
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Capitol Hill visits (Return to hotel by 5:00 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.NABH Quality Committee (Committee only)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Board Chair’s Reception Sponsored by Netsmart
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.NABH Committee on Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems Dinner (Committee only)

Capitol Hill Visits

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill visits
5:00 p.m. Return by this time to the Mandarin Oriental


Please allow time to pass through security.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.EARLY START TIME! Policy Breakfast with Leaders in Health Care

Sponsored by Meridian Behavioral Health
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Speaker: Wendell Primus, Senior Advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.Speaker: Regina LaBelle, Principal, LaBelle Strategies and former Chief of Staff, Office of National Drug Control Policy
9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.Panel Discussion with Congressional Staff
10:00 a.m.Exhibitor take-down
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.NABH Addiction Treatment Committee Meeting (Committee only)

NABH Cancellation Policy: Registration fees, minus a $50 cancellation fee, are refundable if NABH receives a notice in writing by Monday, March 11, 2019 (five working days prior to the Annual Meeting). NABH will not make refunds after that time. Thank you.