2019 NABH Annual Meeting

Preliminary Program 

2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Frank A. Ghinassi, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Chair
Jeff Hillis, M.B.A., J.D.
Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A.


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 reserve your hotel room and 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

2019 Annual Meeting Schedule

Monday, March 18, 2019

Noon                                         Registration Desk open
Noon – 2 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, 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 p.m.                     Gourmet Dessert Break
                                                   Sponsored by The Joint Commission

4 p.m. – 5 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 p.m. –9 p.m.                           Exhibitor set-up
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.                          NABH Youth Services Committee Dinner (Committee only)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                          Exhibitor set-up
7:30 a.m.                                   Registration Desk open
8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                     Coffee with NABH Board (Chairman, President and Executive Exhibitors only)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                Opening session: Speaker TBD (Open to all)
9:30 a.m. – 10 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.                  Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
11:45 a.m. – Noon                     Visit Exhibitors
Noon – 1:30 p.m.                      Annual Meeting Luncheon Speakers: Mark Covall, President and CEO, NABH, and Shawn Coughlin, Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, NABH
                                                  Sponsored by American Addiction Centers

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.                     Congressional Office 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 p.m.                     Board Chair’s Reception
                                                  Sponsored by Netsmart

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.                          NABH Committee on Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems Dinner (Committee only)

Capitol Hill Visits

Please allow time to pass through security.
1:30–5:00 p.m.                          Congressional Office visits
5:00 p.m.                                   Return by this time to the Mandarin Oriental

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                           Policy Breakfast Speaker: Regina LaBelle, Principal, LaBelle Strategies and former Chief of Staff, Office of National Drug Control Policy
                                                  Sponsored by Meridian Behavioral Health

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.              Panel Discussion with Congressional Staff
10 a.m.                             Exhibitor take-down
10:30 – 12:30 p.m.          NABH Addiction Treatment Committee Meeting (Committee only)
10:30 – 2:00 p.m.            Congressional Office visits