Therap National Conference 2017

Fairfield New Jersey

Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2017

Be a part of Therap’s National Conference!

Scheduled to take place on Jan 31, 2017 through Feb 2, 2017 in Fairfield, New Jersey, this event brings together the Therap team as well as users from all over the United States. There are User Presentations, State specific discussions, and how-to sessions of Therap Modules.

In addition to best practice discussions, there are also numerous optional networking events:

A reception for arriving attendees on Monday, January 30, 2017 
( 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Training for various levels of users, from beginners to advanced
Reception for Therap Certified Trainers
Introduction to new modules and mobile apps
Wednesday evening event on February 1, 2017 including dinner and professionally guided tour of New York City and Times Square (Bus will start at 5:15 PM from the hotel premises)
Interactive discussions and Q&A on Therap usage and best practices
Presentations from Therap users implementing Therap at different service providers
Brainstorming session about the future needs of the ID/DD services industry
New Mobile App for viewing schedule, networking and lot more.

User Presentation Topics Include:

 
Family member and self advocate access to Therap
Utilizing Therap mobile application on Android and iOS for community based services
Understanding Therap data better
Conducting Staff trainings through Training Academy and Training Management System
Staying compliant with regulatory agencies
Working with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)

Therap Team- Led Presentation Topics Include:

 
Running reports on Excel
Tracking and reporting on goals
Community based employment tracking
Business Intelligence and data driven outcomes
Nursing assessments and reports
Interoperability and health information exchange

Highlights for New York and New Jersey Attendees:

NY and NJ state specific sessions including person centred planning, billing, health tracking
Workshops on NY ISP Program, Hab Plans
Workshops on NJ Billing setup, Fee-for-Service
Separate Q/A sessions for NY and NJ attendees
 

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Barry Pollack

Region Director, Therap Services

Bio: Barry has over 37 years of experience in working with organizations supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities, with over 25 years in executive management. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare from the California State University in 1983. Barry started his career in California with the United Cerebral Palsy national network, working in behavior management group homes. He ran one of the largest respite care programs in the Country in the 1990s and led the creation of both the North Carolina & South Carolina Respite Care Coalitions. Since the 1980’s, Barry has worked with State & County Government, State Provider Associations and Private Non-Profit Organizations in the planning, development and delivery of services to individuals of all ages and disabilities and other special needs. Barry served on the State Board of the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities and was the Board President just prior to coming to Therap Services. He was a customer of Therap since 2005 and Therap’s first Billing customer in Country. Since 2010, Barry has worked with Therap Services supporting providers in the implementation and use of the industry's leading I-DD specialized electronic documentation and reporting solution. Barry continues to contribute to the I-DD industry through consulting in strategic planning, organizational development and the delivery of services to individuals of all ages and disabilities.

Justin M. Brockie

Chief Operating Officer, Therap Services

Bio: focusing on: Application development State contacts Multi-state providers

Michelle Saunders

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services LLC

Bio: Michelle joined Therap Services in 2012 as a Business Development Consultant in the Central States region, primarily focusing on Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Michelle has worked in the non-profit sector with agencies supporting persons with I/DD and MH diagnoses since 1995, starting as a direct care staff and then as a case manager in Central Pennsylvania. Michelle relocated to Missouri in 2005 and worked as a consultant for a nonprofit organization in Columbia, Missouri. After providing feedback regarding ways to improve services, Michelle accepted a program director position to implement all of the suggestions made while consulting. Michelle was instrumental in implementing Therap at her agency and also completed grant applications and led statewide training efforts for the Missouri College of Direct Support. Michelle completed presentations regarding training and the evolution of the innovative service delivery method she created for day services programming. Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in 1998 from Juniata College in Pennsylvania majoring in Education and Psychology.

Stephanie Masters Norton

Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Bio: Stephanie joined Therap Services as a Training and Implementation Specialist in 2015. She previously worked at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham as the Manager of Adult Services. In this role, she oversaw the implementation of Therap Services as the electronic documentation and communication system agency wide and played an integral role in training, monitoring, and quality assurance. Stephanie has worked in the Health & Human Services field since 2008. The majority of her career has been spent supporting individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, in Louisiana and Alabama, working in various capacities: Case Manager, QIDP, Employment Specialist and Program Manager. Stephanie has a passion for improving quality of life for individuals with disabilities. She has seen first hand the impact Therap has in streamlining communication and documentation which allows staff to focus more energy directly on the individual being supported.

Bob Van Sciver

Professional Development Trainer, Occupational Training Center

Brent Hessee

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services

Calvin Christensen

Training & Implementation Specialist, Therap

Dawn Gilder

Billing Support Specialist, Therap Services

Deborah Hibbard Brito

Senior State Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Ebony Johnson

Training and Implemation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Eric Yetter

Guardianship Coordinator, ACHIEVE NY

Fayonne Johnson

Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Gretchen Falk-Lanfear

Training And Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Heather Thornton

Billing Support Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Ishya “Shae” Dotson

State Implementation Specialist, Therap

Jim Kelly

Vice Chairman, Therap Services

Jason Laws

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services, LLC

Jeff Covington

Deputy Director of State Implementation, Therap Services, LLC

Jeff Mau

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services, LLC

Jeff Case

National Director of Business Development, Therap

Jennifer Yost

TRC, TRC Resources CENTER

Jessica Dunn

Program Support Services Lead, Tobosa Developmental Services

Johanna Kroth

Senior Training & Implementation Specialist and Certified Trainer Program Facilitator, Therap Services, LLC

Joseph P. Traina

Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Joshua Corzantes

Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap

Karen Niedermeier

Business DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, Therap Services, LLC

Ken Slavin

Business Development, Therap

Kevin Dierks

Regional Director - Pacific Rim, Therap

Kitti Gutierrez

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services, LLC

Kristen Thompson

Training Systems Coordinator, Sunrise Community, Inc

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690 Route 46 East , Fairfield, New Jersey, 07004, US