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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Bob Van Sciver

EHR/Therap Administrator, Occupational Training Center

Bio: My name is Bob and I’ve been a certified Therap trainer since 2015 and I have worked at the OTC since 1992. I started as a direct care worker, then became a day program assistant supervisor. I moved on to become a day program supervisor for almost 20 years. As the need arose, OTC required a full time trainer, so I created the training program and was the professional development trainer for a few years. Presently, with FFS becoming the norm, I have moved over to strictly administrating Therap, ISPs, and the SDRs.

Fayonne Johnson

Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Bio: Hi! I've been with Therap for approximately 6 years. Currently, I'm working with our Pharmacy Interface, Business Intelligence- Data Driven Outcomes, Health Tracking and Health Information Exchange modules. I'm happy to answer any system questions you have. See you in session!

Ishya "Shae" Dotson

State Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Bio: Ishya “Shae” Dotson joined the Therap team in 2014. Shae began supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2000. Shae is a certified Person-Centered Thinking Skills Trainer for The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices. She served for nine years as the Staff Training Coordinator for a provider agency in Georgia as well as being a trainer of Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Shae is currently a full-time student at Capella University pursuing both her masters degree in Business Administration. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2017.

Jason Laws

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services, LLC

Bio: Jason has over 19 years in services/supports for individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities ranging from direct support to executive administration. In his role at Therap, Jason has assisted over 100 providers with implementation of Therap’s EHR designed for I/DD services while also working on the ongoing development of Therap's Business Intelligence platform. Jason has an MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill and is also a graduate of the University of Delaware's I/DD Leadership Institute.

Justin M. Brockie

Chief Operating Officer, Therap Services

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

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.

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, 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

Senior 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.

Calvin Christensen

Business Development Consultant, Therap

Deborah Hibbard Brito

Senior State Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Ebony Johnson

Training and Implemation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Gretchen Falk-Lanfear

Senior Training And Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Heather Thornton

Billing Support Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Jim Kelly

Vice Chairman, Therap Services

Jeff Case

National Director of Business Development, Therap

Jessica Dunn

Program Support Services Lead, Tobosa Developmental Services

Joshua Corzantes

Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap

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

Maureen Noonan

Director of Customer Support, Therap Services, LLC.

Milagros Roche

Training Specialist, Therap Services

Molly Lewis

Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap

Richard Robbins

C.E.O., Therap Services LLC

Becca Musser

Business Development Consultant, Therap

Sarah Christiansen

Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap

Sazzad Rafique

Chief of Software Design , Therap Services

Stacy Wilson

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services

Stephen Flanigan

Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives, Therap Services, LLC

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