Therap Statewide Conference in Columbia, South Carolina 2017

Columbia SC

May 2 - 4, 2017

The conference will be held for 3 days from May 2-4, 2017.

Day 1 of the conference is suitable for Case Managers.

Day 2 & 3 of the conference are suitable for Service Providers.

This event is only for Therap customers and other approved or invited guests.

Register Now for Day 1

Register Now for Day 2 & 3

Conference highlights will include:

  • User Presentations
  • Opening remarks by Dr. Beverly Buscemi on Days #1 & #2
  • Case Management Providers only on Day #1
  • Day & Residential Providers Day #2 and Day #3
  • Ample question and answer opportunities
  • Time for one-on-one training/meeting with Therap staff

Why attend the conference?

  • Training for All Levels of Users, from Beginners to Advanced
  • Interactive Discussions and Q&A on Therap Usage and Best Practices
  • Brainstorming About the Future Needs of the ID/DD Services Industry
  • It’s also a great opportunity for you to network with people

Due to SCDDSN’s complete funding for this conference, it is open to users in South Carolina only. Surrounding states will be having their own regional conferences. Please check the schedule for your state.

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Deb Koop

Statewide Director of Quality, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Bio: Therap Certified Trainer

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.

Justin M. Brockie

Chief Operating Officer, Therap Services

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

Rob Horton

Information Technology / Data Security Administrator, Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs

Bio: email (843) 423-4484 x118

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.

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.

Angel Miranda

Training Specialist, Therap Services

Deborah Hibbard Brito

Senior State Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Devin Hardy

Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services

Ebony Johnson

Training and Implemation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Jack Kolesar

QA/Thor, Pee Dee Center

Johanna Kroth

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

Kim Jones

LPN, Laurens County DSN Board

Milagros “Mimi” Roche

Training Specialist, Therap Services

Richard Frettoloso

Therap/Training Coordinator, Horry County Disabilities

Tricia Woods

Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Therap Services, LLC

Victoria Hardway

Staff Development Specialist, Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs

Jeff Covington

Deputy Director of State Implementation, Therap Services, LLC

Louise Robinson

THERAP/Activities Coordinator, Burton Center

Beverly Buscemi

Executive, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

Jacqueline Mason

Supervisor, Charles Lea Center

Jane Morris

Supervisor, Charles Lea Center

Rebecca Musser

Business Development Consultant, Therap Services

David Kammerer

Babcock Center

Belinda Young

Laurens County DSNB

Dennis Wise

Pickens DSNB

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