Case Management  Society of Eastern Oklahoma           

   CMSA OF EASTERN OK 2015 CONFERENCE
   MEET OUR  SPEAKERS

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY 


JONATHAN BOWMAN, ESQ

OPENING SESSION: THE FINE ART OF PEOPLE POWER
CLOSING SESSION: HOW TO LEAD THE WAY TO PICTURE PERFECT CHANGE
Jonathan M. Bowman’s speeches and presentations are the result of heart-felt experience, critical thought and an unbridled passion to succeed and to help others achieve their full potential. 

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bowman is the last of four children, whose lives were enveloped in poverty and homelessness. By the time he was 17 years old, he and his family had lived in two homeless shelters, a church, a small fourth- floor attic, roach-infested public housing projects and a hotel, among many other places. 

As a result, Mr. Bowman and his siblings endured an unstable childhood education that was replete with attending multiple schools during a single school year; sometimes being called upon to leave a school district on a day’s notice as a result of an impending eviction-driven move. When he was about to begin his senior year in high school, Mr. Bowman learned that another relocation was in the works. So, in order to avoid another institution change in the middle of a school year, he refrained from starting class until after the move. The move took much longer than expected. One month turned into many, and consequently, Mr. Bowman never saw a day of his senior year in high school. 

However, with his determination to ascend from poverty unaffected, he obtained his G.E.D. and earned an associates degree in English and Communications at Allegheny Community College. He went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University where he graduated Cum Laude. He then attended and graduated from Ohio State University College of Law in 1994. 

In 1995, Mr. Bowman became an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Crime Victims Services Section and later transferred to the Health and Humans Services Section. In this capacity, he forged a reputation as a creative litigator who engineered and sustained positive, effective relationships with his clients. 

In 1999, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Civil Rights Section where he displayed what’s been called a “natural” ability to lead. Among his notable achievements, he spearheaded a restructuring of the working relationship between the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. This effort resulted in drastic improvements to the quality and efficiency of civil rights investigations. Former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery said, “This was an historic restructuring and has made a tremendous difference to the citizens of Ohio.”  

Mr. Bowman earned the label as a “go to” manager when he was called upon to serve on a management team charged with overhauling the Charitable Law Section. The team’s efforts were a success. After serving in this capacity for only 9 months, Mr. Bowman was promoted to Chief of the Crime Victims Services Section in 2004, where he oversaw five departments comprised of 80 professionals. Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro said, “That very large section, as a result of Jonathan’s motivating leadership, became a national model of innovative new programs and standards.” 

Despite his challenging upbringing, Mr. Bowman displayed a knack for public speaking at an early age. As a child, he memorized speeches of his idol and inspiration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When he was a teenager, he began speaking to church groups as large as 900 people. While in college, one of his many class speeches was used as videotaped instruction for other students in a course on public speaking. 

In summary, Mr. Bowman’s life experience, education, and professional skills have allowed him to emerge as a powerful and highly effective orator. 

CHRISS WHEELER, RN, MSN, CCM

LUNCHEON SPEAKER: CASE MANAGERS IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY: ROLLING WITH THE WAVES OF CHANGE
My passion since graduating from nursing school in 1989 was to provide quality cost effective care for all patients and to have a positive impact on the nursing professional. This journey in nursing continued by obtaining a BSN in 1999, soon after graduation the new world of case management came into my life. It felt like coming home combining my nursing experience with the case management process, it just fit. This took my passion of patient advocacy to a new level by assisting in getting the right treatment at the right time. The satisfaction of knowing you made a difference in a complex system is very rewarding.

DIANE M. WOOD

THE ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION--KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMERS
Diane is the Director of Programs for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimers Association.  Prior to joining the Alzheimers Association She worked as a Case Manager to the Medicaid Waiver Advantage Program, Social Services Coordinator with an Adult Day Care Program,  and Coordinator of Admissions for a Hospice program. Ms Wood completed the Geriatrics Gerontology Certificate Program at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.

KIM OSMANI

PAVING THE WAY FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
Kim is the Transition Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabmilitation Services (DRS).  She holds 2 master's degrees--in special education and educational administration and was a special education teacher for 10 years.  Kim is the President of the National Rehabilitation Association's Transition Specialties Division and Chairs the Oklahoma Transition Council and coordinates initiatives for your with disabilities.













DAVID KENDRICK, MD

KNOWING THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD--WHAT BENEFIT IS IT TO YOU?
Dr. David Kendrick chairs the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine, and serves the OU Health Sciences Center as the Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning. David is also the principal investigator and CEO of the MyHealth Access Network, a Beacon Community program.  MyHealth serves more than 3M patients and is focused on improving health in Oklahoma and beyond by implementing a community-wide infrastructure for healthcare IT.  MyHealth is focused on providing advanced health information exchange, community-wide care coordination tools, and a robust decision support platform to support providers striving to provide high quality care in the face of overwhelming data availability.


BETHANY HOLDERREAD

HEPATITIS, UNDERTANDING THE BURDEN, SCREENING,
TX OPTIONS,  & THE CM ROLE
Bethany Holderread has a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.  She is currently licensed as an Oklahoma Pharmacist and is the Clinical Coordinator at Pharmacy Management Consultants in Oklahoma City.  Pharmacy Management Consultants provide operational, consultant and educational services to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority through a professional services contract with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.  These services support the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority in its administration of pharmacy benefits to Oklahoma SoonerCare members and its efforts to meet federal requirement related to drug utilization review.  Bethany is involved with pharmacy benefit design and development and implementation of Medicaid policies.  Bethany enjoys, pending her free time cheering for the Thunder and her husband and 2 dogs.





LINDA JACO


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL
Linda Jaco is the Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs in the OSU Department of Wellness.  In February 2006, Linda was appointed Assistant Director for Sponsored Programs in the OSU Department of Wellness where she oversees a number of private, state, and federal grant programs totaling in excess of $4 million annually. Linda has served on a number of national, state, and local task forces and boards related to disability and agricultural issues. Additionally, she has worked with many agencies, organizations, as well as non-profit entities making policy change and advocating for individuals with disability, substance abuse or agricultural concerns. She has been very active both at the state and national level working on legislative issues. Linda currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs.




DOUG HARPER

HEALTHCARE REFORM, ACA, HEALTHY PEOPLE 20/20
Doug Harper has more that 20 years of health care industry business development experience and has successfully directed marketing and sales of every service in the senior living and health care continue--from independent living through acute care.  Harper leads Stone Gate's strategic growth initiative and has been integrally involved in the company's successful efforts with Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's) and bundled payment programs.  He is currently working with acute and post-acute providers in Colorado and Texas on Model 2 orthopedic bundle programs.  Later this year, StoneGate will begin serving patients as an Awardee Convener under a Model 3 BPCI program that will  touch thousands of patients across multiple episodes of care and DRGs.




































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