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Keynote Speaker

Registration is now open for the 2023 RCPA Annual Conference A Decade of Unity: Enhancing Lives and Shaping the Future!

Our impressive keynote speakers will include:

  • Secretary Valerie Arkoosh, PA Dept. of Human Services
    State of the State. The secretary will discuss current critical issues for human services providers.
  • Chaz Kellem, Highmark Health
    Beyond Accessibility: Diversity and Inclusion in the Disability Community. This session will engage participants in exploring the intersection of race and disability through the lens of consumers.
  • John T. Broderick, Jr., Juris Doctor
    Changing the Conversation Around Mental Health: It’s Way Past Time. Broderick believes that “we have the ability to change the culture and the way mental health is viewed.” R.E.A.C.T. was developed to provide clear next steps when someone sees any of the five signs of emotional suffering in another person.
We are excited to share our registration brochure, which contains a full listing of workshops, general sessions, and Connections Hall offerings, with multiple networking opportunities. We have a well-rounded roster containing workshops on everything critical to the health and human resources fields, including value-based purchasing, the workforce crisis, and artificial intelligence and technology. Visit our Conference website for the latest information. Claim your seat today!

Note: Sponsor and exhibitor spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to complete the sponsor/exhibitor brochure! Contact Carol Ferenz, Conference Coordinator, with any questions.


Registration for the RCPA Conference 2022 Together! is now open! Together! will be held October 11 – 14, 2022, at the Hershey Lodge in person this year. Be sure to register, as early bird rate is available now until September 9, 2022.

We are excited for the line-up of speakers who will be presenting at this year’s conference, as there will be pertinent information available and discussed for all service areas. Workshop sessions include:

  • Leading Through Crisis
    • Presented by Stacey Nybeck of Serve, Inc.
  • How Measurement-Based Care Informs Health Reform and Value-Based Reimbursement Advocacy
    • Presented by Shannon Hall of Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland and Simon Weisz of Greenspace Health
  • Provider and Member Centric VBP Development in IBHS: A Success Story That Benefits All Parties
    • Presented by Debra Luther of Beacon Health Options, Steven Herr of Advanced Metrics, and Kim Bowser-Murtha of Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration
  • Building an IDD System of Care Through Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Presented by Tine Hansen-Turton of Woods Services, Inc., Roy Leitstein of Legacy Treatment Services, Inc., Karen Coleman of Tabor Services, Inc., and Lori Plunkett of Woods Community at Brian’s House
  • Supporting the Middle Manager
    • Presented by Andrea Brown, Katie Clauss, and Juliette Ballough of UPMC Western Behavioral Health
  • How to Transform ID/A Service Delivery Though Technology: A Provider’s Journey
    • Presented by Craig Douglass, Kim Sonafelt, and Heather Lewis of Mainstay Life Services, Christina Romel of SafeinHome, and Maddie O’Rourke of Wellbridge Health, Inc.
  • Innovations in Long-Term Services and Support Managed Care
    • Presented by Blair Boroch of United Healthcare and Tammy Palmgren of Highmark Wholecare

You also won’t want to miss our keynote speakers:

  • Dick Finnegan, a respected speaker, author, and CEO of C-Suite Analytics, who will provide his insight on “The Great Resignation;”
  • Deborah Riddick, a public policy expert, who will discuss how intentional collaboration centered in curiosity, authenticity, and integrity, can help to address health disparities;
  • Dan Hilferty, a respected authority on health care, business, and civic engagement; and
  • Michael Cohen, who has updated stories of uncommon HR situations and strategies to resolve them.

Be sure to check out the entire line-up of sessions in our brochure, and note that sessions will be recorded to allow participants to take advantage of sessions after the event.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Carol Ferenz or Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinators.