The first Tuesday of each month from 4-6 pm Arizona time, except for holiday weekends, ACMI will have a featured guest to discuss a relevant Behavioral Health topic; after the speaker, we will discuss current issues with the Behavioral Health System attendees. This month, hear about Joel R. Conger of Connections Health Solutions. He will be discussing the services they provide (psychiatric screening as well as the recent addition of Court-Ordered-Evaluations (COE),

Joel Conger is a highly experienced professional with a distinguished career spanning over 30 years in the behavioral health community in Arizona. He holds the esteemed position of Arizona Market President for Connections Health Solutions, a leading organization dedicated to serving the behavioral health needs of individuals in the state. Under his leadership, Connections Health Solutions successfully serves approximately 30,000 Arizonans each year who are facing behavioral health crises.

Before joining Connections Health Solutions, Joel served as the Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health for Molina Healthcare. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in the procurement of integrated healthcare contracts across multiple states, including Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, and California. His strategic contributions were instrumental in expanding the reach of behavioral health services and ensuring the seamless integration of care for diverse populations.

Joel’s expertise lies in the domain of public sector behavioral health service delivery, where he possesses acute knowledge from both the health plan perspective and as a network provider. This comprehensive understanding allows him to navigate the complexities of braided funding mechanisms, encompassing state, federal, and grant funding. His ability to navigate and optimize these funding streams has resulted in enhanced access to vital behavioral health services for countless individuals in need.

Throughout his career, Joel has demonstrated exceptional leadership and accountability, consistently driving positive change and improving the lives of those with behavioral health challenges. His extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the field make him a trusted authority in the behavioral health community in Arizona and beyond.

Joel Conger is committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals facing behavioral health crises, and his contributions continue to shape the landscape of behavioral healthcare delivery in Arizona.

Topic: ACMI Stakeholder’s Meeting

Time: September 12th, 2023, 04:00 PM Arizona, Connections Health Solutions by Joel R Conger,

October 3rd, 2023, Psynergy Programs– CoOwner Arturo Uribe and ED Lynda Kaufman

November 7th, 2023, Greenbuurger’s Hope House, a secure treatment facility by ED Cheryl Roberts

December 5th, 2023, Secure Residential Treatment in San Mateo County by Terry Rittgers, Yessa Calderon, and Louise Rogers

January 2nd, 2024, Home Inc by Charles Sullivan

February 6th, 2024, Terros Program and Offerings by COO Jennifer Nye and CEO Karen Hoffman Tepper

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