CBHA 48th Annual Winter Conference
and 1st Virtual Conference

Infinite Possibilities and Opportunities

December 7th and December 8th

Time: 9:00AM - 1:30PM (CST)


Welcome to our 48 th year annual conference and our 1 st virtual conference. We are excited and grateful that you were able to join us. This year’s conference theme is “Reset, Reimagine and Reshape” and as our theme indicates, we believe the disruption to the community behavioral health system brought on by the coronavirus pandemic presents “Infinite Possibilities and Opportunities” to reshape the Illinois community behavioral healthcare system.

During our conference, we will showcase ways that our industry, agencies, and individuals are reimagining and reshaping clinical services, their organizations, and our industry.

We have strived to put together a program with the most relevant topics and knowledgeable presenters that will offer you an opportunity to learn and apply the most current knowledge, technology, resources, research, and trends to your daily jobs. We have also planned some activities that are aimed to lighten your load.

We especially ask that you take the time to visit the exhibitor booths who are only a click away. You will also have the opportunity to virtually connect with your colleagues from various regions of the state.

Again, I welcome you and thank you for joining us.
Marvin Lindsey, M.S.W., C.A.D.C.
Chief Executive Officer


Monday, December 7, 2020
9:00am 9:15am

Welcome and Remarks by Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

9:15am 9:45am
9:45am 9:55am

Exhibitor Break

9:55am 10:55am
9:55am 10:55am
11:00am 12:00pm
12:00pm 12:15pm

Exhibitor Break


Adjourn Day 1

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
9:00am 09:15am

Annual Meeting and Welcome

9:15am 09:30am

Honoring Outgoing Board Members and Message From Incoming Board President

9:30am 10:45am
10:45am 11:00am

Exhibitor Break

12:00pm 12:15pm

Exhibitor Break



Conference Planning Committee

Sherrie Crabb


Julie Kovacin

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Stacia Penrod

Egyptian Health Department

Sue Schroeder

Stepping Stones of Rockford

Anne Tyree


Bonnie Chandler

Association Central, Inc.

Marvin Lindsey


Blanca Campos


Anna Schneider


Michelle Churchey‐Mims


Brian Koester




Heather MacArthur

Executive Coach & Consultant

Moderator: Twin D. Green

Founder, President/CEO,The Link & Option Center, Inc

Julie Rodriguez

Vice President, Association House of Chicago

John Markley

MBA, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone

Sharronne Ward

Ed.D., LCPC, President and CEO, Grand Prairie Services

Tim Sheehan

Principal, Health Management Associates

Karen Batia


Alejandro Santiago

Associate Director of Information Systems & Billing, Heartland Alliance Health

Natalie Basgall

MPH, MBA, Assistant Director of Billing and Revenue at DuPage County Health Department

Aaron Miller

Senior Billing Analyst, Children's Home Association of Illinois

Kelly Cunningham

Acting Medicaid Administrator, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

David T. Jones

Director of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR)

Dr. David Albert

Director, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health

Kristine Herman

Bureau Chief of Behavioral Health, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Bernadette May

Executive Director, Family Service Association of Greater Elgin

Elizabeth Clarke

President, Juvenile Justice Initiative

Anna Schneider

Behavioral Health Policy Associate -Managed Care Specialist Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of IL (CBHA)

Quinn Rallins

Director of Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Initiative (JEO), Office of Illinois Lieutenant Governor

Patrick Phelan

President and CEO

Charles Ingoglia

President and CEO

George Hovanec


David Ormsby

The Nolan Group & President of David Ormsby, Inc.

Liz Brown-Reeves


David Berkey

CEO, Illinois Health Practice Alliance (IHPA)

Gilbert Lichstein

Chief Clinical Officer, Illinois Health Practice Alliance

Fabian Camarena

CFO, Illinois Health Practice Alliance

Marlene M. Maheu

PhD, Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute

Janeth Barba

LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, Family Service Association

Frequently Asked Questions

The event will be held on December 7th and 8th.
9AM to 1:30PM CST
The CBHA 48th Annual Winter Conference and 1st Virtual Conference is virtual this time. No travel needed. Participate from where you are.
Google Chrome, Firefox or safari. Internet Explorer is NOT recommended
Go to https://cbhacon20.vfairs.com. Click on Login and enter your credentials.
You can access the information desk in the virtual environment to ask any questions.