Speakers

EXPLORING A DATA DRIVEN APPROACH TO CHILD WELFARE
October 4 & 5, 2017

Carla K. Carpenter, Deputy Director of the Office of Families and Children (OFC) at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, serves as the State Child Welfare Director for Ohio.  OFC is responsible for overseeing child abuse prevention, protective services, foster care, and adoption services as well as adult protection services across the state.  Since joining the Department in 2010 as Statewide Differential Response Manager, Ms. Carpenter has focused on working in collaboration with system partners to implement innovative programming and improve outcomes.

As chief of the Bureau of Federal and State Child Welfare Initiatives, and then the Bureau for Systems and Practice Advancement, Ms. Carpenter has been instrumental in a number of OFC projects, including the statewide service needs assessment, statewide Continuous Quality Improvement efforts, the federal Child and Family Services Review, and implementation of predictive analytics.

Prior to coming to the Department, Ms. Carpenter served as Associate Director of the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy (now the Family &Youth Law Center) at Capital University Law School. She also brings broad experience working in a variety of direct services settings with families and children. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Capital University in Columbus and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in New York.

John Correllus leads the Data Division as Deputy State CIO and Chief Data Officer for the State of North Carolina. He was named to this position in April 2016. This newly formed division is focused on leveraging the State’s data assets to support informed decision-making. He is focused on expanding and integrating analytics into agency business strategies and business intelligence initiatives. In addition, he serves as Director of North Carolina’s Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC) within the Department of Information Technology.

Prior to his current role, John held several technology leadership positions with the State of North Carolina. John previously worked as the IT Strategic Sourcing Director for the State, where he focused on partnering with the vendor community and establishing foundational sourcing practices leading to significant contractual savings.

John has also served as an agency CIO for the Office of State Human Resources, delivering several successful enterprise solutions across the State. He has also been in several other successful roles such as the Business Intelligence Director and GIS Manager for the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Dyann Daley, MD- Seven years into working as a pediatric anesthesiologist, the loss of a physically abused toddler who bled to death on the operating room table compelled Dr. Daley to find a way to help children vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.  Utilizing location-based predictive analytics, market segmentation, bright spot analysis, and systems theory, her mission is to discover practical and scalable solutions for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Will Jones is the President/CEO of Thompson, a multi-state non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization located in Matthews, NC in the Charlotte area.  Will has over 23 years of progressive experience in diverse mission driven, non-profit, and government sector settings including a history of working with state & local child welfare agencies and leaders to solve problems and improve outcomes using data analytics in his prior role as a Child Welfare Industry Consultant at SAS.  He was also the Chief Operating Officer at Eckerd, a multi-state child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavior health organization was also part of Eckerd’s executive team that developed an operational approach to consuming and acting on predictive analytic models and assisted in bringing the solution to scale in other states.  He is a top-performing executive level operations professional credited with emphasizing innovation and creativity in solving complex problems via public and private partnerships in multiple states and has led high performing cross- functional teams by inspiring data-driven process improvement initiatives that deliver results.

TarunTarun Kushwaha is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tarun works in the area of customer relationship management (CRM), channel management, and international marketing. He focuses on understanding customers’ channel choice behavior; marketing resource allocation across channels and segments; financial and non-financial impact of CRM outsourcing, and role of national culture in context of managing customer relationships.He is interested in teaching the use of quantitative and analytical tools for marketing decision making, especially in topics as marketing engineering, marketing research and CRM. He teaches at the undergraduate as well as graduate level. He won the prestigious Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching at UNC. He has also been recognized as an MBA All Star Teacher at UNC several times. He is actively involved in the MBA community at Kenan-Flagler. In addition to serving as faculty advisor to the Cricket Club and judging case competitions, he helps out STAR project teams with their market research problems. He also serves as member on the doctoral committees of several marketing and operations management students. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in advertising and media planning for one of India’s largest consumer packaged goods companies. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading about politics, riding his motorcycle, and nature photography.He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in marketing from Texas A&M University. He received his MBA in marketing from Nirma University’s Institute of Management and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from St. Xavier’s College in India. His research has been published in Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Business Research among other outlets. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Marketing and Journal of Interactive Marketing. He also referees for several top journals in the marketing discipline.

David Sanders, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President of Systems Improvement at Casey Family Programs, which he joined in July 2006. He provides strategic direction over the foundation’s work with child welfare systems to improve practice, with an emphasis on safely reducing the number of children in foster care.  Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he directed all operations for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county system in the country, with about 6,000 staff serving approximately 22,000 children in foster care. During his tenure, the department saw its foster care population decrease as safety and stability measures improved. He previously served 10 years as director of the Hennepin County (Minn.) Children, Family and Adult Services Department, managing a staff of 1,450. As director, he was responsible for all state and federally mandated social services to children, families and adults in the county. Early in his career, Dr. Sanders worked in Minneapolis, first as a senior clinical psychologist in the Hennepin County Mental Health Center, and later as chief clinical psychologist. Dr. Sanders graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota.

MFTestaPhotoDr. Mark Testa is the Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously he was a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Children and Family Research Center, an independent research organization created jointly by the University and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. From 1994 to 2002, he held a joint appointment at the University of Chicago (1994-1999) and University of Illinois (1999-2002) as Associate Professor and Research Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He is currently the North Carolina’s Governor’s appointed  member of the Permanency Innovations Initiative Oversight Committee, a Non-Standing Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly, and a member of the Expert Panel appointed under the B.H. vs. Sheldon Consent Decree, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.

Dr. Testa is the architect of the Illinois Subsidized Guardianship Demonstration and  led the evaluations of similar IV-E waiver demonstrations in the states of Wisconsin and Tennessee. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the $100 million federal Permanency Innovations Initiative, Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the Illinois IV-E waiver demonstration of child-parent therapeutic interventions for foster children aged birth to three years old, Principal Investigator of the evaluation of Safe Families for Children funded by the Arnold Foundation, and Co-Investigator for the Third National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

Professor Testa has received numerous awards for his scholarship and public engagement, including the 2017 Social Policy Award from the Society for Social Work and Research, 2014 UNC School of Social Work Excellence in Research Award, 2006 Angel in Adoption from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Adoption 2002 Excellence Award for Applied Scholarship and Research on kinship care and permanence. His recent publications include: “Protective factors as mediators and moderators of risk effects on perceptions of child wellbeing in kinship care” with Ramona Denby, Keith Alford, Chad Cross and Jesse Brinson in Child Welfare (2017);  Fostering accountability: Using evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy (Oxford University Press, 2010), co-edited with John Poertner; and Child welfare and child well-being: New perspectives from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Oxford University Press, 2009), co-edited with Mary Bruce Webb, Kathryn Dowd, Brenda Jones Harden, and John Landsverk.

Roger Ward is a Data Project Manager for the Office of Family and Children at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Much of his work is centered on aligning and automating data systems to policy and practice initiatives to drive proactive managerial decisions.  He is an adjunct instructor in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.  Prior to working for ODJFS, he was a researcher for Florida’s Department of Children and Family, a consultant for a worldwide systems integration and consulting firm, and the manager of Decision Support and Research for major metropolitan Ohio county.   Prior to his work in data analysis, he was a mental health counselor.  In 2011, the Public Children Services Association of Ohio named him “Child Advocate of the Year”. He is published in the field of eyewitness testimony and memory with Elizabeth Loftus, and in techniques in teaching research methods to undergraduates.

 

EXPLORING A DATA DRIVEN APPROACH TO FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
September 6 & 7, 2017

Captain Juan Colon is a 24 1/2 year veteran of the New Jersey State Police. Most of his career has focused on the intelligence function, and he has extensive experience with street gangs and organized crime. As an intelligence collector targeting these groups, he managed numerous informants and has conducted several undercover operations.

He served as the chair of the Information Sharing Environment subcommittee for Super Bowl 48. In this role, he developed the information sharing concept of operations which has been used in subsequent Super Bowls and similar large scale events.

He also developed a program which enabled New Jersey to lead the nation in providing training to private sector security personnel to properly identify and report suspicious activity to help protect the state’s critical infrastructure.

He developed and implemented New Jersey’s Fusion Liaison Officer initiative, which includes more than 1200 members of law enforcement, and the private and public sectors.

He developed a process to facilitate information sharing with the El Paso Intelligence Center to ensure that all drug-related information is shared in real time at a national level.

As result of these efforts, he has received several awards and was nominated for Trooper of the year in 2014.
He is the architect of the Drug Monitoring Initiative, and he is currently assigned as a drug policy advisor for the New Jersey Attorney General under the Office of Drug Addiction Control. He is involved in several state working groups developed by the Attorney General’s Office to drive State level counter-drug initiatives.

John Correllus leads the Data Division as Deputy State CIO and Chief Data Officer for the State of North Carolina. He was named to this position in April 2016. This newly formed division is focused on leveraging the State’s data assets to support informed decision-making. He is focused on expanding and integrating analytics into agency business strategies and business intelligence initiatives. In addition, he serves as Director of North Carolina’s Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC) within the Department of Information Technology.

Prior to his current role, John held several technology leadership positions with the State of North Carolina. John previously worked as the IT Strategic Sourcing Director for the State, where he focused on partnering with the vendor community and establishing foundational sourcing practices leading to significant contractual savings.

John has also served as an agency CIO for the Office of State Human Resources, delivering several successful enterprise solutions across the State. He has also been in several other successful roles such as the Business Intelligence Director and GIS Manager for the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., FACP, is a general internist and holds dual appointments as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke.

Currently, he serves as Medical Director of Northern Piedmont Community Care which provides care management and support services to Medicaid patients and practices which provide their care in 6 counties. Dr. Greenblatt also serves as co-chair of the Opioid Safety Committee for Duke Health and is an active member of the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee for North Carolina.  He has served in an advisory capacity to the North Carolina Medical Board and the FDA on opioid safety as well. He serves as Chair of the North Carolina Medicaid P & T Committee.

Dr. Greenblatt has been on faculty at Duke since 1994 and has received numerous teaching awards.  He has held several leadership roles in residency training in the Department of Medicine.

He also has provided resident and faculty development since 1997 over a range of topics.  He has frequently served as a mentor and consultant for health care educators in Singapore at Duke-NUS and SingHealth since 2012 with 13 trips there and more scheduled.

Dr. Steve Kearney is the Medical Lead and Senior Manager for Healthcare in the US Government Practice at SAS Institute where he works with a world renowned team to help solve the most complex healthcare challenges utilizing advanced analytical solutions.  Prior to joining SAS he was a Director in the Medical Outcomes Specialists group for Pfizer Global Medical where he worked for 17 years integrating clinical, HIT, health outcomes and policy for states, integrated delivery networks, payers, providers and patients.   During that time he served on the NC Governor’s Task for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and The Behavioral Health Subcommittee for NC Medicaid.  Most recently he served on the NC Chronic Pain Advisory Board and led the Pfizer effort as part of the Project Lazarus initiative. He was a founding member of Pfizer’s Practice Transformation taskforce and served as the Medical Lead of the ACO resource team. Prior to joining Pfizer he was a Clinical Pharmacist for Durham Medical Center (a Duke University Clinic with 11 internal medicine physicians), Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and Assistant Director for Pharmacy Education for the Non-Affiliated AHEC. He was also the course director for Ambulatory Medicine at the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University School of Pharmacy.  He completed a one year post-doctoral residency in pharmacy practice at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and then joined the pharmacy department at Duke University Medical Center in 1995 where he worked as the clinical pharmacist for family medicine and cardiology.  He has completed Executive coursework at the Kenan Flagler School of Business and the Harvard School of Public Health.  Prior to his Pharmacy degree, Dr. Kearney developed and co-lead a Behavioral Health program for a regional hospital which included development of the curriculum, writing the policies and procedures, designing and overseeing the construction of the facility, working with County and State officials on policy and leading the Capital funds campaign for the facility.

 TarunTarun Kushwaha is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tarun works in the area of customer relationship management (CRM), channel management, and international marketing. He focuses on understanding customers’ channel choice behavior; marketing resource allocation across channels and segments; financial and non-financial impact of CRM outsourcing, and role of national culture in context of managing customer relationships.He is interested in teaching the use of quantitative and analytical tools for marketing decision making, especially in topics as marketing engineering, marketing research and CRM. He teaches at the undergraduate as well as graduate level. He won the prestigious Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching at UNC. He has also been recognized as an MBA All Star Teacher at UNC several times. He is actively involved in the MBA community at Kenan-Flagler. In addition to serving as faculty advisor to the Cricket Club and judging case competitions, he helps out STAR project teams with their market research problems. He also serves as member on the doctoral committees of several marketing and operations management students. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in advertising and media planning for one of India’s largest consumer packaged goods companies. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading about politics, riding his motorcycle, and nature photography.He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in marketing from Texas A&M University. He received his MBA in marketing from Nirma University’s Institute of Management and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from St. Xavier’s College in India. His research has been published in Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Business Research among other outlets. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Marketing and Journal of Interactive Marketing. He also referees for several top journals in the marketing discipline.

Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH received her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. Today she is the Director of the Office of Informatics and Analytics at the Tennessee Department of Health, and Principal Investigator on two federally funded grants to address the opioid epidemic, each with a strong focus on analytics. She also is an adjunct Research Professor of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she served on faculty for ten years prior to moving to the Department of Health to lead the integration of analytics and informatics. At VUMC she was the director of the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center, where she focused on integrating complex research data into rigorous reviews that were usable and useful to clinicians, patients and policymakers. In her current position, Dr. McPheeters oversees a team of epidemiologists, informaticians, statisticians, health educators, sociologists, data architects and business intelligence experts.  Together they are working to build an analytics system that spans data collection and integration to analysis and visualization. Their work is currently focused around the opioid epidemic, and includes development of an integrated data warehouse using multiple data sources to make current, actionable data available to all stakeholders from local communities to legislators. In the longer term, the infrastructure being built will pivot to face future public health challenges.

Lindsey Vuolo is the Associate Director of Health Law and Policy at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse and does legal, regulatory and policy work related to addiction prevention and treatment with a focus on health care system reform.  Prior to joining the Center, Lindsey worked in regulatory affairs for a managed care organization.  Lindsey received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a M.P.H. from Tufts Medical School.  She graduated from Boston College.