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KAPP Conference Schedule Announced!


2016 Conference Agenda

Marriott East – Louisville


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Pre-Conference Leadership Session:                                    Colonel A and B

Waiver Redesign   (separate registration)

Rich VandenHeuvel, Principal – Health Management Associates

Thursday, September 15, 2016

7:30 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

Vendor Exhibits


9:00 am to 9:30 am  

Board Welcome – Chris Stevenson                                   Commonwealth Salon

“State of the State Association” – Shannon McCracken

9:45 am to 10:45 am  

Keynote : “What’s Happening on the Federal Front?  Commonwealth Salon

Updates from Washington, DC”

Katherine Berland, Esq.   ANCOR


11:00 am to 12:00 pm “National Trends in MLTSS”                                           Commonwealth Salon
  Diane McComb, ANCOR State Executive Association Liaison


12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Lunch Buffet

Vendor Break









1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

“Provider Based Managed Care Solutions                  Commonwealth Salon

Richard Edley, PHD – President & CEO of RCPA


Supported Decision Making”                                                           Colonel A

Camille Collins, P&A and Laura Butler, HDI


“The Health Risk Screening Tool:                                                        Colonel B

Empowering Staff to Observe.   Decide. Act!”

David Toback and Johnathon Crumley


“Supporting Someone with Dual Diagnoses”                                      Cardinal

Dr. Felissa Goldstein, MD

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm “RECOUPED? How to Effectively Prepare to Appeal” Commonwealth Salon

Paul R. Schurman, Jr. Attorney at Law


“Guardianship in Kentucky”                                                                Colonel A

Bill Dolan, P&A


“The Health Risk Screening Tool:                                                        Colonel B

Empowering Staff to Observe.   Decide. Act!”

David Toback and Johnathon Crumley


“My Employment Success Story!”                                                       Cardinal

John Mark Newton & Lisa Sopha, Tri-Generations

KAPP Town Hall – Interactive Strategic Planning           Commonwealth Salon
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Chris Stevenson and KAPP Board of Directors


Round Table: Case Management                                                        Colonel A

Brandon Griffith, Owner – No Boundaries Case Management


“The Upside of Down”   Management Strategies                                Colonel B

Cassandra Tembo, V.P. of Administration for Cedar Lake


Panel Discussion: Direct Support Professionals                                  Cardinal

Janet Wilson, NADSP Board Member

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm HAPPY HOUR! Networking Reception with Vendors (live music)

Friday, September 16, 2016

8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:15 am  

“Keynote:   The Emerging Roles & Changing Expectations of the Direct Support Workforce”


Joseph Macbeth, Executive Director – National Alliance of DSP’s


10:30 am – 11:30 am


Kentucky Together Project Presentation:


Premiere of KAPP’s Advocacy Video & Launch of the Kentucky DSP Campaign!


11:30 am – 12:00 pm


BREAK: (Room set-up for the plated luncheon)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  


In Memoriam: Theresa Ramsey

DSP Proclamation Presentation (Governor Matt Bevin invited)

Regional Award Winner Recognition

Presentation of KAPP’s 2016 State DSP Award Winner

RE-KAPP and Adjournment



Kentucky Association of Private Providers

Executive Director – Shannon McCracken

Board Chair – Johnny Callebs

Vice-Chair – Maria Smith

Secretary – Paula Cowan

Treasurer – Jenifer Frommeyer

Past Chair – Steve Zaricki

Board Members: David Coons, Kristi Buffenmeyer, Brad Schneider, Chris Stevenson, Rick Christman, Brandon Griffith, Donna Turner, Chris George and Wayne Harvey

Shannon McCracken is a leader when it comes to supporting the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After a decade of experience at the two largest SCL agencies in Kentucky, she made the decision to embrace a new opportunity and start her own company, Commonwealth Case Management. While in the field, Shannon has won numerous national awards and served in multiple leadership positions, most recently with the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP). From November 2009 - 2012, she served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for the KAPP Board of Directors and served as President from 2012-2015. In 2016, KAPP made a significant investment in its future and offered Shannon a full-time position as the State Executive Director. Being so involved has enabled Shannon to stay at the leading edge and have a great understanding of what it takes to support people with disabilities.

Shannon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University...wife to Tony, mom to Davis (19) & Caroline (17.)

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