2019 PACHSA Summer Showcase Agenda

PACHSA County Showcase and Best Practices Conference

Thursday June 20 and Friday June 21, 2019

Penn Wells Hotel

Wellsboro, Tioga County PA


Thursday June 20

8:45 am – Registration and continental breakfast – Penn Wells Hotel 

9:45 am – Welcome to Tioga County

Tioga County Commissioners Erick Coolidge

10:00 am –Transitional Youth Programs

This session will showcase the efforts of two counties to address the needs of youth within the county human services system.

Wayne County - Lori O’Malley, Human Services Deputy Administrator

Westmoreland County - Bill Motsavage, M.Ed., Senior Vice President Central PA and Operations and Ciarra Karnes, Liaison for Western PA Continuum of Care at Diana T. Myers and Associates, Inc.

11:15 am – Physical Health/Behavioral Health Integration Managed Care Models

With so much emphasis being placed on the future of the behavioral health carveout, demonstrating the positive integration efforts to benefit clients is in the forefront of legislative discussions. This session will demonstrate successful models in Western PA.

Denise Mamros, MA, Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program Clinical Care Manage

Rachel A Grove, IRMC Physician Group, Social Service Manager

12:30 pm - Lunch with Roundtable

Conference attendees will help themselves to the lunch buffet and once join a discussion around efforts in your county to integrate physical and behavioral health. We expect be joined by Tioga County Commissioners Erick Coolidge and Mark Hamilton.


1:45 pm –Trauma Informed Care

Trauma informed approaches to human services delivery are producing results for clients. Chester County has implemented a trauma informed approach to several service areas and will share their experience.

Kim Bowman, Director, Chester County Human Services Department 

2:45 pm – Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – School Based Mental Health Programming

The need to provide mental health support to school aged citizens is growing and as resources decline and high-profile incidents increase, counties step in and partner to create a safety net.

Nancy Clemens, Tioga County Human Services Administrator

Jen Bowen, and Amanda Carson, Concern Counseling


4:30 pm – Conference concludes for the day


6:00 pm – Networking Dinner

Please join your colleagues for our networking dinner which will be held at the Wellsboro House. See the flyer in your packet for details.



Friday June 21


7:45 am – Gather in front of the Penn Wells Lodge for Tioga Trolley loading – bus departs at 8:00 am for tour of Tioga County Local Operations.  Trolley will return us to the Penn Wells Hotel.


8:30 am – Continental Available at Penn Wells Hotel


9:00 am – Housing Innovations

Housing and services for our aging populations present many challenges for counties. A unique approach from Clearfield County will be shared with attendees.

Julie Fenton, Director of Business Development, Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging.


10:00 am – Challenges and Best Practices for Aging Services

A recent report by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General took a look at protective services oversight by the PA Department of Aging. The Area Agencies on Aging challenged by funding shortfalls making it difficult to address growing demands of the protective services system.

Clayton Reed, Executive Director, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services

Jessica Jones, Deputy Director, Berks County Area Agency on Aging


11:30 am – Networking Lunch

Matt Baker, appointed by the President as Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region III will join for a discussion on HHS Priorities. Mr. Baker previously served Tioga County as a member of the PA House of Representatives. He has been working to create connections between HHS and counties.


12:30 pm – A Conversation with ACF Region 3

Administration for Children and Families and recently reached out to CCAP and PACHSA to develop a closer relationship. This session will include a discussion on the priorities of AFC, and how we can work together more effectively.

Martha Okafor, Regional Administrator, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Region 3, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and Wanda Miles, Program Specialist, Administration for Children and Families Regional Office


1:30 pm – Tioga County Opioid Coalition

Counties across the state and the country are developing collaborative models to address the opioid crisis. During this session, the Tioga County Coalition will discuss their approach.

Todd Wagaman, County Detective

Jim Nobles, UPMC

Deb Rudy, Senator Scarnati’s Office

Sue Sticklin, Director, Tioga County Partnership for Community Health

Nancy Clemens, Tioga County Human Services Administrator


2:30 pm – Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Prize Drawing