Agenda

Breakfast & Networking

Opening Remarks

Panel Coming Soon

Networking Break

Memory Care Executive Outlook: Solving problems, driving progress for a new era

Sharon Maguire
Vice President Health Services LCS

AJ Cipperly
VP of Memory Care
Arbor Company

david white deo baymark health services
steve gold ceo refresh mental health

Steve Gold
CEO
Refresh Mental Health

The Revolution Reaches Memory Care: Promise and Progress in AI, Virtual Reality and Other Tech

Panel Coming Soon

Lunch & Networking

Panel Coming Soon

8:00 – 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:10 AM

9:50 - 10:05 AM

10:50-11:30 AM

10:45 - 11:45 AM

1:00 - 1:30 PM

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Track Two

Top 5 Legal Issues That Could Make or Break Your Next Behavioral Health Transaction Brought to you by Polsinelli

Track Two

IDD Investment Trends & Outlook

Track Three

Substance Use Outlook & Investment Trends

Chad Smith
CEO
Brightview

With demand surging, medical breakthroughs occurring, and technology transforming operational and clinical practices, hear from C-suite leaders about how to embrace and drive innovation while rising to challenges.

1:35 - 2:00 PM

Panel Coming Soon

Beyond Need: Selling and Marketing Memory Care in a Competitive Market

Mike Williams
CEO
English Meadows

mark lamb cio caretrust

Heather Tussing
President
The Aspenwood Company

Matt Boyle, CEO, Landmark Recovery
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Scott Quattrochi
COO
Landmark Recovery

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

With operators growing and best practices for dementia care ever-evolving, learn how some organizations have devised and rolled out new programs — from care and staffing to branding and marketing.

While memory care is a needs-based offering, not all memory care programs are created equal -- get the latest insights into sales and marketing trends and techniques that are effective for this unique part of the care continuum.

Track Two

Sponsored Panel Brought to you by Kipu

Track Three

Outcome Tracking: The key to maximizing your behavioral healthcare portfolio brought to you by ERPHealth.

Networking Break

2:05 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Panel Coming Soon

Going from Programs to Purpose: Innovations in Creating Meaningful Engagement for Residents

Gaurav Bhattacharyya
CEO
Geode Health

Gaurav Bhattacharyya, CEO, Geode Health
William Hartje, EVP of Dev., Refresh Mental Health

Cole Smith
Corporate Dir. of Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living

John Peloquin, CEO, Discovery Behavioral Health

Julie Ackley
Corporate Dir. of Memory Care Services
Acts Retirement

Michala Gibson
Co-Founder
Praire Elder Care

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Memory care increasingly is an offering that is not limited to people with the most advanced cognitive needs, as there is increasing interest among consumers in maintaining brain fitness throughout the aging process. Learn how memory care is becoming a component of lower acuity senior living through wellness programs and early-stage dementia services.

Memory care programming is constantly evolving, with a focus on not just keeping residents occupied but meaningfully engaged in life. From Montessori models to horticulture programs to all-women properties, learn how some leading operators are innovating in this key component of memory care.

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Sue M. Paul MBA, OTR/L, CHC, FAS
Sr. Dir. of Well Being & Brain Health
Asbury Communities, Inc.

Track Two

Autism Investment Outlook

Kathleen Bailey Stengel
CEO
NeurAbilities Healthcare

Track Three

Treatment Centers Investment Trends & Outlook

John Peloquin
CEO
Discovery Behavioral Health

Richard Clark
CEO
Odyssey Behavioral Health

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Rose Bromka
COO
Boulder Care

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Michelle Cornelius, LMSW, EdM
VP of Memory Care Engagement
Cadence/Cogir

John Hennegan
Partner
Shore Capital Partners

mark lamb cio caretrust

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Tani Weiner
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Matt Boyle, CEO, Landmark Recovery

Paul Gomez
Shareholder
Polsinelli

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Amy Beth DePreker, CALA, CMDCP
VP of Sales & Marketing
Artis Senior Living

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christopher Wolfington
Founder and Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
FinPay

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

Christina Green ALM, CDP
Regional Marketer & Executive Dir. 
Inspirations Assisted Living and Memory Care

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Tani Weiner
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Paul Gomez
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

Michael Kotzen
President & CEO
Community Based Care

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Doug Moes
Chief Clinical Development Officer
The Stepping Stones Group

Tom McMahon
VP, I/DD Programs
Circulo

Michael Kotzen
President & CEO
Community Based Care

Matt Pettinelli
Founder & CEO
CapGrow Partners

Tom McMahon
VP, I/DD Programs
Circulo

Doug Moes PHD., BCBA-D
Chief Clinical Development Officer
The Stepping Stones Group

Harris Hyman
Managing Partner
Northwood Healthcare Partners

Eric Gremminger
Co-Founder & CEO
ERP Health

Terry Hyman
Managing Partner
Northwood Healthcare Partners

mark lamb cio caretrust

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

mark lamb cio caretrust

Nicole A. Coniglio
Chief Clinical Officer
MindCare

mark lamb cio caretrust

Rocco Coniglio
Chief Revenue Officer
MindCare

BUY TICKETS

May 16, 2024 Chicago,IL

Event Details

Hours
May 16– 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET.  Doors Open at 8am

Location
VenueSix10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605

BUY TICKETS*Executive Connect

The Senior Housing News BRAIN Memory Care Conference is the essential event for owners, operators, developers, investors and thought leaders looking for education, insights, innovations and networking related to all aspects of memory care. From the latest care practices and design trends to the investment outlook for dementia and Alzheimers care delivery, this fast-paced conference gives you the knowledge and networking connections you need to succeed.

The event provides a great forum for attendees and sponsors to connect to establish new relationships or strengthen existing ones.

Who you can expect....

  • Senior living owners, operators, developers and investors
  • Architects and designers
  • Physicians, social workers, nursing professionals
  • Solution providers for engagement
  • Technology providers
  • Home health, home care, skilled nursing and behavioral health professionals
  • And more......

Executive Connect

Get access to select conferences and events at no cost for your ticket*. As part of the Executive Connect program, qualified executives from providers or operators may apply for this ticket type and participate in a set number of meetings with pre-screened vendors at the event. If accepted, you will be granted a complimentary ticket to the event and required to attend scheduled meetings at the event and provide feedback on those meetings. *A refundable deposit is required to register and is refunded if you attend the required meetings at the event. No show or cancellations will forfeit the deposit, no exceptions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Executive Connect?
Qualified providers can get a complimentary ticket to the event through our new Executive Connect program. A qualified provider is a VP or higher title, your organization has greater than $5 million in revenue annually, and you are willing to take up to four 15-minute pre-scheduled meetings with our sponsors at the event, arranged by SHN. 

A $300 deposit is required to register for Executive Connect and will be refunded upon completion of meetings at the event. If a registrant fails to attend pre-scheduled meetings at the event, the deposit will not be returned. No refunds will be issued after 45 days out from the event - no exceptions.

Where will the event be held?
BRAIN will be held at VenueSix10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605.

What ticket should I purchase?
Owner/operator tickets are for senior living owners and operators. Vendor tickets are for finance, technology, consulting and other roles that do not directly own and/or operate a senior living community.

My company or organization owns or is an active investor in a provider. Which ticket type can I purchase?
O If your organization owns or invests in a provider or providers in this space, your firm is classified as a private equity investor. If you wish to get the provider pricing, you would need to use that organization's email system/domain to register for the ticket to qualify as a provider. No exceptions. 

What is a audio recordings ticket?
The ticket provides access to audio recordings only. Audio recordings will be provided within 48 hours after the in-person event.

What does my ticket include?
A ticket to BRAIN Conference includes access to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, coat/bag check at the event as well as a networking reception. 

What is the refund policy?
For all tickets, no refunds are available 45 days out from the event. No exceptions.

Will there be vendor booths?
There are options for sponsor exhibit space. Please click 
here to request information on sponsorship opportunities.

How do I contact the organizer?
Email us at [email protected].

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Dress Code
Business Attire

Ticket Prices
Executive Connect: Complimentary*
Early Bird Provider: $500  Provider: $650
Early Bird Vendor: $900  Vendor: $1000


Past Attendees

Companies

Anthem Memory Care
Artis Senior Living
Bella Groves
Benchmark Senior Living
Brightstar Care
Cadence Senior Living
Discovery Senior Living
Frontier Management

Griffin Living
Hearthstone
Oakmont Manager Group
Pathway to Living
Pegasus Senior Living
Sunshine Retirement
The Arbor Company

University of Chicago Medicine

Titles

Architect
Brain Health Program Manager
CEO
Chief Customer Engagement Manager
Clinical Manager
Director of Dementia Training
Director of Community Engagement
Generation Program Director
Memory Support Manager
National Director of Memory Care
National Wellness Director
Senior Vice President, Population Health
VP of Cognitive Care
VP of Development
VP of Memory Care Engagement
VP of Operations - Assisted Living Division

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Click here to access our room block at the Blackstone, Chicago IL. 
Reservation cut-off date is April 24, 2024.

Hear from top memory care executives on what their top priorities are as the sector emerges into a new era in the wake of Covid-19 and confronts tough labor markets, rising inflation and an evolving clinical landscape.

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Isaac Scott
Founder & CEO
Anthem Memory Care

Track ATrack B

What Luxury Means in Memory Care: How Memory Care is Being Delivered in New, Super-Luxe Senior Living Settings

Luxury in senior living is reaching new heights, and memory care is not being left behind. Hear how “luxury” is being redefined even in a high-needs care setting.

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Brian Geyser
VP of Clinical Innovation and Population Health
Maplewood Senior Living

david white deo baymark health services
steve gold ceo refresh mental health

Tony Galvan Jr.
Assistant Vice President
Vi Living

Track ATrack BTrack CTrack ATrack B

Panel Coming Soon

11:45 - 12:00 PM

mark lamb cio caretrust
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Matt Boyle, CEO, Landmark Recovery

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Mike Williams
CEO/Co-Founder
English Meadows

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Caroline Edasis
Vice President of Resident Engagement Mather

Paul Gomez
Shareholder
Polsinelli

mark lamb cio caretrust

Rocco Coniglio
Chief Revenue Officer
MindCare

Track ATrack ATrack B
christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Become an SHN+ Member and get 25% off your BRAIN ticket.

Did you know that SHN+ members get 25% off their ticket to BRAIN? They also get exclusive access to an SHN+ members-only luncheon during BRAIN. Get an SHN+ membership today to meet the leading executives in senior living.

Already a member? Contact Alex Adkins for your discounted ticket.

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christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Loe Hornbuckle
CEO
Sage Oak

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Trista Wilson
CEO
English Meadows

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Rachael Wonderlin
Owner
Dementia By Day

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

 Chris Hollister 
 CEO
 Pegasus

Track A

Technology is infused within memory care, but to better serve residents and staff, operators are taking steps to stay on the cutting edge. Learn how artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other technologies are already making an impact, and the potential they hold to drive further transformations.


Track B

Brain Health Breakthroughs: Translating Research into Action, and Incorporating New Memory Care Practices

From new drugs to more effective ways of maintaining cognition, researchers and clinicians are making breakthroughs. Learn about how memory care providers stay up to date on evidence-based best practices and how they adjust operations accordingly.


Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Eric McRoberts, AIA
Partner

RLPS Architects 

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Dr. Upali Nanda
Global Practice Director, Research 
HKS

steve gold ceo refresh mental health

Steve Gold
CEO
Refresh Mental Health

9:15 - 9:45 AM

Susannah Dwyer
CEO
Abe's Garden

steve gold ceo refresh mental health

Steve Gold
CEO
Refresh Mental Health

Panel Coming Soon

christopher brengard ceo mindpath
david white deo baymark health services

Beverly Sanborn L.C.S.W.
Gerontologist & President Program Development 
Belmont Village Senior Living

david white deo baymark health services

Jessica Fredericksen
Director of Brain Health
Goodwin Living

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Michael Gordon
Chief Investment Officer

EPOCH Senior Living

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

Dan Williams
CEO
Ally Senior Living

Lisa Holloway
VP of Health  Services
Kendal  Corporation

Networking Break

10:10 - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Panel Coming Soon

Breakout Sessions

Panel Coming Soon

Breakout Sessions

Safety Quest: Evolving Practices for Preventing, Responding to Falls and Elopements

Panel Coming Soon

Panel Coming Soon

3:05 - 3:35 PM

mark lamb cio caretrust
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Matt Boyle, CEO, Landmark Recovery

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christopher Wolfington
Founder and Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
FinPay

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Tani Weiner
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Paul Gomez
Shareholder
Polsinelli

mark lamb cio caretrust

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

mark lamb cio caretrust

Nicole A. Coniglio
Chief Clinical Officer
MindCare

mark lamb cio caretrust

Rocco Coniglio
Chief Revenue Officer
MindCare

Track ATrack BTrack CTrack A

Those in memory care are in a constant quest to ensure resident safety while fostering autonomy and respecting residents’ dignity. Hear from providers about protocols, training and tech to achieve these goals.

Track B

Blurring Lines for Better Care: Assisted Living, Memory Care and the New Continuum

Senior living operators are blurring the lines between different product types to cater to a resident population that frequently lives with cognitive changes. Learn more about these efforts and how operators are better catering to more stages of dementia.


Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Eric McRoberts, AIA
Partner

RLPS Architects 

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Dr. Upali Nanda
Global Practice Director, Research 
HKS

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Michael Gordon
Chief Investment Officer

EPOCH Senior Living

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

Dan Williams
CEO
Ally Senior Living

Breakout Sessions

3:40 - 4:20 PM

Panel Coming Soon

Going from Programs to Purpose: Innovations in Creating Meaningful Engagement for Residents

Gaurav Bhattacharyya
CEO
Geode Health

Gaurav Bhattacharyya, CEO, Geode Health
William Hartje, EVP of Dev., Refresh Mental Health

Cole Smith
Corporate Dir. of Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living

John Peloquin, CEO, Discovery Behavioral Health

Julie Ackley
Corporate Dir. of Memory Care Services
Acts Retirement

Michala Gibson
Co-Founder
Praire Elder Care

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Memory care increasingly is an offering that is not limited to people with the most advanced cognitive needs, as there is increasing interest among consumers in maintaining brain fitness throughout the aging process. Learn how memory care is becoming a component of lower acuity senior living through wellness programs and early-stage dementia services.

Memory care programming is constantly evolving, with a focus on not just keeping residents occupied but meaningfully engaged in life. From Montessori models to horticulture programs to all-women properties, learn how some leading operators are innovating in this key component of memory care.

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Sue M. Paul MBA, OTR/L, CHC, FAS
Sr. Dir. of Well Being & Brain Health
Asbury Communities, Inc.

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Michelle Cornelius, LMSW, EdM
VP of Memory Care Engagement
Cadence/Cogir

Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO, NeurAbilities Healthcare

Doug Moes
Chief Clinical Development Officer
The Stepping Stones Group

Track ATrack B

Lisa Holloway
VP of Health  Services
Kendal  Corporation

Panel Coming Soon

Breakout Sessions

A Tougher Era for Risk Management: Media, Regulatory and Legal Scrutiny Intensify in Memory Care

Panel Coming Soon

Panel Coming Soon

4:25 - 4:55 PM

mark lamb cio caretrust
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Matt Boyle, CEO, Landmark Recovery

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christopher Wolfington
Founder and Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
FinPay

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Tani Weiner
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Paul Gomez
Shareholder
Polsinelli

mark lamb cio caretrust

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

mark lamb cio caretrust

Nicole A. Coniglio
Chief Clinical Officer
MindCare

mark lamb cio caretrust

Rocco Coniglio
Chief Revenue Officer
MindCare

Track ATrack BTrack CTrack A

The Washington Post investigation on elopement is only the beginning of the industry’s new level of scrutiny. Hear from operators on where they see the biggest risks and best approaches for risk management.

Track B

Demand Incoming: Preparing for the Boomer’s Arrival in Memory Care

Hear how operators are preparing for a big demand influx, including how providers understand the needs and wants of the boomers, and strategies for scaling up services in a tough period for new development.

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Eric McRoberts, AIA
Partner

RLPS Architects 

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Dr. Upali Nanda
Global Practice Director, Research 
HKS

Richard Clark, CEO, Odyssey Behavioral Health

Michael Gordon
Chief Investment Officer

EPOCH Senior Living

Chad Smith, CEO, Brightview

Dan Williams
CEO
Ally Senior Living

Breakout Sessions

Networking Reception

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception
May 16, 2024 
4:00 - 6:00 PM CT