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May 14-16, 2018
Washington D.C.

Focus Day

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks

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Kelly S. Wright, Ed.D.

Instructional Systems Specialist, Talent Management Office IT Workforce Development Office of Information and Technology
Department of Veterans Affairs

VBA

10:00 am - 11:00 am Emergence of Re-engineering & Process Thinking
Jim Champy - Business Consultant & Author
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Jim Champy

Business Consultant
& Author

VHA

9:00 am - 10:00 am Developing Standards to Support Veterans and the VA
Kenneth Rubin - Director of Standards and Interoperability VHA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Kenneth Rubin

Director of Standards and Interoperability
VHA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VHA

10:00 am - 11:00 am Understanding the Evolving Mental Illness Treatment Landscape in the VA
Andrew Michaelson - Product Manager Janssen Neuroscience Marketing

Andrew Michaelson

Product Manager
Janssen Neuroscience Marketing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment Break

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Paul Tibbits, M.D.

Program Executive Officer, Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT)
Office of Information and Technology Department of Veterans Affairs

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Alison M. Whitehead MPH, RYT, PMP

National Program Manager Integrative Health Coordinating Center
VHA OPCC&CT

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon

VBA

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Integrating Decision-Making Processes and Shared Services in the VA
Thomas Muir - Executive Director, Shared Services U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Thomas Muir

Executive Director, Shared Services
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Ms. Mary Ellen Elias

Simulation Coordinator Co-Director of Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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Dr. Kathleen DeNardi

Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare

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Michael Boland

Training Specialist Department of Education and Innovative Learning
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

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Leslie Wiggins

Director VISN 7
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

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Luwanda Jones

Executive Director Acquisition Strategy & Business Office of Information & Technology
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Sherman Gillums Jr.

Chief Strategy Officer
American Veterans National Headquarters

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Remarks