Frequently Asked Questions

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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Where is the 2024 event located?
INVEST will be held at the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, 
800 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201.

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

A $500 deposit is required to register for Executive Connect. $500 refundable, non-transferable ticket to attend and participate ONLY IF you attend the event AND participate with 4 verified meetings in our Executive Connect meetings during the event. No refunds permitted on this program if you are unable to attend or need to cancel your attendance for any reason. No exceptions.

What is the Audio Recording ticket option?
An audio recordings ticket provides access to audio recordings from the in-person event. Audio recordings will be provided within 48 hours after the in-person event.

What does my ticket include?
A ticket includes access to all sessions, breakfast, refreshments, lunch, coat / bag check, and a networking reception.

Are you offering hotel accommodations?                            
Our hotel block is accepting reservations from October 7 - 9, 2024. Click here to book at the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District

What is the refund policy?
For all tickets, no refunds are available after September 1, 2024. No exceptions.


Are there kosher meals or other dietary options at the event? 
Please indicate if you would like a Kosher lunch in the registration process when purchasing your ticket. BHB may not have the ability to accommodate all dietary restrictions or provide such options at off-site meetings such as the networking reception.

My company or organization owns or is an active investor in a provider. Which ticket type can I purchase?
A: 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.


Have upcoming event dates been announced?
Click here to see upcoming  BHB Events.

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


Event Details

Hours
October 7 – 5:00 - 7:00 pm CT
October 8 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm CT
October 9 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

Location
JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, 800 N Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201

Who Attends
Behavioral health owners, operators, investors, and more.

The INVEST Conference brings together owners, operators, and investors of behavioral health practices for a day of networking and dealmaking. Hear from leading executives and industry experts shaping the field of investments, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and more.

Topics include:

  • C-suite outlook for 2023 and beyond
  • Real estate investments
  • Merger and acquisition trends
  • Investments in treatment centers, mental health, substance use
  • And more...

October 7 - 9, 2024  Dallas, TX

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Ticket Prices
Early Bird Provider: $1500
Early Bird Vendor: $1800

*Early Bird Pricing Ends: August 9, 2024

2024 Conference Agenda Coming Soon

Networking Reception, Sponsored By

Opening Remarks

SOTU- Sponsored by The Braff Group

Networking Break

Investing in Innovation: Behavioral Health C-Suite Outlook

Scaling Fast: Outpatient Mental Health Trends and Investment Outlook

Branching Out: Diversification Strategies for Autism Treatment Providers

Lunch & Networking 

Track A - Hardwood

Track B - Flora 1

Track C - Flora 2

SUD Treatment Trends and Investment Outlook

Breakout Sessions

5:00 – 7:00 PM

9:00 - 9:10 AM

9:15 - 9:45 AM

10:15 - 11:00 AM

9:45-10:15 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM

12:05 - 1:15 PM

Networking Break

2:20 - 3:00 PM

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Dexter Braff
President
The Braff Group

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

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Past Attendees

Here's a sample of last year's INVEST attendees:

Companies
Autism Behavioral Institute
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Center for Autism & Related Disorders
Eleanor Health

Foresight Mental Health
Groups Recover Together

Kindred Healthcare
Matrix Capital Markets Group
Recovery Centers of America
Symetria Health 
Shore Capital
Vertava Health

Titles
Attorney
CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Head of Healthcare Investment Banking
Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives
Director, Clinical Solutions Management
Medical Director of Behavioral Health & Quality
Vice President of Finance, Behavioral Health Services
Vice President of Growth & Development
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
VP Behavioral Health and Business Development

Sponsored Panel - Netsmart

Sponsored Panel - Polsinelli

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Breakout Sessions

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

Track D - Pearl

mark lamb cio caretrust

Christopher Wolfington
Founder & Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer
FinPay

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Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

October 7, 2024

Best of Both Worlds: The Business Case for PHP, IOP Expansion

A Maturing Market: Autism Treatment Trends and Investment Outlook

Top Challenges, Opportunities for Addiction Treatment Center Operators

Breakout Sessions

1:15 - 1:45 PM

Pete Tedesco
Managing Director
Avesi Partners

Track D - Pearl

Eric Frieman 
Co-Founder and CEO Forge Health

Sponsored Panel - Mertz

Sponsored Panel - Sunwave

Breakout Sessions

1:50 - 2:20 PM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dan Gemp
President
Dreamscape Marketing

Track D - Pearl

mark lamb cio caretrust

Sponsored Panel - Dreamscape

Sponsored Panel  - Kipu

Sponsored Panel 

Breakout Sessions

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Alex Membrillo
CEO
Cardinal Digital Marketing

Track D - Pearl

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Danny Freed 
CEO
Blueprint

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: Breaking Down Behavioral Health Reimbursement Models

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

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Networking Reception, Sponsored By

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 9:00 AM

October 9, 2024

Investment Overview: Betting Big on Behavioral Health

Location: Track A Theater

9:20 - 10:00 AM

Tal Lefler 
Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Capital One Healthcare

Sponsored Panel - DL Piper

Sponsored Panel 

Breakout Sessions

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

Track D - Pearl

Ben Dittman
SVP, Partnerships
Kipu

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Investing in and Scaling Youth Behavioral Health Models

Jose Guerola 
Principal
Echo Health Ventures

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Networking Break

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Overlooked Areas for Behavioral Health Investment

Investment Opportunities in School-Based Autism Therapy

Breakout Sessions

10:35 - 11:05 AM

Ben Ross
Director, Growth and Partnerships 
Seven Hills Capital

Addressing Mental Health Disparities Through Investment and Collaboration

Tamir Aldad
Founder and CEO 
Mindful Care

Navigating the Changing Tides of Behavioral Healthcare: Opportunities & Trends to Pursue - Sponsored by WellSky

Session TBD

Track B

Track C

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

James Greenblatt, MD 
Founder & CMO
Psychiatry Redefined

Bobby Guy
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Track D

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Carrie O'Connell
VP, Clinical Strategy
WellSky

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Inside a Successful Behavioral Health Acquisition  Brought to you by MindCare

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

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Jonathan Merber 
Principal 
LightBay Capital

Anthony DeSena 
CEO and Co-Founder
PAX Health

Christian Chauvet
Partner 
Lee Equity

Leah Pitzenberger
SVP of People and Culture
Acorn Health

Stuart Archer 
CEO
Oceans Healthcare

Amy Christensen
Partner & Co Head of Healthcare
The Vistria Group

Chris Dennis, MD, MBA, FAPA  
Chief Behavioral Health Officer Optum at Home

Naomi Allen
CEO
Brightline

John Minahan
CEO
Mindful Health Solutions

Hafeezah Muhamma
CEO
Backpack Health

Fireside Chat

The Value of Integrated SUD Models

Breakout Sessions

3:35 - 4:05 PM

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

Track D- Pearl

Sponsored Panel 

After the Boom: The New Digital Behavioral Health Landscape

Lee Dilworth
Founder and CEO 
ReVIDA Recovery Centers

Andrew Mark
Chief Growth Officer
Crossroads Treatment Center

Chris Bove
CEO
CleanSlate Centers

Patrick Maynard 
President and CEO
I Am Boundless

Diane Daych
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Granite Growth Health Partners

Jennifer Steiner
 CEO
Lightfully

Dr. Ben Robbins
General Partner
GV

Martin Favis 
CEO 
The Autism Centers for Exceptional Students

Craig Sager
Director
Provident Health care Partners

Inside GV (Google Ventures)’ Approach to Behavioral Health Investing

David McIntosh
CEO
Hopebridge

John Peloquin
President and CEO
Discovery Behavioral Health

Stacy DiStefano
CEO
Consulting for Human Services

Brian Wheelan
CEO
Transformation care Network

Scott Zeller
VP of Acute Psychiatry
Vituity

Leonard Caltabiano 
CEO
Family of Kidz

Arpan Parikh
Chief Clinical Officer
SOL Mental Health

Matthew Pettit
Founding Partner
Seven Hills Capital

Ellen Herlacher 
Partner
LRVHealth

Andrew Cruz
Founder and Chief Medical Officer Guidelight

Dan Davidson
President
Galen Mental Health

Robin Loyd 
Chief Product Officer 
Spring Health

Colin Leclair
CEO
Connections Health Solutions

Michelle Mainez
COO
Redwood Family Care Network

Tim Bubnack  
Managing Partner
HCAP Partners

Michael Wert
Managing Director Longitude Capital

Peggy Gemperline
VP Detox, Residential, Ambulatory & Psychiatric Services
Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Sarah Deutchman
Executive Vice President of Operations
Pyramid Healthcare

In this session, panelists will discuss marketing strategy, channel tactics, capital allocation, and data driven decision-making to drive growth and success for behavioral health providers.

Brent Turner
CEO
Summit BHC

Lance Folske
CEO
Pure Mixed Strategy, LLC.

Nick Jaworski
CEO
Circle Social

Peter Barbuto
VP of Business Development
Recovery Centers For America

Todd Rudsenske
Partner
Webster Equity Partners

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Program Concludes

12:00 PM

Bragg Hemme
Cochair, Behavioral Health Law Group
Polsinelli

Paul Gomez
 Cochair, Behavioral Health Law Group
Polsinelli

Chris Dooney 
Vice President, Finance & Development
BrentCare Behavioral Health

It was all going so well. Unprecedented demand. Record deal flow. Premium valuations. But then inflation. Rising interest rates. Staffing shortages.  And now buyers are as skittish as cats on the Fourth of July. In this session, we take stock of the current behavioral health mergers and acquisitions environment, and perhaps more importantly, discuss ways both buyers and sellers alike can take advantage of this temporary slowdown.

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 9:00 AM

October 8, 2024

Location: Venue Six10, 10th Floor

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Simon Tankel
CEO
Heading Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Michael Castanon
CEO
Alter Health Group

Rich Briddock
SVP, Strategy & Analytics
Cardinal Digital Marketing

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Mariela Podolski
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Bragg Hemme
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Stuart Irby
Investment Banker
Stephens

Track D

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Sam Himelstein
Co-Founder and CEO
 Family Spring

Christal L. Contini
Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions
McDonald Hopkins LLC

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Nick Stavros
CEO
Community Medical Services

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Scott Kremeier
Managing Director
Piper Sandler & Co.

Understanding the Eating Disorder Treatment Market

Haywood Miller
Managing Director
BRG

Isa Diaz
SVP of Strategic Affairs
Acadia

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

 Arpan Parikh
Chief Clinical Officer 
SOL Mental Health

Track A - Hardwood

Track A -Hardwood

Track A - Hardwood

Track A -Hardwood

Track A- Hardwood

Track A- 2nd Floor

Track A- Hardwood

Track A- Hardwood

Track A- 2nd Floor

Track B - Flora 1 

Track B - Flora 1

Track B - Flora 1

Track B - Flora 1 

Track B- Flora 1 

Track B- Flora 1

Track B- Flora 1

Track D - Pearl

Track C - Flora 2

Track C - Flora 2

Track C - Flora 2

Track C - Flora 2

Track C - Flora 2

Track C - Flora 2

Double-

The behavioral healthcare market continues to mature, and your organization’s success is directly tied to how well you understand and react to the trends and resulting opportunities to succeed. Understanding the major payment streams, how your organization and the government works with them, and what trends lay on the horizon in the behavioral healthcare market is vital to ensuring your organization’s success.

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Track C - Flora 2

In this session, panelists will discuss marketing strategy, channel tactics, capital allocation, and data driven decision-making to drive growth and success for behavioral health providers.

Join BHB and Dreamscape President Dan Gemp as they discuss the results of the 2023 Behavioral Health Marketers' Survey, including the 4 pillar challenges facing behavioral health marketing heading into 2024. Drawing on the nearly two decades of addiction treatment digital marketing experience that has driven over $3 billion in admissions revenue, Dan will share with operators and marketers the path to organizational growth by addressing the changing landscape of marketing tools, how to stand out in a competitive environment, marketing to a modern audience, and how to effectively allocate budget for maximum ROI. 

Natalie Schneider
Founder & CEO
Fort Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Andrew Sfreddo
Sr. Director, Head of Behavioral Healthcare
Blueprint CRE

Double-

The modern healthcare landscape is riddled with challenges, from the increasing rates of clinician burnout to the complexities of payer audits. Such challenges not only threaten the well-being of healthcare professionals but also risk compromising patient care quality. However, amidst these challenges lies an opportunity for technological transformation. This session, featuring representatives from Kipu Health and Eleos, delves into the groundbreaking potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) as solutions.click to edit this text

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Amanda Rankin
COO
Trilogy

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Top Regulatory, Compliance Developments Impacting Behavioral Health Dealmaking

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Capital Conversation: Finding Opportunities in Health Care’s Hottest Market

Sponsored Panel 

Track D - Pearl