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The conference will take place from 9am to 4:30pm at The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard in Grandview Heights, Ohio, followed by a post-conference reception. Registration starts at 8am. The networking reception will take place from 4:30pm to 6pm.

The Ohio Alliance is partnering with Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc. to provide health professionals who participate in the Conference with CME/CE credits, including dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, registered dietitians, and social workers.

Plenary sessions

Advancing school-based health care and cross-system partnerships

Dr. Olga Acosta Price

Dr. Olga Acosta Price is director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and is associate professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the University.  She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in school mental health. At CHHCS, she advocates for the expansion of school-connected and community-based prevention and intervention approaches across the U.S., with a focus on strengthening systems to ensure quality education and health equity for vulnerable populations.  Dr. Acosta Price also is chair of the board of directors for the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), a national advisory member for the Hispanic and Latino Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, among other advisory roles. Dr. Acosta Price received her Masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Vassar College.

Olga Acosta Price, Ph.D.

Strengthening the Foundation for Ohio's Children through School-Based Health

Moderator: Kelly Carey, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers


Representative Sara P. Carruthers, District 47

Representative Dani Isaacsohn, District 24

Senator Theresa Gavarone, District 2

Working Together: Building School-Based Health Care and School District Partnerships

Moderator: Reem Aly, Executive Director, Ohio School-Based Health Alliance


Tiffany Ways, Chief School Health Officer, Health Partners of Western Ohio

Chelsie Hornsby, Senior Director of Business Development, HealthSource of Ohio

Brian Bailey, Superintendent, Goshen Local Schools

Julie Ramos, Director of Strategic Innovation, Wickliffe City School District

Joe Spiccia, Superintendent, Wickliffe City School District

Workshop sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions across all three tracks. 

Track 1. Equity and social determinants of health

These sessions will focus on advancing equity and addressing social determinants of health through school-based health care partnerships.


Community Health Workers: Essential Members of the School Health Team

Katie Davis Bellamy, Executive Director, Community & Corporate Health, The MetroHealth System

Julie Cobb, Manager, School Health Program, The MetroHealth System

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Health, and Equity in Ohio

Becky Carroll, Director, Policy Research and Analysis, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Carrie Almasi, Director, Assessment and Planning, Health Policy Institute of Ohio


Uplifting Youth: Laying the Foundation for Youth Development and Youth Advisory Councils

Harper Byers, Program Coordinator, School-Based Health Alliance

Joey Kaji, Member, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council


Building Roads to Bridge Gaps—Logan-Hocking’s Partnerships Provide Comprehensive Health Care to Children in an Underserved Appalachian County

Brice Frasure, Director of Student Programs, Logan-Hocking Schools

Jacob White, Assistant Team Leader, Partnership for Children and Families, Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

Track 2. Comprehensive, integrated care

These sessions will focus on the delivery of comprehensive, integrated healthcare services through school-based health centers including the delivery of oral, vision, and behavioral health services.


School-Based Health Center 101: From Start-up to Implementation

Katherine Bissett, SBHC Consultant, Ohio School-Based Health Alliance

Dental Care in Schools: Developing the Future Pediatric Oral Health Workforce and Striving for Health Equity

Kim Hammersmith, Program Director, Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry, Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Amy Baer, Project Coordinator, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Integrating School-Based Behavioral Health Services

Moderator: Mary Francis, Prevention Consultant


Katie Davis Bellamy, Executive Director, Community & Corporate Health, The MetroHealth System

Tiffany Banks, Director of Community Counseling, OhioGuidestone

Molly Wimbiscus, Director, School Mental Health Program, Cleveland Clinic

Heather Hahn, Therapist, Rocking Horse Community Health Center


Models for School-Based Vision Care

Steve Dorman, Director, Ohio Optometric Foundation

Track 3. Innovation, data, and technology-based solutions

These sessions will focus on innovations, data, and technology to support the delivery of high-quality school-based health care services.  


Supporting Ohio's Students through Healthy Student Profiles Data and Attendance Initiatives

Christina May, School-Based Health Coordinator, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

Patrick Hickman, Ohio’s Attendance Advisor, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

Increasing Access to Comprehensive Well Visits by Providing “Wellness Days” Through a School-Based Health Center

Kristen O’Neal, Nurse Practitioner, Akron Children’s Hospital

Teresa Fletcher, Nurse Practitioner, Akron Children’s Hospital

School-Based Telehealth: Connecting Kids to Care

Moderator: Luke Wortley, Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center


Jamie Lewis, Senior Practice Manager, Aultman Orrville Carrollton Health Center

Michele Wilmoth, Director of School Health Services, Akron Children’s Hospital

Javar Jackson Sr., Chief Operating Officer, Third Street Family Health Services

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