CBC Innovations Conference Web Series
Panel Session 2: “Telemental Health: A Pandemic’s Silver Lining?”


Coordinated Behavioral Care has re-imagined its Innovations Conference 2020 as a series of digital sessions.

Each session kicks off with a keynote address focused on current events impacting the behavioral healthcare industry, followed by an expert panel discussion.

Please join us as we bring CBC’s Innovations Conference 2020 direct to your home office.


“Telemental Health: A Pandemic’s Silver Lining?”


The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way behavioral health services are delivered—interactions between providers and clients have necessarily shifted from predominantly in-person to telephonic/audio-visual means of engagement and service delivery. The temporary regulatory changes enacted at the federal and state level enabled this transition to new modalities of virtual care and have proved critical to ensure continuity of care for many of New York’s most vulnerable individuals.


In this second panel session, behavioral health providers and administrators will reflect on the operational hurdles cleared during the industry’s accelerated pivot to telemental health delivery and assess its effects on staff, operations and client outcomes.


Keynote Speaker

  • Brett Friedman, JD—Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Health Insurance Programs (NYS DOH)


Panelists & Moderator*

  • Jorge Petit*, MD—President & Chief Executive Officer (Coordinated Behavioral Care)
  • Edward ODowd—Peer Specialist (Community Access)
  • Donna Taylor, MSN, RN—Clinical Director, Behavioral Health (Healthfirst)
  • Manisha Vijayaraghavan, LMHC, LPC, CRC—Director, CMHS Programs (Visiting Nurse Service of NY)




Join us on December 9th by registering here.