Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris
Join with more than 250 behavioral health and child welfare professionals and leaders for two full days of plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and more than 20 breakout sessions.
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Special Guest Erhardt Preitauer
President & CEO, CareSource
Erhardt Preitauer joined CareSource in May 2018 bringing two decades of transformational leadership and government-sponsored health plan expertise to the role. Erhardt is an accomplished health care executive with a track record of driving significant growth, profitability, innovation and operational excellence. He has extensive experience in building and leading mission-driven health care organizations.
Prior to joining CareSource, he led Horizon New Jersey Health, the state’s largest Medicaid plan, as CEO. His career includes leadership positions with a number of prominent health care organizations including Aetna, WellCare Health Plans and UnitedHealth Group.
In June 2019, Erhardt was named by Glassdoor as one of the highest-rated CEOs in the country, ranking #20 on their annual list based on employee reviews. Preitauer was also recognized by Medicaid Health Plans of America in October 2018 with the Joy Wheeler Leadership Award after helping guide that organization to become a leading voice for Medicaid health plans and the beneficiaries they serve.
Erhardt earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University.
Special Guest Jerry Milner
Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services
Jerry Milner, D.S.W., brings 43 years of practice, management and technical assistance experience in child welfare at the local, state and federal levels.
Jerry began his career as a case carrying social worker, served as the state child welfare agency director in Alabama, and previously worked for the Children’s Bureau designing and implementing the CFSR. Immediately prior to his appointment, he served as the Vice President for Child Welfare Practice at the Center for the Support of Families.
At the Center for the Support of Families, he assisted state and local child welfare agencies in evaluating their child welfare programs, and designed and implemented improvements in practice, policy and procedures. His work includes the use of data, implementation science principles, development of practice models, systematic problem solving and the direct provision of technical assistance to achieve organizational changes and practice improvements in child welfare.
Dr. Milner comes to ACF with direct state-level experience as well. During his tenure as state child welfare director in Alabama, he led efforts to reform child welfare practice according to system of care principles. In addition to those positions, Dr. Milner worked in the Children’s Bureau to implement and manage the Child and Family Service Reviews of state child welfare services programs.
He received his undergraduate degree in political science and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama.