23rd Annual NCGA Conference
Hand-outs are available as speakers provide them. Please take a moment and down the documents available for reference at the conference. Check back often.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Guardianship 101: The Basics
Sarah Maness-Smith, Adult Services Program Administrator, NC Department of Health & Human Services
Benita Purcell, Human Resources Director and Family Guardian, Person County Group Homes, Inc.
1:15 PM–3:15 PM National Guardianship Association: What’s Happening Across the Nation in Guardianship?
Sally Balch Hurme, J.D.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM What A Guardian Needs to Know About Pre-Need Funeral Planning
Danny Beeson, Regional Vice President, Matthew 25 Planning, Inc.
Heather Carty-Ward, Esq., Carty-Ward Law
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Sessions
A. Ethical and Guiding Principles Sally Balch Hurme, J.D.
B. Military Culture and Service Coordination for Military Connected Families Brandon Wilson
C. The Innovations Wavier and ID/D Services offered to Consumers Jen Branham & Jesse Smathers,
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
D. Overview and Role of the Disinterested Public Agent Guardian in NC Rajeev K. Premakumar
E. Embracing “Least Restrictive” through Purpose-Driven Guardianship
Sobeida Adolphus, Wanda Burney &Tienna Luong
F. Meds – Clearing up the Medication Mystery: Which, When, Where, Why and How Much Melanie Bunn
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
G. Don’t Show Me Your Money! How to Serve as Agent or Guardian Without Developing Personal Liability
Bryant D. Webster, Attorney, Stone & Christy, Attorneys and Counselors at Law
H. Compassion Fatigue Jennifer Szakaly, MA, CMC
I. People Living with Dementia and Their Families Melanie Bunn
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
J. Legal Process Mark Botts
K. Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, Hospice and Your Role as Guardian Rikki Hooper
L. Getting the Needs of an Individual Met in a Managed Care World
Cassandra Massenburg & Stacey Skradski
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM The Future of LME/MCO’s in NC – Panel Discussion - NO HAND-OUT
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Clerks Panel – Discussion -- NO HAND-OUT