Alliance Conference

Conference registration is now open for the California Alliance 2019 Executives’ Winter Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey, CA  93940 on February 5-8, 2019.  

We have already confirmed a great line-up of speakers with more to come:

Tuesday, February 5 starting at 1:30 p.m.

  • Brian Johnson, Vice President Insurance Operations, Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group (NIAC), Liability Issues
  • R. Brian Dixon, Esq., Shareholder, Co-chair Wage and Hour Practice, Littler, Wage and Hour Issues
  • Bridget Gavaghan, Director, National Reframing Human Services Initiative, National Human Services Assembly, Building a Movement: A New Narrative for Human Services

Wednesday, February 6

  • Jerry Milner, Acting Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau
  • Michael Sanders, Speaker|Consultant|Trainer, , Motivational Speaker, The 220 Experience
  • New Executive Director, California Alliance of Child and Family Services
  • Dina Wilderson, Ph.D., Learning and Impact Officer, YouthCare and Erika Van Buren, Ph.D., Vice President of Evaluation and Learning, First Place for Youth, A Practical Guide to Outcomes Measurement for Service Providers
  • Anjanette Palletier, Associate Superintendent, San Mateo County, SELPA Financing
  • Alex Briscoe, Principal, The California’s Trust, Reinventing Children’s Mental Health in California and How We Can Pay For It
  • Bruce F. Chorpita, Ph.D., PracticeWise, Improve the Quality of Health Care for Children and Adolescents
  • Angie Schwartz, Esq., Policy Director, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Understanding Specialized Care Increments
  • Diana Boyer, Senior Policy Analyst, CWDA and Valerie Earley, Branch Chief, Child and Youth Permanency Branch, CDSS, The Adoption and Legal Guardian Incentive Payments Program

Thursday, February 7

  • Mark Courtney, Professor, School of Social Services Administration, , University of Chicago, An Update from CalYOUTH: How Youth are Faring at 21
  • Continuum of Care Reform: An Update on Implementation, by representatives of CDSS, DHCS, CWDA, CBHDA and CPOC



We are using the same registration system that was used during the last conference. This system is separate from our database. If you used this system before (meaning you registered for the last conference), select “Returning User” and enter your email and password. If you forgot your password, you can request to change it. Otherwise select “New Registration” to begin the process.

Here’s the LINK.

To see the full agenda, click on this LINK.

For questions, contact Kevin Swartzendruber at [email protected] or call 916/449-2273, ext. 206 or Debbie Clore-Myers at [email protected] or call 916/449-2273, ext. 205

For hotel reservations, rooms at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel at a special conference rate of $185 single or double occupancy until Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. We have increased the number of rooms available, however, the room block could fill up quickly, so reserve now! To make your hotel reservations please use this LINK.

Please click this LINK for the Committee Meeting Schedule (Members Agencies only).

About Alliance Executives’ Conferences

Each year the California Alliance holds two conferences for executives and senior managers incorporating plenaries, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of timely and critically important topics. Often the list of speakers includes thought leaders and authorities in the field, members of the state Legislature, officials from state and county child welfare, mental health and juvenile probation agencies, and experts from the Alliance’s own member agencies.

Conference presentations are approved by the California Department of Social Services for Group Home  and STRTP Administrator CEUs, LCSW and MFT and clinical psychologist CEs. by the pending approval application of the California Psychological Association.

Held in enjoyable locations throughout the state, Alliance Executives’ conferences provide excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas and for networking with colleagues in a relaxed, informal environment.

SAVE THE DATE for Future Conferences:

Executive's Fall Conference, Sept. 3-6, 2019, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa