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Executive's Fall Conference
Sept. 4-7, 2018, Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa

Conference registration is now open for the California Alliance 2018 Executives’ Fall Conference at the Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92632, on September 4-7, 2018.  

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

Tuesday, September 4th starting at 1:30 p.m.

  • Shari Dunn, Managing Director, Arthur J Gallagher, Performance Management: A Contrarian Approach
  • Amy Lemley, Executive Director, John Burton Advocate for Youth, SB 89
  • Jamie Gershon, Executive Vice President and David Miller, Senior Vice President, Bolton & Company, Auditing and Evaluating Your Insurance and Risk Management
  • Alfred Landegger, ESQ. Founder Partner, Landegger Baron Law Group, How to Discipline & Terminate Without Getting Sued

Wednesday, September 5th

  • Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director, California Alliance of Child & Family Services
  • Bianca D. M. Wilson, Ph.D., Rabbi Barbara Zacky Senior Scholar of Public Policy, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
  • Jennifer Synder, Partner, Capitol l Advocacy
  • April D. Fernando, Ph.D. Policy Fellow, TCOM Operations Lead, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, CANS
  • Jeff Rowe, M.D., Supervising Psychiatrist, Juvenile Forensics Division of the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (invited)
  • Lynn Thull, Ph.D., Consultant for Mental Health Policy and Practice Improvement, Getting Ready for the Implementation of AB 501
  • Bob Herne, Principal Investigator and National Project Director, AdoptUSKid
  • Judge Martha Matthews, Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court, Superior Court of Los Angeles
  • Michael Logan, Founder/CEO, Children First Foster Family Agency, Create a Powerful and Sustainable Recruiting and Retention Strategy

Thursday, September 6th

  • Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown Law, The Criminalization of Poverty
  • Continuum of Care Reform: An Update on Implementation, by representatives of CDSS, DHCS, CWDA, CBHDA and CPOC 

Please click on this LINK for the full conference schedule.

We are using a new registration system for this conference. When you click on the link below, you will see an option of “new registration” or “returning user.” Since we have not used this system before and it is not connected to our database, everyone should click on “New Registration.”




For hotel reservations, rooms at the Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort sold out in 72 hours, but a block of rooms are available at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach Dana Point at a special conference rate of $159 single or double occupancy until Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  However, room blocks can fill up very quickly so reserve now! To make your hotel reservations please use this link.

The DoubleTree Suites, located at 34402 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA  92629, is a short 4 minute drive – or 15 minute walk through Doheny State Beach – to the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. The phone number is 949/661-1000.


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’ c
onferences 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 Winter Conference, Feb. 5-8, 2019, Hyatt Regency Monterey

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

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