This year, we have a record number of presenters at this conference. This opens up the door for a wide array of topics. We are lucky to have such great partners with a wealth of experience to share. The following two speakers will lead a breakout session entitled “Possible Roles of TCOM in Helping to Address Disparities.”

This breakout session addresses the disparities that exist in accessing appropriate services. While America is rapidly becoming more diverse, the human service workforce is slower to change. Can TCOM strategies be leveraged to more effectively address these issues?  Attend their breakout session for more examples and to explore other collaborative strategies.


 Betty A. Walton, Ph.D. LCSW

Assistant Research Professor

Indiana Family & Social Service Administration, Division of Mental Health & Addiction

Dr. Betty Walton provides consultation and support to the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the Indiana Department of Child Services.  Dr. Walton has a doctorate from Indiana University, MSW from The University of Iowa and Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois. Over the past fifteen years, she has helped build capacity for effective community based behavioral health services, including the development of systems of care and wraparound services for youth and families with complex needs.  Since 2005, she has partnered with multi-agency teams to implement common functional assessments for children and adults across Indiana’s public service systems. Prior to joining the state –university team, Dr. Walton worked in community mental health in Ohio and Indiana as a clinician and manager.  Currently, she supports training and technical assistance for the CANS and ANSA and the evaluation of Indiana’s system of care expansion.

Wendy Harrold, M.S.

Deputy Director, Provider Quality and Performance

Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Ms. Harrold has been working with the Division’s data in several positions for over seven years.  She became the Deputy Director over Certification and Licensure, Quality Improvement, Data and Performance Measurement in September 2014.  She has been instrumental in creating a CANS and ANSA review process and additional reporting to make the CANS and ANSA data available so that the assessments would be more meaningful.  Before working with the Division, Ms. Harrold managed the database for a 2-1-1 call center.  Ms. Harrold has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Certificate in Applied Computer Science from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis.


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