18MH038 - NC TIDE 2018 Conference

Apr 23–Apr 25, 2018 Closed Mental Health Nursing

18MH038 - NC TIDE 2018 Conference


Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

This conference will be held at the HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE in Wilmington, NC.

The North Carolina Training, Instruction, Development and Education (NC TIDE) Committee is a non-profit training organization for the behavioral healthcare industry. The first conference was held in 1975, the organization was established in 1992 as a non-profit agency, and in 2011 it was renamed NC TIDE. NC TIDE has successfully completed over 81 conferences and trained thousands of individuals in the behavioral healthcare industry.

In the past, NC TIDE has sponsored two training conferences each year, one in the spring in Wilmington, NC and one in the fall in Asheville, NC. NC TIDE will only be offering the conference in Wilmington as they continue to grow. NC TIDE officers and committee members are all professionals in the behavioral health care industry who volunteer their time to carry forward the mission of the organization. Their organization is dedicated to continued improvement and provides information, training, and education to all in our field of work.

Currently NC TIDE addresses information in the areas of:
  • Finance and Reimbursement
  • Managed Care Directors
  • MIS Information Management and Technology
  • Medical Records and Confidentiality
  • Quality Management
  • Clinical Practices
  • Practice Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Customer Service
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Community Collaboration and Outreach
  • CFAC Members (Consumer and Family Advisory Council)

Participants can register to attend 1, 2, or 3 days. All conference attendees receive a complimentary membership which is included in the fee.

Early conference check-in for pre-pegistered participants is available on Sunday, April 22 from 5-7pm at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside.

For every 4 FULL Conference registrations for this conference, your agency can receive a 5th FULL Conference registration FREE!! The group rate is $ 233 each for 4 FULL Conference registrations with no fee for the 5th registration. This rate expires on April 16th. After April 16th, 4 FULL Conference registrations can be purchased at the rate of $258 each with no fee for the 5th registration. (One day registrations do not count toward the total registered.) Please register using the last page of the attached brochure for this discounted rate. All registrations must be received at the same time. Groups MUST fax, scan/email, or snail mail registration forms to MAHEC. All MAHEC contact information is included on the brochure.

A block of 150 rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, and 50 rooms are blocked at Riverside Suites at a rate of $135 per room plus tax on a first come, first reserved basis. Please note the tax for Wilmington is currently thirteen percent (13%).

Hilton Wilmington Riverside
301 N. Water Street, Wilmington, NC
Call toll free at 1-800-445-8667; please mention "Group Code TID" to get our special rates.
The special room rate will be available until March 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Check-in time is 3pm; check-out is time 12pm.
Please click here for reservations at the Hilton.

Riverside Suites at Water Street Center
106 N. Water Street, Wilmington, NC
Call toll free at 1-888-324-8170; be sure to mention that you are with NC TIDE to obtain a discounted rate.
The reservation cutoff date is March 21st. After the cut-off date, no reservations will be accepted at the special group rate. Check-in time is 3pm; check-out is time 12pm.

If a refund request received by 5:00pm on April 5, 2018, registration fees minus a $15.00 administrative fee will be refunded.
From April 6 - April 11, 2018, refunds less a 50% cancellation fee will be honored at your request.
No requests for refunds will be accepted after 5:00pm on April 11, 2018.
Substitutions will be allowed upon request.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with NC TIDE, which is a joint provider of this education event.

Target Audience

LME/MCO, human resources, care managers/coordinators, administrators, practice managers, mental health professionals including substance use counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, peer support specialists, intellectual/developmental disability providers, consumer and family members, and other professionals and individuals interested in this subject


  • Identify vital updates in NC state policy enabling participants to navigate the future of healthcare for MH/SU/IDD providers
  • Utilize current trends and best practice models in business and provider services
  • Apply learned skills in business administration, clinical practice and leadership focusing on practice change


  • Julie Bowden, BS, MBA
  • David Boyle, CPSS
  • Mary Buonfiglio, CFA
  • Greta Byrd, MBA
  • Lanier M. Cansler, CPA
  • Dewey Cassell
  • Susan Dlouhy, MA
  • Michelle J. Edelen, MBA
  • Niels Eskelsen, MBA
  • Alice Farrar, MS, CRC
  • Lachelle Freeman, MA
  • Mary Sarah Gordon-Jones, MBA,PMP
  • Allison Gosda, MBA, MAC, LPCS, LCAS
  • Jennifer R. Greene, MA, LPC
  • Lisa J. Haire, MSW
  • Calvin L. Harvel, NC CPSS
  • Stacey S. Henderson, BA
  • Brian D. Ingraham, BA, LCSW, MSW
  • Yang Jiang
  • Vince Joyce, CPHIMS
  • Barb Kunz, MEd
  • CJ Lewis, MA, MSW
  • Angela Lewis-Myers, MA, MSW
  • Karen Luken, MSRA
  • Mark Medlin, MA
  • Patricia W. Meyer, RN BC CPIP
  • Patty Mitchell
  • Amy Morris, RN
  • Katherine Nichols, MSW, LCSW
  • William Owens, CFE
  • Chris Penrod, MBA, BSA, BSAE
  • Sarah Pfau, JD, MPH
  • Barry Pollack, BS
  • Timothy R. Rodgers, BA, JD
  • Jamie H. Sales
  • Frank Skwara, MA, RN
  • Jesse A. Smathers, MSW, LCSW
  • Suzanne B. Thompson, MBA/MHA
  • Douglas Thoren, JD
  • Gary W. Walby, PhD, MSPH, MS
  • Bob C. Werstlein, PhD
  • Smith Worth, MSW LCSW CCAS LCAS


Brochure / Registration Form