We cannot wait to see you at our 20th Annual NAME Conference! 

Keynote Speaker Announced - Dr. Adolph Brown


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Born in the heart of the inner city, while spending summers in rural Virginiawith his grandfather, Adolph was reared to be extremely hard-working and reflective. Having had a single parent mother in the housing projects, having been a Head Start student, having been the first of his family of five to graduate high school, and having had his oldest sibling and only brother murdered when he was only 11, Adolph’s life and work have been a voyage of discovery beyond anything he could imagine. Adolph is a recovering middle school special education teacher, university professor, graduate college dean, and business soft skills consultant. He is an educational and clinical psychologist, master teacher, humorist, author, and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Adolph donates 1/3 of his consultation fees to support a million dollars scholarship endowment for hardworking young people.

He has served as a legislative advocate, Virginia Head Start Association President and President of the Virginia Association of Black Psychologists. He brings his experience, focus, and sense of humor to each of his endeavors. Adolph is a man of virtue and simplicity. He is a deep thinker, an active listener, and a very engaging presenter. Adolph has a strong appreciation for the virtues of teaching, research and leadership, as he became the youngest tenured full university professor in the United States at the age of 29 with the help of encouraging teachers, nurturing family members and supporting community agencies. His research focuses on Servant Leadership, Teacher Education & Preparation, and Social Justice. He also quite often gives talks to today’s youth on yesterday’s life lessons; as well as instructs master classes to teachers on how to reach EVERY student. He has a “head” for adults and a “heart” for kids as he facilitates over 100 ALL grade levels student assemblies a year.

Adolph now lives in Virginia with his lovely wife Marla, he met while they were both undergraduates at the College of William and Mary. Virginia is indeed "For Lovers" as they have 8 kind-hearted children. Many still affectionately refer to him as "the U.S. Secretary of Inspiration" following his days with "America's Promise" founded by General Colin Powell. Adolph describes himself as "just an ordinary all-around nice guy" with regular problems and plenty of faith.

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Last Week to Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing!

Early Bird Rate of $575 ends October 3rd 

The 2022 NAME Conference Early Bird registration rate ending soon! Be sure to complete your conference registration by October 3rd, 2022 to receive the early-bird rate of $575 – and remember, your annual membership to NAME is included with registration! 
After Oct. 3rd, the standard registration rate is $625.

October 24th-27th, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland

See our conference webpage here!

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Programming to include updates from CMS and OIG, as well as a surprise speaker to kick-off the conference. 

NAME 2022 Conference Schedule (subject to change)


NAME’s hotel block is currently sold out, but there are a few rooms still available at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. 

We have another block of hotel rooms available. See the details below:

SpringHill Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor (5-minute walk)

 You may also wish to look at these alternate accommodations:

  1. Marriott Waterfront Hotel (14-minute walk)
  2. Comfort Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel (3-minute walk)
  3. Sheraton Inn Harbor Hotel (10-minute walk). 

Social Night Update:

NAME has traditionally hosted a planned social event during the conference, but this year we are encouraging people to network, get together with their state groups, spend time with friends, meet new friends, and enjoy time with vendors on Tuesday night. There will be no NAME-hosted social outing. Some activities to consider while in Baltimore for Tuesday evening and beyond include:

- Hamilton, Oct. 11-30, 2022: https://baltimore.broadway.com/shows/hamilton/

-Baltimore Events: https://baltimore.org/events/

-Poe Home: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/

-Ravens v. Browns: Sunday, Oct. 23rd @ 1:00 PM

We can’t wait to celebrate coming together with you in-person for our 20th conference in beautiful Baltimore!



“OIG Audit Review” presented by Sarah Broome, Kevin Bauer, Michigan Department of Community Health, and Alex Mays, in collaboration with Healthy Schools Campaign on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2PM ET is now available for viewing!

The presentation reviewed trends and lessons learned from 28 different state school Medicaid audits. The presenters discussed both key takeaways and suggested steps states can take to ensure their program is audit ready.

Materials from Presentation


NAME Program Committee