AAHHSA 2022 Annual Education Conference

October 9-12, 2022

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

Columbus, OH

Join Us in Columbus, OH

Welcome to the 2022 AAHHSA Annual Education Conference produced by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for the American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) affinity group. We are pleased to invite you to our event in Columbus, OH!

Latest Announcements

Join Us for the 2022 Keynote Address and Opening General Session — Monday, October 10, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Transforming Ohio’s Children Services


Matt Damschroder

Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

General Sessions — Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Perspective: The Importance of the Human Services Executive and General Counsel Partnership

Dannette Smith

Chief Executive Officer, NE Department of Health and Human Services

Bo Botelho

General Counsel, NE Department of Health and Human Services

Susan Gale Perry

Chief Deputy Secretary, Opportunity and Well-Being, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Julie Cronin

General Counsel, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Chip Spinning

Executive Director, Franklin County (OH) Children Services

Kathryn Phipps Congrove

Chief Legal Counsel, Franklin County (OH) Children Services


Karen Godnick Barber

General Counsel, VT Department of Mental Health

And Don't Miss These Closing General Session Speakers — Wednesday, October 12, 2022
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Key Legal Developments and Issues in Programs at the Administration for Children and Families

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Mark Greenberg

Deputy General Counsel

Immediate Office of the General Counsel

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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This Moment


Gaelin Elmore

Speaker and Facilitator, Gaelin Speaks LLC

2022 Agenda-At-A-Glance

Below you'll find the conference schedule and agenda for 2022. We'll keep this updated regularly with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! (Last Updated September 26, 2022)


Countdown to October 9 – AAHHSA 2022 Starts in

Registration is Open!
Learn more below and register today!


Registration is open! To register, you will log in using your email associated with your APHSA membership profile. Note: If you do not have a profile, you will be required to create one to register for the conference. Questions on registration profiles should be directed to Member Services at

NOTICE: Registering for this meeting is an agreement to pay the stated fees. If you register prior to receiving travel approval and you do not attend the conference, your organization will be responsible for payment of the registration fees. All registration fees are due at the time of registration with a credit card. If they cannot be paid by credit card, they must be paid prior to the start of the conference, or a Purchase Order must be on file.


Hotel & Travel

The Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square is the home of the 2022 AAHHSA Annual Education Conference. Centrally located in downtown Columbus at Capitol Square, the hotel is steps away from the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Theatre, Columbus Museum of Art, multiple art galleries, and restaurants. In addition to downtown, explore the nearby vibrant neighborhoods of the University District, Short North Arts District, German Village, and Arena District.


Our Commitment to Meeting Safely
APHSA takes the safety and well-being of our attendees seriously as we continue to plan in-person events for 2022. All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination to attend any in-person event through our secure portal. If an attendee is not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test (home tests are not accepted) is taken within 48-72 hours before arriving to attend an APHSA event. APHSA will provide a secure upload portal for attendees to provide their information. Each attendee will be required to present either their vaccination card or, if they are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered by a pharmacy/lab showing the date and time administered, their name, and results at the time of check-in at registration. The accepted test type for a COVID-19 test for travel is the PCT/NAAT, administered by local pharmacies and/or labs. Results are typically returned to individuals electronically within 1-2 days showing the date, time, individual’s name, and test results. No home tests will be accepted as proof of negative tests.