2018 PAR Solutions Conference | It's About Relationships

The 2018 PAR Solutions Conference saw 650 attendees from all over the state gather in Harrisburg, PA! Check out some highlights from the conference below.


Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations are available for you to view/download here.If you have any questions or can't find your  
presentation please email [email protected].

Conference Photos
Photos from all three days of the conference are now available on  PAR's Facebook page! Check out the photos and feel free to tag your organization, your co-workers, etc.


Annual Meeting

At the 2018 PAR Annual Meeting, held on Monday, October 22, during the 2018 PAR Solutions Conference, Nominating Committee Chair Rob Reid announced the nomination of Gwen Schuit, CEO of Friendship Community, and Jeanne Meikrantz, Executive Director of The Arc of Chester County, to the PAR Board of Directors. The membership seconded the motion to approve the 2019 Board of Directors and the motion carried. View the 2019 PAR Board of Directors here!
PAR President and CEO Shirley Walker announced the appointment of Mark Davis as PAR's new President and CEO effective January 1, 2019. Read the press release here.

Sign the Petition
PAR released the FY 19/20 Fix The DSP Crisis Petition during the 2018 PAR Solutions Conference. We need 10,000 signatures to bring to the Governor's office to ask him and the General Assembly to continue to invest in the ID/A system. Read the FY 19/20 Budget Request and sign & share the petition today!

PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale addressed the 2018 PAR Solutions Conference, saying "Each you know better than the average Pennsylvania how tough the work is...For our direct care workers, if you’re not going to pay them enough, they’re going to find another job, because this is really really hard. And I don’t mean whether you’re going to pay them, but whether through Medicaid and Medicare we’re going to pay them an adequate wage. At the end of the day, we have to do a better job of paying the people that are doing this very hard work."