Amberley Snyder

Amberley was born in California as the second to six children. Amberley fell in love with horses at a young age and began barrel racing at the age of seven when her family moved to Utah. She competed in junior rodeos and up into high school, winning multiple titles and awards. Her senior year she finished as the National Little Britches World All Around Cowgirl. Amberley was also serving as the Utah FFA State President in 2009. 

In January of 2010, Amberley was involved in a rollover truck accident, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Eighteen months after that day, with a seatbelt on her saddle, she returned to competing in rodeo. She now competes in the Women's Professional Rodeo Association in the barrel racing event. Amberley has earned her place competing amongst professional barrel racers and has won multiple awards with the Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fames. In 2018, Netflix released a movie based on her life titled “Walk, Ride, Rodeo” where Amberley was able to be her own stunt double for the film. Amberley shares her story of triumph over tragedy hoping she can motivate others to believe in themselves and get back on the horse.

Watch the Netflix movie: "Walk, Ride, Rodeo" 


CHAMPTalk Presentation


David Vittoria, LCSW, MCAP, ICADC, NCAC II SR. VP Clinical Services, Carisk Partners

Mr. Vittoria has over 25 years of experience in senior clinical and operations capacities within the behavioral health field. Mr. Vittoria provides clinical and administrative oversight of all behavioral health functions in Carisk’s Clinical Services division across all lines of business including commercial, government, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation.


 The Emotional Journey of the Claimant and the Practice of Inclusion 

Content Message:  It been said that 90% of the rehabilitation process focuses on the physical injury and only 10% on the emotional healing of the injured worker. However injured workers will tell you that after the physical injuries heal, the emotional challenges last a lifetime. Although the physical injuries must be addressed, it is equally as important to address the emotional journey of the injured worker.


Discussion: Carriers explain how they currently address or where they are lacking with the emotional journey of the injured worker. Providers discuss how to be more aware of the claimants journey so not to cause more emotional distress and encourage an emotionally healthy return home.

CHAMPTalk Presentation

Karen Shaw OTR/L, CPDM Medical Networks Product Manager Zurich North America

Responsible for developing strategic initiatives to manage, measure and forecast medical outcomes on worker compensation, claims.  A specialist in creating strategic vendor partnerships to drive return to work outcomes, measure claim impact and portray meaningful results to customers. 

CHAMPTalk:  “Providers, Partners, and Opportunities” 

 How to go from being a vendor to a strategic partner. 

Content Message: The importance of creating the right team and how that can be established. Making yourself a provider that is attractive to your clients. Making yourself a carrier that vendors want to do their best work for.

Discussion: Carriers explain what makes a vendor a preferred provider. What traits they’re looking for and what is most important. Contractors explain what they want out of their clients and what inspires them to be best at their business. What’s missing and what practical steps can be taken to improve the relationship.


CHAMPTalk Presentation


Dave Pazgan – President 101 Mobility

An avid ultra-marathon runner, surfer, and kite-boarder, Dave Pazgan enjoys working hard and playing hard. Dave has been the President of 101 Mobility since October of 2008. Prior to that, he served as the President of NovaStar Mortgage for over 10 years.

CHAMPTalk:  “Protocols, Procedures and Systems” 

  Standardize Your Process for Better Outcomes 


Content Message: How the right system can remove your internal chaos and improve your external outcomes


Discussion: Protocols, Policies and Procedures: A discussion about “the way things are done” and why. How are decisions made? Do you have internal protocols or a system in place that you follow? When do you order an assessment? What dictates what is awarded in your state or within your company?

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Giani Cano - Mentalist, Speaker & Fortune 500 Entertainer

A professional performer, author and speaker, Giani performs unique high end corporation motivational speaking combined with mind boggling entertainment and comedy. His entertainment resume includes performances at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 2019 and America's Got Talent-Las Vegas.  He has authored two books including ""Beside the Launch Pad" Eyewitness to the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster" and "How to Motivate Your Employees Without Being a Mentalist".  


“Illusions, Smoke and Mirrors"

"The Problem with Perception and Reality in the Claims Process”

  Content Message: It's about smoke and mirrors, perception and reality. Understanding the difference so you can make a difference. A difference in your personal life, work life and the lives of claimants your responsible for. 


Discussion: Transparency is all about working together without hidden agendas, it’s about honesty, and it’s about letting the carrier have access to everything related to the assignment. 

Where is it important? Where is it missing? What can be done? 


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Corey Staver – CEO David Corey Company

Corey is a nationally recognized accessibility specialist and author/founder of the CHAMP certification program. Corey spent 15 year as an occupational therapist working in spinal cord and brain injury rehab programs, helped create a contractor direct repair program in the property insurance industry and has worked for the last 18 years specializing in providing housing and home modification services for the workers compensation industry . 

CHAMPTalk:   "Business as Usual"

“Common Challenges and Issues with Workers Compensation Claims and the Transfer Home”


Content Message: We’re all in this together so let’s be courageous and honest about the common issues we face with the “business as usual model” in workers compensation. 


Discussion: Carriers sharing their biggest challenges with the providers and the claimants transition home. Providers sharing their frustrations with the business as usual model. Collaborating on how things can be done differently to improve the working relationships, and creating better outcomes for all.