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Wednesday, June 13: Pre-Conference Day for MHA Affiliates
8:00 a.m.  Registration/Check-In
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshops
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Executives Roundtable Luncheon
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshops
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Affiliate Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Affiliate CEO Dinner
Thursday, June 14
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Check-In Open
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Opening Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote - Abby Wambach
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Finding Harmony Among the Chaos (Speaker: Eric Eaton, speaker and author)

Mental Health and Veterans Services (Speakers: Dr. Darlene Brown-Williams and Monique Rada, NYC Department of Veterans' Services; Brooksi Bottari and Gregory Hancock, Wounded Warrior Project)

The Next Level of Self-Direction in Healthcare (Speaker: Glenda Wrenn, Morehouse School of Medicine)

Incorporating Fitness and Nutrition Using CBT (Speaker: Kelley Kitley, founder, Serendipitous Psychotherapy, LLC)

Affiliate Spotlight  - Fit for Employment (Speakers: Shannah Mulvihill, Mental Health Minnesota; Dan Lukasik, Ken Houseknect, MHA Erie County)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Keynote - Eugene Robinson
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eugene Robinson Meet and Greet
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception 
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Clifford Beers Society Reception (Invite Only)
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Clifford Beers Awards Dinner
Friday, June 15
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration/Check-In Open
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.  Workout with Autumn Calabrese 
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Keynote - Autumn Calabrese
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Autumn Calabrese Meet and Greet
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Technology and Mental Health: Helpful or Harmful? (Speaker, Peter Shalek, CEO, Joyable)

How Increasing Understanding, Options and Openness are Helping People Tackle TD (Speakers: Leslie Lundt, Neurocrine, Dr. Rakesh Jain, University of Texas Department of Psychiatry)

Youth, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide - Programs that Help (Speakers: Juliet Bradley, professor, Human Services Department, Kaplan University; Kathryn Goetzke, Hopeful Minds)

Expanding Access and Improving Outcomes (Speaker: Carol Hartmann, Director of Behavioral and Mental Health, Ascension Health)

Affiliate Spotlight - Fit or Fraught? Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace (Speakers: Kenton Beachy, Executive Director and Maggie Hallett, Director of Development and Workplace Health, MHA of Franklin County)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Session
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Media Awards Luncheon (awardees TBA)
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Plenary: Dr. Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Food for Thought: Nutritional Psychology and the Role of Nutrition in Mental Wellness (Speaker: Shawn Talbott, Chief Science Officer, Amare Global)

State of the Workplace: From National Data to Practice (Speakers: Zorana Pringle and Robin Stern, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence)

Designing Games for the 21st Century Well-Being (Speakers: Kelli Dunlap, PsyD, Psychologist and Game Designer; Dr. Susan Rivers, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, iThrive; Dr. Doris Ruch, Game Designer and Associate Professor, DePaul University)

Acheiving Mental Health Equity for Students of Color (Speakers: Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Senior Scientific Advisor to The Steve Fund; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University; Anuja Khemka, Interim Acting Executive Director, The Steve Fund)

Affiliate Spotlight - Senior Visitors: Connect, Collaborate, Community (Speaker: Teresa Bowers, Senior Visitors Program Director, MHA Fredericksburg)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. General Reception
7:00 p.m. Evening Activities TBA
Saturday, June 16
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration/Check-In Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Natural Living, Natural Recovery (Speaker: Jeanine Hoff, founder, Where is the Sunshine?)

Addressing Mental Health in the LGBTQ Population (Speakers: Liam Miranda, Senior Research Manager, Human Rights Campaign; Jeffrey Kwong, Associate Professor of Nursing, Columbia University and Director, Collaborative Access for LGBT Adults (CALA); Walter Bockting, Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center)

Innovative Approaches to Men's Mental Fitness (Speaker: Speaker: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, psychologist and impact entrepreneur)

Finding the Best Fit: Exploring Innovative Channels for Mental Health Care (Speaker: Christianne Kernes, co-founder, LARKR)

Telepsychiatry, A Primer (Speaker, Jon Evans, InnovaTel Telepsychiatry)

The Value of Peers (Speakers: Patrick Hendry, MHA; Susan Klusman Turner, Judy Callaway, Laura Bullock, Centerstone Kentucky)

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Geocaching and Wellness (Speakers: Dr. William Casile, Associate Professor, Duquesne University Counselor Education Program; Dr. David Delmonico, Professor, Duquesne University Counselor Education Program; Dr. Rebecca Regeth, Professor, California University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology)

The Future of Care: Screening to Supports (Speaker, Theresa Nguyen, Mental Health America)

When in Crisis: How Texting Can Help (Speaker: Ricky Neal, Crisis Text Line)

Flourishing Boot Camp (Speakers: Dr. Corey Keyes, Winship Distinguished Research Professorship at Emory University; Marion Cooper, Executive Director Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba; Gregory Kyllo, National Director of Program Innovation, Canadian Mental Health Association)

The Future of Accomodations and Disability Law (Speaker: Thomas Hart, Disability Policy Director, Anthem)

Affiliate Spotlight - Wellness and the Importance of Self-Care (Speakers: Pamela Sue Jones, Wellness Coordinator, MHALA-Antelope Valley, Ana Contreras, Wellness Coordinator, MHALA-Antelope Valley)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

Flexing the Mindfulness Muscle: Yoga and Meditation (Speaker: Jamison Monroe, CEO, Newport Academy)

From Principles to Practice: Achieving Integration in Adolescent Care (Speakers: Betsy Thompson, Manager of Mental Health Services; Katherine Hogan, Director of Research and Evaluation; Suzanne Frey, Mental Health Triage Clinician, Teen Health Connection)

Becoming Better Teachers and Mental Health Advocates in the Workplace (Speakers: Kari Little, Founder of Live Now LLC; Drue Metz, Director, Swanky Flicks; Frances Miyamoto, Health Coach)

Engaging Older Adults in Social Fitness (Speakers: Elizabeth Rula, Executive Director and Principal Investigator,Tivity Health; and Jennifer O'Callaghan, national trainer, SilverSneakers program)

Affiliate Spotlight - Prevention and Intervention: Mental Health and Youth (Speakers: Sarah Davidon, Research Director, MHA Colorado; Josefina Alvarez, Cristina Ramirez and Allyson Adams, MHA North Shore)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Closing Remarks


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