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Mental Health America’s Annual Conference - Affiliate Pre-Conference Day Agenda

2021 Pre-Con Day Logo
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Time Title Session
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration  
9:00 am – 9:20 am Pre-Conference Kick-Off & Networking Breakfast  
9:30 am - 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] Leveraging Virtual Interns, Practicum Students and Volunteers
    (Marcie Timmerman, Mental Health America of Kentucky)
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] MHA's I Am Not Alone Program
    (Kat McIntosh, Mental Health America)
  • Managing Through Change: Engaging and Supporting Remote Employees
    (John Hogan-Trinh, Mental Health Association of Rochester and Monroe Counties; Dr. Dottie Stevenson, Mental Health Association of Westchester)
  • How Business Intelligence Paves The Way To Success
    (Chelsea Thornton, Mental Health Connecticut)
10:45 am - 11:45 am Breakout Sessions
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] Mental Health and Criminal Justice: Crisis Response Collaborations (Elizabeth Atwell, Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio; Paul Hartinger, Great Oaks Career Campuses)
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] Shifting HOPE
    (Julie Preder, Trisha Erpelding, Brianna Heusterberg – Mental Health America in Sheboygan County)
  • Workplace Mental Health: Best Practices in Practice
    (Suzi Craig, Mental Health Connecticut; Taylor Adams, Mental Health America)
  • Redefining & Reframing. Using Human-Centric Design to Inform Culture and Community
    (Sheana Firth, Mental Health Association in Indian River County)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch  
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] Disaster Response as a Change Agent for Mental Health
    (Robert Kley, Jaime Angelini, Ruth Kaluski – Mental Health Association in New Jersey)
  • The Innovation Team - Disruptors in Behavioral Health
    (Courtney Beach, Echo Shumaker-Pruitt – Mental Health Association of Westchester)
  • Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Research and Local Advocacy Organizations
    (Luke Kramer, The STARR Coalition; Paul Jaquith, Mental Health America of Southeast Florida; Dr. Erin Tireman, Segal Trials Site Network)
2:15 – 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions
  • [VIRTUAL ONLY] A Multi-Pronged Approach to Pandemic Response to Achieve Lasting Change: An Example from the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
    (Catia Sharp, Stefani Karr, Jessica Larochelle – Massachusetts Association for Mental Health)
  • Providing Peer Support as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Cal HOPE Warmline
    (Susan Gallagher, Dawniell Zavala – CalVoices)
  • Turning Ideas Into Action: MHC’s Equity, Social Justice & Antiracism Advisory Committee
    (Jacquilyn Davis, Mental Health Connecticut)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Delegate Assembly Led by Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President & CEO; Peter Carson, MHA Board Chair
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Affiliate Reception