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

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MHA will host pre-conference workshops on June 8, 2022, one day before the MHA Annual Conference on June 9-11. The hybrid event will be offered virtually and in person at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Themed “Engage, Enlarge, Empower,” Affiliate Pre-Conference Day is much more than a one-day conference. It’s a chance to learn from peers around the country and network with like-minded individuals while exchanging relevant information and creative solutions that affiliates could replicate locally or statewide. You can only find this level of engagement and camaraderie at Affiliate Pre-Conference Day.


Affiliate Pre-Conference Day

Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Time Session
Registration *
Pre-Conference Kick-Off & Networking Breakfast *
Breakout Sessions
  • A Virtual Peer Recovery Center-expanding MHA's Community - Robert Kley, Carolyn Quinn and Michelle Price, Mental Health Association in New Jersey
  • Creating A Vision for Workplace Mental Health In Your State - Suzi Craig, Mental Health Connecticut
Breakout Sessions
  • County Level Challenges - County Level Solutions - Ben Harrington, Mental Health Association of East Tennessee; Larsen Jay, Knox County Commission
  • Improving Mental Health Care Together with PsychU - Becky Wong, Dennis Sholler and Dennis Pabis, Otsuka
Breakout Sessions
  • Mental Health in the Food & Beverage Industry: Developing an Innovative Partnership to Address Unmet Needs - Renae Vania-Tomczak, Mental Health America of Greater Houston; Catarina Bill, Southern Smoke Foundation; and John Vincent, University of Houston, Department of Psychology
  • Building Relationships, Changing Lives - Deanna Ackerman and Robert Davison, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris 
  • A Salute to MHA Affiliate Leaders
Breakout Sessions
  • Growing Your MHA While Keeping True to the MHA Mission of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Andrew O'Grady, Mental Health America of Dutchess County
  • Technology Innovation for Team Burnout - Mary Jones, Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
Breakout Sessions
  • What’s the Cost? Using an ROI Approach to Fund Your Programs - Shannah Mulvihill, Mental Health Minnesota
  • Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis In Partnership with Young People - Kelly Davis, Mental Health America; Suzanne King, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
Breakout Sessions
  • Care Not Cuffs: Pathways to Providing Health Care for Health Needs - Vincent Atchity, Mental Health Colorado
  • Creating Environments Where Person Centered Planning Drives Recovery-Oriented Transformation - Remi Kyek, Mental Health Connecticut
Delegate Assembly

Speakers: Peter Carson, MHA Board Chair; Schroeder Stribling, MHA President and CEO

Affiliate Reception *

*denotes in-person only event, will not be live streamed