|9:00 am – 9:05 am MST||Welcome|
|9:05 am – 9:50 am MST||State of the Union||David Covington|
|9:50 am – 10:20 am MST||9/11 to 988||Dr. April Naturale|
|10:20 am – 10:30 am MST||BREAK|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am MST||Chat with Peer Voices||Jeremy Ganger, Tracy McDowell, Mirna Garcia, and moderated by Lisa St. George|
|11:00 am - 11:15 am MST||Guided Imagery and Music||Lance Israel|
|11:15 am - 12:00 pm MST||Caring for Our Own||Dr. Christine Yu Moutier|
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST||LUNCH|
|1:00 pm - 1:35 pm MST||DEI Pair and Share||Akemie Jones and Kerry duVent|
|1:35 pm - 1:45 pm MST||Employee Awards|
|1:45 pm - 2:00 pm MST||Daily Drawing and Summary||Paul Galdys|
|9:00 am – 9:05 am MST||Welcome|
|9:05 am – 9:35 am MST||Intersectionality with a Lived Lens Perspective||Dr. DeQuincy Meiffren-Lézine, Shelby Rowe, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, and moderated by Vic Armstrong|
|9:35 am - 10:05 am MST||From the Frontlines||Dr. Kevin Huckshorn and Amy Pugsley|
|10:05 am - 10:35 am MST||The Matrix Model: Learning So Far||Dr. Mike Riddle and April Halloran|
|10:35 am - 10:45 am MST||BREAK|
|10:45 am - 11:15 am MST||Five Lanes Crisis Partners||Deepa Avula, Michael Claeys, Dr. John Draper, Sue Ann O’Brien, and Henry Wengier|
|11:15 am – 11:45 am MST||Ask Me Anything||David Covington, Shannon Jaccard, Vic Armstrong, Lisa St. George, Dr. Chuck Browning and moderated by Dr. Wayne Lindstrom|
|11:45 am - 12:00 pm MST||IT Action Plan||Henry Wengier|
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST||LUNCH|
|1:00 pm - 1:45 pm MST||Leadership Pursuit||Joy Brunson-Nsubuga|
|1:45 pm - 2:00 pm MST||Final Drawings|
|2:00 pm - 2:15 pm MST||Closing Remarks||David Covington and Shannon Jaccard|
Director of Quality and Compliance
Respected Leader Focusing Teams on Quality Improvement & Exemplary Patient Care. Leverages Clinical Knowledge with Proven Operational Excellence to Achieve Results. Effective Team Builder.
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DELAWARE STATE DIRECTOR
NaTascha currently oversees Delaware operations for RI International. NaTascha is a licensed Master’s Level Social Worker who has over 20 years of experience serving diverse and challenging populations. Her personal mission is simple – LEARN, LIVE, SERVE, EDUCATE.
SENIOR PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Courtney is an accomplished behavioral health therapist with over 20 years of experience licensed in Arizona and North Carolina. He has worked in multiple settings, including hospitals, prisons, schools, and outpatient clinics.
Directs Crisis Programming at the Dix Crisis Intervention Center in Jacksonville, NC.
OHIO STATE DIRECTOR
Vincent has extensive experience in working with highly vulnerable populations such as those who have severe and persistent mental illnesses, dually diagnosed individuals, severe substance use, the chronically homeless and the deaf/hard-of-hearing populations.
Chief Diversity Officer
Promotes Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Responsible for Developing, Implementing, and Embedding Healthy Equity Strategic Initiatives. Former Chief Healthy Equity Officer at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Deputy CEO - Behavioral Health Link
State and Federal Behavioral Health Executive. 20+ Years in Policy, Operations, Finance and Program Development for Complex Behavioral Health Systems. Former Director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Substance Abuse Services.
Chief Medical Officer
Developed the Principles of the RI Way. Architect of the Fusion of Medical and Peer System Systems. Medical Director of Call Centers, Mobile Support Teams, and Crisis Recovery Centers. International Speaker.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Expert in Systems Thinking, Behavioral Health Crisis Systems, and Substance Use/Medicaid Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services.
President & CEO - behavioral health link
Developed One of Georgia’s First Community-Based Crisis Centers (1996). In Preparation for 988, Reengineered Hiring and Training Practices Resulting in the Highest Statewide Answer Rates in the Nation.
CEO & President
Behavioral Health Innovator, Entrepreneur, and Storyteller. Partner in Georgia's Behavioral Health Link. Architect of Moving America's Soul on Suicide, Crisis Now, and Hope Inc Stories.
President Research & Development - behavioral health link
Twenty-five Years of Experience in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Leading Expert in Crisis Contact Center Practices (Hotline, Online Chat, SMS Services, and More).
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Council (DEILC) Co-Chair and Communication Lead. Certified Peer Counselor and Peer Professional. Former Senior Analyst at PACCAR, Inc. Musician, Artist, Writer.
Experienced Mental Health and Substance Use Service Leader. Former Assistant Director with Arizona Medicaid. Lead Writer of the National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care.
Peer Support Specialist
Experienced in Mental Health and Substance Use Peer Support Specialization. Serves as the Peer Support Supervisor at the OneFifteen Living facility in Dayton, OH. Graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program.
Bilingual Recovery Educator
Mirna started her career in community-based behavioral services in San Diego County as a Peer Support Specialist in 2012 and advanced into higher levels of responsibilities through the years. Mirna utilizes her lived experience, passion, and commitment to recovery-oriented services to engage, encourage and better serve peers in the community. You can find Mirna now working as a Bilingual Recovery Educator as part of the Crisis Now Academy team.
Directs Services at the Peoria Crisis Recovery Center in Peoria, AZ. Over 20 Years Experience in Nursing with 10 Years of Leadership. Experienced in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder. Successfully Spearheaded the Opening of Several Inpatient MCID and COVID units. Disaster Mental Health Volunteer with the Red Cross.
Director on RI International's Board
Experienced Executive Director and Medical Director with a Demonstrated History of Working in the Addiction and Mental Healthcare Industry. Clinical Consultant and Motivational Speaker.
Executive VP Northeast/ Development consulting
Licenses and Certified Mental Health Nurse. Substance Abuse Clinician. 40 Years Experience with Mental Health and Substance Use Services.
Meditation and self-regulation specialist
Uses Music and Sound Healting to Help Clear the Mind and Center the Person, Making Way for a Deeper and More Profound Connection to the Process of Healing, Renewing the Spirit and Connecting with the Voice of the Authentic Self
Chair on RI International's Board
Behavioral Health Consultant. Adjunct Professor at Alliant University. Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Former CEO of NAMI San Deigo
Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor with a Certificate in Family Systems. Program Supervisor at the First Hope Regional Crisis Recovery Center. Diversity Equity Inclusion Leadership Council (DEILC) Chair.
VP of Consulting and business Development
Expert on Organizational Development and Behavioral Health Crisis Systems. Former Director of the Behavioral Health Services Division and CEO of the Behavioral Health Collaborative for New Mexico
Program Supervisor at RI International's Peer Crisis Recovery Center in Arizona, and Former Peer Manager. 10 Years Experience in the Mental Health Field. Member of the Peer Leadership Council (PLC) Regional Chapter for Southwest/West.
Secretary on RI International's Board
CEO of Prevention Communities. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner of SAMHSA's Voice Award. Internationally Recognized Speaker. Published Author.
Chief Medical Officer - American Foundation for suicide prevention
Dedicated to Fighting Suicide, the Leading Cause of Death. Launched the Interactive Screening Program. Advocate for Culture Change at the National Level. Co-Founder of the San Diego Chapter of AFSP.
Interim Executive Director - 988 Suicide and Crisis lifeline
Traumatic Stress Specialist with an Extensive History as a Health/Mental Healthcare Administrator and Clinician Specializing in Responses to Traumatic Events. Led Project Liberty, the NY Mental Health Reponse to the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster.
Executive Vice President
Expert in Quality & Compliance Processes and Procedures. Senior Leader of a Leading Behavioral Health Crisis Care Provider. Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Certified in Six Sigma.
President Strategic Development - Behavioral health link
Experienced Behavioral Health Leader. Provider of the Nation's Broadest Application of Advanced Crisis Call Center Technology and Care Traffic Control.
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Arizona. Lifelong Educator. Experienced Behavioral Health Leader. Medical Director of Crisis Facilities. Experienced Crisis Provider.
Director of RI International's Board
Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at the OU Health Science Center. 2016 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year. Public Health Professional. Crsis International Expert. Suicide Attempt Survivor and Leader in the Suiicde Prevention Movement.
VP of Peer Supports & Empowerment
Author of RI International's Peer Employment Training and Numerous Other Training Tools. Over 40 Years of Expertise in the Peer Support and Human Services Industry. Executive Sponsor of RI's Peer Leadership Council.
Chief Technology Officer - Behavioral Health Link
Technology Leader for Mission-Critical Enterprise Projects from Small Start-ups to large Fortune 500 Companies. Focused on Delivering an Outstanding Customer Experience in a Cost Effective Manner.