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‘Serving Our Communities Better Together’
NAMI Georgia Annual Conference and Meeting
April 21-23, 2017 – Savannah, GA

 

Keynote Speaker Julie Joyce2017 NAMI Georgia Conference Keynote Speaker:  Julie Joyce

Julie Joyce is a Chicago Police Officer and the mother of an adult son who suffers from Bipolar and ADHD disorders. Over the years, Julie has been a strong advocate and volunteer with National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), The Balanced Mind Foundation (TBMF), and has assisted with the creation and implementation of the Advanced Juvenile Crisis Intervention training (CIT) for Chicago Police officers. She is certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Negotiation Team as a Crisis Negotiator, has conducted presentations on mental illness for Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office, and has had the opportunity to speak to legislatures on the need for special education funding. Julie has also conducted educational presentations for DCFS on interventions for kids with mental illness. Along with her son, she was interviewed on NPR, WBEZ for the “Out of the Shadows” series which focused on juveniles and mental illness. Currently, Julie spends her time raising awareness and advocating for people living with mental illness.

Full Conference Schedule (Preliminary)
  FRIDAY, APRIL 21
TIME Lobby Auditorium Room 111 Room 113 Room 217 Room 129
7:00 – 8:00 Registration and food
8:00 – 8:15 Vendors Welcome
8:15 – 9:00 Vendors CIT Track

Chris Wigginton

Opening Plenary: The State of Georgia CIT

9:00 – 10:00 Vendors CIT Track

Kelly Sterling

Amy Peterson

Supporting the Hearing Impaired

 

Recovery Track

Kelly Michael Moselle

From Addiction to Recovery

Advocacy Track

Phylicia Wilford

Hurt Children Become Hurt Adults: Breaking The Cycle Early Through Therapeutic Relationship Building

Recovery Track

Quyionah Wingfield

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Finding the positive in mental illness and making a difference in the world

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK Recovery Track

Opening

Bill Carruthers

10:15 – 11:15 Vendors Recovery Track

Recovery Symposium

Awards

Speakers

Tony Sanchez

Robyn Garrett

Mariam Aziz

Arlene Oliver

Craig Smith

Audrey King Brown

Chatham Peer Support Group

(until 12:00)

 

CIT Track

Mike Woody

Keynote

Louis Dekmar (until 11:30)

 

Emerging Trends Track

Robert Cotes

Keith Wood

Open Dialogue

Advocacy Track

Tiffany Conyers

Crisis Intervention in Maternal Mental Health

Affiliate Development Track

Palmer Hipp

Marketing in the Digital Age: Maintaining an Online Presence

11:15– 1:00 LUNCH
1:00– 2:00 Vendors Recovery Track

Recovery Symposium

Speakers

Corydon Riley

Doris Mimms

Evelyn Wyatt

Geoff Pfaff

Chris Parker

 

CIT Track

Cindy Murphy Kelley

Tiny House Development for Vulnerable Populations, Less Really is More!

Affiliate Development Track

Krystal Ladue

Measuring the Immeasurable: Understanding the Emotional Impact of Volunteering

Recovery Track

Sam Rapier

Mariam Abdul Aziz

Creativity in Recovery

Advocacy Track

Shakela Williams

HealthConnections: Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations through Innovative Partnerships With a Focus on Social Determinants of Health

2:00– 2:15 BREAK
2:15– 3:15 Vendors Recovery Track

Geoff Pfaff

Bill Carruthers

Creating a Recovery Community

CIT Track

Katie McFarland

Kristen Daniel

Robie Cochran

CIT IS Community: Clarke County Partners

Recovery Track

Warren Sparrow

Reed House Clubhouse

Advocacy Track

Cheryl Benefield

Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

3:15 – 4:15 Vendors Recovery Track

Wrap-up and Closing

Bill Carruthers

CIT Track

(Offsite Tour)

Cindy Murphy Kelley

Tour Tiny House Model Home

  Saturday, April 22
TIME Lobby Auditorium Room 111 Room 113 Room 217 Room 129
8:00 – 8:45 Registration and food
8:45 – 9:00 Vendors Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 Vendors Keynote

Julie Joyce

Youth CIT-Not Just a Training Program

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15– 11:15 Vendors Advocacy Track

Andrew Sperling The Federal Policy Agenda for People Living With Mental Illness and Their Families

CIT Track

Alloceia Hall,

Dr. John Prather

Dr. Luca Paucelli

CIT IS Community Part 2 and CIT 2.0-Opening Doors to Recovery

Recovery Track

Carol Coussons de Reyes Recovery Rocks the Family Tree

Advocacy Track

Lucero Morse
Fabricia Prado

Interventions to Enhance the Therapeutic Alliance with Latino Clients and the use of Telemental Health as an Alternative to Address Mental Health Care Disparities among Latinos

Emerging Trends Track

Cindy Edins

Aaron Brinen

Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative

11:15 – 12:45 LUNCH LUNCH
12:45 – 1:45 Vendors Advocacy Track

Mary Lou Pittman

Advocacy, Health and Wellness, as a Measurement of Patient Experience

CIT Track

Wes Horne

Sgt. Hiram Rivera

Shield to Shield: Law Enforcement Peer Support

Recovery Track

Panel

Kelli Dickerson

To Live Like I Wasn’t Dying…

Ashley Smith

What’s On My Mind? Overcoming Schizophrenia

Kenya Phillips

Three Roads: One Recovery

Advocacy Track

Megan Gleason

Suicide Prevention through Crisis Intervention

Affiliate Development Track

Lindsey Trinkle

Strategic Planning & Marketing for NAMI Affiliates

1:45 – 2:00 BREAK
2:00 – 3:00 Vendors Advocacy Track

Andy Lord

The Gold Standard of Mental Health in Georgia

CIT Track

Capt. Chuck Simmons High Tech Intervention-Henry County PD Drones to the Rescue

 

Emerging Trends

David Parker

UGA Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Research Findings From the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network for Intermediate Phenotypes

Recovery Track

Panel

Kayl May

Diagnosis-Life After a Mental Illness Diagnosis

Tera Carter

Recovery and Marriage

Danielle Danielson

How To Power Up!: Tactics to Overcome Depression and Mental Illnesses

CIT Track

Bill Kissel

Mental Health for Non-Mental Health Professionals

3:00 – 4:00 Vendors Emerging Trends

Heather Beltz

PTSD Research

CIT Track

Janet Robinson

Mimi Marlowe

Sue Marlowe

Robie Cochran

CIT and Me-What I Know for Sure

Advocacy Track

Judge Penny Haas Freesemann

Savannah Chatham Mental Health Court

4:00 - 5:00 Vendors Annual Meeting and Board Meeting      
6:30 - 8:30 Vendors Awards Banquet
Sunday, April 23
TIME Lobby Room 111 Room 113
8:15 – 9:00 Coffee and pastries
9:00 – 10:00 Coffee and pastries Affiliate Development

Robert Gray

Programs

Christina Bacopoulos

10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 Coffee and pastries Affiliate Development

Robert Gray

Programs

Christina Bacopoulos

 

Annual Meeting

NAMI Georgia Annual Members Meeting
and
Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday 4pm-5pm

Awards Banquet

NAMI Georgia Awards Banquet
Saturday 6:30-8:30

Recovery Track

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Recovery Symposium

Opening
Bill Carruthers

Awards

Speakers
Tony Sanchez
Robyn Garrett
Mariam Aziz
Arlene Oliver
Craig Smith
Audrey King Brown
Chatham Peer Support Group
Corydon Riley
Doris Mimms
Evelyn Wyatt
Geoff Pfaff
Chris Parker

Creating a Recovery Community
Geoff Pfaff, Bill Carruthers

Panel
To Live Like I Wasn't Dying...
Kelli Dickerson
What's On My Mind? Overcoming Schizophrenia
Ashley Smith
Three Roads: One Recovery
Kenya Phillips

Recovery Rocks the Family Tree
Carol Coussons de Reyes

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Finding the positive in mental illness and making a difference in the world
Quyionah Wingfield

Panel
Diagnosis-Life After a Mental Illness Diagnosis
Kayl May
Recovery and Marriage
Tera Carter
How To Power Up!: Tactics to Overcome Depression and Mental Illnesses
Danielle Danielson

From Addiction to Recovery
Kelly Michael Moselle

 

Creativity in Recovery
Sam Rapier, Mariam Abdul Aziz

One Voice : “Beyond The Silence”
Gia Compton

 Reed House Clubhouse
Warren Sparrow

Advocacy Track

Interventions to Enhance the Therapeutic Alliance with Latino Clients and the Use of Telemental Health As An Alternative to Address Mental Health Care Disparities Among Latinos
Lucero Morse, Fabricia Prado

Hurt Children Become Hurt Adults: Breaking the Cycle Early Through Therapeutic Relationship Building
Phylicia Wilford

Crisis Intervention in Maternal Mental Health
Tiffany Conyers

HealthConnections: Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations Through
Innovative Partnerships with a Focus on Social Determinants of Health
Shakela Williams

Advocacy, Health and Wellness as a Measurement of Patient Experience
Mary Lou Pittman

Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education
Cheryl Benefield

Savannah Chatham Mental Health Court
Judge Penny Haas

The Federal Policy Agenda for People Living With Mental Illness and Their Families
Andrew Sperling

The Gold Standard of Mental Health in Georgia
Andrew Lord

Suicide Prevention through Crisis Intervention
Megan Gleason

 

Emerging Trends Track

Open Dialogue
Rob Cotes, Keith Wood

Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative, (EPIC) team
Aaron Brinen, Cindy Edins

UGA Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Brett Clementz, Jennifer McDowell

PTSD Research
Heather Beltz

Affiliate Development Track

Measuring the Immeasurable: Understanding the Emotional Impact of Volunteering

Krystal Ladue

Strategic Planning & Marketing for NAMI Affiliates
Lindsey Trinkle

Marketing in the Digital Age: Maintaining an Online Presence
Palmer Hipp

One-on-One with NAMI Georgia's Kim Jones and Robert Gray

501 (c)(3) Panel

Open Mic

Sunday

Affiliate Development Topics
Robert Gray

Re-Certification for Trainers, Presenters, and Facilitators
Christina Bacopoulos

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Track

Michael Woody

CIT Keynote
Lieutenant Michael S. Woody, President
CIT International

Chris Wigginton

Opening Plenary: The State of Georgia CIT
Chris Wigginton, Director
Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Supporting the Hearing Impaired
Kelly Sterling and Amy Peterson

Shield to Shield: Law Enforcement Peer Support
Wes Horne and Sgt. Hiram Rivera

Tiny House Development for Vulnerable Populations: Less Really is More!
Cindy Murphy Kelley

CIT and Me - What I Know for Sure
Janet Robinson, Robie Cochran, Kristen Daniel, Sue Marlowe, Mimi Marlowe

High Tech Intervention - Drones to the Rescue
Capt. Chuck Simmons, Henry County Police Department

CIT is Community - Clarke County Partners
Katie McFarland, Kristen Daniel, Robie Cochran

CIT is Community Part 2 and CIT 2.0 - Opening Doors to Recovery
Allocecia Hall, Dr. Robert Prather, Sgt. Hillary Nielsen, Dr. Luca Paucelli

Tour a Tiny House Model Home
Cindy Murphy Kelley

Mental Health for Non-Mental Health Professionals
Bill Kissel

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