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2020 NAMI Washington State Conference: People, Prevention, Progress  
Saturday, October 17th, 2020 
  Session Title Presenters
9:00-9:30AM      Opening Welcome  
9:30-10:15AM Opening Keynote Dan Gillison Jr., NAMI CEO
10:15-10:30AM Break  
10:30-11:30AM Plenary Session: Legislative Updates and 2021 Preview Melanie Smith, Public Policy Consultant, NAMI Washington
11:30-12:00PM Sponsor Showcase  
12:00-12:30PM Lunch  
12:30-1:30PM Breakout Session #1  
  TITLE PRESENTER(S)
  Crisis and Emotional Intelligence Anisa Wiseman, B.A, NAMI Hawaii Program Director and Walk Manager
  How to Manage the Mind, Which is the Center of the World: the A.R.T of Healing Sudhir C Ralhan, B.S; Raja Yoga Meditation
Sita Prasad, B.S
Sanjay Shirude, PhD, CEO
  NAMI HomeFront - Care for our Wounded Warriors

Jim Bloss, BS, MS; NAMI Washington Veterans Representative
Daryn Nelson-Soza; NAMI HomeFront State Trainer
Deanna Roy, NAMI WA Education & Administrative Specialist
Holly Doggett, NAMI Homefront Leader

  Prescribing Psychologists: A Smart and Sensible Approach to Increasing Access to Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, While Protecting Patient Safety Melanie Smith, WA State Psychological Association
David Shearer, PhD, MS, MSCP, Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist, Madigan Army Medical Center
Scott P. Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP, Clinical Ultrasound Fellow, Former Family Medicine Residency Director; Madigan Army Center
Steven Curtis, PhD, MSCP, Conditional Prescribing Psychologist Fellow; Family Practice Clinical Memorial Medial Center
1:30-1:45PM Break  
1:45-2:45PM Breakout Session #2  
  TITLE PRESENTER(S)
  Adjusted Expectations:
Embracing the Mess, Experiencing Hope!
Tony Cloud , Advocate, Author, Life Coach, and International Speaker
Lori Cloud, Advocate, Author, Chemical Dependency Professional and Life Coach
  The Clubhouse Model:
 Recovery Through Work, School, Housing, Friendships
Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC, CEO
Jack Yatsko, MSW, COO of Clubhouse International
Kim Rettig, M.Arch, Member of Bellevue Clubhouse; HERO House NW
Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW, Project Manager/ Consultant/ Trainer; UW School of Medicine
  Mental Health & the Carceral System: A Conversation About Stigma, Criminalization and Imprisonment

Steven Allgoewer, Chief Managing Officer (Monroe Chapter); Black Prisoners' Caucus
Kevin Allen, Associate of Arts-Student Assistant; Multi-Cultural Center, Bellevue College
Rachael Seevers, Attorney; Disability Rights Washington
Taylor G. Buck, MA, Director, Post-Prison Education Program

  Creating a Mental Health System That Can Help Everyone with a Holistic Foundation Jesse Zook Mann; Emmy-Award Winning Television Producer, Mental Health Educator, & Patient
Dr. Broderick Sawyer, PhD, Psychologist and Meditation Instructor
Nikki Lynette, NAMI Ambassador, Playwright, Artist
Aubrey Good, Mental Health and Prison Reform Advocate, Patient
2:45-3:00PM Break  
3:00-3:45PM Closing Keynote John Moe, host of " The Hilarious World of Depression" and Bill Radke
3:45-4:00PM Closing Remarks