We're proud to be partnering with the following speakers
at our 2020 State Conference!


Morning Keynote: Daniel H Gillison Jr., CEO of NAMI

D. Gillison PhotoDan Gillison brings expertise in non-profit leadership and a passion for advocating for people with mental illness to NAMI. Before coming to NAMI, Dan led the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), where he was responsible for strategic planning, personnel management, board communications, oversight of APAF's public education programs and outreach, and formulating strategic alliances and partnerships to further APAF's mission. Prior to APAF, Gillison led County Solutions and Innovation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he was instrumental in repositioning the organization's programs to provide expertise in health and human services, justice and public safety.

Dan has over 30 years of experience and has previously held leadership positions at Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. Dan holds a B.A. from Southern University and A&M College.

 

 

Afternoon Keynote: John Moe, Host of "The Hilarious World of Depression"

John Moe 18 CopyJohn Moe is the host and creator of the award-winning hit podcast, “The Hilarious World of Depression,” as well as an in-demand speaker around the country. The author of three books (Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences; The Deleted Emails Of Hillary Clinton; and Conservatize Me), his writing has appeared in numerous humor anthologies as well as The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, The Seattle Times, and many more publications. He has hosted nationally distributed public radio programs such as Wits, Weekend America, and Marketplace Tech Report, and his radio work has been featured on Marketplace, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.