AGENDA - 2022

Theme: Healing Communities

**Now offering Plenary Sessions in Spanish**

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

9:30 AM

Welcome

Doug Beach, Chair, 2022 Pathways to Hope Conference; Rev Mignon Jones-Spann

9:40 AM

Words of Inspiration

   Patrick Gahan, Sr. Rector Christ Episcopal Church; Mehmet Oguz, Raindrop Foundation;

Rabbi Mara Nathan, Temple Beth El

9:55 AM

Remarks

Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County


Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness

10:10 AM

 Welcome

 

 Introduction

Shirley Holloway, Board President NAMI National & video

Plenary 1

Dr. Thomas Insel (Co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health, psychiatrist and neuoroscientist, former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and author of Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health, 2022)

 Introduction

Dawn Brown, Director. Cross Culture Innova & Engagement

 

Plenary 2

"Who Moved My Happy"

Erika Kendrick, Author, Advocate, NAMI Ambassador

" Break Down Barriers Through Access, Faith and Community" (Martise Colston)

11:30 AM

Break to Workshops and Lunch

12:00 PM

Workshop Session I

Faith Community

“Communities Matter: Faith Communities and Collective Trauma” (Rev. Justin Lindstrom, Associate Rector-Christ Episcopal Church; Vickie Hollon, Trinity Baptist Church;  Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland, Co-Pastor & Pastor Emerita of New Creation Christian Fellowship )

Room: Founders

 

Mental Health

Free Collective Trauma to Collective Healing: Impact of COVID on Teen Mental Health (Gloria Hulshof, School Social Worker, San Antonio ISD Jefferson High School; Ellen Spitsen and Meredith Howe, San Antonio Metro Health Department)

Room: East Rotunda

Peer Programs

Finding a "Recovery Practice": How (WRAP) Wellness Recovery Action Planning Saved My Life During Covid! (Kiley Clark & Julie Marschlowitz, Form Communities)

Room: Feik Rotunda

Therapy/Counseling

The Collective Traumatic Impact of Covid and Building Community Resilience (Mary Beth Fisk The Ecumenical Center; Mary Garr, Family Services)

Room: Carlos Alvarez

1:15 PM 

Break to Workshops

1:15 PM

Workshop Session II

Faith Community

“Building a Mental Health Initiative/Program”  NAMI-Bridges to Care San Antonio (Rev Mignon Jones-Spann, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Veron Blue, Family Life Christian Church; Rev. Justin Lindstrom, Christ Episcopal Church; Beverly Watts-Davis, WestCare)

Room: East Rotunda

Mental Health

“Empathy Fatigue: Caregivers are Impacted Too” (Donna Costa, LMSW, NAMI San Antonio; Dr. Roxanna Delgado, UT Health)

Room: Carlos Alvarez

Peer Programs

“Peer Leadership and Why It Matters”

(Noah Abdenour, Director of Peer and Recovery Services Programs, Planning and Policy for Texas Health and Human Services (HHS);Anna Gray, director of Prosumers; Jessi Davis, Senior Program Coordinator, Southwest MHTTC; President, National Association of Peer Supporters)

Room: Feik Rotunda

Therapy/Counseling

“A Different Pandemic: Mental Health Challenges and LGBTQ Youth” (Naomi Brown, LCSW, Director of Training and Case Management, The Center-Pride Center San Antonio; Gavin Rogers, Travis Park UMC/Corazon Ministries)

Room: Founders LOUNGE

 2:45 PM

Break to Workshops

3:00 PM

Workshop Session III

Congregational Rapid Response Team(  Dr. Andy Gray and Dr. Jaynie Gray- Pruit, Kingdom Life Christian Ministries

Room: East Rotunda

 

 

Mental Health    

Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Hispanic/LatinX community:  Honoring and Accepting Cultural Differences (Olga Rodriguez, Integrated Management Strategies/ CMS Program Coordinator; Dr. Mary Jo Rodriguez, St. Dominic Catholic Church)

Room: Founders Lounge

Peer Programs

“The Pandemic and Recovery:  Recovery from Substance Use” (Evita Morin,LMSW, CEO of  Rise Recovery; David Phipps, CEO of Lifetime Recovery; Liza Jensen, Alpha Home)

Room: Carlos Alvarez

Therapy/Counseling

“Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt: Domestic Violence” (Rev. Denise Barker, Magdalena House; Marta Prada Pelaez, FVPS CEO, Patricia S. Castillo, LMSW, P.E.A.C.E. Initiative Executive Director and Capt. Rene Gallegos, San Antonio Police Department)

Room: Feik Rotunda

4:15 PM 

DAY 1 CLOSE / CONFERENCE EVALUATION

9:00 AM

Alamo City Street Choir

 

9:30 AM

Welcome

Doug Beach, Chair, 2022 Pathways to Hope Conference;

9:35 AM

Words of Inspiration

Father Mesa, St. Paul's Catholic Church; Mehmet Oguz, Raindrop Foundation

9:40 AM

 Introduction

Doug Beach

Welcome Remarks

Dan Gillison, NAMI National CEO:  “Community Collaboration”

NAMI FaithNet

Doug Beach, Chair, 2022 Pathways to Hope Conference

Remarks/Award

Paul Lu, NAMI FaithNet Advisory Group, Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Gunnar Christensen, “In Memoriam”

 award accepted by Susan Christensen

Sharing Hope/ Compartiendo Esperanza

Dawn Brown, National Director, NAMI HelpLine Services

Plenary 3

Community Collaboration" (Pastor Jason Reynolds, Sr. Pastor Emmanuel Baptist Church)

10:45 AM

Plenary 4

"Healing Our Communities: Outcomes after Training"" (Rev Veron Blue, Dr. Andy Gray, Billy Lavender, Nikita Fox, Carolyn Bailey-White, and Dr. Sunita Punjabi)

11:20 AM

Break to Workshops

*Recognition of leaders who are doing great things around advocacy and educating – lifetime achievement and standout figures

11:50 AM

Workshop Session IV

“@TheIntersection Healing Communities (verb) = Healthy Communities”

“@TheIntersection Healing Communities (verb) = Healthy Communities” (Rev. Ann Helmke)

 

Spanish Language: La Familia y Salud Mental (Dr. Martian Angela Aguilar and Dr. Mary Jo Rodriguez)

Room: Founder Lounge

Healing Power of Storytelling, Community, and Technology (Rev. Ann Helmke, City’s Faith Liaison; David Pocta, Healing Community Collaborative; Elizabeth Coffee; H.E. Butt Foundation’s storytelling effort, “Who is My Neighbor?”; Rev. Dr. Dhawn Martin, www.SACRD.org )

Room: Feik Rotunda

Bro-Talk: African-American Men Talk Mental Health (Bishop Alfred Blue, Family Life International Ministries)

Room: East Rotunda

Young Leaders Engaged (Kristie Alsagar and Marlon Davis)

Room: Carlos Alvarez

2:00 PM   

2022 CONFERENCE CLOSE / CONFERENCE EVALUATION