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Saturday, October 17
 

9:00am PDT

Welcome
The NAMI WA Executive Director, Lauren Simonds, and the NAMI WA Board President, Barbara Miller, will say a few words to begin our first *virtual* state conference.

Speakers
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Patty Murray

Senator, United States Senate
As Washington state’s senior Senator, Patty Murray has a proven track record spanning more than two decades of fighting for Washington state families in the United States Senate. Serving as a member of Senate Democratic leadership since 2007, Patty has established herself as a tireless... Read More →
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Barbara Miller

Board President, NAMI Washington
For over 30 years Barbara Miller has served King County’s vulnerable populations as a nonprofit resource development strategist with deep expertise in grants development, public/private/nonprofit partnerships, grantmaker stewardship and grant proposal writing. Cumulatively, her... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

9:00am PDT

Networking Room
Network with others in the NAMI Community! No max capacity, but will be broken into smaller groups as size increases. Monitored by a NAMI WA staff member or Board member.

Saturday October 17, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Networking Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdOiorDwoHNzOpju2VKlgbtZ0BKdsgALl

9:00am PDT

Quiet Room
Getting overwhelmed? Join the Quiet Room. Maximum capacity of 15 people, monitored by a NAMI Connection Support Group Leader.

Saturday October 17, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Quiet Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcuqgrzgtHtem3CQ5CDwPnwNQwgEuRMJ3

9:30am PDT

Opening Keynote
Hear from the NAMI CEO, Dan Gillison!

Speakers
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Dan Gillison

CEO, NAMI
Dan 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... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:10am PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

10:10am PDT

Break #1
Come back to the Main Event Room at 10:30am to hear from a few of our sponsors prior to the Legislative Update Plenary! 

Saturday October 17, 2020 10:10am - 10:30am PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

10:30am PDT

Legislative Update and 2021 Preview
Learn about legislative updates from the NAMI Washington policy team, and hear what NAMI Washington is working on ahead of the 2021 legislative session.

Speakers
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Manka Dhingra

Senator, 45th District, Washington State Senate
Manka Dhingra is Deputy Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate. She brings two decades ofexperience as a prosecutor and behavioral health expert to her roles as chair of the Senate BehavioralHealth Subcommittee and vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. She also... Read More →
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Eileen Cody

Representative, 34th Legislative District, WA State House of Representatives
Representative Eileen Cody was raised on her family’s farm in Iowa. After graduating from high school, Eileen earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the College of Saint Mary and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Creighton University.Eileen recently retired after... Read More →
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Kathryn Seibel, MSW

Director of Public Policy, NAMI Washington
Katherine Seibel, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at NAMI WA, began her career as a counselor at the residential level of care where she specialized in facilitating DBT Mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga groups. During her MSW studies, Katherine interned in a high school offering... Read More →
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Melanie Smith, MPA

Public Policy Consultant, NAMI Washington
Melanie Smith, MPA has been lobbying for 15 years, and lobbying in Washington State since 2009. Her work focuses on Health and Human Services, with a concentration in behavioral health, long term care, and child abuse prevention.  


Saturday October 17, 2020 10:30am - 11:40am PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

11:40am PDT

Lunch
Head back to the Main Conference Event Room at 12:10pm to hear about the first round of workshops!

Saturday October 17, 2020 11:40am - 12:20pm PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

12:20pm PDT

Crisis & Emotional Intelligence
Learn skills on how to increase your emotional intelligence and apply them in a crisis setting or even to prevent a crisis. From the presenter: "Growing up I never knew what I was feeling let alone how to cope. We don't teach emotional intelligence in school so this is my journey." 

Speakers
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Anisa Wiseman, BA

Program Director and Walk Manager, NAMI Hawaii
Anisa Wiseman, B.A, was born in Hawaii, went back and forth to the mainland and graduated from Kahuku High on the North Shore of Oahu. She went on to get her bachelor's at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. She is a former special education teacher, business owner, successfully lives... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session A Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrduqqqzkiH9x1j9K2JGdWppdNNOoXqTu-

12:20pm PDT

How to Manage the Mind, Which is the Center of the World: the A.R.T of Healing
We need strong resilience to manage stress and anxiety. Continuous pressure from many directions causes my power to be at a lower level. The mind has both a controlling power and a ruling power - consciousness change leads to behavior change. We need self mastery to understand the mind. The A.R.T of Healing assists with awareness, realization, and transformation. This means noticing there is a disease occurring within your consciousness, within you. (a mindfulness meditation session).

Speakers
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Sita Prasad, BS

Sita R Prasad, BS, is a volunteer and member of NAMI. Sita is a Pharmacist, by profession. She has worked as a Research Pharmacist at Glaxo Wellcome in Greenville, North Carolina. After moving to California, she became a Registered Pharmacist, and worked as a hospital pharmacist for... Read More →
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Sudhir Ralhan, BS

Raja Yoga Meditation
Sudhir Ralhan is a retired Bio medical Engineer. He is involved in energy healing, Alternative health consciousness and spirituality Twenty years ago, he discovered meditation as a tool to connect with the vital force by inward journey then outward and upward. He was able... Read More →
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Sanjay Shirude, PhD

CEO and Author
Sanjay Shirude, PhD, CEO, has 25 years of experience as a management consultant. He served as a mentor, director, program manager position for various public sector agencies. As a co-author of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) II, the researcher in the “Philosophy... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session B Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udu6ppj8sHdYi7Sd034MVnJ0w-6WEf2IH

12:20pm PDT

NAMI HomeFront: Care for our Wounded Warriors
Although veterans/service members returning from combat situations as Wounded Warriors receive care and attention from their respective services and the Veterans Association (VA), their families and caregivers are often unprepared to take on the job of caring for them at home. NAMI’s HomeFront program provides tools, advice, and education to help them in this task. Attendees will be given specific examples and advice about what this program looks like, including in-person training and an introduction to HomeFront’s new "virtual” training program.

Speakers
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Jim Bloss, BS, MS

NAMI Washington Veteran Affairs Representative, NAMI Washington, NAMI Snohomish
Jim Bloss, BS, MS, is a retired Air Force, Vietnam-era veteran whose career spanned most of the time period of that war.  He is NAMI Washington's Veteran's Affairs rep. and their appointed member of NAMI National's Service Members, Veteran's and Families Council (SMVFC).  Jim has... Read More →
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Holly Doggett, MS

NAMI Homefront Trainer, NAMI Texas
Holly Provance Doggett, MS, is a community liaison at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC in Belton, TX. Prior to joining the team at Cedar Crest, she served as the executive director of NAMI Texas. She is still actively involved in NAMI as a NAMI Homefront instructor and a NAMI Connection... Read More →
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Daryn Nelsen-Soza, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

NAMI Homefront Trainer
Daryn Nelsen-Soza, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, is a graduate of the University of Southern California - School of Social Work. She is a member of NAMI Thurston/Mason where she is on the Board of Directors. She is a facilitator for several NAMI Signature classes, is a state trainer for Homefront... Read More →
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Deanna Roy

Eastern Washington Education Coordinator, NAMI Washington
Deanna Roy is a longtime active member of her affiliate, NAMI Yakima. She has served as the NAMI Yakima Board Secretary for two and a half years. Deanna has more than 20 years residential management experience. She holds a BS in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session C Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscu-uqTkrGt2-ccBUcTBOYATcG60UEhCw

12:20pm PDT

Prescribing Psychologists: A Smart and Sensible Approach to Increasing Access to Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, While Protecting Patient Safety
This workshop will provide the participant with an understanding of training, safety record and services provided by Prescribing Psychologists. Panelists will discuss the application of Prescribing Psychology and how the creation of this credential in Washington can help improve treatment options for consumers.

Speakers
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Steve Curtis, PhD, MSCP

Conditional Prescribing Psychologist Fellow, Family Practice Clinical Memorial Medical Center
Steve Curtis, PhD, MSCP, is a Prescribing Psychologist Fellow in the Family Medicine Center of Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. Dr. Curtis is an Affiliate Faculty member of the PsyD Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University, Seattle where he teaches psychopharmacology... Read More →
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LTC Scott Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP

Clinical Ultrasound Fellow, Former Family Medicine Residency Director, Madigan Army Center
LTC Scott Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP, is a graduate of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed both the Family Medicine residency and his faculty development fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.  He completed his MBA in 2013, served... Read More →
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Melanie Smith, MPA

Public Policy Consultant, NAMI Washington
Melanie Smith, MPA has been lobbying for 15 years, and lobbying in Washington State since 2009. Her work focuses on Health and Human Services, with a concentration in behavioral health, long term care, and child abuse prevention.  
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David Shearer, PhD, MS, MSCP

Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist, Madigan Army Medical Center
David Shearer, PhD, MS, MSCP, is a clinical and prescribing psychologist for the Department of the Army at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in the state of Washington. He serves as a core faculty member and Director of Behavioral Sciences the MAMC family medicine residency. He is... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session D Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkce-vrDgvHNcabUOf1CGc-nR1jA13SsY5

1:20pm PDT

Break #2 and Sponsor Showcase
Head back to the Main Conference Event Room at 1:45pm to hear about a few of our sponsors prior to our second set of workshops!

Saturday October 17, 2020 1:20pm - 1:55pm PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

1:55pm PDT

Adjusted Expectations: Embracing the Mess, Experiencing Hope!
Life is messy! At some point, we find ourselves in places we never expected, facing uncertain futures. Adjusted Expectations is a vulnerable telling of our family story and struggle with adverse realities outside our control, including mental illness, difficult relationships, deep disappointments, and devastating losses. Lean in and learn how you too can build resiliency, promote prevention, and make progress amid the mess. You will be encouraged and empowered to move from surviving to thriving. 

Speakers
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Lori Cloud

Advocate, Author, Chemical Dependency Professional and Life Coach, Tony Cloud Communications
Lori Cloud, is a Certified Substance Use Disorder Professional who provides recovery services to those seeking to overcome life-controlling problems.
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Tony Cloud

Advocate, Author, Life Coach, and International Speaker, Tony Cloud Communications
Tony Cloud, is an international speaker and recognized as a top trainer by the National Council for Behavioral Health. He advocates for those living with mental illness, substance use disorders and justice involved backgrounds.


Saturday October 17, 2020 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Session A Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrduqqqzkiH9x1j9K2JGdWppdNNOoXqTu-

1:55pm PDT

Creating a Mental Health System that can Help Everyone with a Holistic Foundation
We present stories of people who had to think outside of the box to find recovery, and did so. We offer a conversation on how our own stories might shine a light on what needs to change in the mental health system to help everyone, including marginalized communities

Speakers
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Aubrey Good

Mental Health and Prison Reform Advocate
Aubrey Good is a mental health advocate living with bipolar disorder. She has been on a long, sometimes difficult, but always worthwhile journey toward mental wellness. Aubrey has spoken on multiple panels for organizations such as International Bipolar Foundation, The Quell Foundation... Read More →
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Jesse Zook Mann

Emmy-Award Winning Television Producer and Mental Health Educator and Patient
Jesse Zook Mann is an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on NBC, VICE, MTV, Al Jazeera, Discovery and Science. Over the past two decades, he has built a name for himself as a fearless director who is willing to explore his subjects’ stories with... Read More →
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Nikki Lynette

NAMI Ambassador, Playwright, Artist
Nikki Lynette is a performer, writer, and visual artist whose individual style is equal parts hip hop, alternative, and pop. A Chicago native, she fuses mental health activism into her work and has created a lane that is uniquely her own. Her tunes have been featured in popular shows... Read More →
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Broderick Sawyer, PhD

Psychologist and Meditation Instructor
Broderick Sawyer, PhD is a teacher, activist, and psychologist. Broderick has personally struggled with mental illness for most of his life, which was his motivation for seeking a degree in clinical psychology. While Broderick has engaged in traditional therapy on his own healing... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Session D Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkce-vrDgvHNcabUOf1CGc-nR1jA13SsY5

1:55pm PDT

Mental Health & the Carceral System: A Conversation About Stigma, Criminalization and Imprisonment
This panel and workshop will address how mental illness and the prison system intersect. Mental illness is highly criminalized in our communities - especially for Black people and other people of color. This criminalization and stigma are made further blatant by the poor treatment of mental illness inside prisons. The panelists will speak from their lived and/or professional experience, having either spent time in Washington state jails and prisons or worked alongside those who have. Panelists will then ask participants to reflect in small groups. We’ll end with a share-out of thoughts and additional resources.

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Kevin L. Allen, SUDPT

Student Assistant; Multi-Cultural Center, Post Prison Education Program; Bellevue College
Kevin L. Allen, SUDPT (he/him) was diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorder in his 30’s. He has lived with co-occurring substance use disorder for over 40 years. In dealing with the disease, he has been in and out of inpatient mental health and substance rehabs along with multiple... Read More →
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Steven Allgoewer

Chief Managing Officer, Black Prisoners' Caucus
Steven Allgoewer (he/him) is the Chief Managing Officer of the Black Prisoners’ Caucus and a Law, Economics & Public Policy student at the University of Washington. Steven has been diagnosed with bi polar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, and was in prison... Read More →
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Taylor Buck, MA

Director, Post Prison Education Program
Taylor Buck, M.A. (they/them) is the Director of Applicant & Student Services at the Post-Prison Education Program. Prior to PPEP, they did street-based work with queer and trans youth in Chicago, as well as housing-first work with women who were chronically houseless and diagnosed... Read More →
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Rachael Seevers, JD

Attorney, Disability Rights Washington
Rachael Seevers, J.D. (she/her) joined Disability Rights Washington as an attorney in 2013 and has been a program attorney for DRW’s Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Program since 2014. Her work with AVID focuses on individual and systemic advocacy in Washington’s... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Session C Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscu-uqTkrGt2-ccBUcTBOYATcG60UEhCw

1:55pm PDT

The Clubhouse Model: Recovery Through Work, School, Housing, Friendships
Hear from a Clubhouse member's first hand lived experience how their Clubhouse not only changed their life, but saved their life. Best practices in starting and sustaining a Clubhouse will be shared. Goals include providing tangible, takeaway steps to start a Clubhouse in your community with resources provided.

Speakers
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Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW

Project Manager/ Consultant/ Trainer, UW School of Medicine
Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW is a Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience as a provider, supervisor and senior executive in nonprofit and governmental mental health and other human service agencies. Mr. Beard has an extensive history... Read More →
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Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC

CEO, HERO House NW
Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC, is the CEO of HERO House NW. Ms. Gohlke has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a faculty member of Clubhouse International. Under her 8-year long leadership, HERO House NW has expanded their capacity to serve more communities around... Read More →
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Kim Rettig, M.Arch

Member, Bellevue Clubhouse
Kim Rettig, M.Arch. Born and raised in the Northwest, Kim was active in community groups, music and athletics. Art became her passion during college at the U of W, while majoring in Environmental Design and Architecture. In addition to school, Bipolar Disorder enveloped Kims life... Read More →
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Jack Yatsko, MSW

COO, Clubhouse International
Jack Yatsko, MSW, COO, has been with Clubhouse International since 2002, and his career in mental health spans over 30 years. He began his Clubhouse career in Hawaii in 1989 at Friendship House, the first Clubhouse program in Hawaii. Jack works closely with our Training Bases and... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Session B Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udu6ppj8sHdYi7Sd034MVnJ0w-6WEf2IH

2:55pm PDT

Break #3
Saturday October 17, 2020 2:55pm - 3:10pm PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k

3:10pm PDT

Closing Keynote and Final Remarks
Join us for a chat with John Moe, host of " The Hilarious World of Depression" and Bill Radke, author and host of KUOW.

Speakers
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Bill Radke

Host, KUOW-FM
Bill Radke hosts The Record and Week In Review on Seattle’s KUOW-FM. He’s a Husky alum, hosted an NPR humor show called Rewind, hosted the Marketplace Morning Report, heard on public radio stations nationwide. Now he lives on Mercer Island, where he looks forward to sitting in... Read More →
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John Moe

Host, The Hilarious World of Depression
John 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... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k
 
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