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Plenary [clear filter]
Saturday, October 17

9:00am PDT

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.


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 →

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

9:30am PDT

Opening Keynote
Hear from the NAMI CEO, Dan Gillison!

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Dan Gillison

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

10:30am 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.


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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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.

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Bill Radke

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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