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2019 NAMI Maryland Annual Conference



October 18-19, 2019

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt

6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204


Thank you to everyone who attened!  Be sure to check back for updates.



Work & Benefits: Where Do We Go from Here?

Keirstyn Silver and Mabel Munoz, The Maryland Employment Network

Changing & Maintaining a Culture of Safety for Staff and Patients
Karin Taylor, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Framework for Effective Police Mental Health Collaboration Programs
Secretary Robert Green, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Melissa Reuland, Johns Hopkins

Understanding Your Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Health
Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr., Maryland Insurance Administration
Joy Hatchette, Maryland Insurance Administration

Ellen Weber, Legal Action Center

Caroline Bolas, LEVELHeaded, Inc.
E. Caroline Mason, Maryland Disability Determination Services

Bette Stewart, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Bruce Luber, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Letitia Travaglini, VA VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Heather Eschleman, The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Amy Greensfelder & Vanessa Howard, The Pro-Bono Counseling Project
Russell Springham, Behavioral Health Administration

Robin Rickard & Marianne Gibson, Opioid Operational Command Center

Mental Health and Aging in America
Julie Cleveland, NAMI Maryland Board of Directors
Debbie Meyer, NAMI Howard County

Crisis Intervention and Safety
Karin Taylor, Johns Hopkins Hospital

What's Ours is Yours: Free Mental Health Resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Samantha Hack, Veterans Affairs VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Shattering the Silence: Let's Talk About Suicide and Stigma
Janel Cubbage, Governor's Commission on Suicide Prevention

What is Harm Reduction & a Family Member's Response
David Washington, Washington County Health Department, Division of Behavioral Health Services
Robert Zellner, Washington County Health Department
Debbie Fling, Justice and Recovery Advocates, Inc.
Tonya Green-Pyles, Baltimore County Health Department