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NAMI Iowa’s 2020 Annual Conference

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Morning Plenary Sessions

Recording Opening Remarks
8:30–8:40am Peggy Huppert, Executive Director, NAMI Iowa



Slide Deck

NAMI for 2020 and Beyond
8:40–9:40am Teri Brister, National Director, Research & Quality Assurance, NAMI



Slide Deck

Mental Health is Public Health
9:50–10:50am Kelly Garcia, Director, Iowa Department of Human Services and Interim Director, Iowa Department of Public Health


Recording Race and Culture: Learning A New Language So We Can Talk About It!
11:00am–12:00pm Lissa Jones-Lofgren, Equity & Culture Consultant

Breakout Sessions 1

Recording Mental Health Courts and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Programs
12:30–1:30pm Leslie Carpenter (moderator), Serious Brain Disorders Advocate
Kevin Fischer, Executive Director, NAMI Michigan
Patrick A. McElyea, District Court Judge, 7th Judicial District, Scott County
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Vice President, Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation


Recording Is the Children’s Mental Health System Progressing? A Conversation with Iowa Stakeholders
12:30–1:30pm Carrie Clogg (moderator), Director, Businessolver Foundation and Chair, NAMI Iowa Advocacy Committee
Brian Carico, Therapeutic Learning Coordinator
Marissa Eyanson, Division Administrator of Mental Health and Disability Services, Iowa Department of Human Services
Mae Hingtgen, Chief Executive Office, Mental Health/Disability Services of East Central Region
Okpara Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Tanager Place



Slide Deck

Healthy Holidays & Beyond: Tips for Self-Care from a Pro
12:30–1:30pm Renee Schulte, Mental Health Consultant and Coach

Breakout Sessions 2

Recording If Not the Police, Then Who? A Discussion on Public Safety Solutions for Those Living with Mental Illness
1:45–2:45pm Michael Newton (moderator), Chief of Police, Iowa State University Department of Public Safety and President, NAMI Iowa Board of Directors
Tim Black, CAHOOTS Operations Coordinator, White Bird Clinic
Ellen Taylor, AMOS Let’s Talk Mediation Program
Amy Petrie Shaw, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
Teresa Zilk, Teresa Zilk Creative Consulting and Mental Health Advocate


Recording Facilitating in a Virtual World
1:45–2:45pm Katie Moses, Leadership Development Consultant


No Recording Available Telehealth and the Pandemic: What Does the Future Hold?
1:45–2:45pm Renee Schulte (moderator), Mental Health Consultant and Coach
Kevin Carroll, Vice President of Behavioral Health, UnityPoint Health-Des Moines
Sharaine Conner, Mental Health & Addictions Therapist, Thriving Families Counseling Services
Jan LeBahn, Director of Clinical Services-Oskaloosa, Southern Iowa Mental Health Center

Afternoon Plenary Session

Recording ”Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” Viewing & Discussion
3:00–4:30pm Zac Barclay (moderator), Sergeant, Jail Division, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office
Jenifer McShane, Filmmaker
Joe Smarro, Film Subject
Ernie Stevens, Film Subject


Recording Closing Remarks
4:30–4:35am Peggy Huppert, Executive Director, NAMI Iowa

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