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Featured Speakers

avatar for Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP

California Surgeon General

Speakers

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Brittany Auernig, MA, Ed D (ABD)

Northcentral University, Specialized Education Services, Inc.
Doctoral Student/Executive Director
avatar for Stacey Shaw, Ed D (ABD)

Stacey Shaw, Ed D (ABD)

Lewis and Clark College & North Wasco County School District
Executive Director & Principal
avatar for Judith Brannon, Phd (ABD), LMFT, PPS

Judith Brannon, Phd (ABD), LMFT, PPS

Bakersfield City School District
Doctoral Candidate, Behavioral Health Therapist
avatar for Kai Koerber, Parkland Activist

Kai Koerber, Parkland Activist

UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health
Mindfulness Project Researcher @ Pinterest
FA

Feliciano Aguilar

Santa Maria-Bonita School District
School Psychologist
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Faiza Ahmed

Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
Social Scientist
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Sadaf Ahmed, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Dr.
CA

Carolyn Albee, MA

Eureka City Schools, Humboldt Bridges to Success Mental Health Program
Co-Coordinator/School Counselor
avatar for Madeline Allison

Madeline Allison

DoSomething.org
Community Lead
avatar for Dr. Mayra Alvarez

Dr. Mayra Alvarez

The Children's Partnership
President
avatar for Melissa Ambrose, MSW, LPCC, PPS

Melissa Ambrose, MSW, LPCC, PPS

Jefferson Union High School District
Wellness Coordinator, Jefferson Union High School District
avatar for Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Assistant Principal
RA

Roy Applegate

Butte County Office of Education
Co-Coordinator Trauma Response and Recovery
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Gina Armfield

LVUSD
Teacher
SA

Sandy Avzaradel

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative
Program Manager
MB

Moises Baron, Ph.D.

San Diego Center for Children
President and CEO
JB

Julie Beach, LMFT

Humboldt County Dept of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services Division
Co-Coordinator/Supervising Mental Health Clinician
avatar for Ryan G. Beale, MA

Ryan G. Beale, MA

Prepare U Mental Health Curriculum
CEO/Founder/Coauthor
avatar for Dr. Lorry Leigh Belhumeur

Dr. Lorry Leigh Belhumeur

Western Youth Services
CEO
SB

Sonya Benavides, MSW

Assistant Director of Implementation
GB

Gabe Bennett

Humboldt County Dept of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services Division
Senior Program Manager
avatar for Ashanti Branch

Ashanti Branch

Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante
Creator & Executive Director
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Angela Brand

NAMI California
Vice President of Strategic Development
EB

Erin Browder

West Ed
Erin Browder, Consultant
CK

Carolyn Kleinsmith BSN, RN, PHN

Santa Maria Bonita School District
Credentialed School Nurse
avatar for Michelle Carlson, MScPH

Michelle Carlson, MScPH

Teen Line
Executive Director
avatar for Susan Toler Carr, PE,GRMS

Susan Toler Carr, PE,GRMS

Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation
Director of College & Career Counseling
avatar for Hilva Chan, MSW

Hilva Chan, MSW

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant
avatar for Stan Collins

Stan Collins

Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Suicide Prevention Specialist
avatar for Ryan Correia

Ryan Correia

Las Virgenes Unified School District
Dean of Student Safety & Wellness
avatar for Michelle Cortez

Michelle Cortez

Novato High School
Assistant Principal/Director
avatar for Angela Cutbill

Angela Cutbill

LVUSD Board of Education
Vice President
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Lisa Fahey, Ph D

Obviate
Founder
LW

Loretta Whitson, Ed D

California Association of School Counselors
Executive Director
RB

Rose Bomentre, Ed D

Baldy View ROP
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
avatar for Vincent Pompei Ed D

Vincent Pompei Ed D

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Director, Youth Well-Being Program
DD

Deborah Dennison, MA

Brain XP
Youth Mental Health Advocate - Brain XP
avatar for Robin Detterman, MA

Robin Detterman, MA

Seneca Family of Agenices
Executive Director of School Partnerships
avatar for Ben Dhillon

Ben Dhillon

Visalia Unified School District
Director, Social Emotional Wellness
avatar for Dr. Loren Dittmar

Dr. Loren Dittmar

Simi Valley High School & California Association of School Counselors
Professional School Counselor & Adjunct Professor & CASC Director of...
avatar for Amy Dauble-Madigan, M Ed

Amy Dauble-Madigan, M Ed

Culver City Unified School District
Elementary School Counselor
BB

Bruce Bushnell, M Ed

WhyTry Organization
VP Trainer and Keynote Speaker
avatar for Mara Madrigal-Weiss, MA, M Ed

Mara Madrigal-Weiss, MA, M Ed

San Diego County Office of Education
Director of Student Wellness and Positive School Climate
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Michelle Kurta, MA, M Ed

Meaning Makers Collective
Co-Founder and Lead Consultant at Meaning Makers Collective
SR

Sean Richter, M Ed, LHMC

Volusia County Schools
Mental Health Specialist
avatar for Jenny Woo M Ed, MBA

Jenny Woo M Ed, MBA

UC Irvine School of Education; Mind Brain Parenting
Researcher, Founder/CEO
avatar for Mindy Fattig

Mindy Fattig

Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA
Executive Director
avatar for Judith Fernandez, MA

Judith Fernandez, MA

Meaning Makers Collective
Co-founder and Managing Partner
avatar for Clara Finneran

Clara Finneran

LVUSD
Assistant Superintendent
avatar for Steven France

Steven France

Acalanes Union High School District
Director
CF

Chris French

Tilly's Life Center
Program Manager
avatar for Christine Marie Frey

Christine Marie Frey

Brain XP
Founder
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Paul Frisina

SULPHUR SPRINGS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Director of Special Education
KF

Kendall Fujioka

ABC Unified School District
Coordinator of Pupil Support Services & Attendance
MF

Michael Furlong, PhD

University of California Santa Barbara
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
MC

Maria C. Gallardo, MS, PPS

Wellness Together
Program Specialist II: Bilingual Support, Mental Health Specialist III
RG

Robyn Gantsweg, Ph.D.

Disability Rights California
Peer Self-Advocacy Program Manager
JG

Janet Garcia

Melbourne Elementary School
Mental Health Professional
SG

Sara Geierstanger, MPH

University of California, San Francisco
Evaluator
avatar for Sarah Gilberts, LCSW

Sarah Gilberts, LCSW

William S Hart School District
District Wellness Coordinator
BG

Blessy Giron, LCSW

Norwalk-La Miranda Unified School District
District Wellness Coordinator
avatar for Summer D. Gomez, LCSW

Summer D. Gomez, LCSW

Reach OUT Consulting LLC
Founder
RG

Rachael Gonzales, EdD

California State University, Sacramento
Professor
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Aaditya Goswami

Medical Decision Logic, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
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Linsey Gotanda

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
avatar for Michael Gray, MS

Michael Gray, MS

Long Beach Polytechnic High School
CARE Center Counselor/Health Science CTE Teacher
avatar for Liisa Hanninen-Danner, PhD

Liisa Hanninen-Danner, PhD

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
School Psychologist, Coordinator Mental Health Awareness
avatar for Kendrea C. Hart, MS, PhD

Kendrea C. Hart, MS, PhD

Los Angeles Unified School District
School Psychologist
JH

Jen Hawes, LMHC

Holy Names Academy
School Counselor
MH

Marisela Hernandez

Sierra College
Coordinator Undocumented Student Center
RH

Roxanne Hernandez, MS, PPS

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
avatar for Jarrod Hindman, MS

Jarrod Hindman, MS

LivingWorks
Vice President, Community Development
SH

Sigrid Holland, MA

Volusia County Schools
SC

Suh Chen Hsiao, DPPD, MSW, LPCC

University of Southern California
Associate Professor & Associate Director
avatar for Kathy Hunter

Kathy Hunter

William S. Hart Unified School District
Assistant Superintendent
avatar for Shannon Iacobacci

Shannon Iacobacci

FASD Network of Southern California, FASCETS, Circle of Hope Consulting Services
Secretary of FASD Network of Southern California, Parent Coach of...
avatar for Kimberly Ieremia, MS

Kimberly Ieremia, MS

Long Beach Unified School District
Educational Counseling, School Counselor
avatar for Esther Izquierdo-Hemmen, MSW

Esther Izquierdo-Hemmen, MSW

Mending Matters
Executive Director
KJ

Karin Jinbo, MA

Santa Ana Unified School District
Special Education Coordinator, Mental Health
AJ

Al Johnson

TransFamily Support Service
Community Engagement Coordinator
avatar for April Jones

April Jones

Hemet Unified School District
District Marriage and Family Therapist
avatar for Lara Kain, MPA

Lara Kain, MPA

ACEsConnection
Southern California Community Facilitator
avatar for Jennifer Kinkel

Jennifer Kinkel

Fullerton College
Faculty, Child Development and Educational Studies
avatar for Kurt Kowalski, Ph.D.

Kurt Kowalski, Ph.D.

California State University San Bernardino and Center for Teacher Innovation, Riverside County Office of Education
Professor of Educational Psychology
avatar for Stephanie Kubicek, MS

Stephanie Kubicek, MS

Long Beach Unified School District for the Family Resource Centers
School Counselor
avatar for Stephan Lambert

Stephan Lambert

Orange County Department of Education
Prevention Coordinator
avatar for Beth LaVallee

Beth LaVallee

Tillys Life Center
Training Manager
avatar for Christine Tippett,  LCSW, LMFT

Christine Tippett, LCSW, LMFT

Mission Possible - Clinical Supervisor; Wellness Together- Clinical Supervisor; University of San Francisco, Sacramento
LCSW, LMFT
avatar for Cara Lee, MS

Cara Lee, MS

Norwalk-La Mirada USD
District Student and Family Services Specialist
avatar for Scott Lindstrom, MA, PPS

Scott Lindstrom, MA, PPS

Butte County Office of Eduation
Co-Coordinator, Trauma Response and Recovery; NHA Advanced Trainer
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Rachel Livingston, MA

Los Angeles Unified School District
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Caroline Lopez-Perry, PhD, PPS

CSULB
Assistant Professor
TL

Tracy Lyons, LMFT

Acknowledge Alliance
Program Manager
avatar for Kathleen O’Connell MA, AMFT, PPS

Kathleen O’Connell MA, AMFT, PPS

Las Virgenes Unified School District
Dean of Student Safety and Wellness, Community 360 Counseling Center...
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Nicole Schackelman MA, AMFT, PPS

Las Virgenes Unified School District
Community 360 Counselor
avatar for Lorna Pham MA, Psy.D

Lorna Pham MA, Psy.D

Hidden Strength Behavioral Health
CEO
avatar for Matthew Madaus, MSW

Matthew Madaus, MSW

Obviate Inc.
CEO of Child and Youth Well-being, Obviate
JM

Jerry Malkowski

Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School
Wellness Coordinator
PM

Patience Martin, MA

San Diego Unified School District
Head Counselor II
avatar for Karina Martir

Karina Martir

ABC Unified School District
Principal
DX

Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

Los Angeles Education Partnership
CORE Director
avatar for Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee

President of The Source for Youth Ministry
Author
avatar for Emily McKenzie, LMHC

Emily McKenzie, LMHC

Holy Names Academy
School Counselor
avatar for Dena McManis, PsyD

Dena McManis, PsyD

Piedmont Unified School District
Psychologist/ Mental Health Coordinator
avatar for Jenna Mendez, MA, PPS, LPCC

Jenna Mendez, MA, PPS, LPCC

Corona-Norco Unified School District
TK-12 District Foster Youth Counselor
avatar for Dr. Felipe Mercado, Ed.D, MSW, PPSC

Dr. Felipe Mercado, Ed.D, MSW, PPSC

Washington Unified School District
Principal
GM

Gail Miller

BeingwellCA
President & Co-founder
avatar for Monica Miller, MSN, RN

Monica Miller, MSN, RN

Fremont Unified School District
Credentialed School Nurse
avatar for Matthew R. Mock, PhD

Matthew R. Mock, PhD

John F. Kennedy University
Professor of Counseling Psychology
avatar for Kathie Moehlig

Kathie Moehlig

TransFamily Support Services
Executive Director
avatar for Marcial Monzon, LCSW

Marcial Monzon, LCSW

Bakersfield City School District
Behavioral Health Therapist
CM

Cherise Moore

American Institutes for Research
Senior Researcher
HA

Henar Abdelmonem MPH-C

UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health - Prevention Center of Excellence
Master of Public Health Student
avatar for Jennifer Mundy, LMFT

Jennifer Mundy, LMFT

CALM Santa Barbara
School Based Services Program Manager
avatar for Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Ceres Unified School District
Coordinator of Student Support Services
avatar for Ginna Myers, PhD

Ginna Myers, PhD

Eureka Union School District
Director of C, I, PD and Student Assessments
avatar for Kristin Nelson, MSW, MPH

Kristin Nelson, MSW, MPH

Napa Valley Unified School
Student Engagement Manager
avatar for Heather Nemour, MA

Heather Nemour, MA

San Diego County Office of Education
Program Specialist: Student Wellness & Positive School Climate
EN

Emma Nolan-Abrahamian, MA

Community School Coordinator
Esteban E. Torres High School
avatar for Shamoon Noushad, MPhil

Shamoon Noushad, MPhil

ADVANCE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE & RESEARCH CENTRE (AEIRC)
MD
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Dr. Qiana O'Leary

Environmental Charter Middle School - Gardena
Principal
avatar for Terry O'Leary

Terry O'Leary

Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
School Counselor
avatar for Kory O'Rourke

Kory O'Rourke

Mindful Schools
Director of Training
avatar for Jon Oliver, MEd

Jon Oliver, MEd

Lesson One
Executive Director of Non Profit Lesson One
avatar for Gregory Ortiz, MA, PPS

Gregory Ortiz, MA, PPS

Elk Grove Unified School District/Valley High School
Wellness Counselor
NP

Nicola Parr

Solano County Office of Education
Senior Director, Student Services
avatar for Cristina Patricio, MA

Cristina Patricio, MA

Los Angeles Education Partnership
Assistant Director of Community Schools
avatar for Sarah Pearson, MD

Sarah Pearson, MD

Piedmont Unified School District
Pediatrician & past President, Piedmont Board of Education
avatar for Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez

Arcadia Unified School District
School Counselor
NP

Nancy Phillips, MSW

William S. Hart Union High School District
Wellness Center Coordinator
avatar for Rebecca Pianta, Ed.D.

Rebecca Pianta, Ed.D.

Capistrano Unified School District
Coordinator, Counseling and Student Support
avatar for Emily Cummins Polk, MSW, PPSC

Emily Cummins Polk, MSW, PPSC

Lennox School District/Juntos Wellness
School Social Worker
avatar for Erin Ramachandran, MHA

Erin Ramachandran, MHA

Mental Health Strong
Mental Health Strong in Relationships
avatar for Trista Ramirez

Trista Ramirez

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Support
avatar for Dr. Dustine Rey

Dr. Dustine Rey

Pepperdine University
Educational Psychologist, Founder of The Gratitude Garden Preschool...
avatar for Jessica Reynaga, MSW

Jessica Reynaga, MSW

Drew Child Development Corporation
TIC Bridge Program Manager, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Leadership
RR

Rachel Riedel, PhD

Towson University
Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator
DR

Dea Rivera, MS, LMFT

Vista Unified School District, Paragon Integrated Health
School Counselor, Mindfulness Facilitator & licensed marriage and...
avatar for Cathryn Magielnicki, MA, MA, Ed S

Cathryn Magielnicki, MA, MA, Ed S

High Tech High
School Psychologist
NS

Nichole Sablan

Ceres Unified School District
District Psychologist
JS

Jana Sczersputowski, MPH

Directing Change Program and Film Contest, Inc
Executive Director
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Dr. Erin Simon

Long Beach Unified School District
Director of Student Support Services
avatar for Sarah Slemmons

Sarah Slemmons

Culver City Unified School District
School Counselor/ middle school counselor, CA School Counselor of the...
avatar for Tom Sopp

Tom Sopp

Long Beach Unified School District
School Psychologist
avatar for Dan Stepenosky

Dan Stepenosky

LVUSD
Superintendent
JS

Jude Stern

California Office of Patients’ Rights, Disability Rights California
Advocacy Supervising Specialist
avatar for Ali Steward, MPH

Ali Steward, MPH

Beach Cities Health District
Director of Youth Services
DP

Dr. Peter Stoll

Program Director
avatar for Andi Stubbs, MA

Andi Stubbs, MA

St. Helena Unified School District
Chief Business Official
avatar for Megan Sweet

Megan Sweet

Mindful Schools
Director of Training
ET

Emeseb Tabor

SacState
Student at SacState Counseling field
JT

Julianna Taillon, LCSW

District Wellness Coordinator
avatar for Dr. Anthony Taranto

Dr. Anthony Taranto

Redondo Beach Unified School District
Executive Director of Student Services
avatar for Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor

Hermosa Beach City School District
Director of Administrative Services
avatar for Allen Tien, MD, MHS

Allen Tien, MD, MHS

mdlogix
President and Chief Science Officer
avatar for Inez Tiger

Inez Tiger

Pressman Academy
Director of Wellness
avatar for Tyra Torian, MSW, LCSW

Tyra Torian, MSW, LCSW

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
District Wellness Coordinator/School Social Work
avatar for Wendy Troxel, PhD

Wendy Troxel, PhD

RAND Corporation
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
MU

Monica Utley

Tilly's Life Center
Executive Director
KV

Kiara Vasquez

senior at Novato High School
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Lucy A. Vezzuto, Ph.D.

Orange County Dept. of Education
Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social & Emotional Learning
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Terri Villa-McDowell, JD

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services/Commission on Human Relations
The Role of Behavioral Health Providers in Promoting the Wellbeing of...
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Vivien Villaverde

University of Southern California
Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education; Department of...
avatar for Jannell Violi

Jannell Violi

Orange County Department of Education
QRIS Coordinator
MV

Melen Vue, BSW

NAMI CA
VP of Programs and Services
avatar for Frann Wageneck, Ed.D.

Frann Wageneck, Ed.D.

Santa Barbara Unified School District
Assistant Superintendent, Student Services
avatar for Mathy Wasserman

Mathy Wasserman

LVUSD Board of Education
Member
avatar for Suzanne Webb, Ed.D.

Suzanne Webb, Ed.D.

Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources; former high school...
MW

Meredith Webb, MA

Solano County Office of Education
Clinical Services Supervisor
DA

Dr. Amir Whitaker

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California,
Staff Attorney
avatar for Ramona White, MS, MA, LMFT, PPS

Ramona White, MS, MA, LMFT, PPS

Las Virgenes Unified School District
Dean of Student Safety and Wellness
CW

Caroline Wiseman

BeingwellCA
Secretary & Co-founder
GW

Graham Wiseman

BeingwellCA, NAMI Contra Costa
CEO & Co-founder
avatar for Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD

Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD

SAMHSA Pacific MHTTC
School Mental Health Lead
AY

Amber Yang, MA

Novato Union School District
Novato High School Wellness Coordiantor
NY

Nenji Yilpet, MA

Los Angeles Education Partnership
avatar for Annette Zaragoza-Bilow, MEd

Annette Zaragoza-Bilow, MEd

Alternative Healing LA and Casa de Ama
Creator/Founder of Alternative Healing LA and Casa de Ama