NASMHPD Annual 2019 Meeting and IIMHL/IIDL 2019 Leadership Exchange Network Meeting

The NASMHPD Annual Meeting and the IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange Network Meeting will take place from the evening of Wednesday, September 11 - Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. All Commissioners/Directors and NASMHPD Division Representatives are invited to attend. For more information on the meeting, including how to register, please click on this link here.

Meeting Materials

Draft Agenda - 15 August 2019

NASMHPD Overview - Coming Soon!

Participant List - Coming Soon!

Presenter List - Coming Soon!

Exhibitor/Sponsor List - Coming Soon!

Commissioner Roster - Coming Soon!

Publications of Interest



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Best Practices in School Mental Health for At-Risk Youth and Paths to Treatment

  • Sharon Hoover, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Crisis Now: The Human and Business Case for Building a Comprehensive Crisis Services System

  • John Draper, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Executive Vice President of National Networks. Vibrant Emotional Health, New York, New York
  • David Covington, CEO and President, RI International, Phoenix, Arizona

Treatment Interventions to Enhance the Treatment of Suicide in Acute Care Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals and Residential Crisis Programs

  • Margie Balfour, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Quality & Clinical Innovation, Connections Health Solutions, Tucson, Arizona

Cognitive Recovery Therapy (CT-R): Long Lengths of Stay to Thriving in the Community 

  • Paul M. Grant, Ph.D., Aaron T. Beck Center, Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The Use of Clozapine for Thriving in the Community

  • Alexander Young, M.D., M.S.H.S., SMI Adviser Physician Expert, SMI Adviser Clozapine Center of Excellence

Friday, September 13, 2019

Beyond the Borders: Lessons from the International Community to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

  • Debra A. Pinals, M.D., Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, State of Michigan

Head Trauma in Youth and the Link with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

  • John Corrigan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University; Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Columbus, Ohio 

Addressing Intersecting Social and Mental Health Needs among Transition-Aged Homeless Youth

  • Niranjan S. Karnik, M.D., Ph.D.,  The Cynthia Oudejans Harris, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health, Rush Medical College; Vice Chair for Innovation, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 

Integrated Systems and Services for People with Co-Occuring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions: What's Known, What's New, and What's Now?

  • Kenneth Minkoff, M.D., Psychiatrist, Zia Partners; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Crisis Systems from a Public Health Perspective, for All Payers

  • Jennifer Black, Beacon Health Options

Older Adult Focus: Effects of CMS' Measure of Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices for Nursing Facilities

  • Jessica Ogarek, M.S., Biostatistician, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Emily Gadbois, Ph.D., Investigator in Health Services, Policy and Practice, School of Public Health, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Workforce and Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

  • Tim Knettler, M.B.A., C.A.E., Executive Director/CEO, NASMHPD Research Institute (NRI), Falls Church, Virginia

Saturday, September 14

National Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers: National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC, MHTTC & PTTC; National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC; and the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office

  • Heather J. Gotham, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network Coordinating Office (NCO), Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
  • Ibis S. Carrión González, Psy.D., Director, Institute of Research, Education and Services in Addiction (IRESA), Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Anne Helene Skinstad, Psy.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health; Program Director, National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center; Program Director, National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center; Program Director, National American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention Technology Transfer

Reducing Tobacco Use

  • Robert W. Glover, Ph.D., NASMHPD Lead on Tobacco Cessation
  • Cliff Douglas, J.D., Vice President, Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
  • Heath Hayes, Director of Peer Programming and Integration, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Data, Technology, and Analytics

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Matthew Taylor, Director of Network Development, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, New York, New York

Supported Employment Demonstration

First Episode Psychosis 

El Paso, Texas Tragedy: Lessons Learned in Disaster Behavioral Health Preparedness

  • Sonja Gaines, Deputy Executive Commissioner, Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services, Health and Human Services Commission, State of Texas