What is the Summit About?
The BROWARD MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2021, Presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, Memorial Healthcare System, UKG, and Cassel and Cassel brings together the leading mental health providers in South Florida from county, state and federal government, private practice, non-profits, and academia to discuss and examine the current issues relating to mental health in Broward County. This year we will have in-person and virtual sessions.
Who Should Attend?
Everyone wanting to learn about the mental health issues facing our communities in South Florida. Shaken by current shootings in our county, whether you’re a healthcare provider, first responder, aspiring activist unsure of how to contribute, an accomplished community leader, a business owner, elected official, or just simply a concerned citizen, you’ll walk away with concrete data, information tools, and a better understanding of the challenges affecting those with mental health issues.
EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Co-Chair: Juan Carlos Arias, Esq., Executive Director, Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward
Co-Chair: Beth Taché, Board Member, Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County
Vice-Chair: Tracy Schuldiner, Chief Advancement & Community Relations, 211 Broward
Andrea Busada, Director, Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services Division
Sgt. Edward Rafailovitc, Broward Sheriff’s Office
Diann Geronemus, Community Advocate
Dr. Marsha D. Brown, The Institute for Behavioral Sciences and the Law
Elizabeth Lombardo, Program Director, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County (AADRC)
Graciela Jimenez, Baptist Health
Amy Exum, Baptist Health
Jackie Rosen, CEO, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention
Judy Couwels, EAP Manager, Broward Sheriff’s Office
Kate Goldman, Baptist Health
Marc Infante, Vice President
Michael Allora, Board Member and Lead MHFA Trainer, Thank You First Responder, Inc.
Norma Wagner, Department of Children & Families
Renzo Barredo, Financial
Sandra Cumper, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Broward County
Simone Edwards, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Broward County VA Outpatient Clinic
Tim Curtin, Administrative Director Community Services, Memorial Health System