Elyn Saks, Author of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness will speak about her own journey
and draw implications for policy.
Professor Saks specializes in mental health law, criminal law, and children and the law at the USC Gould School of Law.
(via recorded video; lunchtime Q&A live via remote connections)
Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH will introduce the new OMH initiative
OnTrackNY- the first phase of NY State's initiative to provide optimal and rapid services to individuals experiencing the onset of disorders such as schizophrenia.
Dr. Dixon is Director, Center for Practice Innovations,
NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University,
College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Ron Diamond, MD, Medication as a Tool for Recovery
Dr. Diamond will discuss the use of medication as
a tool in a multi-dimensional approach to helping
people move toward their life goals.
Dr. Diamond is on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and consults to the Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Kristin Woodlock, RN, MPA, New York State Office of Mental Health and Today's Health Care Landscape
Ms. Woodlock is the Acting Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health.
Grant Mitchell, MD, NY SAFE Act
Dr. Mitchell is Commissioner of Westchester County
Department of Community Mental Health.
Georganne Chapin,"Inconvenient for the System." Whose Lives are We Saving?
Ms. Chapin is President & CEO of Hudson Health Plan
Jessica Arenella, PhD, Making Sense of Voices Using the Hearing Voices Network (HVN) Approach
Dr. Arenella is in private practice and Co-Facilitates a
Hearing Voices Group.