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The 31st Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy

"Reshaping the Behavioral Health Workforce"

Day 2: Nov. 13, 2015

The subject of this year's symposium is of interest to a wide variety of mental health and addiction advocates, as well as to non-traditional partners. The symposium attracts a diverse audience, including members of the behavioral health advocacy community, health care professionals, insurance providers, pharmaceutical companies, caregivers, consumers, and policymakers from federal and state agencies.

Panel 2 – Clinical Practice in The Era Of Integrated Care And Population Health


  • Arthur Evans, Ph.D., Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services, City of Philadelphia


  • Lisa Goodale, M.S.W., Peer Support Services Vice President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Frank de Gruy III, M.D., MSFM, Woodward Chisholm Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Benjamin Miller, Psy.D., Assistant Professor, Director, Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Naakesh Dewan, M.D., BayCare Medical Group


View Panel 2 presentation slides (PDF) 4.6 MB

Panel 3 – Innovations in Education and Training


  • Benjamin Druss, M.D, M.P.H., Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Member, Carter Center Mental Health Task Force


  • Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America
  • Kirsten Matthews Wilkins, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • Dennis Mohatt, M.A., Vice President for Behavioral Health, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • Kenneth Thompson, M.D., President, American Association for Social Psychiatry


View Panel 3 presentation slides (PDF) 3.09 MB

Mini-Plenaries Slides

  • Whole Health and Peer Workforce Development
    Sherry Jenkins Tucker, M.A., CPS, ITE, Executive Director, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
    Wendy Tiegreen, M.S.W., Director, Medicaid Coordination and Health System Innovation, Georgia, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
    View presentation slides (PDF) 1.84 MB
  • Faith-Based Workforce
    Jeremy Moseley, M.P.H., Program Administrator, Community Engagement FaithHealth Division, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Steven N. Scoggin, MDiv, PsyD, LPC, President, CareNet,Inc.; Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    View presentation slides (PDF) 1.54 MB
  • Task Shifting in a Low-Income Country
    Lei Ellingson, MPP, MSSE, Senior Associate Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program
    Megan Toe, MSW, Program Associate, Mental Health Liberia, The Carter Center
    View presentation slides (PDF) 57 KB



  • Virginia Trotter Betts, M.S.N., J.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Policy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center


  • Ronald Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
  • Lloyd Sederer, M.D. (Skype), Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health; Mental Health Editor, The Huffington Post
  • David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Director, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry, Morehouse School of Medicine; Founding Director, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine


Concluding Remarks

Rosalynn Carter
Chair, The Carter Center Mental Health Task Force

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