Friday, February 21, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Call-in information: 866-554-6142, pin 803-6957977#
Join us for another lively conversation with consumer/survivor leaders from across the country. We will hold a simultaneous Twitter chat - use hashtag #CSXLeads
This year's speakers are:
Joseph Rogers is Chief Advocacy Officer of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), and founder and Executive Director of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse. A national leader of the mental health consumer movement, Joseph has testified before U.S. Senate committees and has consulted in more than 30 states, as well as nationally and internationally, on behavioral health policy issues.
Eduardo Vega is the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco since November 2010, providing research, advocacy, and program leadership in California and internationally. Through MHASF he directs the Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment, a technical assistance, research and training center focused on stigma change, program innovation, and suicide prevention for which he is also Principal Investigator.
Corinna West is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and community organizer. She founded Wellness Wordworks in 2008 to show how the recovery community can provide internet skills and business opportunities to their peers. Corinna is also a performance artist, and her shows explore emotional distress as a temporary and transformative experience. She has survived homelessness and 12 psychiatric diagnoses, and is an Olympic Judo Team Member with a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Keris Myrick – Our teleconference moderator
Keris Myrick is the president and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network, a peer run organization in Los Angeles County. She currently serves as the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s board of directors and has consulted with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on a number of initiatives, including Dialogues on Psychotropic Medications and BRSS-TACS (Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale–TA Center). Keris has a PhD(c) and MS in industrial-organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Tel: 877-246-9058 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org