Words to Deeds XII Conference
November 15-16, 2018

Words to Deeds XII Resources

Words to Deeds XII Program
Words to Deeds XII Speaker Bios

DAY 1: Behavioral Wellness: First Responders and Custody Officials

Serving Those Who Serve: The Behavioral Health Needs of Our First Responders and the Consequences When Needs Go Unmet
Handouts - Serving Those Who Serve - slide presentation
- Ashley Mills, MS – Senior Researcher, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
- Kristal Antonicelli – Health Program Specialist, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

On the Road to Mental Readiness [R2MR]
- Beth Milliard – Sergeant, York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada
- Jennifer Thompson – Early Intervention Analyst, York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada

Panel Discussion – Challenges and Opportunities for Supporting First Responders and Custody Officials
Handouts - Alcohol and the Law Enforcement Profession, Chaplains Program, Peer Support Program, Psychological Services Bureau, Psychological Services Bureau Overview, Suicidal Employees: A Guide for LASD Supervisors, Talking About Suicide... You Can Save a Life, and Critical Components of Mental Wellness and Resiliency.
- Ashley Mills, MS – Senior Researcher, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
- Alex Hamilton – Assistant Chief, Oxnard Fire Department
- Charles Dempsey – Detective III, Officer in Charge, Admin-Training Detail, Mental Evaluation Unit; Crisis Response Support Section, Los Angeles Police Department
- Matt Garcia – Officer, Sacramento Police Department; Commissioner, Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health
- Steven Sultan, PhD, ABPP - Director of Bureau Operations, Psychological Services Bureau, Personnel Command, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
- Katherine Minnich – Deputy Director, Human Resources, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Pat Green – Executive Director, First Responders Support Network; California Highway Patrol – Retired

Call to Action: Words INTO Deeds – Next Steps!
- William Arroyo, MD – Medical Director, Children’s System of Care, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine

DAY 2: Outcomes that Matter! Reducing the Incompetent to Stand Trial Population: Serving the Unserved and Underserved

Pre-Trial Felony Mental Health Diversion Programs
Handouts - IST Diversion Program: How We Got Here - slide presentation
- Brenda Grealish – Acting Director, California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services
- Stephanie Clendenin, Acting Director, Department of State Hospitals
- Katherine Warburton, M.D. – Medical Director and Deputy Director for Clinical Operations, California Department of State Hospitals

Meeting the Challenge: Los Angeles County
Handouts - Community Based Restoration - slide presentation
- Dave Meyer – Clinical Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine - Hon. James Bianco – Site Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Mental Health Court
- Peter Espinoza – Director, Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry
- Kristen Ochoa, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry; Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
- Hon. James Bianco, Site Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Mental Health Court

Meeting the Challenge: Information & Tools -- Ask the Experts
- William Arroyo, MD – Medical Director, Children’s System of Care, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine
- Kathleen Lacey, LCSW – Program Director, UCSF/Citywide Case Management
- Mary Marx, LCSW - Clinical District Chief, Countywide Resource Management, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
- Judi Nightingale – Director, Population Health, Riverside University Health System

Session 4: Hope on the Horizon! MHSOAC IST Innovation Incubator
- Toby Ewing, PhD – Executive Director, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

Moving Words INTO Deeds – Call to Action!
- Jackie Lacey – District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Paradigm Honorees

Judicial Champion
Hon. James Bianco – Site Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Mental Health Court

Law Enforcement Champion
Charles Dempsey – Detective III, Officer-In-Charge of the Administrative Training Detail, Mental Evaluation Unit, Los Angeles Police Department

Behavioral Health Champion
Kita Curry, PhD – Chief Executive Officer, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Words to Deeds XII Leadership Group

  • Deanna Adams — Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Bill Brown — Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner
  • Hallie Fader-Towe — Senior Policy Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Morgan Grabau — Events and Communications Director, Forensic Mental Health Association of California
  • Brenda Grealish – Acting Deputy Director, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Carmen Green — Executive Director, California State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Catherina Isidro — Executive Director, Forensic Mental Health Association of California
  • Kathryn Jett — Senior Policy Consultant, California Forward
  • Darby Kernan — Deputy Executive Director, Legislative Services, California State Association of Counties
  • Kathleen Lacey — Program Director, UCSF/Citywide Case Management
  • Robin Lipetzky — Public Defender, Contra Costa County
  • Sheree Lowe — Vice President, Behavioral Health, California Hospital Association
  • Rosie McCool — Deputy Director, Chief Probation Officers of California
  • Farrah McDaid Ting — Legislative Representative, Health and Behavioral Health, California Association of Counties
  • David Meyer — Clinical Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Ashley Mills — Senior Researcher, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Janna Munk — Senior Consultant, Training Program Services Bureau, Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training
  • Tyler Rinde — Legislative Analyst, County Behavioral Health Directors Association
  • Patricia Ryan — Consultant; Executive Director (retired), County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
  • Linda Tomasello — Senior Governmental Program Analyst, California Highway Patrol
  • Jolena Voorhis — Executive Director, Urban Counties of California
  • Kit Wall — Words to Deeds Project Director, Kit Wall Productions
  • Stephanie Welch — Executive Officer, Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (formerly COMIO)
  • Tracey Whitney — Mental Health Liaison, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Molly Willenbring — Executive Director, Forensic Mental Health Association of California
  • Helene Zentner — Field Representative, California Board of State and Community Corrections ADD
  • Carrie Zoller — Supervising Attorney, Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts

Thank You! Words To Deeds XII Paradigm Awards Sponsors

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