Someone you care about

is struggling with

thoughts of suicide.

You’ve come to the

right place.

2022 Greater Hampton Roads Population Health and Joint Mental Health Summit

We will examine challenges, explain best practices, utilize innovative strategies and help identify resources to address Mental Health.

About this event

Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health for Families and Front-Line Workers

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Via BlueJeans and Zoom platforms

Keynote Speakers:

Aditi Nerurkar, MD, MPH: Physician Harvard Medical School, Public health expert and national medical correspondent

  • “The Antidote to Frontline Burnout: Optimizing the Mind, Body & Spirit in the Aftermath of the Pandemic “

Lisa Kearney, PhD: Executive Director of Veterans Crisis Line, VA Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • “Don’t Wait, Reach Out: The Power of Community in Times of Challenge”

Andrea Long, EdM, LPC: Chief Program and Strategy Officer, The Up Center

  • “The Right Tools @ The Right Time; Trauma Informed Approaches to Addressing Burnout, Resiliency and Mental Wellness”


Panel Discussion:

“Organizational Strategies to Effectively Support Employee Mental Health and Address Stigma”


  • Kathleen Tise, LCSWLocal Recovery Coordinator, Durham VA Health Care System

Panel Members:

  • Brandon Rodgers, MBA-HCMDirector of Business Development, Western Tidewater Community Services Board
  • Jimmie Richardson: Registered Certified Peer Support Specialist, FPSS (Forensic Peer Support Specialist), Hampton VA Medical Center
  • Robert Jamison EdS: Executive Director, Office of Student Support Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • NEWLY ADDED: Jolie SpiersVice President Small Business, HR Chamber and Executive Director, Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center


Special Presentations:

Nelson Smith: Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

  • “State of Behavioral Health in the Commonwealth”

Community Partner Highlight: Mentally Healthy Norfolk

Live Skill-building Sessions:

Kenneth Miller, MD, DLFAPA, DANPA: Director, rTMS clinic, Hampton VA Medical Center

  • “Transcranial Magnetic Neuromodulation in Treatment of Depression at VAMC – Hampton”

Stephanie Osler, LCSW: Director of Mental Health Services , CHKD

  • “CHKD’s Response To The Youth Mental Health Crisis In Hampton Roads”

Christina Vair, PhD: Whole Health Program Director, Salisbury VA Healthcare System, VISN 6 Whole Health Network Sponsor

  • “Self Care Isn’t Selfish: A Whole Health Approach to Well-Being”

Michelle Peterson: Executive Director, The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation

  • “Suicide Prevention and Awareness Trainings: Choosing the One That Fits”

NEWLY ADDED: Suzanne Braxton Fullwood, A.A.S. , B.S., M.A.: EAP – Client Executive, Optima Health

  • “Emotional Self Care”


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

For more information, email [email protected]create new email or call 757.446.6027


Sep 20 2022


8:30 am - 3:00 pm