Welcome to the 2019 California Student Mental Wellness Conference!
Creating a schedule is strictly for planning purposes and does not reserve a seat in selected breakout sessions.  All breakout sessions have a limited capacity and session attendance is on a first come first served basis.

Featured Speakers

avatar for John B. King Jr., JD, EdD

John B. King Jr., JD, EdD

The Education Trust
President and CEO, Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Education
avatar for Daniel Amen, MD

Daniel Amen, MD

The Amen Clinics
Founder,10-time New York Times Bestselling Author
avatar for Marleen Wong, PhD, LCSW

Marleen Wong, PhD, LCSW

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Senior Vice Dean and Clinical Professor
avatar for Steven Adelsheim, MD

Steven Adelsheim, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine
Director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
avatar for Mara Madrigal-Weiss

Mara Madrigal-Weiss

San Diego COE
Executive Director of Student Wellness & School Culture




Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission
Senior Human Relations Consultant
avatar for Judith Brannon, Phd (ABD), LMFT, PPS

Judith Brannon, Phd (ABD), LMFT, PPS

Bakersfield City School District
Doctoral Candidate, Behavioral Health Therapist

Devan Adair, MA

Inclusion Specialist
avatar for Emilia Aguirre, MPH, CHES

Emilia Aguirre, MPH, CHES

University of California, Davis
Mental Well-Being, Health Promotion Specialist
avatar for Sadaf Ahmed, PhD

Sadaf Ahmed, PhD

avatar for Jeremiah Aja

Jeremiah Aja

Wellness Together School Mental Health
Assistant Director

Joy Anderson

California Youth Connection
No Stigma No Barriers

Jorge Arroyo

Lawndale Elementary School District
Director of Student Support Services
avatar for Ahmadreza Bahrami

Ahmadreza Bahrami

Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health
Division Manager-Public Behavioral Health
avatar for Randhir Bains, EdD, MA

Randhir Bains, EdD, MA

The Accelerated Schools
Special Education Administrator
avatar for Vicki Bauman

Vicki Bauman

Stanislaus County Office of Education
Prevention Director III
avatar for Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter

Alberta School Mental Health Literacy Project
Project Lead

Cindy Beck

California Department of Education
HOSA State Advisor

Ashley Blum, LCSW

Thurston Middle School
avatar for Nelly Rico Blustajn, MS, MFT

Nelly Rico Blustajn, MS, MFT

Montebello Unified School District
School Counselor, Marriage Family Therapist Intern
avatar for Rose Ann Bomentre

Rose Ann Bomentre

Rose Ann Bomentre, LLC
Educational Consultant
avatar for Bidyut Bose

Bidyut Bose

Niroga Institute
Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Shannon Braasch, MA

Shannon Braasch, MA

Reasons Eating Disorder Center
Clinical Outreach Specialist
avatar for Cynthia Bremer

Cynthia Bremer

Graduate Practicum Student
avatar for Terry Brodie, MA, PPS, LMFT

Terry Brodie, MA, PPS, LMFT

Silver Springs H.S.
School Counselor
avatar for Erin A. Browder

Erin A. Browder

Erin Browder, LLC.
Instructional Coach, Consultant, Ed.D. Candidate
avatar for Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, PhD

Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, PhD

Senior Research Associate
avatar for Kim Bryant

Kim Bryant

Redding School District
Director of Special Education
avatar for Stephanie Caine, PhD

Stephanie Caine, PhD

Renew Counseling and Consulting
avatar for Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, PhD

Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, PhD

University of California Office of the President
Mental Health Policy Analyst
avatar for Mental Health California

Mental Health California

Mental Health California
Founder & CEO
avatar for Susan Toler Carr, PE,GRMS

Susan Toler Carr, PE,GRMS

Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation
Director of College & Career Counseling
avatar for Jennifer Cates

Jennifer Cates

Yuba City Unified School District
Director of Student Engagement
avatar for Hilva Chan

Hilva Chan

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant
avatar for Corinne Christiansen, MA

Corinne Christiansen, MA

Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy (OMI)
Director of Climate and Culture
avatar for Core Connectivity

Core Connectivity

Core Connectivity
Founder and CEO

McKenzie Courtney, EdS

Certified School Psychologist

Garry Creel

Azusa Unified School District
Director, Child Welfare and Attendance
avatar for Alisa Crovetti, PhD

Alisa Crovetti, PhD

Piedmont Unified School District/UC Berkeley
Clinical Supervisor and Training Director/Clinical Faculty
avatar for Nicole DeWitt, MEd

Nicole DeWitt, MEd

San Diego Unified School District
Executive Director, Leadership & Learning
avatar for David Dobrowski

David Dobrowski

Monterey County Office of Education
Director of Data, Research and Partnerships

Gordon Doughty

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
National Public Policy Council Member
avatar for Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap

Challenge Success
Senior School Program Director

Serena Durand

Family Programs Coordinator
avatar for Martin Eaton, PhD

Martin Eaton, PhD

Well Street Psychological Group
Clinical Psychologist
avatar for Heather Edwards, JD

Heather Edwards, JD

Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP
avatar for Lisa Eisenberg, MSW, MPP

Lisa Eisenberg, MSW, MPP

California School-Based Health Alliance
Policy Director

Yvonne Evans

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant
avatar for Zuleima Flores-Abid

Zuleima Flores-Abid

NAMI California
Programs Manager
avatar for Itoco Garcia, EdD

Itoco Garcia, EdD

HipHop Scholastics
Co-Executive Director HipHop Scholastics

Jackie Girgis, LCSW

Mckinley Children's Center
Program Director of School-Based Program and Practicum
avatar for Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Las Virgenes Unified School District
Director of Education and Leadership
avatar for Maedeh Golshirazi, MA

Maedeh Golshirazi, MA

Piedmont Unified School District / UC Berkeley
Pre-doctoral Intern / Ph.D Student
avatar for Summer D. Gomez, MSW

Summer D. Gomez, MSW

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant

Rachael Gonzales, EdD

California State University, Sacramento
avatar for Megan Gray

Megan Gray

One Love Foundation
West Coast Engagement Coordinator

Amy Hazer, LCSW

PUSD Wellness Center
Clinical Supervisor
avatar for Rachel Henry, MA

Rachel Henry, MA

Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Outreach and Training Institute Director

Ignacio Hernandez

Los Altos High School

Gloria M. Hernández-Goff, EdD

Ravenswood City Schools
avatar for Nathan Herzog, PhD

Nathan Herzog, PhD

William Jessup University
Dean, Scool of Education

jaymes Hines

avatar for Melissa Holland, PhD

Melissa Holland, PhD

California State University, Sacramento
Associate Faculty and Clinical Psychologist
avatar for Dr. Joelle Hood

Dr. Joelle Hood

Joelle Hood, LLC and Thriving YOUniversity
avatar for Rebecca Houston

Rebecca Houston

University of Minnesota Rochester
Creative Writing Facilitator and Research Assistant

Michael Houston, LCSW, DD

Treatment and Training Consultants

Suh Chen Hsiao, DPPD, MSW, LPCC

University of Southern California
Associate Professor & Associate Director
avatar for Donna Hunter, EdD

Donna Hunter, EdD

Walnut Valley USD

Mayu Iwatani

Orange County Department of Education
Manager of Mental Health and Wellness Care Coordination
avatar for Esther Izquierdo-Hemmen, MSW

Esther Izquierdo-Hemmen, MSW

Mending Matters
Executive Director
avatar for Karen Jarvis, MSN, RN

Karen Jarvis, MSN, RN

Loomis Union School District
School Nurse
avatar for Karin Jinbo, MA, PPS

Karin Jinbo, MA, PPS

Santa Ana Unified School District
Coordinator of Mental Health
avatar for Rita Marie Johnson

Rita Marie Johnson

Rasur Foundation International
avatar for April Jones

April Jones

Hemet Unified School District
Coordinator of Behavioral and Mental Health
avatar for Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Creative Behavior Systems
avatar for Edith Jordan-McCormick, MEd

Edith Jordan-McCormick, MEd

West Contra Costa Unified School District
Principal, Vista High School
avatar for Chi Kim, MEd

Chi Kim, MEd

Pure Edge, Inc.
avatar for Eileen Klima, MA, PPS

Eileen Klima, MA, PPS

Northern Humboldt Union School District
Student Assistance Counselor
avatar for David Kopperud

David Kopperud

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant

Erin Kremer

Azusa Unified School District
Director Special Education
avatar for Sarah Kremer, PhD, LPCC, ATR-BC

Sarah Kremer, PhD, LPCC, ATR-BC

Acknowledge Alliance
Research and Education Manager

Ira Kruskol, LCSW

McKinley Children's Center
Senior Vice President of Programs
avatar for Annette Kunzman, MBA

Annette Kunzman, MBA

FASD Network of Southern California

Stan Kutcher, MD

Dalhousie University
Professor of Psychiatry
avatar for Stephan Lambert

Stephan Lambert

Prevention Coordinator
avatar for Jeff Layland, Ed.D.

Jeff Layland, Ed.D.

Garden Grove Unified School District

Deborah Holmes, LCSW

Chief Program Officer
avatar for Christine Tippett,  LCSW, LMFT

Christine Tippett, LCSW, LMFT

Mission Possible - Clinical Supervisor; Wellness Together- Clinical Supervisor; University of San Francisco, Sacramento
avatar for Pauline Leavitt, MS

Pauline Leavitt, MS

Olive Peirce Middle School
Middle School Trustee

Kai LeMasson, PhD

Senior Researcher
avatar for Roisin LeRoy, MS, PPS

Roisin LeRoy, MS, PPS

Whitney High School
School Counselor
avatar for Teresse Lewis, LCSW, PPS

Teresse Lewis, LCSW, PPS

Murrieta Valley Unified School District
School Social Worker
avatar for Scott Lindstrom

Scott Lindstrom

It's All Relationships
Owner/Advanced Trainer/Coach
avatar for Gustavo Loera, EdD

Gustavo Loera, EdD

California HOSA: Future Health Professionals
Lead Researcher

Tracy Lyons, LMFT

Acknowledge Alliance
Program Manager

Mike Mansuy

Napa Valley USD
Director of Student Services
avatar for Tim McHargue, EdD

Tim McHargue, EdD

Folsom Lake College
Director, Disability Services
avatar for Brian McInerney

Brian McInerney

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Graduate Student
avatar for Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee

President of The Source for Youth Ministry
avatar for Dena McManis, PsyD

Dena McManis, PsyD

Piedmont Unified School District
Psychologist/ Mental Health Coordinator
avatar for Ashley Wenter,  MEd

Ashley Wenter, MEd

Las Virgenes Unified
Credential Programs Coordinator
avatar for Jennifer Meehan, MA

Jennifer Meehan, MA

The Classical Academies
avatar for Jenna Mendez

Jenna Mendez

Corona-Norco Unified
TK-12 District Foster Youth Counselor/Liaison

Hector Molina

Woodland Joint Unified School District
Child Welfare & Attendance
avatar for Marcial Monzon, LCSW

Marcial Monzon, LCSW

Bakersfield City School District
Behavioral Health Therapist
avatar for Jennifer Mundy, LMFT

Jennifer Mundy, LMFT

CALM Santa Barbara
School Based Services Program Manager

Jamaica Murphy, LCSW

Azusa USD
Mental Health Specialist
avatar for Mechale Murphy, MEd

Mechale Murphy, MEd

Elk Grove USD
avatar for Ginna Myers, PhD

Ginna Myers, PhD

Eureka Union School District
Director of C, I, PD and Student Assessments

Anna Naify

Consulting Psychologist
avatar for Kristin Nelson, LCSW, MPH

Kristin Nelson, LCSW, MPH

Napa Valley Unified School
Student Engagement Manager
avatar for Heather Nemour

Heather Nemour

San Diego COE
Program Specialist of Student Wellness & School Culture

Monica Nepomuceno

California Department of Education
Education Programs Consultant, Mental Health Services Program
avatar for Kory O'Rourke

Kory O'Rourke

Mindful Schools
Director of Training
avatar for Jessica Oakes, MS, LMFT, PPS

Jessica Oakes, MS, LMFT, PPS

Hemet Unified School District
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
avatar for Jon Oliver, MEd

Jon Oliver, MEd

Lesson One
Executive Director of Non Profit Lesson One
avatar for Jacquelyn Ollison, MEd

Jacquelyn Ollison, MEd

California Department of Education
Education Administrator
avatar for Jeni Olsen

Jeni Olsen

Teens Connect
Executive Director

Tony Peña

Washington Union High School
avatar for Carmen Perkins, MBA

Carmen Perkins, MBA

avatar for Dara Pfeiffer, LEP, PPS

Dara Pfeiffer, LEP, PPS

Roseville City School District
School Psychologist
avatar for Helena Plater-Zyberk, MBA

Helena Plater-Zyberk, MBA

avatar for Ashley Wolfe Reilly, LCSW, PPSC

Ashley Wolfe Reilly, LCSW, PPSC

Aspire Public Schools
Mental Health Therapist 3
avatar for John Rettger, PhD

John Rettger, PhD

Stanford University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director of Mindfulness Early Life Stress & Pediatric Anxiety Program...

Rachel Reynolds, MPH

National Runaway Safeline
Outreach and Prevention Specialist

Veronica del Rio-Barreras, EdD

Azusa USD
Behavioral Specialist
avatar for Maria Ruelas, EdD, MSW, PPSC

Maria Ruelas, EdD, MSW, PPSC

Lawndale Elementary School District
District Social Worker
avatar for Dan Sackheim

Dan Sackheim

California Department of Education
Educational Options Consultant
avatar for Devin Saragosa-Harris, MPH

Devin Saragosa-Harris, MPH

Directing Change
Program Manager

Jana Sczersputowski, MPH

Directing Change Program and Film Contest
avatar for Tammy Shpall

Tammy Shpall

de Toledo High School
Dean of Student Support Services
avatar for Stefanie F. Smith, PhD

Stefanie F. Smith, PhD

Hanna Boys Center
Chief Clinical Officer
avatar for Amy Specter, MA, MFT, PPS

Amy Specter, MA, MFT, PPS

Vicente and Briones High Schools
Mental Health Counselor
avatar for Eric Stevens, JD

Eric Stevens, JD

Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP
avatar for Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW

Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW

University of Southern California
Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education Department of Children,...
avatar for Yuko Taniguchi, MFA

Yuko Taniguchi, MFA

University of Minnesota
Writer, Faculty
avatar for Lisa Thee

Lisa Thee

Vice President
avatar for Wellness Together

Wellness Together

Wellness Together
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Melanie Trowbridge, MD

Melanie Trowbridge, MD

William Jessup University
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
avatar for Jackie Valadez

Jackie Valadez

Southwest High School
avatar for Daniela Velasquez, LMFT

Daniela Velasquez, LMFT

Resilience Consultation Program
Therapist and SEL Facilitator

Yifeng Wei, PhD

Assistant Professor
avatar for Loretta Whitson, EdD

Loretta Whitson, EdD

The CA Association of School Counselors Inc
Executive Director
avatar for Susan Morris Wilson, MA

Susan Morris Wilson, MA

CA Behavioral Health Planning Council
avatar for Susanna Winstead

Susanna Winstead

Redding School District / Sycamore Elementary School
avatar for Leora Wolf-Prusan

Leora Wolf-Prusan

School Mental Health Lead
avatar for Tiana Woolridge

Tiana Woolridge

Inner City Education Foundation
Wellness Consultant
avatar for Alicia Zayas, LCSW

Alicia Zayas, LCSW

Bakersfield City School Dist.
Behavioral Health Therapist