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NAMI Louisiana State Conference

16 education sessions over two days for families, mental health professionals, and individuals concerned with topics regarding mental illness and addictive disorders

4/4/2014 to 4/5/2014
When: Fri.-Sat., April 4-5
From 8:30 AM till 4:30 PM
Where: Louisiana Resource Center for Educators
5550 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70806
United States
Presenter: NAMI Louisiana
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2014 NAMI Louisiana State Conference Schedule


Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (5550 Florida Blvd)



8:30 a.m. – Registration

9:15 a.m. – Welcome with Senator Ben Nevers

10:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m. Education Sessions

  • Dr. Teri Brister – Director of Programs for Young Families, NAMI National
  • Dr. Rochelle Dunham – Director of Adult Operations, Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health
  • Freddie Landry – Executive Director, Celebration Hope Center

Lunch 11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Education Session

  • Craig J. Coenson, M.D. – Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Behavioral Health

2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Sprint Sessions Build It Together (NAMI National Program) team presentation by

  • NAMI Louisiana
  • Dennis Grimes – Warden, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
  • Jan Moller – Director, Louisiana Budget Project

3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Education Sessions

  • Robert Blue – Director of Cultural Competency, Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Dr. April Foreman – Suicide Prevention Coordinator, SE Louisiana Veterans Healthcare Center
  • Nicole Sweazy – Administrator for Louisiana Housing Corporation

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. NAMI Reception at DoubleTree Hotel (4964 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA)


9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Education Sessions

  • Dr. Beau Clark – Coroner, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Susan Johanssen GSW – District Forensic Coordinator State of Louisiana
  • Andrew Sperling J.D. – Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy, NAMI National

10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Education Sessions

  • Dr. Joyce Burland – Creator of NAMI Signature Program Family to Family
  • Margaret Mitchell – Director of Recovery and Resiliency, Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Dr. George Schreiner – Community Support Team Leader, Northlake Resource Center

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & NAMI Awards with State Legislator Scott Simon



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