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2020 Conference Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Solomon Thomas Headshot

Solomon Thomas

Defensive Lineman for the San Francisco 49ers and Mental Health Advocate

Michelle Williams

Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and Activist

Bakari Sellers

CNN Contributor and Lawyer

Kenneth Cole

American Designer and Activist

Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi

#1 New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Maurice Benard

Maurice Benard

Mental health advocate, television and film actor, and New York Times best-selling author

Paul Gionfriddo

President and CEO, Mental Health America

Chirlane McCray

The First Lady of New York City

Joshua Gordon

Director, The National Institute of Mental Health

Leslie Boggs

Leslie Boggs

President of the National Parent Teacher Association

Ariel Brown

Board President & Founder, The Emotional PPE Project

Kelly Davis

Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services, MHA National

Luz Maria Garcini

Assistant Professor, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

Neil Leibowitz

Chief Medical Officer, Talkspace

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Melissa T. Merrick

President and CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America

Theresa Nguyen

Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Research and Innovation, MHA National

America Paredes

Associate Vice President of Partnerships & Community Outreach, MHA National

Daniel Saddawi-Konefka

Board Director & Founder, The Emotional PPE Project

Ricky Watson

Executive Director, National Juvenile Justice Network

Braden Renke

Braden Renke

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member

Joi Rhodes

Joi Rhodes

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council

Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council

Marissa Howdershelt

Marissa Howdershelt

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member

Shivani Nishar

Shivani Nishar

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member

Ananya Cleetus

Ananya Cleetus

MHA Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Member


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