2013 Conference Headliners:
See a lineup you won't catch elsewhere!
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Renowned historian. Pulitzer Prize winner. Sports journalism pioneer.
Surgeon. Top healthcare reform leader. Winner of the Macarthur “genius prize.” Bestselling author of The Checklist Manifesto, Better, and Complications.
Former U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Staunch behavioral health advocate. Political legacy.
Thought leader. Key influencer in national healthcare policy and practice reform. Mental health practitioner. Mental Health First Aid USA pioneer.
Former First Lady. Persevering mental health
champion. Presidential Medal of Freedom
honoree. Award-winning author.
Nadine Burke Harris
Physician. Children’s health expert. Innovator in addressing trauma to prevent disease. Thought leader on poverty and race in healthcare and education.
Administrator of the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration. Advocate
of behavioral health as a critical public health issue.
Business journalist. Author of The Corner Office. Standing-room-only 2012 conference presenter.
Internationally recognized trauma researcher and treatment visionary. Doctor of medicine and psychiatry. Professor. Bestselling author of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.
Arthur Evans, Jr.
Distinguished service system architect. Noted behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services Commissioner. Clinical and community psychologist.
Practicing judge in Florida. National criminal justice and mental health expert and champion.
Charles P. O'Brien
Neurologist and psychiatrist. Celebrated substance abuse treatment innovator. Chair of the substance use disorders DSM-5 committee.
Jeremy A. Lazarus
President of the American Medical Association. Private practice psychiatrist. Advocate for organized medicine. Author on ethics, economics, and managed care.
Family physician. Authority on electronic health records implementation, open-access scheduling, and primary healthcare.