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Public Policy Summit March 25, 2021 Virtual Event Agenda

Public Policy Summit • March 25, 2021 • Virtual Event

9:00am
Welcome and MHA Description – Melissa Silva, Executive Director of Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge, Mental Health America Louisiana Affiliate

9:15am
Keynote Speaker – Congressman Garrett Graves

9:45am
Federal Legislative Behavioral Health 2021 Agenda – Caren Howard, MHA America

10:30am
Louisiana Behavioral Health 2021 Legislative Agenda – Rubye Noble, Louisiana Mental Health Coalition

11:15am
Peers and Medicaid Reimbursement – Charlene Gradney, Director of Consumer Recovery & Membership Services

Robyn McDermott, OBH Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Plan Management

11:40am
Peer Roles in Behavioral Health Continuum – Jan Laughinghouse , Executive Director of Capital Area Human Services

12:15pm
Importance of being a Behavioral Health Advocate – Ken Brown, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2020 Advocate of the Year

12:30pm
Break for Lunch

1:15pm
Behavioral Health Law especially Assistive Outpatient Treatment/Nicola’s Law – Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services – Joseph Syler, Executive Director

2:00pm
Legislative Session Training – Angela Gervias, Louisiana Credit Union League

Jill Gran – Otsuka, former Advocacy Manager for Florida Behavioral Health

3:30pm
Summit Close – Melissa Silva

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