What Now? Promising Leadership Strategies for Supporting Mental Health

What now? As K-12 schools, higher education institutions, social service and government agencies, healthcare organizations, and legal/justice sectors face rising concerns around mental health issues, leaders often find themselves at a loss for effective practices. In response, the 7th Annual IDEPEL conference presents a panel of mental health experts from K-12 education, higher education, foundations, legal fields, and family/community members who will help current and aspiring leaders grapple with mental health issues in their schools, organizations, and society. Tangibly, the experts on the panel, as well as the attendees, will share research-and-practice-based practices for supporting mental health, thereby providing a ready toolkit of strategies for all leaders to utilize.

Panel members include:

  • Dr. Gifty Akomea Key: Professor & Coordinator, Public Health Program at Montgomery County Community College and IDEPEL Alum (Cohort 8), Facilitator
  • Ms. Donna Ambrogi: Co-founder, Kyle Ambrogi Foundation
  • Mr. Gregg Blender: Assistant Chief, Mental Health Special Defense Unit
  • Dr. Nyshawana Francis-Thompson: Executive Director of Instructional Programming and Services in the School District of Philadelphia
  • Ms. Marissa Marschall: Pennsylvania Regional Director, Minding Your Mind
  • Dr. Gregory Nicholls: Director, Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Joseph’s
  • Ms. Akeesha Washington: K-12 School Counselor for the School District of Philadelphia

Please save the date now and plan to join us for the sixth IDEPEL Conference:

What Now? Promising Leadership Strategies for Supporting Mental Health
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (snow date March 12, 2020) |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s University

Register and join us!

Download the 2020 IDEPEL Conference here.