Agenda

The 2024 conference will be presented virtually.

All attendees will receive an email with an access link to the conference closer to the event start date. All sessions and activities will appear on the platform 5 minutes prior to the start time listed on the agenda below – you do not need to register in advance for individual breakout sessions.

Tue
Apr 23
1:00 – 4:00 Prevention Ethics for Recertification

Amy Croll, LMSW, CPS
She/Her/Hers
Capacity Coach, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Jodee Goche, MPS, CPS
She/Her/Hers
Certified Prevention Specialist, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

3.0 Ethics

1:00 – 4:00 Ethics in a Post Pandemic Society

Thomas Eachus, LISW
Executive Director, Black Hawk Grundy MHC

3.0 Ethics

1:00 – 4:00 Ethics and Boundaries for Recovery Support Professionals

Susan Walker, Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Supervisor
She/Her/Hers
Program Manager, Faces and Voices of Recovery

Gloria Uridel, Recovery Support Peer Specialist, Recovery Support Supervisor
She/Her/Hers
Training Program Coordinator, Faces and Voices of Recovery

3.0 Ethics

Wed
Apr 24
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome Day 1

Kelly Garcia
Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Marissa Eyanson
Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

.75 Gen

9:15 – 10:15 Pills & Thrills: What’s Trending?

Linda Kalin, BS, RN, CSPI
Executive Director, Iowa Poison Control Center

1.0 Alcohol/Drug

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 New Federal Efforts to Advance Recovery: SAMHSA

Tom Coderre
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW
Director of the Office of Recovery, SAMHSA

1.0 Gen

11:30 – 12:30 Introduction to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS)

Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT
She/Her/Hers
Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

1.0 Racial/Ethnic

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00– 2:00 Breakout Session 1

1A: Recovery Capital: From Theory to Data
Nicholas Borman, MD
He/Him/His
Addiction Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic
1.0 Counseling

1B: Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: Improving Patient Outcomes through ED MOUD
Josh Luftig, PA-C
Founder, Director of Harm Reduction Services, CA-Bridge
1.0 Counseling

1C: The Power of Data in Prevention
Emily Bhargava
She/Her/Hers
Technical Assistance Associate
Education Development Center
1.0 General

1D: The Impact of Nicotine: Mind and Body
Lorene Mein, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
She/Her/Hers
Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care, Inc.
1.0 Alcohol/Drug

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:15 Breakout Session 2

2A: Trauma Informed Supervision of Recovery Coaches
Mirna Herrera, MA, MT-BC, CPS
She/Her/Hers
Regional Behavioral Health Advisor, SAMHSA
1.0 Counseling

2B: ASAM 4th Edition
Scott Boyles, LAC
Senior National Training Director, Train for Change
1.0 Counseling

2C: Building and Maintaining a Competent Prevention Workforce: A Roadmap
Sandra Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS
She/Her/Hers
Master Trainer/ Curriculum Designer, PTTC
1.0 Counseling

2D: Gambling and the Military: Cultural Considerations for Care Providers
Heather Chapman, PhD. ICGCII BACC
She/Her/Hers
Director, Gambling Treatment Program, Ohio Department of Veteran Affairs
1.0 Special Pop

3:15 – 4:15 Laura Clery's Sobriety Journey

Laura Clery, Creator
1.0 Alcohol/Drug

Thu
Apr 25
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome to Day 2

SAMHSA Updates

Kim Freese, LAC
She/Her/Hers
Regional VII Director, SAMHSA

Iowa Substance Use Updates

DeAnn Decker
She/Her/Hers
Director, Bureau of Services, Planning and Performance
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

.75 Counseling

9:15 – 10:15 Getting to the Root of the Problem

Judge Jeffrey Smith
Spokane County District Court
Mental Health Therapeutic Court & Therapeutic Court

1.0 Counseling

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 The Substance Use and Overdose Crisis - Putting Prevention Front and Center

Christopher Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH
He/Him/His
Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
SAMHSA

1.0 Alcohol/Drug

11:30 – 12:30 Pathways to Freedom: How Peer Led Initiatives can Change the Culture of a Community

Monty Burks, PhD, CPRS
Deputy Director of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, State of Tennessee

1.0 Counseling

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Breakout Session 3

3A: Federal Health Privacy Laws and Telehealth: What Providers Need to Know. Facilitated through the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information.
Meghan Mead, J.D.
She/Her/Hers
Senior Attorney, Mid-States Region
Legal SME Consultant, Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information
1.0 General

3B: Patient Engaged Research to Examine Stigma and Maternal Outcomes Among Persons with Substance Use
Nichole Nidey, PhD
She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health

The Power of Compassionate Healthcare
Amanda Eleazer, PRC
University of Iowa Addiction and Recovery Collaborative
1.0 Alcohol/Drug

3C: Understanding Effective Prevention
Stephanie Strutner, MPH, CPSII
She/Her/Hers
Lead Epidemiologist, Catalyst Evaluation Group
1.0 Counseling

3D: Charting an Interdisciplinary Path Toward Better Outcomes for Children and Families: Using Case Studies to Inspire Collaboration
Lori Frick, MA, LMHC
Child Protective Services Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Shelley Horak, EdD, MPH, CHES
She/Her/Hers
Early Intervention and Support
Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
1.0 Special Pop

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:15 Breakout Session 4

4A: Using Recovery Capital Assessments in Peer Support Services
Mirna Herrera, MA, MT-BC, CPS
She/Her/Hers
Regional Behavioral Health Advisor, SAMHSA
1.0 Counseling

4B: The Evidence Base: Clinical and Operational Benefits of Telebehavioral Health Services
Jonathan Neufeld, PhD
He/Him/His
Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center
1.0 Counseling

4C: Increasing Cultural Relevant Prevention to Address Health Disparities
Rebecca Bishop, MA
She/Her/Hers
Project Director, Education Development Center
1.0 Racial/Ethnic

4D: CCBHC: Maximizing the Benefit of this Federal Initiative to Iowans
Joshua Rubin, MPP
He/Him/His
Principal, Health Management Associates
1.0 General

3:15 - 4:15 Unlocking the Shackles of Shame

Lauren Sisler

1.0 General