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Day 1 | May 18 

Session 1:

Welcome & Introduction: Mission, Vision & Purpose to Indiana Cultural Competency Enhancement Project
Division of Mental Health & Addiction
Brenda Graves-Croom, Director of Health Equity, DMHA

Future Casting for an Equitable System
Breanca Merritt, Ph.D., Chief Equity Officer, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

Session 2:

What is Explicit Bias?
Dennis Rudnick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Multicultural Education, Missouri State University

Session 3:

Niceness is NOT Antiracism: How Progressive White People Enact Racial Harm
Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., author, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Session 4:

Refugee 101 – How to Provide Culturally Inclusive Care to Our Refugee Populations
Chelsea Davey, MSW, LCSW, Exodus Refugee Immigration

Session 5

Research Findings: Effective & Non-effective Diversity, Inclusion & Bias Strategies impacting Black & LGBTQIA+ Communities
Charlotte Crabtree, Program Assistant, Overdose Lifeline
Jude Brown, AmeriCorps

Programmatic Approaches to Serving Vulnerable Communities
Natasha Newcomb, Executive Director of Addictions and Substance Abuse Services, Hamilton Center
Shannon Jackson, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hamilton Center

Session 1

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) for Corrections
Bill Wilson, Jail Services Coordinator, Indiana Sheriff’s Association
Kellie Meyer, M.A., President, Kellie Meyer Training Solutions

Stride Center for Diversion
Greg May, M.S., Ed.D., Administrative Director of Adult and Family Services, Centerstone

Session 2

OTP Innovation: Supporting Pregnant & Parenting Women with OUD &SUD
Holly Broce, President of OTP Division, Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Peggy Gemperline, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President of Residential and Ambulatory Services for Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Serving Diverse Populations through the Healthy Start Model: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Anita Graeser Adams, Clinical Service Coordinator, Indianapolis Healthy Start
Rev. Lee Ivey II, Fatherhood Engagement Clinician, Indianapolis Healthy Start
Patrice Adams, Intern, Indianapolis Healthy Start

Session 3

Partnerships for Sustainability: Environmental Hazards in Community Building - A Policy Framework to Disrupt Sustained Disparity
Michael Green, Chief Strategist, National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness

Session 4

Predicted Mental Illness of Asian-Americans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic & Approaches to Treatment
Sahoon Hong, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, School of Social Work, Indiana University
Betty Walton, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, School of Social Work, Indiana University

Changing the Culture: Indiana’s Tobacco Efforts Toward Health Equity, Health Systems Change, & Improving Treatment Access for All Hoosiers
Regina Smith, Director of Health Systems and Tobacco Cessation, Indiana State Department of Health

Session 5

Cultural Competence and Equitable Substance Use Services in Rural Indiana
Noemi Schoenradt, Diversity and Interpretation Coordinator, Four County
Nicole Hiatt-Drang, Chief Clinical Officer, Four County

Cultural Competence: Innovation To Impact
Preshuslee Thompson, Curriculum Development Manager, Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence

Day 2 | May 19