31st Annual NAMI Tennessee State Convention
will be held September 28 & 29, 2017
at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville,TN.
This annual gathering brings together NAMI Tennessee members and others in the mental health community from across the state. Two days of educational workshops and inspiring speakers highlight this opportunity to learn from and network with mental health leaders.
Our theme for this year is Engage, Educate, Empower
and will be used as a common thread to connect our workshops, panels, and speakers.
Clark Flatt, President of The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI). Before JFI, He owned an Insurance Company and served the United Methodist Church as a Part-Time minister for small rural churches. He is an Honorary “Life Member” of the American Football Coaches Association. Mr. Flatt also serves as a Board mem ber on NAMI – TN State Board of Directors.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded in October of 1997 after the tragic death of Clark’s youngest son, Jason – age 16, to the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide.
A passionate and lifelong advocate for improving the quality of mental health care, Leon Evans has worked in hospitals, community organizations, and state agencies throughout his career. As President and CEO of the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio, Texas for over a decade, he developed an award-winning jail diversion program and has become a national leader in improving mental health care through multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Keynote Speaker ~ David Boyle
David Boyle shares of courageous struggle with law enforcement involvement as he journeys through schizophrenia toward wellness and recovery.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:00-9:00 Registration Opens
9:00-9:45 Welcome and Introductions
Leslie El-Sayad, President,
Jeff Fladen, Executive Director
Marie Williams, TDMHSAS Commissioner
Collaborative Partners: AKA, HOSA, Union College
9:45-10:45 Keynote Address Clark Flatt
11:00-12:30 AM Workshops
12:30- 2:00 Lunch and Awards
2:15-3:45 PM Workshops
4:00-5:00 Plenary Leon Evans
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00- 9:00 Registration Open
9:00-10:00 Morning Plenary — Ryan “Rooster” Lee
10:00-10:15 NAM TN Programs Overview
10:30-12:00 AM Workshops
12:00- 1:15 Lunch and Volunteer Recognition
Lunch Speaker — David Boyle
1:30- 3:00 Workshops – End of Convention
3:15- 4:15 Annual Membership Meeting, Election of
Officers, Voting on Proposed Bylaws
*Schedule and Speakers Subject to
Annual Meeting of the Membership
The 31st Annual Meeting of the NAMI Tennessee Membership will be held
Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:00 pm (CT)
immediately following the conventing of the Annual State Convention.
The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED
Annual Election of Board
Election of new Board of Directors members will take place during the Annual Meeting of the Membership.
Bylaws Revision Proposals
In accordance with our Bylaws, the Board of Directors has received suggestions for revisions to our Bylaws and is forwarding them to the membership for discussion and voting at the Annual Meeting of the Membership