2024 Behavioral Health Summit

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Ohio Chamber of Commerce
34 S. Third St. Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215


Our inaugural Behavioral Health Summit will convene relevant members of Ohio's healthcare industry and private-sector employers to discuss shared goals and best practices for behavioral health benefits and challenges in Ohio's workforce.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey Perkins with any questions at (614) 629-0911.


Event Agenda Coming Soon

8:30AM – Registration & Coffee

8:55AM – Welcome Remarks by Steve Stivers

9AM – Opening Keynote

9 – 9:30AM – The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Director LeeAnne Cornyn

9:30 – 10AM – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Luan Phan, MD – Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
  • Scott A. Langenecker, Ph.D. – Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

10AM – Overcome the Stigma: Employers' Role in Tackling Mental Health Challenges

  • MODERATOR –Laura Arenschield, Director of Editorial Strategies, Paul Werth Associates
  • PANELIST – Molly Mottram, Associate Director, The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
  • PANELIST – Stephanie Stitt, Ohio Director of Behavioral Health, CareSource
  • PANELIST – Paul Lawson, Risk Management Coordinator & Lead Mental Health Advocate, Mid-City Electric

11AM – Building Bridges to Success: Employing Individuals in Recovery

  • MODERATOR – Phyliss Gastgeb, Market President, iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group – Ohio/Virginia Area
  • PANELIST – Luke Russell, Executive Director, The National Alliance on Mental Health Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio)
  • PANELIST – Alisha Nelson, Executive Director, OneOhio Recovery Foundation
  • PANELIST – Jeffrey M. Magada LSW, Executive Director, Flying HIGH Inc.

12PM – Legislative Strategy

  • MODERATOR – Alexandra Weingarth, Government and External Affairs Director – Ohio, AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio
  • PANELIST – Representative Andrea White
  • PANELIST – Assistant Minority Leader Dontavius L. Jarrells
  • PANELIST – Minority Leader Nickie Antonio
  • PANELIST – Senator Theresa Gavarone

1PM – Lunch Keynote – David Rife, Vice President of Manufacturing, White Castle

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