NAMI: A Look Into the Future

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In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Contra Costa and CalHOPE Present:

A Look Into the Future: Positioning NAMI CC Preventatively Support Children and Families Impacted by Mental Illness

Purchase General Admission for $20

Dinner will be served at 6 PM

Host and Moderator

Hosted by Frank Somerville, Sharing His Story of Healing

Moderated by Gigi Crowder, L.E. Executive Director, NAMI CC


Learning from Alex Briscoe: Discussing the Future of Mental Health

Alex Briscoe was appointed director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in 2009 where he led one of the state’s largest public health systems, overseeing health and hospital systems, public health, behavioral health, and environmental health departments. Before joining the county, he was the director of the Chappell Hayes Health Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland, a satellite outpatient center of Children’s Hospital and Research Center. Mr. Briscoe is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. He has specialized in Medicaid policy and administration, emergency medical services, youth voice and crisis counseling, and safety net design and administration.

Featured Special Guests

  • Pastor Horacio Jones, Co-Founder of Mental Health Friendly Communities
  • Peter Kim, Co-Director of CCC Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice
  • Ruth Fernandez, Ed.D, Executive Director of First 5 Contra Costa
  • AND Special Guest Performer, January!

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