There is no health without mental health. This emotional wellness summit is designed for health professionals, health leaders, pastors and individuals wanting to learn more about prevention, treatment and recovery strategies for better mental health. Information shared will be evidence-based and wholistic, highlighting the role of faith communities and faith-based institutions in enhancing the mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals and families in the community. If you want your congregation or clinical practice to be relevant and able to address current mental and behavioral health issues, you will want to attend. 

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA
Vice Admiral (VADM),  
19th US Surgeon General

 

Anne Mathews-Younes, PhD, D.Min
Director
 Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

 


Claudina E. Cayetano, MD
Mental Health Regional Advisor,
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

 

Peter Landless, MD
Director, Health Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
 
       

David R. Williams, MD
Professor
Harvard University School of Public Health

Kiti Frier Randall, PhD
Director
Psychological Services Department of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Health

Daniel R. Jackson
President
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Lowell Cooper, MDiv, MPH
Former Vice President
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
       

Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc
Director, Center for Spitituality, Theology and Health Director
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Duke University

Katia Reinert, PhD, RN FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC
Associate Director
Health Ministries
General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church


 

Ricardo J. Whyte, MD
Medical Director
Chemical Dependency Unit

Loma Linda Univesity center for Behavioral Health

Kenneth Pargament, PhD
Professor
Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University
       

Heather-Dawn Small
Director, Women's Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Carlos Fayard, PhD
Associate Professor
Loma Linda University
School of Medicine

Neil Nedley, MD
Weimar President
Founder and Author

Nedley Depression Recovery Program

Duane C. McBride, PhD
Director
Institute for Prevention of Addictions, Professor of Sociology, Andrews University 
       

Edward Dunn PhD, MPH
Native Ministries Coordinator Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
 

David Sedlacek, PhD
Program Director, Department of Discipleship & Religious Education,
Andrews University

Angeline B. David, DrPH, MHS, RDN
Director, Health Ministries
North American Division

Marcello Niek M. Leal, MD, CCD
Director, Health Ministries South American Division
 
       

L. Ann Hamel, PhD, DMin.
Psychologist
Institute of World Mission
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Bob Ratcliff, BSN,RN,CORN
Pastor
Gulf States Conference

Jennifer Jill Schirwzer, LPC
Director
ABIDE Counseling

Karen Nicola
Author, Speaker,
Grief Coach
       
Who Should Attend: Mental health practitioners, health professionals and clinicians, health ministry directors and volunteers, pastors, women's and personal ministry directors, community service and outreach volunteers, youth leaders, anyone interested in learning more about mental and emotional wellness, and you.
            
The Health Ministries departments of the North American Division, Inter-American Division and South American Division are excited to announce our amazing lineup of speakers and great array of seminars in the area of mental and emotional health. Prepare to be inspired and taught by leaders in the faith and health movement as we look at issues related to:

• Trauma and Resilience
• Enhancing Brain Health
• Faith-Based and community partnerships for improving mental health
• Healthcare Institutions and innovative approaches to fostering mental health
• Comprehensive Health Ministry and mental health for ministerial families, youth, women and more.
• ​Addiction prevention and recovery
 
Sponsors: 
Adventist Health Ministries from North American Division, South American Division and the General Conference.
 
   

 
 

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Sponsored by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, South American Division, and the General Conference.