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2019 Spring Summit

Integrated Behavioral Health for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations

Featuring Keynote Speaker: HRSA Administrator, Dr. George Sigounas

Date: March 5th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration Price: $20

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Five CEUs will be provided.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations will be accepted. Requests should be sent to albenne2@ncsu.edu or by phone at (919)-515-0440.

2019 Spring Summit

The 2019 Social Work Summit, Integrated Behavioral Health for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations, will be held Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, at the NC State Talley Student Union and Ballrooms, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM The summit will focus closely on building collaborations between entities that deliver services, educate students and staff and advocate to deliver integrated behavioral health solutions to rural and underserved populations.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D, will be the Keynote Speaker.

2019 Spring Summit Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM –9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30 AM –10:30 AM Keynote – George Sigounas, MS, PhD, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
10:30 AM –10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM –12:00 PM

Panel on Integrated Behavioral Health Systems for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations

Moderator: Eric Tucker, MSW, PhD, Lecturer, NC State Department of Social Work

  • Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator for Health Workforce Director of the National Health Service Corps Health Resources and Services Administration.
  • Kody Kinsley, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Hugh Tilson, JD, MPH, Director of the North Carolina Health Education Centers (NC AHEC).
  • Matt Sullivan, JD, MSW, Town of Chapel Hill Fire Chief and Legal Advisor and former Police Crisis Responder.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM –2:15 PM

 Breakout Session I

Lauren Kestner, Harm Reduction Program Manager and Prevention specialist at Center for Prevention Services

“Understanding the person first: An alternative lens for Integrated Healthcare“

Andrew Muzyk, Pharm.D Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

-Update on the Opioid Crisis and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Moderator: Dr. Edward Bell, Educational Consultant EB Educational Services

Stephanie Helms Pickett, EdD, NC State University, Associate Vice Provost for OIED

Reuben Blackwell, CEO of OIC in Rocky Mount, NC

Will Chavis, EdD, WCPSS Principal of the Year

Moderator: Michelle Hodges Guarino, MSW, LCSW NCSU Senior Lecturer

Captain Mark Bridgeman (Retired) - President North Carolina Gang Investigators Association

Sarah Furman, Associate Director – NCSU Violence Prevention and Threat Management Program

Sergeant Renae Lockhart - Youth Services Unit/Detective Division Raleigh Police Department

Jon-Paul Guarino - NCGIA / Gang Free North Carolina

Alonzo Z. Jaynes - Kinston NC Police Chief

Title: Promoting Professional Placement in Rural Communities

Moderator: Alice Pollard, MSW, MSPH, Program Manager for Health Access, North Carolina Community Health Center Association

Maya J Sanders MSW, MPH, Placement Services, Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Brandi Burchett , LPCS, NCC, LCAS, CCS, ACS, CCTP, MAC, VP of Behavioral Health Services / Chief Behavioral Health Officer, CommWell Health

Sarah Chambers, LCSWA, Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultant Charles Drew Community Health Center, Piedmont Health Services, Alamance County.

Benita Dowdell, MSW Candidate May 2019, Joint Master of Social Work Program, UNCG & NCAT
Field Placement:
Charles Drew Community Health Center, Alamance County.


2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Session II

James Finch, MD – Changes by Choice – Medical Director, Certified, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Jane B. Finch, MSSW, LCSW – Changes by Choice

Sponsored by the Governor’s Institutean important partner and resource, providing innovative professional education and technical assistance, workforce development, networking opportunities and other collaborations among research and educational programs, professional organizations, and clinics, hospitals and other treatment facilities.

Jen Carroll, PhD, MPH, Elon University and North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

Sarah Maness-Smith, Adult Services Program Coordinator at NCDHHS

Moderator: Pam Wheeler, LCSW, MSW, Lecturer, NC State University

Avis Dublin, LCSW, LCAS, Program Mgr, Johnson County Public Health Dept/BH Division

Freida Saylor, LCSW, LCAS, Director, Analensigi, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority

Lorrie Meads, MSW, LCSW, Therapist, Albemarle Regional Hospital System/Behavioral Health

Jesse Bennett, NC State University MSW Student and HRSA Scholar


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Address: A Challenge to All!

Note: This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,914,957 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Disabilities Accommodation Information:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests should be sent to Anthony Bennett at albenne2@ncsu.edu or by phone at (919)-515-0440.

Directions and Parking for the 2019 Spring Summit

The Department of Social Work 2019 Spring Summit will take place at the NC State Talley Student Union, at 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606. Please be aware that due to extensive construction in the down town area there may be traffic delays as you travel to and from the summit. 

Parking Information

The closest parking is in the Coliseum Deck on main campus: Click here for map.