Recovery Works Summit 2017


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm Exhibitor Set Up

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:00am Registration Opens: Commonwealth Foyer

7:00am to 8:00am Exhibitor Set Up Commonwealth Foyer

8:00am to 9:00am Breakfast | Exhibitor Showcase: Commonwealth Ballroom

9:00am to 10:30am Welcome | Keynote Speakers Commonwealth Ballroom

Introduction by: Lynn Keltz, MA, Executive Director – PMHCA and Bill Stauffer, LSW, Executive Director - PRO-A

Presented by:

Representative Gene DiGirolamo, Commonwealth of PA
Cheryl Dondero, Director, Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services
Joan Erney, J.D., CEO, Community Behavioral Health, former Deputy Secretary, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Enhancing Recovery Opportunities in our Communities. Expand employment opportunities, increasing awareness of recovery and the value of persons in recovery in our communities the need to redouble efforts to impact public policy and increase peer based recovery support services through our collective efforts.

10:30am to 10:45am Exhibitor Showcase Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer

10:45am - 12:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

How did we get here and where are we going?

Commonwealth Ballroom
Presented By:
Ken Dickinson, Consultant Licensed Healthcare Professionals Recovery - Recovery Centers of America
Carl Mosier, Certified Peer Specialist - The Advocacy
Bill Stauffer, LSW, Executive Director - PRO-A
Dave Wooledge

Recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health conditions has historically been rooted in the community. Forward progress has been most significantly realized when our communities have been energized on the grassroots level. Part of understanding where we need to go is understanding our histories. Speakers will describe histories of our recovery movements from their lived experience in this interactive panel discussion.

Advocacy of Communities of Consequence

Pennsylvania Ballroom

Presented by:
John Fabiseski, Certified Recovery Specialist, TREHAB Young People in Recovery
Mike Krafick, CRS Supervisor, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission
Kathie Mitchell, Director, Community Advocates/Hopeworx, Inc.
Sue Walther, Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania

Strengthening our recovery communities is essential to our recovery and to our collaborative efforts to improve recovery systems. The structured panel discussion will provide opportunity to discuss how we can advocate together to implement mutual goals and philosophies that will be reflected in future legislation, policy implementation and funding opportunities. Examples of advocacy opportunities in policy areas that affect us are employment, public support, stigma, health insurance availability/parity, transportation and barriers to housing and other resources.

12:00pm to 1:15pm Luncheon:
Outcomes and Analysis of Town Hall Meetings "Moving Forward"
Commonwealth Ballroom

Presented by:
Patricia Baranowski, MA, CADC, Recovery and Resiliency Coordinator, PRO-A
Pat Madigan, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, Community Outreach Coordinator

An overview of the Town Hall Meeting Presentations, those communities involved, and a Power Point Presentation of the Summary and Analysis and highlights of the Meetings. Examples of what communities want for the future and what some are already working on to continue with the goals.

1:15pm to 2:00pm Exhibitor Showcase
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer

2:00pm to 3:30pm General Session From Handcuffs to Paychecks: Getting our Lives Back
Commonwealth Ballroom

Presented by:
Chris Benedetto, RASE Project
Justin C. Gearty Jr., Esq, President, Gearty and Skiles Counseling
Kellyanne Strouse, Certified Peer Specialist
Liz Woodley, Forensic Peer Support Project Specialist, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association

One of the most significant barriers to productive living that faces our communities is establishing viable employment. Historic criminal justice involvement makes it difficult for many of us to realize our goals. This will be a panel discussion from lived experience on how to overcome historic legal involvement, including legal options and a frank discussion on overcoming our pasts to realize our dreams.

3:30pm to 3:45pm Refreshment Break | Exhibitor Showcase

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer

3:45pm – 4:30pm Closing Remarks | General Session
Commonwealth Ballroom

Presented by: Lynn Keltz, MA, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association and Bill Stauffer, LSW, Executive Director, PRO-A

The Recovery Works Summit will offer the following to assist with attendees’ training requirements:

Last modified August 23, 2017

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Community Care
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Value Behavioral Health
Value Behavioral Health
Exceptional Concepts
Recovery Centers of America
Pennsylvania Halfway House Association