2018 ACE Symposium Agenda
Time Topic Presenter
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Kevin Hammeran, CEO
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
8:15 a.m. The Lasting Effect of ACEs on Health and Wellness
Megan Veenema Smith, DrPH, MPH
Founder and Director, New Haven Mental health Outreach for Mothers
(MOMS) Partnership; Co-Director, Yale Child Study Center
Parent and Family Development Program; Associate
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine;
Associate Professor, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology,
Yale School of Public Health
9:15 a.m. Educating Current and Future Health Professionals Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Course Authors:

Cindy Borgers, DNP, NNP, MSN
Chair of Assessment and Evaluation; Associate Professor,
Division of Nursing

Abby Bennett Johnston, MA
Instructor of Sociology

Carla Renee Parker, PhD, MSN
Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing

Benjamin Roberts, MFA, R.T. (R)(T)(CT)
Instructor of Medical Radiography

Carol L. Warren, PhD, MBA, LCSW, RN-BC
Dean of Allied Health
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Medical Trauma & Quality of Life Issues in Pediatrics Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Chief, Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of
Oncology; Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
11:00 a.m. Breakout/Concurrent Session #1
  Breakout A: A Public Health Approach to ACEs *Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND
Associate Dean, School of Public Health
University of Memphis

Debra Bartelli, DrPH, MPH
Research Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology,
Biostatistics and Environmental Health, School of Public Health
University of Memphis

H. Gail Beeman, MD
President, Tennessee State Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

William (Bill) Gibbons, JD
Executive Director, Public Safety Institute, University of Memphis;
Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security; former District Attorney General, 30th Judicial District of Tennessee

Mary Rolando, MS
Health Advocacy Director,
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
  Breakout B: Scripting Conversations - Opening Pandora's Box *Judy Bookman MA, LCSW
Behavioral Health Consultant; Former Assistant Director,
CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (Concern/EAP)

Melrose Blackett, MD
Baptist Medical Group - Memphis Women's Consultants

Janet Dang Geiger, MD
Baptist Medical Group - River City Pediatrics

Jeannine Hogg, MD
Cordova Pediatrics, PLLC

Danielle King, PsyD
Cherokee Health Systems
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:35 p.m. Influencing Health Outcomes with Trauma Informed Care
Brian R. Sims, MD
Senior Director, Medical and Behavioral Health,
National Association of State Mental Program Directors;
Senior Consultant, National Center for Trauma Informed Care
1:45 p.m. Breakout/Concurrent Session #2  

Breakout A: Therapeutic, Faith Based, & Community Interventions *Paige Marcantel, LCSW
Director, Universal Parenting Place,
Baptist Memorial Hospital for  Women

Rev. Charles Caswell
Senior Pastor, Union Grove Baptist Church

Marlon Foster, M.Div.
Executive Director, Knowledge Quest

David Jordan, MSSW
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Agape Child and Family Services

Mark Ottinger, MS
Executive Director, Memphis Family Connection Center

Breakout B: Marketing ACE Education Cynthia Saatkamp
Principal, Hemline Creative Marketing
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m.
Hope: The Science of Resilience
Eraina Schauss, PhD, LPC-MHSP, ACS, NCC
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Director, The Brain Center;
Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Masters Degree Program
The University of Memphis
4:00 p.m.
Positive System/Policy Change
Mary Rolando, MS
Health Advocacy Director,
Tennessee Department of Children's Services

* = Panel Moderator