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Welcome to Unmute the Uncomfortable. A Professional Development Symposium on Racial Justice, Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention.

If you want to receive CEUs for attending this symposium, you MUST email before the event begins to be added to the sign-in sheet. Click the link above to start your email. Please include your name and email address. At the end of the symposium you will be sent a code and questionnaire to submit to the training team.


Would you like to access the presentations from today’s Symposium?

Download presentation materials from all our presenters by clicking the link above. When you arrive in the online DropBox folder, simply download and open the presentations on your machine.

Unmute The Uncomfortable Agenda


7:30-8:30 Registration/Resource Fair sponsored by Farmers Bank
Breakfast sponsored by the Cafaro Foundation

8:30-8:45 Welcome/Introductions

 Stacia Erdos – Coleman Health Services
 Hattie Tracy – CEO, Coleman Health Services
 Katie Cretella – Event Organizer and Director of Clinical Services, TCMHRB
 April Caraway – Executive Director, TCMHRB
 Carol Bennett – Moderator – Assistant Provost of Diversity, YSU
 Malik Mostella – Community Liaison, Youngstown Police Department

8:45-9:30 Diversity and Supporting Clients of Color

Carmella Hill – Clinical Director, Coleman Health Services Trumbull

9:30-10:15 Developmental Trauma and ACEs

James DeLucia – Clinical Director, Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center

10:15-10:30 BREAK/Resource Fair
10:30-11:30 House Bill 8

Attorney Pierce Reed – Ohio Innocence Project
State Representative Thomas West (D-Canton)

11:30-12:15 Laurese Glover, Lived Experience – The East Cleveland Three Case
12:15-1:00 LUNCH sponsored by the Mercy Health Foundation/Mercy Health
Suzette L. Miller – Director of Nursing – Behavioral Health
1:00-1:45 Trauma-Informed Care in the Courtroom
Judge Carla Baldwin – Mahoning County
1:45-2:30 Zero Suicide and Racial Disparities in Healthcare
Dr. Doug Smith – Psychiatrist, Summit County ADM Board

2:30-2:45 BREAK/Resource Fair
2:45-3:45 Kevin Richardson, Lived Experience – Central Park/Exonerated Five Case

Sponsored by the Coleman Foundation
3:45-4:30 Panel Discussion – All Presenters