Hope in Harlem Conference

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

MENTAL HEALTH, & WELLNESS

FREE CEUs Available for Clinicians

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Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In-person Conference
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wellness Street Fair

First Corinthian Baptist Church

1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
New York, NY 10026
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Program Outline

Registration + Check In

  • Doors open at 9 am
  • Continental breakfast available

Musical Presentation

FCBC Praise Team

Welcome and Acknowledgments  

Opening Remarks

Dr. Torian Easterling, MD 
SVP, Population & Community Health and Chief Strategic & Innovation Officer, One Brooklyn Health

 Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, MD
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health 

Mindful Moment

Dr. Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
Health Equity Specialist

Panel Discussion | “Faith and Community Mental Health Partnerships”

Dr. Lena L. Green, DSW, LCSW
Executive Director, HOPE Center

Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr., M. Div.
Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church

Dr. Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA
Director, Mental Health Equity Research 
Institute of Health Equity Research (IHER)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Heroes of Hope Presentation 

Congressman Ritchie Torres 
New York, District 15 

Panel Discussion | “Non-traditional Youth Mental Health Initiatives”

Dr. Shilpa R. Taufique 
Director, Division of Psychology at Mount Sinai

Shawn Dove
Managing Partner, New Profit

Break/Crowd Movement Exercise

Dr. Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
Health Equity Specialist

Heroes of Hope Presentation 

New York City Council Member Gale Brewer District 6  

Keynote Address
Tricia Hersey
Founder, Nap Ministry 
NY Times Best Selling Author, Rest is Resistance 

Heroes of Hope Presentation

Dr. Henry McCurtis, MD 

Panel Discussion | “Art as Healing” 

Barrio Independent Productions
Dr. Lena L. Green, DSW, LCSW
Executive Director, HOPE Center

Dr. Deep Penesetti MD
Chair, Division of Diversity & Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Heroes of Hope Presentation 

Start Treatment and Recovery Centers

The SoapBox Presents

Closing Remarks

Dr. Lena L. Green, DSW, LCSW
Executive Director, HOPE Center

Dr. Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA
Director, Mental Health Equity Research 
Institute of Health Equity Research (IHER)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wellness Street Fair

1:00-4:00 pm

Outdoor Wellness Fair and Activities