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Building Community in New England: Our event was designed to increase the access, visibility, and viability of community-based organizations and local nonprofits in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT).
Stay connected to our Speaker Showcase Portal, for updates on the work of our guest speakers and panelists.

SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Matters/Black History Month Series highlighted our Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase—a new initiative that aims to connect a more diverse pool of historically marginalized populations to grant funding opportunities by providing the chance to showcase their goals and populations served, to federal and state leaders, as well as philanthropic partners in a “Round Robin-style” of innovation.

Speaker Highlights: Updates from the Field

Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), has been confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she will lead the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Janelle Posey-Green, LCSW, CLC, Magnolia Wellness, LLC and Connecticut BIPOC Mental Health and Wellness Initiative

Janelle has been a featured panelist/speaker at a number of recent events, including One State, One Film: Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Healing: Strategies for Surviving Incarceration and Racial Trauma and the National Women’s Mental Health Conference.

Ann Smith, JD, MBA, Executive Director

AFCAMP – Advocacy for Children

Ann is serving as an event planning partner as a part of the UCONN Health Disparities Institute's, "State of Health Equity Among Boys and Men of Color Summit and Ideas Lab."