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2015 NAMI Annual Meeting

You’re invited…
Saturday January 31st, 2015
Disability Empowerment Center
5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
NAMI Arizona 2015 Annual Meeting and Celebration
“Now We’re Cooking”
The NAMI Arizona Board of Directors invites you to attend and participate in our 2015 Annual Meeting and Celebration scheduled for Saturday January 31st, 2015 at the Disability Empowerment Center 5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

This coming year’s event themed, “Now We’re Cooking,” is designed to celebrate the powerful relationships solidified by NAMI Arizona and community partners during recent years. We hope that this year’s event will both recognize past accomplishments as well as serve as a springboard for NAMI AZ and its affiliates to achieve even greater impact in Arizona in the future.

We value the community’s early and strong support of NAMI Arizona which has helped us to strengthen our impact at both the State and Affiliate level. For example, we have forged relationships with key leadership in all three branches of Arizona State government, police, fire, prosecutors, judges, crisis providers, individuals, families, and communities from across the State to advocate for persons and families confronting mental illness. Though this advocacy we hope to address the gaps in care contributing to the unfortunate and ever evolving cycle of mental illness, homelessness, incarceration, imprisonment, emergency room, and access to care.

Thank you for all you do for those we serve and for your unwavering support!

We look forward to joining you at our 2015 Annual Meeting and Celebration January 31st and continuing our collaborative partnering throughout the year.

Sincerely,


Jim Dunn, M.Ed./C, CPRP
Executive Director/CEO
NAMI Arizona
5025 E. Washington St., Ste 112
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602.885.4166
jimdunnaz@msn.com
www.namiaz.org
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    AGENDA
    NAMI Arizona 2015 Annual Meeting and Celebration
    Saturday January 31st, 2015
    Disability Empowerment Center
    5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
    9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

    9:30 Welcome and Introductions of NAMI Arizona Board and Affiliate Leaders (Jim Dunn, Executive Director/CEO, NAMI Arizona)

    9:45 Message from NAMI Arizona President Vicki Johnson

    10:00 Moment of Reflection and Inspiration

    10:30 Keynote: NAMI National Perspective (Mary Giliberti, JD - NAMI Executive Director)

    11:15 Lunch (provided)

    12:00 Arizona and Regional Collaboration (Jon T. Perez, Ph.D., CAPT, USPHS Regional Administrator, HHS Region IX Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

    12:45 Sharing/Discussion led by Cenpatico Integrated Care and NAMI in Southern Arizona

    1:30 Sharing/Discussion led by NARBHA/HCIC and NAMI in Northern Arizona

    2:15 Sharing/Discussion led by MMIC and NAMI in Central Arizona

    3:00 Wrap-up, questions, comments from audience

    3:30 Close



    NAMI Arizona thanks our generous community partners and sponsors who continue to make these efforts possible with Special Thanks to Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA), Cenpatico Integrated Care, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (MMIC), Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA)/Health Choice Integrated Care (HCIC), Recovery Innovations of Arizona (RIAZ), Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (AZDBHS), NAMI Valley of the Sun, NAMI Flagstaff, NAMI Yavapai County, NAMI Sedona, NAMI Southern Arizona, NAMI Pinal Central, NAMI Southeastern Arizona, NAMI Yuma, the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition, David’s Hope/Arizona Mental Health & Criminal Justice Coalition, the Arizona Justice Alliance, Children’s Action Alliance, the NAACP, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Arizona, the ACLU of Arizona, MHA-Arizona, and PAFCO for their intentional partnering to make best use of our precious State resources during these challenging times.
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    Mary Giliberti, J.D. is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Previously, Ms. Giliberti served as a section chief in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, she was the director of public policy and advocacy for federal and state issues at NAMI.
    During her 20+ years in the mental health field, Ms. Giliberti also served as a disability counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and as a senior attorney at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
    Mary earned her B.A. at Harvard College and her J.D. at Yale Law School. She is a native of North Bellmore, N.Y.

    About NAMI
    NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

    Captain Jon Perez, Ph.D., is the Regional Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region IX which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada, American Samoa, CNMI, FSM, Marshall Islands, and Palau.

    His federal service spans over 20 years, with a range of previous positions from directing clinical service programs to providing national leadership as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Indian Health Service. Dr. Perez is also well known for developing programs for disaster response and international health diplomacy efforts.

    In addition to numerous other professional, military, academic, and civic honors, Dr. Perez received a letter of commendation from the President of the United States in 1991 for his pioneering work with military families in over 20 countries during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; the Secretary of Health and Human Services Distinguished Service Award in 2006 for his work on behalf of Louisiana school children following hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and the White Eagle Feather in 1999 from the people of the White Mountain Apache Tribe for his seven years’ work with them as their behavioral health director.

    Dr. Perez is a native Californian who was raised, trained, and still lives in Region IX. In addition to California, he has also lived in Nevada and Arizona, and served in Hawaii on numerous military and civilian missions. http://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/perez-bio_2.jpg
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    Platinum Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 10,000
    • Platinum Sponsor for 2015 Annual Meeting
    • Prominent logo recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media.
    • Opportunity to speak at NAMI AZ Annual Meeting
    • Booth and canopy (when applicable) provided at Annual Meeting
    • Recognition in Annual Financial Report

    Gold Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 7,500
    • Gold Sponsor for 2015 Annual Meeting
    • Logo recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting
    • Booth and canopy (when applicable) provided at Annual Meeting

    Silver Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 5,000
    • Silver Sponsor for 2015 Annual Meeting
    • Logo recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting.
    • Booth (when applicable) provided at Annual Meeting

    Bronze Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 2,500
    • Bronze Sponsor for 2015 Annual Meeting
    • Logo recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting

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    NAMI Arizona
    2015 Annual Meeting and Celebration
    Saturday January 31st, 2015
    Disability Empowerment Center
    5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
    9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

    With Special Thanks to our Sponsors…

    Platinum Sponsors
    Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
    Cenpatico Integrated Care
    Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority – Health Choice Integrated Care
    Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

    Silver Sponsors
    Arizona Department of Health Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services
    Recovery Innovations
    Wetter Foundation (in memory of David Byrne)

    Other Financial Partners
    * Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
    * American Friends Service Commitee


    “United in Transforming Arizona Integrated Health Outcomes,” “Cultivating a Collaborative Community Approach,” “Crankin’ Up The Collaboration,” and “Now We’re Cooking,” reflect NAMI Arizona’s determined effort to intentionally partner with police, first responders, crisis system, providers, legislators, government officials, individuals, families and communities seeking to educate, inform and assist the public on how best to access precious resources, achieve cost effective solutions, and hoping to prevent additional tragedies in the future.