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Conference Speakers

The Alliance Executives' Fall Conference features the following plenary speakers:

KENNETH HARDY, Ph.D

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Ken Hardy is a Professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University. He is an internationally recognized clinician, author and trainer. He is also the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with traumatized and oppressed populations. Dr. Hardy is the former director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute in New York City, and formerly served on the faculty at Syracuse University where he held numerous positions including Director of Clinical Training and Research, as well as Chairperson of the Department of Child and Family Studies. He has won considerable acclaim for the contributions that his publications and videotapes have made toward challenging our society to think critically about the hidden but significant connections that often exist between trauma and issues of oppression.

 
CHUCK INGOGLIA, MSW

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

With more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health, Charles Ingoglia has worked as a provider, advocate, and educator for government and public sector organizations. Ingoglia directs the federal and state affairs function of the National Council for Behavioral Health, and oversees practice improvement and technical assistance programs offered to more than 500,000 behavioral health professionals across the U.S. His efforts have centered on key issues such as parity, healthcare reform, and improving the experience of mental health and addictions care and treatment engagement.

Prior to joining the National Council, Ingoglia provided policy and program design guidance to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He also has directed state government relations and service system improvement projects for the National Mental Health Association, served as a policy analyst for the National Association of Social Workers, and designed educational programs for mental health and addictions professionals at the Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare. 

 
CHRISTINE STONER-MERTZ, LCSW

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Christine Stoner-Mertz is the Alliance CEO and previously served as president and CEO of Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, a California Alliance member agency delivering behavioral health and family strengthening services in the San Francisco Bay area. Since 2005, she led the organization through a transformational period, moving from a residentially-based services focus to designing an array of culturally responsive community and school-based services for children and youth ages 0-21. Her deep commitment to equity is reflected in the transformation of services at Lincoln.

A licensed clinical social worker in California, Chris received her MSW from the University of Michigan and began her career in California in 1985, as co-founder of Seneca Center, now the Seneca Family of Agencies, where she was instrumental in the development of programs and oversight of operations for 15 years.