2022 Faith Based and Community Based Behavioral Health Conference
About the Event
JOIN UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY’S COMMISSION ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DRUG PREVENTION; IN COLLABORATION WITH BROWARD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COALITION, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, FHE HEATLH AND SIGNATURE GRAND FOR THE 2022 FAITH BASED / COMMUNITY BASED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE DAY.
We are all in the fight together for our families, individuals of all generations and community when it comes to combating behavioral health. Study findings are reporting that people trust their faith group leaders and tend to go to them for direction when it comes to these matters.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so will our health and safety plans, we will actively monitor COVID-19 updates released from Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are committed to delivering a safe conference experience.
Rev. Dr. Que English, Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rev. Dr. English served as the Deputy Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Development Services in NY before joining HHS. Here she formed the faith-based office in the Office of the Mayor of New York City and worked with domestic and criminal justice system issues.
She was named 1 of 25 Most Influential Women in the Bronx, received her masters and doctorate degrees from New York Theological Seminary where she was the recipient of the Excellence in Ministry Award, the highest award given to a graduating doctoral student.
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren
17 District Mental Health Court Judge
Judge Lerner-Wren pioneered the first specialized Mental Health Court in the United States. Broward’s Court has diverted over 23,000 people out of Broward’s jail. The Court was the model for The American Law Enforcement and Mental Health Project and piloted 100 mental health courts across the U.S.
She was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and has received many honors for her innovative work. Judge Wren is an Adjunct Professor for NSU and Author of “A Court of Refuge: Stories from the Bench of America's First Mental Health Court.”
Director of Program Advocacy and Inclusion
Florida Guardian ad Litem
Calvin Martin, MA, has over 25 years of experience in a variety of capacities in the areas of child welfare, mental health, community assessment and engagement, cultural diversity, training delivery methods and staff development. He is dedicated to the genuine inclusion of diverse groups involved in change efforts through deep dialogue, skilled facilitation and systems thinking. He currently serves as the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council as Vice Chair and the Florida Youth Justice Commission and recently honored as a Reunification Hero by the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law.
Don McCulloch, MA. MS. Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Spanish River Counseling Center Private Practitioner
Dr. McCulloch opened an independent practice of psychology at Spanish River Counselling Center after 19 years at Sheridan House Family Ministries.
His writing and publications are in the area of homeschooling, empty nest syndrome, and most recently, estrangement of adult children from their parents. Dr. McCulloch is an associate professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he teaches undergraduate psychology and graduate counseling classes, including spirituality. He is the author of Perfect Circle: A Husband’s Guide to the Six Task of a Contemporary Christian Marriage.
Dr. Beau Nelson, DBH, LCSW
FHE Health Chief Clinical Officer
As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Nelson works with all aspects of the Neurosciences Department, directs all programs and clinical staff. His work experience includes acute psychiatric care, general medical, and continuum of care for client services with specialties in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, behavioral management of medical conditions.
With a faith based background of study before entering medial training/practice offers clear understanding on how the two professions connect to meet the growing needs of the faith-based community.
Rev. Peter Tokar, PhD Graduand
The Bridge Church
Fire Department Chaplain, Miramar/Pembroke Pines
B.O.L.D. Consulting, Senior Conflict Resolution Specialist
For 45 years, Rev. Dr. Pete Tokar, Ph.D. Graduand, has guided individuals, institutions and developed programs that have dramatically resulted in transformation both for the military community and civilian life with his specialty in conflict resolution.
An international speaker he frequents the International Economic Development Council National Conference, Texas Firefighters Association State Conference, and Oxford University, to name a few.
Rev. Dr. Tokar is proud to be a regular contributor as a featured writer and/or author for many publications, including his most recent curriculum work for “Communication & Conflict Resolution Skills”, Third Edition.
Facilitator agrees not to discriminate against any employee, audience or event coordinator because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.