6th Annual Behavioral Health Conference

About the Event


Join United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention for the 6th Annual Behavioral Health Conference - Virtual Edition - The Power of Prevention.

Attend an in person kick-off drive-through event and attend virtual informative sessions and hear from speakers to learn, network and discuss issues related to behavioral health practices, policies, and research. CEUs are available for Licensed Clinicians and learn how you can promote behavioral health and substance abuse prevention awareness within the community.


Tuesday, June 8,  2021

Kick-Off Event: Event Material & Lunch Pick-Up Drive-Through: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Drive-through welcome at Signature Grand (6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317). Pick up your lunch, printed program guide and more. This is not required to attend the conference and there is no additional fee for the kick-off event(digital program guide will be provided to all who register)

Live Conference Broadcast via Virtual Platform (Day One): Noon - 4:35 PM
Join us from the comfort of your own home or office for the first day of this live conference featuring insightful presentations, interactive workshops, networking, lunch and more! 


Wednesday, June 9,  2021

Live Conference Broadcast via Virtual Platform (Day Two): 10:00 AM - 4:35 PM 
Join us from the comfort of your own home or office for the second day of this live conference featuring insightful presentations, interactive workshops, networking and more!


Conference Tracks 
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Professional Development 
  • Special Topics & Initiatives
  • Trauma-Informed Preventions & Interventions 



Event Details

Next Event Dates
Adriana LeCorgne
954.618.9931 | conference@UnitedWayBroward.org

Registration Options:

Full Conference (Both Days)
Early Bird Price: $70, ending on May 14th
Regular Price: $90
Access to full conference on June 8th and June 9th

Second Day of Conference Only
Early Bird Price: $40, ending on May 14th
Regular Price: $60
Access to just second day of conference (June 9th), including Captain Lee Rosbach's Keynote Speaker Presentation


Keynote Speakers

Captain Lee Below DeckCaptain Lee Rosbach - Reality Television Star & Addiction Advocate

Captain Lee Rosbach is a Fort Lauderdale resident and star of Bravo's hit television show, Below Deck, which follows his journey sailing super yachts through the Caribbean and Mediterranean. In 2019, Joshua Lee Rosbach, Captain Lee's youngest son, died of an overdose after battling with addiction for twenty years. Since then, Captain Lee has devoted his time to advocating for substance use prevention and treatment in Broward County and supports various local non-profits. 

Joseph GreenJoseph Green - Spoken Word Artist and Motivational Speaker

Mr. Green is an educator and a believer in transformation. His powerful, honest and often humorous style captures both youth and adults' attention and explores universal themes of self-reflection and personal experience. He speaks candidly about his personal battles with substance use to show people the power they have to affect change in themselves and in their community.  

Thomas JoinerThomas Joiner, Ph.D. - Director, Psychology Clinic, Florida State University and Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Dr. Joiner is a leading expert on suicide and its prevention. He is the author of many books on suicide, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,' and the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium. 


Jerry ReedJerry Reed, Ph.D., M.S.W. - Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership

Dr. Reed recently co-led the committee that updated the U.S. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and he serves as an Executive Committee member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Reed also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Parity and is an active member of the American Association of Suicidology, the American Public Health Association and the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

April ForemanApril C. Foreman, Ph.D. - Board of Directors, American Association of Suicidology and Doctor of Psychology, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Dr. Foreman is a Licensed Psychologist serving Veterans as a Clinical Outreach Specialist in Technology and Innovation for the Veterans Crisis Line. She has served the VA as the 2017 Acting Director of Technology and Innovation for the Office of Suicide Prevention. She is a member of the team that launched OurDataHelps.org, a recognized innovation in data donation for ground breaking suicide research. She is known for her work at the intersection of technology, social media and mental health, with nationally recognized implementations of innovations in the use of technology and mood tracking. Office of Suicide Prevention. 

William SchmitzWilliam Schmitz, Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Dr. Schmitz is the Past-President of The American Association of Suicidology. He also served for 7 years as the Division Chair of the Clinical Publications Review Committee for the American Association of Suicidology. 

Ben%20Westhof%20photo%20credit%20Yana%20Hotter.jpgBen Westhoff is an award-winning investigative reporter who writes about culture, drugs, and poverty. His book Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Created the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is the bombshell first book about the fentanyl epidemic, and he has advised officials at the top levels of government about the crisis. His previous book Original Gangstas is the definitive work on N.W.A., Tupac, and West Coast hip-hop. He came up in the alternative weeklies Riverfront Times and L.A. Weekly and has also written for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian.  

More speakers to be ANNOUNCED. 

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.



Neki MohanNeki Mohan is an award winning journalist who is the CEO of her own consulting and Media company.  Most recently she anchored a number 1 rated morning show at the ABC affiliate in Miami for over a decade.  A compelling storyteller, her reporting has taking her across the Caribbean, the US and the World. She has covered red carpets, world leaders and some of the biggest news stories at 10 TV stations in 5 cities. 

Born in Brooklyn, NY to West Indian parents, she was raised in Trinidad and Tobago and came back to the US for College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Politics from the University of Maryland. She began her career alongside journalism greats like Carole Simpson, Peter Jennings, David Brinkley and Sam Donaldson at ABC News Washington Bureau.  Her on air career began in Jackson Mississippi and has taken her to Los Angeles, Cleveland and 2 decades in Miami.

Neki is a passionate mentor and has been mentoring for the Women of Tomorrow program for 20 years.  She has also been an adjunct professor at Barry University and was recently invited to join the board of the Pace Center for Girls Broward. She is an avid reader, traveler, Girl Scout cookie mom  and a budding yogi. When not trying to save the world, she is at home with her family trying to cook a meal they will all eat! 


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Become a Sponsor

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Behavioral Health Conference?  

If so, please return the completed form (link below) with check no later than Friday, April 23rd.  

Attn: Carlos Smith
United Way of Broward County 
Ansin Building
1300 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

For additional information regarding vendor tables or event sponsorship, contact Carlos Smith at (954) 453-374 or csmith@UnitedWayBroward.org.