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NAMI Mississippi’s 2019 State Conference

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NAMI Mississippi Turns 30: The Journey Continues


This year, we are also hosting a 30th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Purchase your gala ticket with registration and save $20 (reg. $75)

$30.00 Thursday, May 16, 2019
$30.00 Friday, May 17, 2019 

$115.00 Two-Day Conference includes Gala Ticket

$55.00 NAMI MS Gala Ticket for sponsors (see packet below)

A limited number of conference scholarships are available for NAMI Peers living with a mental illness. Contact your local NAMI affiliate representative for details.


On-site registration accepted.

Sponsorship deadline of May 1, 2019.

Conference Agenda and Schedule


Click below for the finalized agenda.


Full Conference Schedule

Thursday/May 16th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am Opening Plenary Session

9:45 am – 10:45 am 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 1

11:00 am - 12:10 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 2

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Plenary (Movie Screening)

2:00 pm - 3:30 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 3

3:45pm – 4:30 Closing Plenary – Movie Screening & Guided Discussion

6:00 – 9:00 pm NAMI MS Turns 30 Gala – Bridlewood, Madison, MS

Friday/May 17th

7:30 am – noon Registration/Information Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 4

9:45 am – 10:45 am 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 5

12:00 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Plenary – Ask the Advocate

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm 3 Concurrent Workshops - Session 6

3:45pm – 4:30 Closing Plenary

Registration and Sponsorship

On-site registration accepted.

Campus Map and Directions

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The NAMI MS State Conference 2019 is approved for 10 ½ total continuing education (CE) hours for the following DMH professional credentials:  DMH Mental Health Therapist, DMH Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist, DMH Licensed Administrator, DMH Addictions Therapist, and DMH Community Support Specialist. 
If a conference participant attends the entire conference, he/she would receive 10 ½ total CE hours for the aforementioned DMH professional credentials.
For conference participants attending only part of the conference, below is the CE breakdown, per session:
1 CE hour for the Day One Opening Plenary (Behavioral Health Court)
1 CE hour for Breakout Session One
1 CE hour for Breakout Session Two
1 ½ CE hours for Breakout Session Three
1 CE hour for Breakout Session Four
1 CE hour for Breakout Session Five
1 ½ CE hours for the Day Two Lunch Plenary (Ask the Advocate)
1 ½ CE hours for Breakout Session Six
1 CE hour for Day Two Closing Plenary (Law Enforcement Panel)
10 ½ total CE hours
Contact Information

Conference Email Address:

Registration, hotel and logistics questions can be answered by Amanda Prevost, Community Outreach Coordinator at 601-899-9058 (CT) or

Content and agenda questions can be answered by contacting Tameka Tobias, Executive Director at 601-899-9058 (CT) or stateoffice@namims.orgExhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Tameka.

Hotel Registration Info

Hotel Reservations:

This year's host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson Downtown-Coliseum.

320 Greymont Ave., Jackson, MS 39202 | Phone: (601) 352-1700

Amenities include:

• Free hot breakfast offered daily.

• Free high-speed WiFi access in the lobby and all guest rooms.

• Guests have the option to earn both HHonors points and airline miles.


Rooms Rate
 Standard $109
 Suite $109

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon.   Method of ReservationPOG; Rooming List; Individual Call-In.   Cut-off DateGuest rooms will be held until 5:00 p.m. Central Time on May 1, 2019. Guest rooms not confirmed at that time will be released and space will be subject to availability.   Billing Instructions: Each guest will be responsible for their own charges. All charges will be routed to the master account. Room and tax will be charged to the master account, incidentals on own.   Cancellation PolicyTo avoid a cancellation fee of the first night’s room and tax. written notice must be received by May 10, 2019. (for individual bookings)   Hotel Policies available here.

Exhibitor Registration Info

 Exhibitor Registration Info

Exhibitor Package Includes:

  • Two days of conference networking
  • Lunch ticket
  • One 6-foot table with two chairs - tablecloth not included
  • Recognition on social media and the website
  • Does NOT include CEU hour registration
  • $350 for profit, $250 nonprofit

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed Speakers:


Dr. Tiffany Anderson-Washington, Coordinator of Mobile Crisis Response
Hinds Behavioral Health Services


Wendy Bailey
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Mayor Toby Barker


Sherry Bouldin
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Mental Health Therapist
NAMI Mississippi Board Member at Large


Jenny Drake
NAMI Vicksburg


Brent Hurley
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Kim Kavalsky


Katrina Kimble


Dr. Joseph Kinnan
NAMI Pine Belt


Lorenzo Lewis


Deloris McGee
NAMI Vicksburg


Ashley Menefee
Department of Human Services, Allegheny County, Pa.


Leah Pylate


Lisa Sanders


Jessica Seebeck


Dr. Mangle Shanks


Dr. Anitra Shelton-Quinn


Tameka Tobias - Moderator
Executive Director, NAMI Mississippi


Monica Wolters, CPSS
Hinds Behavioral Health Services


Confirmed Panelists

Confirmed Panelists:


Aurora Baugh
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Thomas Carson
NAMI Vicksburg


Ingrid Cloy
Open Up Mississippi


Judge Wes Curry


Emily Gunning
Youth Engagement Coordinator, NAMI Mississippi
and Open Up Mississippi


Dr. Joy Hogge
Families As Allies


Ta’Shia Gordon
Mississippi Attorney General Representative


Sergeant Herman Horton
Jackson Police Department


Jessica James, CPSS
The Bridge Drop-In Center


Officer Anthony Johnson
Jackson Police Department


Khadijah Muhammad
City of Hattiesburg


Ekoko Onema, CPSS
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Dr. Rita Porter


Lieutenant Shuntel Sanders
Hinds County Sheriff's Office


Zakiya Summers
ACLU Mississippi


Monica Wolters, CPSS
Hinds Behavioral Health Services

Confirmed Sponsors

Confirmed Sponsors:

Gold Star Supporter: Merit Health Central Mississippi 


Silver Star Sponsor: Communicare HYPED 4 Change

Additional Sponsors:

Confirmed Exhibitors

Confirmed Exhibitors


Special Thanks to…

Belhaven University

Dr. Billy Kim International Center, Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St.
United States
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