EOA 2019 Program

Conference Welcome and Reflection

  • Mayor Nicola Smith, City of Lynnwood
  • Kim Williams, CEO, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
  • Bob Drewel & Mel Sheldon

Five Years of Health & Well-being – How Far We’ve Come Together

  • Josh O’Connor, President of Sound Publishing & Publisher of The Daily Herald
  • Allison Warren-Barbour, President & CEO, United Way of Snohomish County

The State of our County’s Well-being – CHWBM results

  • Scott Forslund, Executive Director, Providence Institute for a Healthier Community

Morning Keynote

“Courageous Conversations with the Power to Transform a Community” – Michelle Buck, Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

A.M. Breakout sessions:

  • A Community’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

No longer someone else’s problem, the opioid crisis touches us all in some way. For every person that our healers, faith leaders, first responders, social workers and families help, there is a complex story which requires an entire community’s response. In order to tackle the negative, quality of life issues opioid misuse has on our communities and neighborhoods, we must work together. This session highlights the innovative ways Snohomish County has come together in response to the Opioid Crisis – including the work of: the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination Group, Kaiser Permanente, Carnegie Resource Center, and Providence Regional Medical Center.

Moderator: Mary Jane Brell Vujovic – Director, Snohomish County Human Services
Alessandra Durham, Senior Analyst – Snohomish County Executive’s Office
Ryan M. Caldeiro, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Addiction & Recovery Services – Kaiser Permanente
Gretchen Saari, Family Advocate
Calei Vaughn, Director – Carnegie Resource Center
Julie Zarn, MN, RN, Director, Emergency, Critical Care, Trauma, and Intervention Center – PRMCE

  • Building a Thriving Community within Organizations: How to Create a Culture of Connection

In this dynamic session, presenters will provide an overview of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Restorative Practices (RP), as well as discuss how these frameworks can help strengthen relationships and build community within an organization. These TIC and RP leaders will explore how focusing on these outcomes can positively impact the overall health of an organization and its impact in the community. While in this breakout, audience engagement time will be used to explore agency culture in terms of relationship development.

Anji Jorstad, Community Mental Health Supervisor – Snohomish County Human Services
Mary Cline-Stively, Chief Strategy & Programs Officer – ChildStrive


  • How to Create a Community-level Health & Well-being Monitor: Three Local Case Studies

Learn how three very disparate groups are making a difference in well-being with a common approach. In this session, you will hear from a housing authority, a regional well-being foundation and a collaborative aiming to improve school attendance among families in transition. This session will impart practical information that will allow the audience to take action in your community.

Scott Forslund, Director – Providence Institute for a Healthier Community
Monica Best-Wilson, Ed.S, NCSP – School Psychologist, Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center & Program Coordinator, Improving School Attendance For Families Experiencing Transition (United Way CORE Collaborative)
Donelle Kienholz, Family Services Program Manager – Everett Housing Authority
Heather Logan, President – Cascade Valley Health Foundation


Lunch Keynote

“Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Why Aren’t All Voices Heard?” – Chanin Kelly-Rae, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Providence St. Joseph Health System


PM Breakout Sessions

  • Integrating Behavioral Health

In addition to being an evidence based model for primary care, behavioral health integration programs are now being integrated into diverse community settings with the goal of reducing stigma and increasing access to critical services. This session will explore how far we’ve come, as well as highlight recent innovation and new programs. Learn about exciting new ways behavioral health is being woven into the community across the continuum from young children to seniors.

Laura Knapp, MSW, LICSW – Director of Behavioral Health Northwest Service Area, Providence Medical Group/PRMCE
Olivia Bowker, LSWAIC – Mental Health Specialist, Homage Senior Services
Mark Fadool, MA – Clinical Director, Mental Health Services, Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
Hannah Hamilton, LMHC – Program Manager, Behavioral Health, Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Victoria McBride, MSW, LICSW – School Based Health Program Coordinator, Swedish Medical Centers


  • Bringing Mental Health First Aid to Organizations and Businesses

Mental Health problems are common and it can be hard to know how to help. Just like CPR training, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis. In this session, participants will learn what Mental Health First Aid is, how they can help, what is coming in the future, and how to bring the class to their organization or business.

Stacey Alles, Chief Operating Officer – Compass Health
Diana Beal, Mental Health First Aid Trainer – Compass Health
Missy Judd, Chief Executive Assistant – Compass Health
Barb Nystrom, Commercial Portfolio Manager – Coast Real Estate


  • Homeless Everywhere: What Are We Doing About it?

Homelessness has been with us for a very long time and recent changes in economics and drug misuse have led to a flare-up in need for homeless services and supportive housing. Join homeless-service provider Leaders, as we take a deep dive together into new ways that our community is working to solve an old problem. Hear how these organizations are using cutting-edge improvements to change the outcomes for many individuals in our community and share your ideas on how we can better serve those who need support and housing.

Jim Dean, Executive Director – Interfaith Family Shelter
Alison Ahlgrim, Housing Program Manager – Clare’s Place
Vicci Hilty, Executive Director – Domestic Violence Services Snohomish County
Rachel Mathison, Director of Programs – Cocoon House
Dave Somers – Snohomish County Executive
Mindy Woods, Housing/Homeless Advocate – Resident Action Project

Closing: Special performance by the children of Greater Trinity Academy singing “Rise-Up”




Michelle Buck

Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“Brave Voices: Courageous Conversations with the Power to Transform a Community”

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Chanin Kelly-Rae

Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Providence St. Joseph Health System

“Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Why Aren’t All Voices Heard?”


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