ADAPAO Conference

Dr. Philip Atkins, keynote presenter for ADAPAO Conference 2021

ADAPAO Conference 2021

ADAPAO Conference 2021 is taking place May 4-6, 2021! The three-day event will be held virtually and will feature multiple sessions presented by some of Ohio's leading prevention professionals and other experts.

Conference registration is live! Two steps to complete your registration:

1. Registration: Complete your online registration form HERE. A printable registration form is available HERE. Conference registration deadline is Thursday, April 29, 2021.

2. Payment: Make your online payment below or by mailing payment to ADAPAO; P.O. Box 2394; Columbus, OH 43216. Registration for 2021 ADAPAO members is $75. Non-member registration is $175 (and includes a 2021 membership). 

ADAPAO Conference 2021

ADAPAO Conference 2021 schedule

May 4, 2021
Session 1 (Keynote): 9:00 - 10:30am - Prevention Up and Out
Philip Atkins, PhD, OCPC, LICDC; Executive Director, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County

Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm - COVID and Behavioral Health: The Emergence of Prevention’s Relevance
Phillip Graham, DrPH; Senior Director, Center on Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Implementation and Evaluation Research; RTI International

Session 3: 2:00 - 3:30pm - Navigating Prevention
Tazeen Ahmed, MPH; Zero Suicide Program Coordinator; Montgomery County ADAMHS
Ashley Mack, MPA, OCPS; Assistant Director of Prevention; Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties

May 5, 2021
Session 4: 9:00 - 10:30am - Prevention Mighty: Strong Organizations & Systems (Panel Presentation)
Lori Higgins, MEd, OCPC; President/CEO, Envision Partnerships
Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS; President, You Thrive Training & Consulting
Dr. Dawn Thomas, PhD, CMP, OCPC; Prevention Systems Manager, OhioMHAS

Session 5: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Prevention: A Core Community Value (Panel Presentation)
John Dawson, OCPC, LCDCIII; Interim CEO/President, Community for New Direction
Jose Flores, OCPS, ICPS, CDCA, OCPRS-S; Director of Community Education & Prevention Services, The LCADA Way
Mollie Stevens, OCPS; Executive Director, Impact Prevention

Session 6: 5:00 - 6:30pm - ADAPAO Youth Prevention Showcase
Talia Naylor; Alumni, Nordonia Teen Institute (Co-Host)
Aidan Sweet; Alumni, Youth to Youth International (Co-Host)
Cincinnati UMADAOP, Marion-Crawford Prevention Programs, Sylvania Community Action Team, Y2Y Common Ground (Showcase Presenters)
Presentation of 2021 ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards

May 6, 2021
Session 7: 9:00 - 10:30am - A Bubble Bath and a Cup of Tea Ain't All That
Amy Stenger-Sullivan, LPCC; CEO, Trainer & Counselor, Rooted Compassion Counseling & Consulting

Session 8: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Championing Prevention
Aimee Wade, MSW, LISW-S, OCPC; Interim Executive Director, County of Summit ADM Board (ADAPAO President)
Tommy Koopman, MS, CHES, OCPC; Deputy Director - Prevention & Wellness, Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties (ADAPAO Vice President)
Presentation of 2021 ADAPAO Prevention Awards

The conference also features presentation of the ADAPAO Prevention Awards, recognizing excellence in prevention, during the closing session, Championing Prevention, on May 6, 11:00am - 12:30pm. The May 5 ADAPAO Youth Prevention Showcase, a spotlight on Ohio's youth leaders in prevention, is both a stand-alone event and a conference session.

Participating Sponsors - Champion Level

Participating Sponsors - Partner Level