Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center

Veterans Mental Health Conference

Come and join us as national leaders discuss topics regarding the care of our veterans. Topics to include the needs of older veterans, suicide prevention, the role of families, substance use and other targeted areas of interest.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton, M.D., who currently serves as the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. While in the military, Loree Sutton was the Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury from 2007-2010. Sutton’s interest in resilience extends from individuals and families to enterprises, organizations and communities. She is devoted to the public health imperative of designing ‘working community’ approaches that harness the strengths of Veterans and their loved ones while promoting healing from the wounds of war, seen and unseen. Proud to serve as the MOVA Commissioner, she believes New York City is an ideal place for Veterans, our nation’s leading renewable resource, to live, lead, serve and flourish.

Tentative Schedule

8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Registration Sign In
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
General Loree Sutton
Commissioner NYC MOVA

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshops Round #1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Awards for Outstanding Service to Veterans
Tom Ronayne
Director Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency

Frank Amalfitano
President/CEO United Veterans Beacon House

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Workshops Round #2

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops Round #3

This schedule is subject to change.

Workshops to Include

  • Older Veterans
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Interstate Panel
  • Gold/Blue Star Families
  • Substance Use
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wellness
  • Multigenerational Effects of Agent Orange

Last year’s conference was attended by 200 individuals from New York, Connecticut, Washington DC and North Carolina.

For more information, please contact:

Christina Wease
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