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Keynote Speakers Announced

Jim Addy

Jim Addy is President of Mapping Strategies, a data analysis company specializing in evaluation services, analytical modeling for statistical comparisons, and geospatial analysis for target marketing, including on-line outreach, and database constructions.

Jen Genzler

Ms. Genzler is a family advocate with the Nebraska Family Support Network in Omaha. She works with families who have children living with mental and behavioral health challenges. She provides families with support and lets them know that they are not alone in this journey. She gets to share parts of her family’s story with other families, and has testified at Nebraska Legislative Hearings. This will be Jen’s third year participating in The Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Amie Jackson

Amie Jackson is 39 years of age and grew up in the North Platte area of western Nebraska. Ms. Jackson suffered from methamphetamine addiction and mental health psychosis for many years. After multiple arrests, she was confined by Nebraska state corrections for several years. Ms. Jackson now has 20 months of sobriety and is now employed full-time. She enjoys sharing her experience of recovery.

(Pre-conference speaker for Monday evening at 6:30 pm.)

Ryan Kaufman

Ryan Kaufman is an Omaha native and United States Army veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He currently works as a peer support specialist in Grand Island. He contracts out to the National Guard one weekend a month, to tell his story.

Keris Jän Myrick

Keris Jän Myrick is Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA.

Jon-Michael Rosmann

Jon-Michael Rosmann is the Executive Director of the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation (IPDC), a 501c3 company focused on developing practical solutions that provide low-cost pharmaceutical access to vulnerable populations.

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy is the Executive Director of the National Association of Addiction Professionals NAADAC. She previously served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

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