2022 Annual Meeting - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

ADAMH 2022 Annual Meeting

Meeting Program

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m.
Columbus State Community College
The Event Center at Mitchell Hall
250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH

This year's annual meeting was an in-person and virtual event featuring a special message from keynote speaker Teresa Lampl and recognized the 2022 award recipients.

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Workforce Development Council

ADAMH Behavioral Health Workforce Council is creating a strategic Franklin County workforce development plan to assist in recruiting and retaining a diverse local workforce, identify funding opportunities and services capacity, strengthen career pathways, and promote related policy advocacy.

Council membership includes diverse representation from community-based service providers, hospital systems, licensing boards, professional associations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and residents across Franklin County.

Council Deliverables

  • To Create a strategic behavioral health system workforce development plan for Franklin County.
  • To Build and Advise priority workgroups on identified key action implementation.
  • To Advance system workforce development policy agenda.
  • To Design and Implement evaluation framework of system workforce development plan.

Keynote Speaker

Teresa Lampl, Executive Director, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers

Panelists

Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of caring behavioral health professionals impacts the ADAMH network’s ability to meet current and future community needs. A panel discussion, moderated by ADAMH CEO Erika Clark Jones, brings together perspectives on best practices and next steps from the areas of education, public policy and providers.

Learn more about the panelist by clicking on their photos.

Award Recipients

The 2022 ADAMH Awards honor the individuals and organizations in the behavioral health system that go above and beyond in their work, their volunteerism and their advocacy to support the Franklin County community. Click on the titles to learn more about each award.

Barry Mastrine Award

Congratulations to 2022 Barry Mastrine Award honoree, Josh Guhl, Triage Counselor at Maryhaven. Josh Guhl was recognized for his efforts to promote collaboration among organizations and inspires others to work together. 

Kevin Dixon Champion of Diversity Award

Congratulations to 2022 Kevin Dixon Champion of Diversity Award honoree, Dr. Patrice Palmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Chosen4Change. Dr. Palmer was recognized for her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of her volunteerism and work including her efforts to equip, empower and enhance the quality of life of individuals in need.

Randall M. Dana Award of Excellence

Congratulations to 2022 Randall M. Dana Award of Excellence honoree, Ayamba Tanyi, Lead Detox Counselor with Maryhaven. Ayamba Tanyi was recognized for her unwavering commitment to clients, peers and community.

Extraordinary Mile Award

Congratulations to 2022 Extraordinary Mile Award honorees, the NaloxBox project teams at both Columbus Metropolitan Library and Columbus Recreation and Parks. Columbus Metropolitan Library and Columbus Recreation and Parks were recognized for their commitment to saving lives in Franklin County by helping ensure naloxone availability throughout the community.

Special Recognition

ADAMH gave a special award recognition to the Parking Lot Samaritans. Dedicated teams from Southeast Healthcare and Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District stepped forward to fill a gap in crisis services with the recent change in operations at Netcare, providing onsite connection to services in the Netcare parking lot at 199 South Central Ave.

Special Recognition

ADAMH gave a special award recognition to the Parking Lot Samaritans. Dedicated teams from Southeast Healthcare and Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District stepped forward to fill a gap in crisis services with the recent change in operations at Netcare, providing onsite connection to services in the Netcare parking lot at 199 South Central Ave.

Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID)

  • Lisa Defendiefer, Deputy Director of Operations & Advocacy
  • Damien Fuentes, Team Leader
  • Shepherd Green, Supervisor
  • Bill Cobun, Outreach Specialist
  • Ryan Jefferson, Outreach Specialist
  • Evan Price, Team Leader

Southeast Healthcare
Sandy Stephenson, Chief Health

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

  • Christina Bournique, Team Leader
  • Malcolm Henry, LPN, Nurse
  • Kristy Shoup, Case Manager
  • Jim Rose, Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor

Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team (RREACT)

  • George “Hal” Thomas, Engagement Specialist Coordinator
  • Tamara Speakman, Engagement Specialist
  • Kevin Irby, Engagement Specialist
  • Joshua Gass, Engagement Specialist
  • Gary Willis, Engagement Specialist
  • Diane Justus, Outreach Coordinator
  • Donna Howard, Outreach Coordinator
  • Kenya Carter, Outreach Coordinator
  • Derrick Thomas, Outreach Coordinator
  • Garry Cooper, Outreach Coordinator
  • Peter Levites Outreach Coordinator
  • Troy Urbano, Public Liaison
  • Josh Guhl, Outreach Coordinator
  • James Alexander, Program Director

Award Nominations

Extraordinary people work in our system of care who deserve recognition for their amazing efforts. One way to honor these individuals is through the Annual ADAMH Awards which recognize outstanding contributions of people who work in the addiction and mental health field in our community. We honor people annually who consistently go above and beyond in their work, their volunteerism and their advocacy.

Award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 ADAMH Annual Meeting.

You can learn more about the criteria for each of the five awards by clicking on the below award categories. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2022 awards is Friday, Aug. 26 at 5 pm.

The award categories are:

If you have any additional questions, please contact Public Affairs at communications@adamhfranklin.org.

The following form may be used when submitting nominations for an award category. When making your nomination(s), please describe how the nominee demonstrated a specific extraordinary effort and provide examples of how the nominee matches the award criteria.

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