Symposium Key Note Speakers



Glenn & Jessie Close

Glenn Close is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actress who made her film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp. Her performance earned Ms. Close...Learn More


Tipper Gore

Named one of the Ten Most Admired Women in the World, Tipper Gore has brought her warmth, charm and infectious energy to communities and organizations around the globe...Learn More


Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. From 1996-2002 she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC...Learn More



Symposium Panel Speakers
Panel I:  Cuts to Mental Health Care:  Everyone Pays



Howard Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman received joint M.D. - M.P.H. degrees...Learn More


Kevin Martone, LSW

Kevin Martone is the Director for Behavioral Health at the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) in Boston, Massachusetts, a national non-profit that provides...Learn More


COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., MPH

Chief Clinical Officer, Department of Mental Health, District of Columbia. She recently retired from the Army and concluded five years as the Director of the Proponency...Learn More



Symposium Panel Speakers
Panel II: Protecting Access to the Mental Health Care System



Judge Steven Leifman

From 2007 - 2010, Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman served as Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme...Learn More


Henry Chung, M.D.

Henry Chung, M.D. is currently Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Care Management Company (CMO) of Montefiore Medical Center...Learn More


Joseph Parks, M.D.

Distinguished Research Professor of Science, University of Missouri-St Louis and Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health...Learn More

Mental Health HOPE Symposium
November 16, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Symposium Location
Reserve Officers Association One Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20002
(P): 202.479.2200

Symposium Attendee Profile
  • Congressional Leaders & Staff
  • Federal and State Government Officials
  • Senior Leadership of Mental Health Organizations
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Public Policy Professionals
  • Academic Experts
  • Mental Health Business Leaders
  • National Media

Symposium Contact
Susan R. Murdock
(P): 703.830.9192
susan@mentalhealthhope.com