10th Annual Forward March Summit


The Forward March Conference is a collaboration between local, state, and national organizations. This year’s one day Summit will continue to be a major catalyst for building resiliency and promoting successful outcomes for service members, veterans, and their families. Professionals will enhance their understanding of ways to foster communication, utilize effective tools, and identify appropriate resources. As we recognize our military for their service to our country, we must recognize the need to continue to support veterans and their families.


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities 

Thank you to our 2020 Presenting Sponsor


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Who should attend:

This Training Seminar & Symposium is beneficial to substance abuse professionals, psychologists, social workers, case managers, counselors, school personnel, clergy, military communities, veteran services, government, non-profit, and private organizations. Other interested mental health, human service professionals or anyone who provides support services for military members, veterans, and their families.


2019 Speakers Included:

• Shenae Whitehead, PhD, MA, LPCS
• Bernetta Wiggins, Master’s Degree, Regional Education Coordinator
• Jim Mallinson, MA LCAS CCAS
• Julia M Yeary, LCSW, IMH-E, Dir Training and Resources
• Carmen Crosby, Ph.D, MSW, LMSW
• Stefanie LoSavio, PhD, Clinical Associate
• Karen L Goble, MA, Director CPD
• Carolyn F Cordasco, LCSW
• Megan Numbers, MA, NCC, LPC
• Bertina K Parkins, M.A., Director of Mental Health Continuing Education
• John J Lesica, MD
• Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD FAPA DFAACAP
• Jason Yates, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, Clinical Supervisor
• Kimberly Franco, Suicide Prevention Program Manager
• Robert Schooley, MSW, LCSW, Behavior Specialist
• Angela M Tunno, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
• Barbara B Smith, MSW, LCSW, Coordinator of E.B.P. Center/Director of M.H.
• Celeste Carter, MSHE MA Ed, Psychoeducational Trainer
• Kathleen M Ivey, BS, CADAC
• Elizabeth A Marlatt-Murdoch, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCTP, Director of Training & Student Internship

Past Featured Speakers:

Kelly Posner, PhD, Developed the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
Jake Rademacher, Producer & Director, Award-Winning “Brothers at War” Documentary
Patty Shinseki, Military Child Education Coalition
LTG Patricia Horoho, USA, Ret., Surgeon General
LTG Eric Schoomaker, USA, Ret., Surgeon General
Dr. Ken Ginsburg, Author & Pediatrician
Kayla Williams, Veteran & Author
Dr. Mary Keller, Military Child Education Coalition
CSM Chris Faris, USA, Ret., Special Operations Command
Col. Kimberly Olson, USAF, Ret., Grace After Fire
Barbara Van Dahlen, President & Founder, Give An Hour
Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, Former Director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
Joyce Raezer, National Military Family Association

Past Program Agenda Booklets:

2019 Program Booklet
2017 Program Booklet
2016 Program Booklet
2015 Program Booklet
2014 Program Booklet
2013 Program Booklet 
2012 Program Booklet
2011 Program Booklet
2010 Program Booklet

For more information, contact:
La-Lisa Hewett-Robinson, MA, Southern Regional AHEC 910-678-7293
or email [email protected]