June 2016 NY Metro NRA Conference

The second annual conference for this year was held on June 16, 2016 at NYU’s Career Center in Wasserman Building. Special thanks to our Treasurer, Paula Lee for organizing the event. The conference started early at 8:30am and ended at 5:00pm. Forty Five participants from Access VR, Department of Veterans Affairs, NYU Rusk, and other organizations attended this event.

At the Welcome Desk-President Bryan Callahan & board member Anthony Lagattuta in the background, assisting participants

At the Welcome Desk-President Bryan Callahan & board member Anthony Lagattuta in the background, assisting participants

Breakfast is Served!

We had 4 awardees, each of who is highly accomplished and is an inspiration to, those who work in the social welfare and social justice fields and, also their communities.

Nelson A. Voorhees Award

Nelson A. Voorhees Award

 

Media Award was presented to Hilda K. Broady

Media Award was presented to Hilda K. Broady

 

Frank Bowe Award was presented Dr. Jamie S. Mitus

Frank Bowe Award was presented Dr. Jamie S. Mitus

 

Marilyn Monroe-Morell Advocacy Award was presented to Wendy Hersh

Marilyn Monroe-Morell Advocacy Award was presented to Wendy Hersh

There were 6 presentations and each presenter did a wonderful job in keeping the crowd engrossed till the end.There were 6 presentations and each presenter did a wonderful job in keeping the crowd engrossed till the end.

Presentation on Combatting Compassion & Ethical Considerations by Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Presentation on Combatting Compassion & Ethical Considerations by
Dr. Kimberly Johnson

 

Presentation on Head Injury, Assessment, Services

Presentation on Head Injury, Assessment, Services

 

Employment Trends and Labors Issues for Individuals with Disabilities by Martin Kohli, Chief Regional Economist U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Trends and Labors Issues for Individuals with Disabilities by Martin Kohli, Chief Regional Economist U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Obie Nichols, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CASAC, ICADC

Obie Nichols, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CASAC, ICADC

Presentation on Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Presentation on Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

The monthly board meeting was held after the conference. President Bryan Callahan stepped down as he is moving to DC. New co-presidents were elected Wendy Hersh & Amrita Misra. Co-secretaries were elected as well.

Board Meeting presided by outgoing President Bryan Callahan, M.A., CRC, LMHC

Board Meeting presided by outgoing President Bryan Callahan, M.A., CRC, LMHC

Board Meeting in Progress

Board Meeting in Progress

P.C. Amrita Misra

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