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MHRB Annual Luncheon

Connect with other mental health professionals and community members who care about the wellbeing of Ashland County at the Mental Health and Recovery Board Annual Luncheon. 

Annual Luncheon Details

Enjoy fellowship with others in our community over a catered meal prior to listening to the luncheon’s featured speaker present on contemporary issues and practical ways to address those issues in our communities. This event takes place at the Ashland University Convocation Center. 

What Will You Experience?

  • Lively and dynamic presentation by our keynote speaker
  • Presentation of the Martha Phillips Jorden Beacon Award
  • Catered lunch
  • Dialogue with area leaders and professionals in mental health

Past Annual Luncheons and Dinners

The Annual Luncheon used to be an Annual Dinner. Each year, speakers address contemporary issues facing our communities and ways we can best engage with individuals who are struggling.

Past speakers have included:

  • Michael Kirkman, Executive Director of Disability Rights Ohio
  • Paula J. Caplan, PhD, author of When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans
  • Dr. Wally Kisthardt, contributor to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of Strengths-Based, Person-Centered Community Care
  • Dan Fisher, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist and Mental Illness Recovery Advocate
  • Lori Criss, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • Steven M. Click, Director of the Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness and former Ohio State Highway Patrolman
  • Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, Artistic Director of Theatre, Ashland University
MHRB annual luncheon

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