Meet Our Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine

Tamika C.B. Zapolski is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, a clinical psychologist, and the director of the Prevention Research in Substance Use and Minority Health research lab. She is a practicing clinician within inpatient and outpatient settings for youth and adults. Dr. Zapolski’s research focuses on risk for substance use and related health behaviors among youth and young adults, with a particular interest in understanding risk and resilience among minoritized populations. She also examines the efficacy of school and community-based interventions to reduce substance use and health outcomes among youth. Specifically related to suicide among Black youth, in addition to her clinical work and research, Dr. Zapolski partners with clinicians, researchers, and community members focused on suicide among Black youth, including the Indiana Black Youth Suicide Policy Academy Team, Indiana Black Suicide Prevention Taskforce, and the Indiana Innovation Think Tank on Suicide.

Keynote Speaker

CEO Americas

Jolie Wills – CEO Americas, Hummingly, M.Sc. Cognitive Psychology

Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and Division Chief of Child Health Services Research
IU School of Medicine

Dr. Aalsma is a child and adolescent psychologist and professor at the IU School of Medicine. He is Division Director of the Child Health Services Research Division and Director of the Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Program.

IU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Camila Arnaudo is an addiction psychiatrist based in Bloomington for the past 15 years. She completed medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She then completed her residency in psychiatry at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. After relocating to Indiana and working as a psychiatrist for a few years, she returned to training and completed a fellowship in addictions psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Her current work focuses on mental health and addictive illnesses in pregnant and postpartum people with a particular focus on increasing equity and accessibility to quality care. She is currently the medical director of the Addictions Treatment Recovery Center at IU Health, and a member of the Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee. She serves as co-medical director the Indiana CHAMP (Consultations for Healthcare providers in Addiction, Mental Health, and Perinatal Psychiatry) Program, which a statewide program providing consultations to frontline providers on treatment of psychiatric illness. She is the newly named Interim Vice Chair of Education for Psychiatry Department IU School of Medicine.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine

Amanda Broderick, PhD, HSPP is a licensed clinical psychologist at Riley Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Broderick earned her PhD at Penn State. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she provided consultation and comprehensive psychological assessments for youth in the child welfare system, including foster care and juvenile justice. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Riley Multisystemic Therapy program. As a practicing psychologist and clinical supervisor, she specializes in working with youth who have experienced trauma and early adversity and is especially interested in trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions for youth with complex mental health and behavioral needs, including conduct and substance use disorders.

Indiana Regional Program Associate
Bring Change to Mind

Annie Cole is a passionate and goal-driven educator and advocate with a commitment to youth in our communities. With a background in trauma informed care and psychology, she uses her experience in the classroom to amplify student voices, and bring change to the way in which we approach mental health. Annie currently serves as the Indiana Regional Program Associate for Bring Change to Mind, a national nonprofit with the mission to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. This peer-led model is an education and advocacy based program that empowers teens to educate their peers and encourage dialogue on topics surrounding mental health in order to fight stigma. She is of the firm belief that we can change our communities for the better, and it starts with our youth.

Full Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Cyders earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2009 under the mentorship of Dr. Greg Smith. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Medical Center. She is currently a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at IUPUI in the Clinical Psychology graduate program area, where she has worked since 2009. Her research concerns how impulsivity and its neurocognitive underpinnings impart risk for a wide range of clinical problems and disorders. Her presentation is supported by her role in the Outreach Core of the Indiana Alcohol Research Center, as funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Founder & Executive Director

Aisha Diss holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology. Aisha is a person in long-term recovery from opioid use disorder and justice involvement. With her lived experience, Aisha obtained certifications as a level II Addiction Peer Recovery Coach with mental health and forensic support enhancements, in addition to holding certifications as a level II Alcohol & Drug Addiction Consultant, and as a Supervisor of Peer Recovery. Aisha founded the nonprofit organization, project.ME, that offers low-barrier peer recovery coaching and harm reduction support in Northeast Indiana.

Executive Director
Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure

Jackie Franks is the Executive Director of Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure. Jackie is an Illinois native and received her bachelor’s degree in health science and master’s degree in Public Health from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Prevention Specialist. Jackie has worked extensively in health education, promotion, and primary disease prevention for over a decade. She is a mental health advocate and passionate about substance use prevention and harm reduction. Jackie volunteers as a mentor and recovery advocate and has committed her career and much of her personal life to helping Hoosiers live their healthiest lives. Jackie serves on several local and statewide coalitions and collaboratives including the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Committee for the Indiana State Department of Health.

Jackie currently resides in Warsaw, Indiana with her two rescue dogs, Luke and Leia.

Executive Director and Co-founder
Connection Café

Charmin Gabbard is a person thriving in recovery from severe mental and substance use disorders. Charmin’s current role is Executive Director and co-founder of Connection Café, a grassroots organization founded on harm reduction principles. Connection Café is a peer-run community that covers multiple counties in Indiana through Harm reduction and recovery strategies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology works with National Alliance Mental Illness Indiana, sharing her personal story training with newly hired correctional officers nationwide.

Education and Resource Manager
INfancy Onward

Anne Gabbert brings nearly 40 years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education to her work with children, families, and the early care and education providers who serve them. Dedicated to enhancing opportunities for children, families, and communities, Anne is involved in research projects as the Education and Resource Manager for INfancy Onward, part of Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI). Anne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Butler University and has utilized her education and experience in the roles of classroom teacher, center director, grant writer, executive director, and project manager. Anne was one of the original Quality Advisors for the Paths to QUALITY™ program in 2008 when it rolled out statewide in Indiana; in addition, she worked for 5 years in community programs for children and families in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico and for 6 years at United Way of Central Indiana managing the portfolio of grants and projects in Early Childhood Education. Anne is a Master Trainer for the ACE Interface (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and loves to share the importance of the NEAR Sciences: Neurology, Epigenetics, ACES, and Resilience.

Indiana Regional Program Manager
Bring Change to Mind

Karin Gilbert, M.Ed., CYC-P is a passionate leader and educator with 24 years of experience developing quality in people and programs. Her specialties are youth development leadership, training and coaching, and community engagement with a focus on mental health education and advocacy. Karin currently serves as the Indiana Regional Program Manager for Bring Change to Mind (BC2M), a nonprofit organization co-founded by award-winning actress Glenn Close, dedicated to encouraging dialog about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. The BC2M High School Program empowers teens to educate their peers on topics surrounding mental health in order to fight stigma – through student-led high school clubs, teen advisory boards and retreats, trainings for club officers, and regional student summits.

C.T. (Certified Thanatologist) and TRCC (Trauma Responsive Care Certified)
Postvention Consulting, LLC

Denise is a former corporate executive who entered the non-profit world in 2012, then after the sudden death of her son she founded LOSS Community Services (2014) located in Columbus, Ohio. During her 7+ years as the Executive Director, LOSS supported over 5,000 people impacted by a suicide loss through a 1st Responder L.O.S.S. Team and In Touch program, remembrance events, support groups, and advocacy & education.

Denise now contracts with multiple states and communities to help them build sustainable postvention programs including Dr. Frank Campbell’s L.O.S.S. Team model.

Prevention Bureau Chief
Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Dr. Minnick is a public health researcher, educator, and community interventionist who specializes in facilitating high impact learning opportunities and developing innovative environmental strategies, community coalitions, and public partnerships to address substance misuse. He has worked in a diverse set of leadership roles that include serving as Director of the Center for Substance Use Research and Community Initiatives at Ball State University, as Executive Director of the Addictions Coalition of Delaware County, as a Fellow with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and as the Prevention Bureau Chief for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Dr. Minnick has a PhD in Social Work from the University at Albany SUNY, a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Sciences and has published twelve peer-reviewed articles in social work and addictions journals.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine

Gabriela M. Rodríguez, PhD, HSPP is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is Clinical Director of the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Program at the Riley Hospital for Children Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Rodríguez earned her BS in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. She earned her PhD in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology from Florida International University. She completed her clinical internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

Dr. Rodríguez’s research interests include effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based interventions for youth mental health problems within community settings. Currently, she is directing a statewide implementation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST), an effective treatment for youth with severe conduct problems. Dr. Rodríguez’s clinical work involves treatment of ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and comorbid disorders using evidence-based treatments.

Associate Director and Research Health Scientist
VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication

Angela L. Rollins, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Center for Health Information and Communication at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Associate Research Professor in the IUPUI Department of Psychology, and Research Director for the ACT Center of Indiana. Her research interests include a variety of areas regarding workforce development and implementation in health services, with a primary focus on US-based evidence-based mental health services but with emerging interests in global health. Rollins’ work using implementation tools and strategies include fidelity assessment methods, outcomes measurement, health authority policy development and technical assistance, and facilitation techniques to shape provider behavior. Rollins and her colleagues also study staff burnout and interventions to prevent or reduce burnout, including understanding the role of burnout on quality of care and addressing organizational drivers of burnout.


Amanda Sampson is a person in long-term recovery which has given her the opportunity to be the mother, daughter, friend, and mentor that she can be proud of today. Mrs. Sampson is the founder of a recovery community organization, 1 Voice, that offers peer support services focusing on reducing recurrence of use and recidivism rates. In her recovery, she has found her purpose, and it is to help others find what gives them hope and support others to become positive leaders in the recovery community. She is currently the executive director of 1 Voice and is in school to obtain her master’s degree in social work.