Rev. Will Starkweather; Fatih Bayar; Nanette Tashnek; Kunal Vyas; Rev. Seido Francavilla
Veterans' Honor Guard, Houston Police Department
Welcome Remarks, Nasruddin Rupani, Chair - Ibn Sina Foundation
Esmaeil Porsa, MD, MBA, MPH, CCHP-A, President & CEO, Harris Health System
Ketam Hamdan, PhD, Founder & Managing Director AnNisa Brain Health
Mahtab Moradi, LMFT, Counselor, Ibn Sina Foundation
Dr. Connie Almeida (Moderator), Angelina Hudson, NAMI Houston & Kim Williams, HCA Health (Panelists)
Geetha Ravula, Coach, Founder, Ashirwad A Blessing Temple
Robin E. Gearing, PhD, Prof. & Director, Center for Mental Health Research & Innovation in Treatment Engagement and Service (MH-RITES), University of Houston
Mariana Barahona, Hope and Healing Center & Institute, Houston
Dr. Connie Almeida (Moderator); Pastor David Sincere Lee; Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss; Anum Ali (Panelists)
A unique conference to host and bring together faith leaders and professionals from diverse faiths and traditions to engage, discuss, share, and develop an understanding of the challenges of mental health prevalent in the communities.
For too long, mental health has not been given the attention it deserves in many communities. People suffer needlessly from otherwise treatable conditions, often hiding within the shadows, or living with the stigma that so often accompanies mental illness.
Interfaith Behavioral and Mental Health Conference is a distinctive forum to bring together various faith leaders, community leaders and professionals in person to manage these mental health challenges in diverse communities.
Ibn Sina Foundation (ISF), in collaboration with National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greater Houston (NAMI-GH), Mental Health America (MHA), Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services, Interfaith Ministries, and other partner organizations, organizing this conference.
The aim of the conference is for faith leaders and their institutions to Recognize, Relate and then Refer mentally challenged individuals to a professional in the mental health field.
Leaders from various faith traditions, communities, institutions, and mental health professionals who frequently encounter individuals and families with undiagnosed or struggling with mental health conditions would benefit from attending this conference.
If you are a member of the above groups or institutions, click the Registration box below.
Please note this conference is NOT open to the general public.
Houston Community College (HCC) West Loop Campus Conference Hall Center
5601 West Loop South,
Houston, Texas 77081
The Ibn Sina Foundation (ISF) is a non-profit and non-denominational community-based healthcare organization since 2001. The core purpose of this organization is to bridge the growing gap between the health care needs of a rapidly expanding population and the ability of already existing public health institutions to meet their needs. Its mission is to ensure the community’s health by providing integrated preventive and primary care in a clinical setting. Through high-quality care and education, it will enhance the quality of life for future generations.