Conference Agenda

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this year’s conference a success! 

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Do you have Health Equity Work for an Intern? NEPHTC is offering to pay $3500 to an intern with a qualified project! 

Learn more here:   NEPHTC Health Equity Internship Program

Table Exhibitors

We are sorry that you were not able to visit with the different table exhibitors. 

Please click on the name of the organization below to learn more about them!

Green Mountain Self Advocates

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Vermont

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc

Northern Vermont University – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Primer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer


Vermont Information and Technology Leaders


2020 Featured Speakers

We are excited to announce the invited keynote and workshop leaders for this year’s conference.

Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., LICSW

Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Policy Associate National Center for Cultural Competence Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Washington, DC

Keynote and Afternoon Session:  “What’s Culture Got to Do With It? Tackling Isms in Systems for People with Disabilities”

You can learn more about Dr. Jackson here.

Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Director at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Documentary and Panel Discussion:  “Health Care Disparities in Vermont”

You can learn more about Dr. Avila here.

Sidney Hankerson, MD

Sidney Hankerson, MD

Co-Director, Columbia University Wellness Center Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Assistant Attending, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Workshop:  “Exploring the Role of Faith, Faith-based Organizations, and Collaboration in the Promotion of Health and Health Equity”

You can learn more about Dr. Hankerson here.








Mary M. Gannon, Ed.D.

Mary M. Gannon, Ed.D.

Strategies for Growing Diverse Organizations - Consultation and Training


Contact:  [email protected]

Workshop:  “Disrupt White Supremacy Culture in Our Organizations! A Call for Healthcare Leaders to Craft Equitable and Sustainable Responses Towards Social Justice”