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Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Virtual Event
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions by David Wallace, LCSW-R
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Symposium Kick-Office by Dr. Henry Neilley, MD, FAAP
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Speaker Gregory Owens, LMSW
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Intermission
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Speaker Adam Foss, JD
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Q&A and Closing


CEUs are available at cost for participants and will be available through the end of the day on October 15th. For more information on receiving CEUs click here



David Wallace, LCSW-R is the Executive Director of the LaSalle School of Albany. With over 20 years of experience in child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice, David is a nationally recognized expert in treating youth and families who have experienced sexual abuse and complex trauma. As an active trainer, Dave has presented to audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the topics of trauma, clinical best practices, and behavioral health policy. Dave also serves on a number of state and national associations, boards, and committees, all dedicated to the improvement of treatment services to youth and families with complex mental health and behavioral needs.

Henry McDougall Neilley, MD, FAAP, joined CDPHP in April 2020 and serves as medical director, pediatrics. In this role, Dr. Neilley oversees the distinctive health needs of CDPHP members 21 years of age and younger while also working with the corporate leadership team on medical management, quality improvement, and resource management initiatives in accordance with regulatory, accreditation, and corporate policies. Dr. Neilley also co-chairs the children’s advisory committee. Prior to joining CDPHP, Dr. Neilley served as an esteemed member of the CDPHP board of directors while also practicing at Shaker Pediatrics. Prior to his position at Shaker Pediatrics, Dr. Neilley was part of the Schenectady Family Health Center. Dr. Neilley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and past president of the New York State Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is president of the Capital District Pediatric Society and past chair of the Capital District Pediatric Council.

Gregory Owens, LMSW is the Deputy Commissioner and Director for the Office of Youth Justice through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Service in Albany, NY. Gregory will share his experience in promoting, creating and leading a learning environment where racial and ethnic disparities are problematic, longstanding, and difficult to address. He will share his efforts to develop a framework for leadership, managing challenging conversations about the race disparities, the impact of bias, anxiety and stress that can pose barriers to advancement, and successes achieved overtime.

Adam Foss, JD is the former Assistant DA for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Division in Boston, MA, and currently the Founder & Executive Director for Prosecutor Impact in Boston. Adam will discuss the complexities of power, privilege, and opportunity through the lens of the criminal justice system. In addition, to highlighting certain disparities and inequities connected to these topics, that can be observed in the context of the criminal justice system and most other essential aspects of society.

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