Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands

6th Annual Behavioral Health Summit

Summit Agenda


6th Annual BHCCI Behavioral Health Summit 

Wellness Through the Behavioral Health Lens: Recognition, Resiliency, and Recovery 

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Hyannis Resort and Conference Center

Registration | 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions | 8:30 - 9:00 AM  

Opening Keynote Speaker | 9:00 – 10:15 AM 

The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Ourselves and Others

Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., Consultant in Psychology, McLean Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 

Breakout Review | 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM – Review of breakout sessions

10:30– 10:45 am – MORNING BREAK

Morning Breakout Sessions | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM 

· Session 1 - Recognition - How do you  begin (or have) the conversation?  Marty Ferrero, MA, LADC, CMAT, Senior Clinical Director, Caron Treatment Center Older Adult Program; Daria Hanson, MD, Chief Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Cape Cod Healthcare; Chris Morin, Director of Prevention, Education & Outreach, Independence House; Kumara Sidhartha, MD, Medical Director, Cape Cod Healthcare Preferred Physicians

· Session 2  - Road to Resilience for First Responders, Mental Health Clinicians and Caregivers  Manny Marrero, MOT, OTR/L, FCE, Partial Hospital Program Clinician, Cape Cod Hospital; Sgt. Kevin Marshall, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, Nantucket Police Department; Lori Myles, LMHC, Southeast Service Director, Emergency Services Program, BayCove Human Services; Sgt. George Neilson, Level III Certified Instructor, Massachusetts Municipal Police Training

· Session 3 -  Building Supportive Pathways to Recovery on Cape Cod  Stephanie Briody, Co-Founder, Behavioral Health Innovators; Amy Doherty, Founder, Wellstrong; Sarah Ducie, Peer Mom Specialist, Moms Do Care Program, Duffy Health Center; Don Lonergan, Jr., Lead Peer, Vinfen; Adrienne Morosini, LICSW, Partial Hospital Program Clinician, Cape Cod Hospital; Jason Raineri, Certified Peer Specialist

Lunch | 12:00 – 12:45 PM 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions – REPEAT OF MORNING SESSIONS | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 

Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award | 2:15 – 2:30 PM 

Closing Keynote Speaker |  2:30 PM – 3:45 PM 

A Medicine of Hope and Possibility: Hope for both patients and practitioners

Jeffrey D. Rediger, MD, MDiv - Medical Director McLean SouthEast Psychiatric Programs and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Closing Remarks | 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands Fund, a project of the Cape Cod Foundation

Why we formed


The Coalition was formed in 2013 with the goal of addressing the fragmentation and confusion surrounding the behavioral health services available to the Cape & Islands community

Coalition Education, Activities and Events

Monthly Coalition Meetings

At our monthly meetings local agencies and clinicians present the types of services they provide and share information regarding current research. This is also a platform to discuss gaps in care and potential solutions.

Behavioral Health Summit

The Cape Cod and Islands Behavioral Health Summit is our signature event where we bring together healthcare providers of diverse disciplines to gain insight into new research, learn of local evidence based initiatives and to network with a wide range of healthcare providers. This event is held annually in October at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center.

Mental Health First Aid

The Coalition facilitates Mental Health First Aid Training led by Sergeant Kevin Marshall of the Nantucket Police Department. “Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.” (

Annual Holiday Meeting

Each December we hold a networking meeting where we work together to prepare stockings for our community’s homeless men and women in our community. We take time out of our busy schedule to enjoy delectable, but light food, pleasant conversation and do good work.

Support Dance in the Rain


Dance in the Rain Peer to Peer Mental Health Center is built by a group of peers that developed the courage to help themselves move forward and in turn fill a vital gap in the existing mental health system free of charge.

We not only deal with mental health issues our peers also live with addictions, alcoholism , homelessness, stigma and other issues.

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