Program navigators


Charting the course for a full program of pertinent topics, new and requested faculty members, and unique program features is an outstanding group of professionals from around the behavioral health worlds. This group sorted through topics, abstracts, evidence-based practices, and practice-based evidence to map out a comprehensive program for you to enjoy. They also explored into input from professionals and organizations; reviewed literature; identified gaps; examined professional practices; and, analyzed surveys.

Their ultimate endpoint was a creative, interactive, evidence-based program for behavioral health professionals to enjoy and use to strengthen their tool chests of clinical skills to positively impact their practices and the youth and families with whom they work. They also aimed to challenge beliefs, provide timely insights, and open new ties among and between the disciplines and practices.

Special thanks to each of these committee voyagers

Thomas Conover, MD

(Course Director)

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist / Medical Director & Co-Medical Director, CAT Program, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Marie Baldwin, CRC, LVRC, CVE

Pre-employment Transition Services Program Specialist, Utah Office of Rehabilitation

Traci Barney, CBIST

Primary Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health & Human Services

Emily I. Braley, MS

4th Year Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of Utah

Leah Colburn, CMHC

Program Administrator,  Children’s Services, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & MH

Candace L. Floyd, PhD

Board Member & Conference Committee Chair, Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

Alina K. Fong, PhD

Neuropsychologist & Clinical Director, Cognitive FX; Representative, Brain Injury Association of Utah

Mark L. Fox, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist – Intermountain Medical Center

Fulvia E. Franco, PhD, NCSP

Program Specialist – Guidance, Jordan School District

Rolf M. Halbfell, ABISC/T

Program Administrator, Acquired Brain Injury & Physical Disabilities Waivers

Bryant Jenks, MS, LMFT

Program Manager, American Fork Family Clinic & School Based Services, Wasatch Behavioral Health

Shannon Keeney, LCSW, MPA

Clinical Reviewer, Utah Department of Human Services

Tia D. Korologos, BSN, RN

President & Founder, ESI Management Group (Project Developers & Coordinators)

Tanya May, LPN

Admissions & Business Development Director, Youth Care

Cynthia Palacios-Gutierrez, PsyD

Professional Development Manager, The Children’s Center

Tom Payne, LCSW

Administrative Director, Maple Unit – Pediatrics & Director of Admissions, Discharges & Transfers – Utah State Hospital

Trina Quinney-Packard, MEd

CEO & Executive Director, Youth Care

B. Todd Thatcher, DO, CMRO

Chief Medical Officer, Valley Behavioral Health

Sandra Whitehouse, PhD

Director of Psychology, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Corylyn Ybarra, CMHC

Shelter Care Program Manager, Salt Lake County Youth Services

*All committee members were asked to sign a formal disclosure. No disclosures related to potential conflicts of interests arising from financial relationships with ineligible companies within the last 24 months have been disclosed by any committee member. An ineligible company is defined as any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. (Providers of clinical services direct to patients are not considered ineligible companies unless the provider is owned or controlled by an ineligible company.)

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