2019 Keynote Speakers


Stephanie Covington

Dr. Covington is an internationally recognized clinician, organizational consultant, lecturer, and author and is a pioneer in the field of woman’s issues, addiction, trauma, and recovery. For more than 35 years, she has created gender-responsive and trauma-informed programs and services for use in public, private, and institutional settings.


Carl Hart

Dr. Hart is the chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He is also the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. He is the author of the award-winning book, “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.”


Chan Hellman

Dr. Hellman currently serves as a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding Director of the Hope Research Center. Dr. Hellman's current research is focused on the application of hope theory to predict adaptive behaviors and hope as a psychological strength that buffer strength and adversity among those impacted by family violence.