Bukata Hayes - VP of Racial and Health Equity at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Visionary leader, author and innovative professional offering expertise in leadership, grassroots organizing, program development, facilitation, and stakeholder engagement with a steadfast commitment to equity and inclusion. Twenty years of progressive experience within large and small systems such as non-profit, K-12, higher education and rural communities. Effectively structuring, developing, implementing and evaluating performance-based, grant funded, and collaborative programs.
Monica Kramer McConkey has 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field as a counselor, program supervisor and administrator. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Minnesota. Her focus throughout her career has been to increase access to, and remove the stigma often attached to mental health services in rural underserved areas. Monica grew up on a farm in northwestern Minnesota and has intimate understanding of the dynamics leading to farm stress and its impact on farm families. She currently works as one of two Rural Mental Health Specialists in Minnesota providing support to farmers and their families. Monica also travels throughout the country educating and speaking on rural mental health and resilience through her business Eyes on the Horizon Consulting, LLC.
Robyn Schumacher, MS, LMFT, LPCC has been employed in the mental health field at some capacity for the past 15 years from delivering an art class to at-risk youth to providing clinical services to children and their families to providing reflective supervision to interns, clinical trainees, and licensed mental health professionals. She is trained in DC 0-5 assessment for children ages birth to 6. She is Nationally Certified in PCIT, certified in ABC, and rostered in CPP, all evidenced based dyadic interventions. She managed the Infant Early Childhood Program as the Clinical Supervisor at CSSM.
Dr. Katie Stadther, PsyD, LP is a licensed child psychologist and the Lead Psychologist at CSSM. Dr. Stadther’s training has focused on comprehensive psychological evaluations for children birth to 18 years. She has specialized in training in assessment of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopment disorders (i.e. ADHD and learning disabilities) and assessment of children birth to five years old. She is trained in DC:0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.
Andrew Archer, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice. Minnesota Mental Health Services is the clinic he founded and practices out of since 2017. In addition, Andrew is a Zen instructor, author, and national speaker. Andrew has held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Minnesota. Andrew lives with his wife Lindsay and three children (ages 5, 3, and 1) in Mankato where he teaches meditation in the community, including with preschool children.
A panel of 3-4 Peer Support/Recovery Specialists will be sharing their stories and how they relate to the Social Determinants of Mental Health. Ron will be facilitating these conversations for our 6th and final presentation of the day.