What is the Summit About?

The BROWARD MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022, Presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, Memorial Healthcare System, UKG, Cassel and Cassel, and Aetna brings together the leading mental health providers in South Florida from county, state and federal government, private practice, non-profits, and academia to discuss and examine the current issues relating to mental health in Broward County. This year we will have in-person and virtual sessions.


Who Should Attend?

Everyone wanting to learn about the mental health issues facing our communities in South Florida. Shaken by current shootings in our county, whether you’re a healthcare provider, first responder, aspiring activist unsure of how to contribute, an accomplished community leader, a business owner, elected official, or just simply a concerned citizen, you’ll walk away with concrete data, information tools, and a better understanding of the challenges affecting those with mental health issues.



Co-Chair: Juan Carlos Arias, Esq., Executive Director, Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward 
Co-Chair: Beth Taché, Board Member, Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County 
Vice-Chair: Tracy Schuldiner, Chief Advancement & Community Relations, 211 Broward 

Andrea Busada, Director, Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services Division 
Sgt. Edward Rafailovitc, Broward Sheriff’s Office 
Diann Geronemus, Community Advocate 
Dr. Marsha D. Brown, The Institute for Behavioral Sciences and the Law 
Elizabeth Lombardo, Program Director, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County (AADRC) 
Graciela Jimenez, Baptist Health 
Amy Exum, Baptist Health 
Jackie Rosen, CEO, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention 
Judy Couwels, EAP Manager, Broward Sheriff’s Office 
Kate Goldman, Baptist Health 
Marc Infante, Vice President Investments, Wells Fargo 
Michael Allora, Board Member and Lead MHFA Trainer, Thank You First Responder, Inc. 
Norma Wagner, Department of Children & Families 
Renzo Barredo, Financial Advisor, OneSouth Florida Wealth Advisors 
Sandra Cumper, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Broward County 
Simone Edwards, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Broward County VA Outpatient Clinic 
Tim Curtin, Administrative Director Community Services, Memorial Health System