Speakers Bureau

Sharing information and offering education on the topic of mental health is important to every community  in our state. Commissioner Kimberly Boswell and additional subject matter experts regularly visit community, faith-based and civics groups to speak about mental health-related topics.

If you would like to invite the Commissioner or a member of our staff, please review the Speaker's Bureau list. Click the Contact Us Form to make your request. Select Speakers Bureau as your subject and send us information for your event: Topic, Speaker, Date, Time, Location, Contact Information. An Office of Public Information staff member will reply within 48 hours.

Brittney Dabney, Public Information Specialist

Crisis Care: Crisis Diversion Centers and Rural Crisis Programs
Mental Health Services in Alabama
Dr. Tammie McCurry, Associate Commissioner
Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Dr. Tammie McCurry
Developmental Disability Services in Alabama
Home and Community Based Services
Terry Pezent, Associate Commissioner
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Terry Pezent
ADMH Civil Commitment Protocols
EPSDT Settlement Process
Mental Health Community Services and Resource Information
Kim Hammack, Director
Mental Illness Community Programs
Kim Hammack
Individuals and Families: Advocacy Services

Dianne Durbin, Director
Rights Protection & Advocacy
Certified Peer Specialist Training
Peer Services
Peer Support
Michael Autrey, Director
Peer Support Services
Mike Autrey
Early Intervention
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Jane Duer, Director
Infant & Early Childhood Special Programs
Prevention of Substance Use Disorders
Suicide Prevention
Beverly Johnson, Director
Office of Prevention
Beverly Johnson
Adult Mental Health Community Services and Resource InformationJessica Hales, Coordinator
Adult Mental Illness Services,
Individual Placement & Support/Supported Employment
Mental Illness Community Programs
Jessica Hales
Supported Employment (DD) Byron White, Director
Office of Supported Employment
Autism Services Anna McConnell
State Autism Coordinator
Autism Services
Anna McConnell
Developmental Disabilities
Waivers and Supports
Rita Wingard, Director
Systems Management and Waivers
Public Information / Media RelationsMalissa Valdes-Hubert, Public Information Officer
Public Information
Malissa Valdes-Hubert
Legislative Issues
Ada Katherine van Wyhe, Director
Legislative and Constituent Affairs
Ada Katherine Van Wyhe
Children & Adolescent Mental Health Community Services and Resource InformationGayla Caddell, Coordinator,
Child and Adolescent Services - Mental Illness
School-Based Mental Health Collaboration (SBMHC) programLaToya Patterson, Coordinator,
School-Based Mental Health - Mental Illness
Individual Placement and Support/Supported Employment (MI)Denise Bern, Trainer and Coordinator,
Individual Placement & Support/Supported Employment