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Face of Change

June 3, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Grappone Center, Concord, NH

A free conference for advocates, legislators, human service agencies and other professionals shaping the social landscape of New Hampshire

*Check-in and complimentary breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch is also included.

As we cross the 50-year threshold of Waypoint’s advocacy program, explore the future of child advocacy with an eye-opening perspective on child abuse prevention.

2022 Waypoint Faceof Change Website Keynote

Keynote speaker:

Taylor Bryan Turner

Assistant Regional Administrator

Region 1, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Taylor Bryan Turner serves as part of SAMHSA’s leadership team and works to advance SAMHSA’s mission in the six New England States and tribal nations. She is recognized as the creator of the Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase, a forum designed to provide underserved community-based organizations an opportunity to present their purpose, populations served, and community impact to regional behavioral health leaders to increase partnerships and funding potential. Taylor has over 20 years of experience cultivating diverse relationships among stakeholders, elected officials, and private and non-profit organizations to implement policy. She has been nationally recognized for her contributions to housing initiatives to end homelessness, affordable housing, health and wellness, and sustainability.

Keynote address:

Social Determinants of Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

How do the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, grow, play, work, and age, affect health and quality-of-life outcomes? Taylor raises this question and explores our opportunities to impact child, family, and community well-being. Features a revealing look through the lens of race equity.

Discussion to follow with panelists:

Joe Ribsam, director, NH Division for Children, Youth & Families
Kim Firth
, program director, Endowment for Health
Rob Dapice
, executive director, NH Housing Finance Authority
Honorable Susan Ashley
, deputy administrative judge for New Hampshire Circuit Court

Joe Ribsam, Kim Firth, Rob Dapice


Moderated by:

Keith Kuenning, director of advocacy, Waypoint

Presentation of the Voice for Children Awards

Join us in honoring three New Hampshire citizens with the Jack Lightfoot Voice for Children Award: Representatives Patrick Long, Kimberly Rice, Mary Beth Walz

Patrick Long, Kim Rice, Mary Beth Walz
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