6th Annual John Hatch Lectures

Oct 21, 2021 | Mental Health | 0 comments

“Mental Health—An Expanded Landscape”

November 30, 2021, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm EST


Learn More & REGISTER HERE for Virtual Event


Sponsored by the FaithHealth Division-Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist & National Association of Community Health Centers

Keynoter: Victor Armstrong, MSW, recently named as NC DHHS Chief Health Equity Officer

Following the keynote, hear some of the powerful stories, experiences, and wisdom of Dr. John Hatch, followed by a special afternoon panel on “Power Dynamics:  Speaking Truth to Power.”

Other distinguished speakers include

Dr. John HatchE. Benjamin Money, Jr., Senior Vice President, Public Health Priorities, National Association of Community Health Centers; Brenda A. Latham-Sadler, Assoc. Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine;  Davida Loren Haywood, Vice President of Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University; Leonzo D. Lynch, President, General Baptist State Convention of NC; Bobby G. Baker, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Christ Community Health Systems; Goldie Smith Byrd, Director, Maya Angelo Center for Health Equity; Clifford Jones ,Sr., Senior Minister, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cornell Wright, Executive Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities; Bryan Hatcher, President, CareNet Counseling; and Gary Gunderson, Vice President, FaithHealth Division, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

More about Victor Armstrong, NC DHHS Chief Health Equity Officer

  • Former Director, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services, NC Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Former VP of Behavioral Health with Atrium Health for Atrium’s largest behavioral health hospital, Behavioral Health Charlotte
  • Over 30 years experience in human services, primarily dedicated to building and strengthening community resources to serve individuals living with mental illness
  • Board of Directors for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) of NC and United Suicide Survivors International
  • Former board chair of NAMI NC
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Mental Health America’s 2021 H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. Award for “Outstanding Mental Health Leadership”

Click HERE for Victor Armstrong’s bio

This Series engages faith and health leaders in thought provoking dialogue reflective of the strength of faith and health intersections in improving population health and building stronger communities.  It is named in commemoration of the pioneering work of Dr. John W. Hatch, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hatch’s esteemed career includes over fifty years of experience in the areas of faith, health, and community organization with a special focus on underserved communities and social justice.

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