Winter Institute Keynote Speakers

The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is proud to announce its Winter Institute 2019 keynote speakers.

First up we have Sheriff Paul Penzone.

Sheriff Penzone spent 21 years as a Phoenix police officer, earning national and international recognition for his leadership in crime prevention, capture of dangerous criminals, and dismantling of drug trafficking organizations. The Sheriff has, additionally, served as a top law-enforcement and security expert, and has dedicated his time to various community organizations.

While on assignment with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sheriff was selected as the national “Task Force Agent of the Year” when he led the federal wiretap investigation that ultimately dismantled a large-scale Methamphetamine manufacturing and distributing network in Arizona. He led the Silent Witness Program for 7 years, most notably during the “Baseline Killer” and “Serial Shooter” investigations, which paralyzed parts of the community with fear.

Sheriff Penzone believes there must be a strong partnership between the community and its law enforcement professionals. This commitment inspired Paul to develop programs that connected Valley-wide public safety agencies, media, local businesses and community leaders. The continued commitment to the community is evidenced by the numerous key leadership positions in his administration dedicated to community outreach and relations.

Sheriff Penzone will speak Wednesday, Feb 13, from 9-10:15 am.

 

Later that afternoon we have a tag-team of keynote speakers in Chick Arnold and Josh Mozell.

Charles L. “Chick” Arnold is a partner in the law firm of Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, L.L.P., who specializes in mental health legal issues. Chick is a Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame member and was the first inductee into both the Mental Health America of Arizona Hall of Fame and the Arizona Fiduciary Hall of Fame.

For more than 30 years, Chick Arnold has been a forceful advocate for the rights of the elderly and mentally ill. His 1981 class action lawsuit on behalf of Maricopa County's seriously mentally ill population alleged that the State of Arizona failed to fund a comprehensive mental health system as required by state law.

In 1989, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed, in ‘Arnold v. Sarn,’ that the State had indeed violated its statutory duty. Ongoing compliance with the lawsuit has resulted in additional annual State funding in the hundreds of millions of dollars for the benefit of seriously mentally ill Arizonans.

Chick is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is licensed as a Private Fiduciary by the Arizona Supreme Court. He is co-author of the Arizona Probate Code Manual, co-author of the Arizona Resource Guide for Families of Person with Serious Mental Illness, is a frequent speaker and writer, and has otherwise distinguished himself in areas dealing with mental health law, incapacity and disability.

Next we have his co-presenter - Josh Mozell.

Appointed to the AHCCCS Maricopa County Human Rights Committee by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2017, Josh Mozell also serves as partner in the law firm of Frazer Ryan & Arnold, L.L.P. and practices in the areas of estate planning, mental health law and elder law as well as contested probates, guardianships and conservatorships.

In his mental health practice, Josh helps clients gain access to care, and works with families to help them understand and effectively access Arizona’s uniquely complex mental health system. Josh counsels clients in navigating the notoriously difficult civil commitment process and connects families with his network of care providers. When care is superior in other parts of the country, Josh coordinates the legal, administrative, and practical measures needed to access that care. When necessary, Josh frequently helps families implement a mental health guardianship so they can properly advocate for their mentally ill loved ones. Additionally, a significant portion of Josh’s mental health practice focuses on “psychiatric boarding,” a situation in which clients are involuntarily and unlawfully held in an emergency room.

In his healthcare practice, Josh represents behavioral health hospitals and providers. Here he uses his public behavioral health experience to help providers navigate complex legal issues that arise while delivering behavioral health and integrated care, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and security, substance use record disclosures, implications of incapacity, guardianship and powers of attorney, compliance, civil commitment proceedings, consultation and representation on Arizona State Hospital Admission, and writ of habeas corpus challenges.

Additionally, Josh is the president of the Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill; board chair of Mental Health America of Arizona; chair-elect of the Executive Council of the State Bar’s Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section; and board member of the governors of Recovery Empowerment Network (REN).

Chick and Josh present from 2:45-4 pm.

 

 Next we have Angela Harrole.

CEO of the 100 Club of Arizona, and an Arizona State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and Business, Angela served within the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service as a Special Agent where she completed domestic and international investigations related to visa and passport fraud.

During that time, she was also assigned to the United States Secretary of State’s executive protection detail where she traveled to over 34 countries and later became the Asst. Regional Security Officer for the U.S. Embassies in Chile, Haiti and Mexico.

After meeting her husband, Bruce Harrolle and having a child she resigned from her position as a Special Agent and moved into a position as a contract Special Investigator to provide more stability for her growing family. Bruce worked as a police officer and paramedic for the Arizona Department of Public Safety while she opened FedRealty, a real estate brokerage that focuses on the residential relocation of government employees.

Life took an unexpected turn in October 2008 when her husband and the father of her two young children was killed in the line of duty. She then worked closely alongside the Arizona Department of Public Safety on “Harrolle’s Law,” this law provides surviving families with lifetime health insurance benefits following a line of duty death. 

She later became the CEO of the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides statewide assistance for public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and their families. As a 501(c)(3), the 100 Club of Arizona is dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. She also continues her aforementioned work in addition to being a partner in several local restaurant concepts such as CHoP Chandler, The Living Room, and Humble Pie at La Encantada.

Angela speaks Thursday, Feb 14, from 8:30-10 am.

 

Later that afternoon we have Dr. Patricia Haynes.

Dr. Haynes is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences and a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in sleep psychology, depression and anxiety, and intervention research. Her research program investigates how stressful life events affect sleep and daily routine to increase risk for depression, stress-related disorders, and obesity. Dr. Haynes is the principal investigator of the NIH-NHLBI funded Assessing Daily Activity Patterns Through Occupational Transitions (ADAPT) study (http://adapt.arl.arizona.edu/) examining the impact of job loss on daily lifestyle. Her work examining sleep-related outcomes in veterans with PTSD has been funded by the Department of Defense, the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, and the Institute for Mental Health Research. The overall focus of her research program is on the development and testing of behavioral interventions and health promotion campaigns that have the potential to improve sleep, mental, and physical health.

Dr. Haynes is committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and maintains active collaborations with researchers in the UA College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Psychology Department, and Department of Human Studies and Family Development. She also partners with WellAmerica (http://www.wellamerica.net/) and the Tucson Fire Department (https://www.tucsonaz.gov/fire) to provide brief behavioral interventions and develop programs to foster first responder mental health and resiliency. She provided clinical services to Veterans at VA Health Care Systems in San Diego, Albuquerque and Tucson for over 12 years and uses this expertise consulting with the national CBT-insomnia dissemination initiative, where she co-authored training and assessment materials. She enjoys teaching evidenced-based evaluation and intervention methodology to trainees at all levels.

Dr. Haynes speaks Thursday 3-4:30 pm.

For more information on the keynote presentations as well as an up-to-date list of other conference seminars, check out the main Winter Institute page.