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CFMA Maryland Chapter

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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Join the Maryland Chapter of CFMA for a Mental Health Awareness Summit to learn information about how to make changes that impact employee mental health in the workplace and what resources are available when mental health issues are detected.

This summit is geared toward CFOs, HR managers, and safety professionals. However, it is open to anyone in the industry who is ready to help in the effort to create awareness of mental health issues.

Attendees will be eligible for 4 CPE credits.

Our featured speaker is Sally Spencer Thomas: 

Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities. Spencer-Thomas has also held leadership positions for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the American Association for Suicidology, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. She has won multiple awards for her advocacy including the 2014 Survivor of the Year from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, and the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver, the 2015 Farbarow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the 2016 Career Achievement Alumni Award from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.


She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, Masters in Non-profit Management from Regis University, a Bachelors in Psychology and Studio Art with a Minor in Economics from Bowdoin College. She has written four books on mental health and violence prevention. She lives with her partner and three sons in Conifer, Colorado.


Also speaking will be Briana Lockhart:

Briana Lockhart (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator for the local Montgomery County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) located in Rockville, Maryland. In this role, Ms. Lockhart primarily supports a resilience-focused mental health program, Sources of Strength. Sources of Strength is an evidence-based “upstream” suicide prevention program that encourages the promotion of eight protective factors, “strengths”, to increase social connectedness, and to encourage help-seeking behaviors.


Ms. Lockhart is passionate about wellness and resiliency promotion. Prior to her role with NAMI Montgomery County, she held positions as a peer educator for the University of Maryland, College Park on-campus health center and as a Behavioral and Community Health Department Student Research Assistant. She graduated with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and a minor in Global Poverty.


Another speaker will be Michelle Cornette, Ph.D:

Michelle Cornette, Ph.D. is Lead Public Health Advisor in the Suicide Prevention Branch at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Past Executive Director of the American Association of Suicidology.  Dr. Cornette previously supported the Research & Program Evaluation and Data & Surveillance Divisions at the Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office and was Military Suicide SME at the Center for Deployment Psychology.  She spent 10 years in the VA system, where she was VISN 12 Suicide Prevention Director, responsible for overseeing suicide prevention activities at the 7 VA facilities in VISN 12.  She further led the suicide prevention clinical team at her local facility.  Dr. Cornette has received Federal and private funding for her program of research on suicide risk, and she has presented and published extensively on the topics of civilian and military suicide prevention.


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The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Web site:

Upcoming CFMA MD Events

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6435 Virginia Manor Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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