Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) is hosting Coffee Chats: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Update 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 14 online. The event is an opportunity for local experts in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment to discuss local initiatives, challenges, and solutions surrounding mental health care and substance abuse.

“As an organization committed to the economic and social vitality of Snohomish County, we recognize the critical importance of addressing mental health and substance abuse issues within our community,” Wendy Poischbeg, Interim President & CEO of EASC, said in a press release.

Below is a list of the panelists that will be featured:

  • Cammy Hart-Anderson, Division Manager – Behavioral Health & Vet Services, Snohomish County
  • Skyler Malan, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Snohomish & Island Counties (NAMI Sno-Isle)
  • Karen Schilde, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, National Alliance on Mental Illness Snohomish & Island Counties (NAMI Sno-Isle)
  • Katie Gilligan, Chief Medical Officer, Compass Health
  • Tom Kozaczynski, Chief Advancement Officer, Compass Health
  • Megan Herrenkohl, MSW, LICSW, CCTSI, Program Manager, Mental Health & Wellness Services, Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health

“Community members, healthcare professionals, and policymakers are invited to join the conversation, aimed at fostering awareness, collaboration, and action to support the well-being of Snohomish County residents,” according to the press release.

This event is free to attend. RSVP here to receive the Zoom livestream link. For more information, please visit or email at [email protected].