Speaker Series

Hope Academy strives to be a community resource for professionals who work with adolescents in the areas of mental health, addictions and education. We are fortunate to have caring and compassionate board members who are subject matter experts in these fields. 

Join us for our 2021 Speaker Series featuring three outstanding board members. These virtual sessions are free to attend. More information about speaker topics and how to register is coming soon.

Dr. Angie Tomlin

Child Trauma in School Settings

February 11: Child Trauma in School Settings
Presented by: Dr. Angela Tomlin

Dr. Angela Tomlin is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of the Section of Child Development, and Director of the Riley Child Development Center LEND Program located at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Tomlin provides clinical services to families with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, supervises graduate trainees, and is a frequent presenter on topics including autism, behavior management, and infant mental health. She is the author or co-author of 20 publications.

Janice Gabe

Marijuana: Effects on the Brain & Behavior

March 17: Marijuana: Effects on the Brain & Behavior
Presented by: Janice Gabe, LCSW, LCAC

Janice Gabe is the founder and president of New Perspectives of Indiana. She is a nationally recognized adolescent and young adult therapist who specializes in the treatment of clinically complex clients. Janice has thirty years of clinical experience and has been instrumental in assisting in the development of clinical programs across the country. Janice is a highly respected public speaker and has provided training and consultation in over 40 states.

Ukamaka Oruche

Co-creating a Satisfying Patient/Family & Provider Meeting

April 29: Co-creating a Satisfying Patient/Family & Provider Meeting
Presented by: Dr. Ukamaka Oruche 

Dr. Ukamaka Oruche is the Director of Global Programs and Associate Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She brings over 20 years of clinical experience to her research focused on adolescents with disruptive behaviors and their families. Dr. Oruche’s expertise is in program development and evaluation in mental and behavioral health/health. Dr. Oruche led the integration of primary and behavioral care services for Eskenazi Health – one of the largest safety net health system in the United States.