ACU Excited to Welcome Jessica Neely as a Keynote Speaker at Our 2023 Conference

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is honored to welcome Jessica Neely as a keynote speaker at our 2023 Conference, “Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, & Communities,” in Washington, D.C., on July 23-26. Neely is the National Crisis Center Director for Sandy Hook Promise. She has years of experience in mental health, school safety, and social issues.

Neely joined Sandy Hook Promise in 2018 with the mission to create a Crisis Center made up of caring and compassionate people from all walks of life. Today the Crisis Center is a Nationally Accredited Center and the only one of its kind. Crisis counselors are trained to triage every tip with a level of skill and precision that has led to thousands of immediate mental health interventions, 15 averted planned school shootings, and countless lives saved during a suicide crisis.

A passionate motivator, advocate, and leader, Neely has created and designed curriculum for the Miami Dade County Public School system, guided many restorative justice initiatives for underserved youth, led crisis management and planning initiatives, and created and implemented school wide, discrete “QR” codes for immediate threats on school grounds. Neely is a National ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainer with The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and educates underserved communities on how to effectively support someone with thoughts of suicide.

Neely joins other keynote speakers LaShyra Nolen, Jim Macrae, and Luis Padilla at our CME-accredited ACU Conference offering crucial trainings for clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike in Washington, D.C. Featuring three unique tracks as well as exciting general sessions and keynotes, the event will offer more than 20 educational workshops, keynote addresses, and more.

Browse our conference details and sign up now! ACU Members and students enjoy a significant discount.

ACU 2023 Conference registration is open:

ACU Members and students enjoy a significant discount.