2020 Conference

Speaker Presentation 


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Keynote Presentation Day 1:

Identifying and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy, Dikea (Kay) Roussos-Ross, MD

Counting Sheep: The Intersecting Issues of Sleep, Rest, & Stigma Among Black Mothers, 

Brittney George, LPC, Nationally Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor

The Whole Woman: Restoring Wellness Beyond Pills, Potions and Procedures,  

Joy Jones, MD, CEO and founder of Whole Village Health

Keynote Presentation Day 2:  

Perinatal Mental Health Disparities, Actions, and Patient Engaged Research, Karen Tabb, PhD, MSW

COVID-19 and Intensive Perinatal Outpatient Services,  

Lauren DePaola, LCSW, Founder/CEO, Better Beginnings, LLC; Co-Founder, Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative

Substance Use Disorder and Maternal Mental Health,  

Dixie Morgese, BA, CAP, ICAD, Executive Director of Healthy Start

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Amandla Shabaka-Haynes

Dr. Amandla Shabaka-Haynes, M.D. is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. She received her B.S. in Biology/Pre-medicine at Xavier University of Louisiana and completed her medical training at the Latin American School of Medicine. She currently serves as Program Manager for pediatric and perinatal behavioral health programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine Center for Behavioral Health Integration. Dr. Haynes has previously served as board member for Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition; Women's Health Liaison and Outreach Specialist at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

Dr. Haynes is an advocate for the BIPOC birth community, supporting efforts to improve birth outcomes and reduce health inequities. In her volunteer roles, she serves as chair of the Awareness Workgroup of the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, Advisor for the Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project, and Women’s Health Educator for the Melanin Mothers Meet Postpartum Support Program. At her core, Dr. Haynes is a mother, mentor, an active local and international community member, a bilingual health educator, and a lover of food and culture.