2017 Healing Justice Alliance Annual Conference

September 24-27, 2017 

Inter Continental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Hotel Reservations: Rooms at the InterContinental are currently sold out. If you haven’t booked your stay, please book with Hyatt Regency Milwaukee now, which offers rooms at a comparable rate and is a few blocks from InterContinental. Rooms are limited so we advise you to book ASAP. 

CME & CE hours available. If interested, please purchase them along with your registration.

CME ($100): Hours TBD

CE ($75): 10.5 social work hours

September 24, 2017: Pre-Conference networking, food, drinks and tour of Milwaukee

September 25-26, 2017: Conference and workshops

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds: Free tickets available on first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be available at registration desk

September 27, 2017: Post-Conference workshops and SMSV Grantee Meeting

See draft conference agenda

 Keynote Speaker: Jerry Tello 

Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross cultural issues and motivational speaking. As a noted therapist, author, performer and program developer, over the last 30 years Mr Tello has incorporated his real life experience, together with research based knowledge and indigenous cultural based teachings to engage all in a reality-based healing and growth-inspiring experience. He is the author of children’s books, professional publications, culturally based curriculums and inspirational CD’s and DVD’s. Mr Tello has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service award.


Keynote Speaker: Thea James


Dr. James is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, VP of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center and Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program there. She is a founding member of the National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Advocacy Programs. In 2011, Dr. James was appointed to Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Task Force On Children Exposed To Violence. She was the 2014 recipient of the Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Award.

Dr. James’ passion is in Public Health both domestically and globally. She is a Supervising Medical Officer on the Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MA-1 DMAT), under the Department of Health and Human Services. She has deployed to New York City post 911, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Bam, Iran after the earthquake in 2003 and Port-Au-Prince Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.

As the VP of Mission, Dr. James will work closely with the wide range of programs and agencies that partner with BMC to meet the full spectrum of our patients’ needs, with a goal of improving coordination and fostering innovative and effective new models of care. Working with caregivers throughout BMC, she will have primary responsibility for coordinating and maximizing BMC’s relationships and strategic alliances with organizations including community agencies, housing advocates, community mental health providers, as well as substance abuse and violence prevention programs. As essential as these services are to our patients today, integrating them into our clinical care model will be critical as we assume responsibility for managing the health of the population in our system.

Presenter: Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health and 16th surgeon general of the United States under the Clinton Administration. After leaving his post as surgeon general, Dr. Satcher became the director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He stepped in to serve as the president of the medical school two years later. Dr. Satcher created the Satcher Health Leadership Institute in 2006. The institute is part of the Morehouse School of Medicine. He serves as its director, overseeing programs on sexual health, disease prevention, mental health and the health needs of underserved communities. Satcher is also the author of the 2005 clinical guide Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities. 







Pre-Conference Networking Fun Day ($95)

12:30PM Pick Up InterContinental Hotel

  • Harley Davidson Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Lakefront
  • Cathedral Square
  • Milwaukee Public Market
  • Polonez Restaurant
  • Leon’s Custard

6pm & 7pm Pick Up to Hotel

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We would like to thank our sponsors who without their generous support, this conference would not be possible.

HEROES $15,000 – $24,999


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The Annie E. Casey Foundation

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LEADERS $10,000 – $14,999

Kaiser Permanente

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ADVOCATES $5,000 – $9,999

Raynes McCarty Trial and Appellate Lawyers

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Youth ALIVE!


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AmeriHealth Caritas


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Cure Violence

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The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation

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PATRONS $2,500 – $4,999

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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Boston Medical Center

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City of Milwaukee Health Department, Office of Violence Prevention 

Conference Refund Policy

Participant Refund Policy

  • Conference registration and/or workshop registration may be canceled with full refund provided written notification is received any time up until four (4) weeks prior to the conference start date.
  • A 50% refund is available for conference registration and/or workshop registration provided written notification is received between four (4) weeks and two (2)weeks prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be granted within two (2) weeks of the conference start date. In the case of an emergency/extenuating circumstances, special requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the conference leadership team following the conference.

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