Executive Luncheon presented by the Behavioral Health Committee

Event Details:

When:
May 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2019-05-30T12:00:00-07:00
2019-05-30T13:30:00-07:00
Where:
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Cost:
$85 General Admission | $125 VIP
Contact:
Dana Levin
(858) 637-3013

Online registration for this event is now closed. To purchase tickets by phone, please call Dana Levin at (858) 637-3013.

Chairs: Kira Finkenberg and Mimi Lee

Honorary Chair: Caryl Lees Witte

“Sixteen years ago, I walked across that bridge with one thought in mind:
That I was useless, that I had no value, that I was a burden to everyone who loved me.”

Linda Janon
Behavioral Health Committee Founder

In 1993, my daughter attempted suicide. She was 26 years old. Already in the Psychiatric Ward of the hospital for treatment of severe clinical depression, I thought she was safe. Jumping from the 5th story, she now faced not just mental uncertainty, but major physical recovery. I felt grieved, confused, helpless, anxious. I felt alone.

I went to JFS for help, but at the time, even their services were insufficient. By speaking out and sharing my story, I soon found others who could relate to my experiences, concerns, grief, and hope.

I quote the words of the songwriter James Taylor, “Pain is a motivation for all manors of things.” Out of our collective pain, the Behavioral Health Committee was formed to fight the myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness. We are now 30 members strong, organizing 2 annual events in support of mental health awareness. Through our work, we support one another and our community. I am grateful to our committee for their dedication and am proud to have helped Jewish Family Service create programming addressing mental illness and the family.

Today my daughter is productive, self sufficient and happy at 46. Mental illness is not curable, but it is treatable. There is hope and support for those living with mental illness AND their families! Sharing our stories brings awareness to mental illness. Sharing our stories can help end the stigma!

Featuring Guest Speaker Kevin Hines
Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller

Kevin Hines is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit.

Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher represents the County of San Diego’s Fourth District

Key priorities for his first term are to improve the County’s behavioral health system, strengthen the child welfare system, and tackle climate change with policies to improve air quality. In his role as a County policy maker, Supervisor Fletcher believes he can have the largest impact on homelessness by tackling the deficits and dysfunction in our behavioral health services system.

He is conceptualizing a behavioral health strategy that considers policy changes locally, and at the state and federal levels to transform the behavioral health system. His first action was in February when the Board of Supervisors supported his proposal to study building a Regional Hub for Behavioral Health Services on County land in Hillcrest. His policy inspired other Supervisors to request additional properties be identified to serve a similar purpose and make up a regional network of behavioral health hubs in all four corners of the county. Supervisor Fletcher wants to create a world class model of care in San Diego County for people experiencing mental health injury.

Registered guests of The Executive Luncheon are also invited to join us for a screening of Kevin Hines’ Suicide: The Ripple Effect documentary on Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm or Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00am.

Thank you to The Lot La Jolla for generously hosting the screenings.

The Behavioral Health Committee (BHC) of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, founded by Linda Janon, strives to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by increasing community awareness.

The Behavioral Health Committee of Jewish Family Service

Co-Chairs: Mona Angel & Karen Shein

Founder: Linda Janon

Chairs: Kira Finkenberg and Mimi Lee

Honorary Chair: Caryl Lees Witte

 

Bonnie Baron, LCSW
Phyllis Bendett
Lisa Goldberg
Meg Goldstein
Nancy Gordon
Gloria Harris, Ph.D.
Marcia Foster Hazan
Cecile Jordan Ed.D.
Barbara Kent, M.S.
Debbie Kramer, LCSW
Mimi Lee, M.S.
Cheryl Levitt
Teddie Lewis
Jenny Meiselman, Ph.D.
Marie G. Raftery
Dara Bliss Schwartz, PsyD
Devorah Shore
Fern Siegel
Karen Foster Silberman

 

Marie G. Raftery, Chair, JFS Board of Directors

 

Staff

Michael Hopkins, MSW
Chief Executive Officer

Dana Toppel, LCSW, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Shana Hazan
Chief Philanthropy Officer

2019 Behavioral Health Committee Signature Underwriters

Presenting

Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc.*
Vivien & Jeffrey Ressler*
Caryl Lees Witte

 

Champion

Marie G. Raftery & Dr. Robert A. Rubenstein*
Hon. Lynn Schenk & Hugh Friedman, z”l*

 

Leader

Cohn Family Foundation*
Lois J. Richmond & Family*
Karen & Jeffrey Silberman*


Supporter

Comfort Keepers | April & Mathew Fink
Marjorie & Sheldon Derezin*
Susanna & Michael Flaster*
Marcia Foster Hazan & Mark Cammell*
Sylvia & Jaime Liwerant*
Meiselman Family*
Rowling & Associates*
M.T. & James Schaeffer*


Patron

Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia*
Deborah Bucksbaum*
Kira Finkenberg*
Leonard Hirsch & Barbara Hoffer*
Linda & Edward Janon*
Emily & Chris Jennewein | TimesOfSanDiego.com*
Sandy & Arthur Levinson*
Barbara Malk
Barbara & Howard Milstein*
Mimi Lee
Lauren & Robert Resnik*
Lisa & Brad Slavin*
Sharon & David Wax*
Rachel & Adam Welland*
Joellyn & Ron Zollman*


Friend

Fern & Lee Siegel Fidelity National Title Company


*Signature Underwriter
**List as of 5/16/19

Underwriter Packages

Presenting – $18,000
10 VIP tickets to Behavioral Health Luncheon on May 30, 2019
6 invitations to a VIP private dinner with Kevin Hines on May 30, 2019
Mention as Presenting underwriter in opening remarks
Book by Kevin Hines

Leader – $10,000
10 VIP tickets to Behavioral Health Luncheon on May 30, 2019
4 invitations to a VIP private dinner with Kevin Hines on May 30, 2019

Supporter – $5,000
10 tickets to Behavioral Health Luncheon on May 30, 2019

Patron – $2,500
4 tickets to Behavioral Health Luncheon on May 30, 2019

Friend – $1,200
2 tickets to Behavioral Health Luncheon on May 30, 2019

 

Tickets

$125 VIP ticket

$75 before May 7th then it goes up to $85

Online registration for this event is now closed. To purchase tickets by phone, please call Dana Levin at (858) 637-3013.