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Opening Keynote
Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT
  • Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT (Vice President at NAMI - Southern Nevada)

    Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT

    Vice President at NAMI - Southern Nevada

    Dr. Jacobs is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University where he studied Communications and he earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. Dr. Jacobs has been providing individual, couples and family therapy to individuals from various walks of life for the past 15 years. He has worked in inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings. He has also worked as a clinician within the juvenile justice and child welfare systems for Clark County, a combined 11 years. Dr. Jacobs has also taught various psychology courses at several different universities over the years as an adjunct professor. Additionally, he is a team clinician for the Las Vegas Raiders where he provides counseling to players, coaches and staff as well as conducts NFL-mandated trainings for the team. Dr. Jacobs is also a mental health media consultant for Las Vegas Fox 5 News, Las Vegas Channel 13 News, Power 88.1 Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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Keynote Speaker
Jessica Halling
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Keynote Speaker
Rob Reed
  • Rob Reed (Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office)

    Rob Reed

    Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office

    Rob Reed has been a career public servant working for more than 38 years in federal and state governments. Rob served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Washington D.C. (1982-1987) and more recently in the (Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA) (1989-2017). As a federal prosecutor, Rob investigated and prosecuted a wide range of cases including, among others, violent gang prosecutions, violent crimes, focusing on serial offenders, threats against the president, civil rights, complex white-collar investigations, among others. In 1995, Rob was selected to serve on a Presidential task Force focusing on national security issues. Beginning in 2002, Rob held a number of supervisory roles including Chief of the Firearms (violence) Section, the anti-gang coordinator, and the violent crime coordinator. He served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and was responsible for supervising the Criminal Division, initiating programs to enhance collaboration among law enforcement, assist in identifying the most dangerous individuals for prosecution, overseeing all gang prosecutions. In 2010, Rob was named the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and was responsible for expanding the office’s vision of criminal justice from solely relying on prosecution to include violence prevention, prisoner reentry and community outreach, including working with underserved communities. Rob was instrumental in supporting the trauma-informed care training of criminal justice professionals within the Philadelphia Police Department, in the EDPA and the DOJ. Rob also helped expand the USAO’s nationally recognized Prisoner Reentry Program.

    In March 2017, Rob was appointed as an Executive Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and now oversees the Special Initiatives section. He speaks across the Commonwealth on a number of issues including the opioid epidemic, gun violence, campus safety, prisoner reentry, civil rights, and trauma. In 2017, he spearheaded the creation of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council, which he chairs, that for the first time, brings together reentry stakeholders from around the Commonwealth. Beginning in 2017, Rob also initiated an effort to make Pennsylvania a trauma-informed state. In 2020, Rob was selected to work with Governor Tom Wolf’s Office of Advocacy and Reform to create a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania and now oversees the Criminal Justice Action team to enhance criminal justice outcomes.. Rob regularly presents on trauma and trauma-informed care to diverse audiences.

    Rob has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School and is married with three children

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Keynote 3
Chris Kaag
  • Chris Kaag (Founder of IM ABLE Foundation)

    Chris Kaag

    Founder of IM ABLE Foundation

    Christopher Kaag is founder and CEO of the IM ABLE Foundation building on his philosophy of the mental and physical benefits of activity regardless of one’s physical circumstances. He is a fierce advocate for people with challenges in this region and continues to uphold IM ABLE’s mission by providing adaptive grants and programming to the adaptive community.

    Chris speaks in the community to audiences of all ages to help change perceptions of what a person with different challenges can accomplish and to encourage everyone to view those challenges as stepping stones not crutches. “We all have bumps along the way. Don’t let them be your crutch; make them your stepping stones. I was a 21-year-old US Marine diagnosed with adrenomyeloneuropathy, a degenerative nerve disorder. Facing challenging times and obstacles, I have turned it into something positive and fulfilling. As we face the challenges of today, I will share my motto of Improvise: figuring out a different way to do things, Adapt: implement that change into your daily life, and Overcome: moving on with your life with no excuses.”

    Chris has received many accolades during his career: Induction into the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as a Courageous Athlete (2008), Penn State Alumni Achievement Award honoring outstanding young alumni (2009), a Pennsylvania State Resolution by the House of Representatives (2012), the American Red Cross Community Impact Hero Award (2015), Greater Reading Rising Star Award (2015), and PPL’s Bright Lights Award (2020).

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