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Meet Your Keynote Speaker, Workshop Presenters, and Panel Moderator!

Dr. Robin F. Goodman, Ph.D., A.T.R.-BC (Keynote Speaker)

Robin practices in New York City and is Associate Director of Public Education and Bereavement, Child HELP Partnership, St. John’s University and consults to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents. Past positions include Co-Director of the 9/11 Child and Family Recovery Program, NYU Child Study Center and Executive Director and Program Director at A Caring Hand, Founded in Memory of Billy Esposito. She also established child life and behavioral health programs at pediatric cancer services at New York City hospitals. She also served as Chair of the N Y State Psychological Association Disaster Response Network. Dr.  Goodman is the developer of Making Connections, a grief group curriculum for children and families being implemented in New York City and nationally in psychology training programs. She is committed to increasing awareness and knowledge of mental health and developed Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, used throughout the country following 9/11. Author credits include The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11, and the children’s books, Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope and Healing and Rosie Remembers: Forever in Her Heart.

Dr. Vera Feuer, MD (Workshop Presenter)

Director, Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Cohen’s Children Medical Center- Northwell Health

Dr. Feuer completed residency training at Drexel University and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Hofstra-Northwell Health. She has been on faculty at Northwell for 12 years and has experience in Pediatric and Adult Addiction-, Consultation-, and Emergency Psychiatry. She participated in developing the Northwell Health Emergency Telepsychiatry network and led the opening of Behavioral Health Urgent Care at CCMC and a school serving urgent care- the Behavioral Health Center at Rockville Centre. She has been leading the Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry Services at CCMC for the past 9 years and has also been involved with local and national workgroups developing care standards for pediatric crisis behavioral health care. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health.

She is a Distinguished Fellow of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and serves as the co-chair of the Emergency Child Psychiatry Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the immediate past President for the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her interests include access to mental health care for children, suicide prevention and collaborating with schools and primary care providers.

John Krownapple (Workshop Presenter)

Author, IncludED™ Thought Leader

John Krownapple specializes in facilitating professional learning and organizational development focused on social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Since 2007 he has led the development and implementation of one of the first and most comprehensive Cultural Proficiency programs in the United States. John continues to administer this program for the Howard County Public School System (Maryland), where he has guided movement toward inclusion and equity for a variety of teams and groups: school and district leaders, staff members, partners, government officials, students, and families.

In his book Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation, he offers professional development leaders knowledge, skills, and dispositions for leading equity-focused professional learning. His goal is simple: To make the journey to excellence with equity easier for schools so they can make the transformations supportive of a diverse and inclusive democratic society.

As an educator for two decades, John has served as a district office administrator, professional development facilitator, curriculum specialist, and elementary teacher. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and McDaniel College.

Erin Furey, LMSW (Panel Moderator)

Erin Furey, LMSW is an adjunct professor of Social Work and Psychology at Pace, NYU and Fordham University and is full time at Adelphi University in the Student Counseling Center. Much of Erin’s practice for the last 20 years has been with children, youth and emerging adults with a large focus on LGBTQA+ individuals. Erin is well-known as an LGBTQA+ activist on Long Island and her professional work has varied to include crisis intervention and consulting for national suicide prevention hotlines, school social work,  as well as the director of an LGBTQA student center. Erin is also a former professional performer, having spent time as a finalist on American Idol and as Maureen in the musical RENT.  Erin merges her love of the arts and social work and has been honored by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, The Levi Strauss Jean Company, GO! Magazine. Erin has presented at various national and regional conferences on related topics. In her free time Erin loves Crossfit, watching The Real Housewives with her three cats, practicing daily self-compassion and cooking for her partner. 


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