Lifting the Stigma: A Community Dialogue on Teen Mental Health
Join us at Landmark on Main Street during Mental Health Awareness Month!
Amanda Perez Leder, MPH will moderate a panel discussion with several speakers. Our panel will include both experts and teens themselves, who will share more information on mental health awareness and cultivate an honest and productive conversation about teen mental health. More information to come!
This is a FREE event for the public! Register for FREE here.
Can’t make it? Our event will be livestreamed! Just register using the link above.
For additional questions, please contact Amanda Kowalczuk at email@example.com
Amanda Perez Leder
Amanda Perez Leder is a trainer and strategist focused on public health, culture, and racial equity. Her consulting practice supports non-profit leaders and Boards with building and sustaining cultures that allow the whole team to contribute and thrive. She is a sought-after facilitator to design inclusive gatherings and effectively navigate conflict and tough topics like racism, trauma and sexuality. Amanda earned a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. She is now extending her credentials with a Professional Certification in Conflict Resolution & Mediation from Columbia University. She has been a member of the Landmark Theater for years and is excited to be facilitating another public health event for our local community.
Gaby Sorin, Schrieber High School Student
Gaby Sorin is a current senior at Schreiber High School, graduating this June. She will be attending Wesleyan University in the fall and is intending to major in Neuroscience and Behavior with a focus in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Gaby is an active volunteer Crisis Counselor for the “Crisis Text Hotline” where she supports and guides those struggling with emergent mental health concerns. In addition to being active in many of Schreiber’s honor societies and clubs, she plays on the Girl’s Varsity Tennis and Badminton teams. In her free time, Gaby enjoys arts & crafts, spending time with her friends, and playing with her dog, Haley.
Lorrie Director is the District Director of Guidance for Port Washington Schools. Ms. Director’s career in education began in New York City as a School Counselor and College Advisor. Her first job as a School Counseling Administrator was in Suffolk County prior to coming to Port Washington. A proud alumna of Port schools, Ms. Director is delighted to serve the students of Port Washington in this role.
Ms. Director has presented to counselors and administrators at the local, state, and national levels. She believes that parents should be informed consumers in their students’ search for post-secondary opportunities. Ms. Director has served as co-chair of the NYSACAC scholarship committee, helping to ensure that underserved populations gain access to college. She is also involved with the New York State School Counselors Association, advocating for the school counseling profession across New York State.
Outside of the workday, Ms. Director enjoys her time by the beach and with her family. She is always interested in book recommendations, so please share if you have one!
Lori Zlotoff, LCSW
Lori Zlotoff is a licensed, clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Policy and Practice with her MSW in 2001, she entered the field of school social work, employed by Partnership with Children, which put teams of social workers into public schools in New York City. Lori currently works on the year-round professional team for Camp Harlam, a Reform Jewish overnight camp in the Poconos, as the REDI and Camper Care Manager. She also currently owns her own private practice with offices in both Roslyn and Great Neck, New York. Her camp work and private practice work have underscored the need for a tremendous amount of attention to be paid to the Mental Emotional Social Health (MESH) of our young people, and that we all play a role in serving as protective factors to the children and teens in our lives.
Dr. Vera Feuer, MD
Associate Vice President, School Mental Health, Northwell Health Director, Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Urgent Care, CCMC
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 13 years and has experience in Pediatric and Adult Addiction-, Consultation-, and Emergency Psychiatry. She has been working in emergency and crisis psychiatry developing telepsychiatry and urgent care models as well as community embedded urgent care centers in partnership with schools. She has been collaborating with school districts to expand access to mental health care for students as well as to provide community education and professional development to school communities. She has been involved with local and national workgroups developing care standards for pediatric crisis behavioral health care and she is a Distinguished Fellow of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She serves in leadership roles in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry as well as regional professional organizations. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health.
Her interests include access to mental health care for children, suicide prevention and collaborating with schools and primary care providers.