ATW Speaker Series

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ATW Speaker Series Presentations 2021

Attend the The ATW Speaker Series



Speakers will include local physicians, nurses, nutritionists, acupuncturists and other local health providers addressing a range of important health education topics and sharing their interest and experience.


Questions will be taken at the end of each presentation.


A $5 donation is suggested for each event, but no one is turned away

if they are unable to make a donation. ATW supports you in supporting your health!





Location: All meetings will be in the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 East. Commerical Street, Willits. 


Date: Series meets first Tuesday of each month from January through June and September through December.


Time: Presentations will start promptly at 5:30 PM so please plan on arriving a few minutes early to find a comfortable seat. Light refreshments will be provided.


Call Suzanne at 456-9676 with any questions.



January 12, 2021

Suicide Awareness & Prevention by Karen Lovato and Robin Meloche

A comprehensive look at suicide and how to prevent it.

February 23, 2021

Understanding the Impact of Trauma by the MendoMHAT team of Redwood Community Services

MendoMHAT is the Mendocino Mental Health Awareness Training program of Redwood Community Services. They offer FREE mental health trainings to community organizations. Topics include: Crisis Intervention, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Collaborative Problem Solving, Getting a Mental Health Referral. 

April 1, 2021

Navigating the Wild River of Anger by Wolfgang Ronnefeldt, MA

Wolfgang explains how to notice and manage anger.

May 18, 2021

End of Life and the Hospice Path Rosalie Anchordoguy, RN, CNM

Rosalie shares her rich experience as a Hospice nurse, including the history of Hospice, important decisions, and how family can facilitate.

June 22, 2021

Equity and the Social Determinants of Health in the time of Covid by Patrice Mascolo & Molly Rosenthal

The impacts of Covid have disproportionately affected communities of color in regions throughout the country due to underlying inequities in access to healthcare, communications, and the social determinants of health. Patrice and Molly will discuss the health priorities in Mendocino County as identified in the last Community Health Needs Assessment, how these priority areas have been impacted by Covid, and what community groups are doing to address the socio-economic fallout from the pandemic.

July and August

   Summer Break

September 7, 2021

Shining the Light on Chronic Disease by Claudia Wenning ND, Earlene Gleisner, RN, Rosa Pena, CMT

Covid-19 has shone a bright light on the epidemic of chronic disease in our culture. What can we learn and how can we move forward to attain vibrant health.

October 5, 2021

Social Media...What is the cost? A bio-psycho-social perspective. By Robin Goldner

Robin will outline the negative affects social media has on our biological, psychological and sociological health.

November 9, 2021

Trauma Informed Care a Paradigm Shift by Aurelie Clivaz

Aurelie Clivaz will teach us how "Trauma Informed Care", a healthy new approach, is being implemented in many county organizations.

December 7, 2021

Parenting during the Holiday Season by Megan Cavalli

How can parents navigate the holidays with less stress and more meaning?