William T. Regenold, M.D.C.M. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry, Adult Inpatient Service and Electroconvulsive Therapy Service at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has practiced in clinical, academic and private-practice settings, providing psychiatric consultation, evaluation and treatment. With a focus on older adults, Dr. Regenold has written and published numerous articles on topics related to mental health and treatment.
Michael Esteve is a lifelong resident of the City of Bowie, Maryland. He graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School and holds a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. In 2015, Michael was the youngest member ever elected to the Bowie City Council. He served Bowie as a volunteer charity organizer for the USO, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Maryland Special Olympics. He also volunteered as a peer tutor and food drive organizer supporting the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. Michael served on the Bowie Community Outreach Committee, working with county agencies on homelessness issues and with city committees studying proposed development projects in Bowie.
Joshua Rogers is a weekly columnist for Fox News Opinion where he writes about faith, family, and marriage. He's also the author of the forthcoming book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man." He has written for The Washington Post and Christianity Today; and he has appeared on national television and nationally syndicated radio shows. Joshua is an attorney and has worked in civil rights litigation, criminal prosecution, and civil defense work. He and his wife, Raquel, have three children and live in Washington, D.C.
Ronald Smith is the inaugural Director of the Bison STEM Scholars Program at Howard University where he has been employed since October 2016. Ron is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology and Instructional System Design, respectively. Ron has served on national, regional and local advisory boards and boards of directors. He has performed work as a higher education consultant in financial aid administration, contributed as a presenter at national and regional conferences and delivered keynote speeches. Today, he focuses much of his time and energy on his personal development in terms of kindness and compassion.
Chris Lindsley is the Senior Director of Internal Communications for the University of Maryland Medical System, where he has worked in a variety of roles over 18 years. Prior to working in health care, Chris spent 15 years in sports communications. He was editor of a national sports magazine for kids (KidSports) and wrote college football and basketball stories for national publications. He is currently writing a non-fiction book about Funland, a family-owned amusement park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, that will be published in 2019. A huge Penn State football fan, Chris has two kids in college, which produces no anxiety at all.
Adam Rosenblatt, M.D. is a geriatric and neuropsychiatrist who has recently joined the staff at UM Upper Chesapeake Health as Director of Geriatric Psychiatry. He trained at Johns Hopkins and has been Director of Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins and more recently Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr Rosenblatt is widely published in the fields of neuropsychiatric conditions, dementia, assisted living and Huntington’s Disease. He hopes to be instrumental in establishing high quality psychiatric services for geriatric patients in Harford and Cecil Counties.
Tia L. Blue is a seasoned clinical social worker, social services manager and author. She is also a professional trainer, facilitator, mentor and a former adjunct professor at Morgan State University. Ms. Blue is a graduate of Morgan State University’s BSW Program and earned her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She became a Certified Clinical Social Worker in 2008 and has held several positions in the field of social work including licensed therapist, mental health specialist, supervisor and manager. Through her debut book, KEPT: Triumph Over Trauma & Tragedy, Ms. Blue walks readers through her stages of personal development and endeavors to teach others her strategies for personal healing and professional fulfillment.
Jamal Lewis played college football at the University of Tennessee and is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was a 1998 National Champion and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens, fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Jamal led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV. He was also the 2003 Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for over 2000 yards in a season. Following his seven seasons with the Ravens, Lewis signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns and retired after the 2009 season. Jamal has been honest about managing depression and suicidal thoughts after the ‘cheerleaders’ in his life disappeared.
Kim Burton joined the Mental Health Association of Maryland as the Director of Older Adult Programs in 2001. In her position, Kim oversees advocacy initiatives to improve access to necessary behavioral health and recovery services for older adults. She also provides public and professional education regarding multiple aspects of mental health, substance use disorders, cognitive impairment and wellness strategies. Kim has developed a curriculum used in workforce training programs and family caregiver education. She developed her interest in mental health and aging in the 1980s while working in long term care settings and she received her certification as a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1992.