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Mental Health Ambassador Track

Join students from across Pennsylvania for this interactive and engaging workshop. Leaders from The Jed Foundation and Active Minds will guide students through presentations and exercises on being active participants in creating a culture which promotes positive mental health and taking and active role in caring for the well-being of the campus.

This track will begin just after the opening plenary on Thursday, May 30, and will go until 2:45 PM. Students have the rest of the afternoon to join the general conference, or to explore Philadelphia. On Friday, May 31, students choose from any of the general conference breakout sessions and connect with faculty and staff from their campus or from other campuses.

We have greatly reduced the cost to students, because we really want you to be able to take part in this exciting opportunity!

Full conference brochure can be found here.
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Student Track Leaders from Jed & Active Minds
  • Robyn Suchy
    Active Minds

    Robyn Suchy is the Chapter Manager at Active Minds, working to support a network of more than 400 student-led chapters across the country in grassroots mental health programming and leadership development. Robyn graduated in 2014 from Cabrini College with a dual degree in Philosophy and English, and concentrations in Social Justice and Women’s Studies. Robyn has been immersed in intersectional mental health advocacy on his campus, in the community, and on a statewide and national level. Robyn served as the president of Active Minds at Cabrini College throughout his undergraduate career, as well as served as president of the Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee and as a programming intern at the Active Minds national office. Robyn also sat on a SAMSHA committee in Pennsylvania representing transition age youth and young adults and is currently an observing member of the National Mental Health Liaison Group.

  • Kell Wilkinson
    Active Minds

    Kell Wilkinson is a Program Manager with Active Minds and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Kell brings professional experience working with non-profit organizations as well as local and state governments. Their primary focus has been in human services administration and in advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. Kell was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. When they’re not strolling in the local park with their dog Posie, you can find Kell playing card or board games with friends or exploring both new and old parts of Pittsburgh.

  • Ethan Fields
    Jed Foundation

    Ethan Fields is a Campus Advisor for the Jed Foundation's JED Campus program working with a portfolio of colleges and universities nationwide on student mental health strategic planning and initiatives. His background includes obtaining a M.S.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University and professional experience as a student affairs practitioner. He most recently held positions in student conduct, residence life, and collateral assignments in gender violence education and equal opportunity compliance at Drexel University and Lehigh University. Ethan is also a licensed trainer in Restorative Practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices.

  • Robyn Suchy
    Active Minds

    Robyn Suchy is the Chapter Manager at Active Minds, working to support a network of more than 400 student-led chapters across the country in grassroots mental health programming and leadership development. Robyn graduated in 2014 from Cabrini College with a dual degree in Philosophy and English, and concentrations in Social Justice and Women’s Studies. Robyn has been immersed in intersectional mental health advocacy on his campus, in the community, and on a statewide and national level. Robyn served as the president of Active Minds at Cabrini College throughout his undergraduate career, as well as served as president of the Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee and as a programming intern at the Active Minds national office. Robyn also sat on a SAMSHA committee in Pennsylvania representing transition age youth and young adults and is currently an observing member of the National Mental Health Liaison Group.

  • Kell Wilkinson
    Active Minds

    Kell Wilkinson is a Program Manager with Active Minds and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Kell brings professional experience working with non-profit organizations as well as local and state governments. Their primary focus has been in human services administration and in advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. Kell was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. When they’re not strolling in the local park with their dog Posie, you can find Kell playing card or board games with friends or exploring both new and old parts of Pittsburgh.

  • Ethan Fields
    Jed Foundation

    Ethan Fields is a Campus Advisor for the Jed Foundation's JED Campus program working with a portfolio of colleges and universities nationwide on student mental health strategic planning and initiatives. His background includes obtaining a M.S.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University and professional experience as a student affairs practitioner. He most recently held positions in student conduct, residence life, and collateral assignments in gender violence education and equal opportunity compliance at Drexel University and Lehigh University. Ethan is also a licensed trainer in Restorative Practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices.