Speakers

Jennifer Cook
Dr. Jennifer Cook
She, Her, Hers
Full Circle Health - Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Dr. Jennifer Cook grew up in Boise, Idaho, and then moved east for schooling, attending Johns Hopkins University for an undergraduate degree and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina for medical school. After a quick consideration of going into orthopedics, she regained her senses and matched into the Family Medicine Residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where she served as chief resident from 2003-04. She then moved closer to home, completing an OB Fellowship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington. After joining the faculty at Swedish Family Medicine, Cherry Hill for a short time, she headed down to New Zealand where she practiced as a general practitioner in a nationalized health care system, traveled as much of the sheep-laden countryside as possible and picked up a wonderful kiwi souvenir, her husband Jason.

After three years, she decided it was time to come home to Boise, Idaho, and joined Full Circle Health in January 2009. Her curricular area of interest is the obstetrics experience, inclusive of directing the OB Fellowship. She moved into the associate program director role in February 2017, assisting Dr. Abby Davids and Dr. Justin Glass for overseeing the educational experience as a whole for the residency. During her free time, she enjoys going to the park with her three kids, political disputes with her husband, aerobic exhaustion of many varieties and knitting anything possible.
Opiate Use Disorder in the Perinatal Period
Opiate Use Disorder in the Perinatal Period (Virtual)


Jason Coombs
Jason Coombs
Brick House Recovery
CEO/Founder
Jason Coombs is a person in long-term recovery and the founder and CEO of nationally accredited Brick House Recovery. He earned a Master of Professional Communications (MPC) degree and recently his new book, Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover, achieved the Amazon Best Seller award.
He is a professional TEDx speaker, consultant and leadership expert. He is also an Ironman 70.3 finisher and loves the outdoors. Jason and his wife enjoy living in a small town outside of Boise, Idaho, with their twin toddlers. He would love to connect with all of you in the Recovery Movement group on Facebook.
Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs – Similarities, Differences, and Importance for Mental Health, Substance Use and Eating Disorders
Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs – Similarities, Differences, and Importance for Mental Health, Substance Use and Eating Disorders (Virtual)


Abby Davids
Dr. Abby Davids
She, Her, Hers
Full Circle Health / Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Abby is the associate program director at Full Circle Health (FCH) – Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a dual MD/MPH after undergraduate studies in political science and international relations. She then completed family medicine residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center near Boston, Massachusetts, working together with a predominantly Latinx population in an FQHC setting.

After heading west to Idaho and completing an HIV fellowship, Abby joined the faculty at FCH. Her clinical interests focus on the care of migrants and newly arrived refugees, global medicine and the intersection of infectious disease and primary care. She is committed to the continuous learning involved in providing culturally humble and trauma-informed care and is grateful to be part of a diverse and passionate interdisciplinary care team. Based in the Emerald Clinic, she staffs the new arrivals, HIV, viral hepatitis and TB specialty clinics while also teaching residents and practicing full spectrum family medicine. Abby maintains AAHIVM accreditation as an HIV specialist, directs the HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship at FCH and leads the Global Medicine Training Track for residents.

Abby speaks English and Spanish and, in her free time, she loves to explore Idaho’s beautiful outdoor spaces with her dog Juniper.
Comprehensive Care for Newly Arrived Americans
Comprehensive Care for Newly Arrived Americans (Virtual)


Hannah Habineza
Hannah Habineza
She, Her, Hers
Full Circle Health - Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Hannah Habineza is a refugee medical case manager at Full Circle Health, formally known as Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. She came to the Unites States as a refugee from Rwanda in September 2010. She has been working with clients/patients with different immigration statuses for over eight years. She is a certified medical interpreter in Kinyarwanda and Swahili. She is passionate about walking an extra mile to help newly arrived Americans as they navigate different systems in their new homeland . She is married with four beautiful children.
Comprehensive Care for Newly Arrived Americans
Comprehensive Care for Newly Arrived Americans (Virtual)


Brett Hampton
Brett Hampton
RHS Mental Health Solutions
Brett provides therapy to a variety of individuals: children, youth and adults. He specializes in mental health. He earned his master’s in social work at Eastern Washington University in 2007. His emphasis is in cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and play therapy. Brett presents to small and large groups, with the challenge of creating engaging experiences for participants that will contribute to their personal and professional development. He is a presenter for the Idaho Lives Project as a trainer to educate youth about suicide prevention. His focus is on helping individuals and professionals work through suicidal ideation treatment and assessing suicidality risk assessment tools and safety planning.
Suicide Assessment Tools, Safety Planning and Intervention
Suicide Assessment Tools, Safety Planning and Intervention (Virtual)


Magni Hamso
Dr. Magni Hamso
She, Her, Hers
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Dr. Hamso is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician. She is the medical director for the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare’s Division of Medicaid, a part-time staff physician at the Boise VA and a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Hamso attended Columbia University for medical and public health school and completed her post-graduate medical training at the Montefiore Medical Center Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Residency Program in New York. Tired of living in the big city and ready for easier access to the outdoors, she moved to Boise, Idaho in 2014. Dr. Hamso has been involved locally in advocacy related to the opioid overdose epidemic, teaching about naloxone for the reversal of opioid overdose, lecturing about the opioid epidemic and stigma and participating in statewide workgroups dedicated to turning the epidemic around. Although she currently spends most of her time at Medicaid, she still sees patients at the Boise VA, caring for veterans with chronic pain and opioid use disorder.
Treat Opioid Use Disorder like the Chronic Disease It Is: Low Threshold Buprenorphine Clinic
Treat Opioid Use Disorder like the Chronic Disease It Is: Low Threshold Buprenorphine Clinic (Virtual)


Julie Hardle
Julie Hardle
She, Her, Hers
Optum Idaho
Julie Hardle is living a life of recovery from substance use disorder and serious mental illness. She was the recipient of Volunteers of America – Utah 2018 Outstanding Woman in Recovery. She has experience working for both non-profits and managed care organizations since 2009. Julie worked on a state of Utah’s taskforce to operationalize the state’s Certified Peer Specialist program, which resulted in peer support being a Medicaid-reimbursable service in 2011. She and her team developed and facilitate the state of Utah’s Optum Certified Peer Support Specialist training. She was selected as a team lead by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) for a learning collaborative on the development of peer support services in 2013. Julie specializes in developing and operationalizing programs that utilize peer support to ground individuals in their recovery, such as Assertive Community Treatment teams, Mobile Crisis Outreach teams, Receiving Centers, Warmlines, Peer Navigator and Peer Coaching programs. Julie’s work is fueled by a passion that recovery is possible for all, as peer support is used with members to identify their personal pathway to recovery. She has a bachelor’s in communication and post graduate certificates in legal studies and leadership. She is a certified trainer/facilitator of many behavioral health trainings. Julie has been with Optum since 2011 and Optum Idaho since 2021.
Peer Support Improves Clinical Outcomes- Engagement to Activation
Peer Support Improves Clinical Outcomes- Engagement to Activation (Virtual)


Tyson Hawkins
Tyson Hawkins
He, Him, His
Optum Idaho
Tyson is an individual living a fulfilled and purposeful life in recovery from mental health illness and substance use disorder for more than five years. Through hard work and perseverance, and with the support of others along his path, he has found and adopted a way of living today that supports his recovery and mental/emotional wellbeing.

Tyson became a certified peer support specialist in January 2020, a certified peer recovery coach in April 2021 and he earned his youth support provider endorsement in April 2022. He chose this path after experiencing profound fulfillment and purpose from supporting and mentoring other individuals in their early recoveries. He has since spent time working with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Region 3 Mental Health Court), Ada County Trial Court Administration (Problem Solving Courts) and now holds the title of peer navigator with Optum Idaho. Tyson also has a council seat with the Idaho Behavioral Health Council with the Idaho Supreme Court, serving as a member of their Planning and Implementation team. His blend of lived experience through his personal struggle, and his remarkable success in recovery, has made him a valuable asset with a unique perspective in any behavioral health discussion or treatment team.

Tyson lives in Boise, Idaho, and loves to spend his time with his young daughter and family. He coaches Girls Softball and enjoys going camping, fishing and golfing with his friends and family.
Peer Support Improves Clinical Outcomes- Engagement to Activation
Peer Support Improves Clinical Outcomes- Engagement to Activation (Virtual)


Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway
She, Her, Hers
Mariel Hemingway is a health advocate who spent a lifetime studying how mental and physical health are linked. Her work is focused on what to do to transform negative messages and influences into healing that becomes radiant energy, full of purpose and balance. She is an author, film/television producer and unstoppable voice in the ever-changing conversation around living a healthier, more meaningful life.
Lunch w/ Mariel Hemingway sharing her story of mental and physical health (no CEUs)
Lunch w/ Mariel Hemingway sharing her story of mental and physical health (no CEUs) (Virtual)


Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones
She, Her, Hers
Merced County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Sharon A. Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana, in the Northwest area of Louisiana and now resides in California. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, University of Phoenix in Pleasanton, California, and University of Phoenix in Lathrop, California. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Psychology, Master of Science in Organizational Management and a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Sharon is employed at Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, serving as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) coordinator and ethnic services manager for 14 years. Her work history is over 30 years, which includes experience working in residential treatment with children; outpatient services for children and adults; crisis services domestic violence and sexual assault; foster care; shelter services for the homeless; adults with disabilities; individuals with health conditions; inpatient psychiatric hospitalization care; and support to diverse communities. Her current work is dedicated to the Mental Health Services Act program development, facilitating culturally-responsive and stigma-reduction training, community stakeholder planning process and working with diverse underserved communities.

Sharon is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also a group facilitator resident trainer certified by California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions for the California Brief Multicultural Scale Multicultural Training. Sharon is trained in Mental Health First Aid for youth and adults, Raising the Emotionally Healthy Child, safeTALK and ASIST Suicide Prevention. In addition, she wrote the Merced County MHSA Innovation Plan Strengthening Families Program and Innovative Strategist Network.
The Power of Cultural Humility
The Power of Cultural Humility (Virtual)