Speakers

Reid Lofgran
Reid Lofgran
The Walker Center
Medical Director
Doctor Lofgran is the Medical Director of the Walker Center and is board certified family physician through the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  He is a board certified addictionologist through the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  He believes in compassionate treatment for those who struggle with addictions and works under the belief that he can help those with addictions find a road to recovery.
He, Him, His
Chronic Disease Model for Treating Addiction


Robin Matson
Robin Matson
Student
Robin Matson is a 17 year old non-binary lesbian living in Boise, Idaho. They are a student in eleventh grade and was raised primarily in an unaccepting religious household. They moved to Idaho last year and has been surprised with how accepting Boise has been. Up to age eleven, Robin lived in a small rural town near Durango, Colorado. They always knew they were queer, but it wasn’t until 2019 that they realized the labels that’s accurately described their gender identity and sexual orientation. I’m a lesbian (because of the intolerant background of my family). Robin hopes to educate others on LGBTQ+ history, and teach them about our strength and sense community. They want everyone to be able to live their truth and be able to be themselves to their fullest extent, because there’s nothing more freeing than that.
They, Them, Theirs
LGBTQIA+ Panel


Amy McKenzie
Amy McKenzie
Recovery 4 Life
Therapist Team Coordinator/Therapist
Amy McKenzie was born in California She received her Master’s in Counseling from Boise State University in 2019. Amy began working with Recovery 4 Life in 2018 during her internship and was quickly identified as a rising star and leader. Amy was promoted to team lead/coordinator as it became more obvious that she was a leader among her peers. Amy has experience working with both men and women with trauma and co-occurring SUD. She is a reality focused counselor and has been trained in DBT, Moral Recognition Therapy and EMDR- working on certification. Amy works with her clients with directness as well as compassion, instilling hope where it was previously lost. In her free time Amy enjoys her cat Sassafrass, board games with friends, video games, and cross stitching.
She, Her, Hers
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as an Evidence-Based Tool


Kevin Medina
Kevin Medina
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Experiential Learning Advisor & Coordinator
Kevin Medina is the Experiential Learning Advisor at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. In this role, he has the privilege to partner with nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and elected officials’ offices throughout California to create and administer public service training opportunities for undergraduate students at UCLA. Beyond his full-time job at UCLA, Kevin consults on hate crime data analysis for Los Angeles County, is a volunteer advisor and application reader for the Point Foundation, and sings with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Prior to these roles, Kevin has worked and volunteered at multiple LGBTQ organizations including UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center, UCLA LGBTQ Studies Department, One Archives, Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Orange County LGBT Center. A proud Bruin, Kevin holds Masters Degrees in Public Policy and Social Welfare from UCLA.
He, Him, His
LGBTQIA+ Panel


Jerwin Monje
Jerwin Monje
Roze Room Hospice
Music Therapist
Jerwin Ronald G. Monje, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist working in hospice care within the Greater Los Angeles Area. Jerwin identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. Jerwin graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2015 with a degree in Music Therapy and a Psychology Minor. Jerwin received their board certification in 2015. Jerwin is an advocate for mental health and has participated in interviews and programs with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, It Gets Better Project, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst in regards to the destigmatization of mental health issues.
They, Them, Theirs
LGBTQIA+ Panel


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Jen Moore
Jen Moore Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Student in Counselor Education and Supervision
Jen Moore (they/them) is a counselor, educator, and consultant based in Boise, Idaho. Jen has their own private mental health practice based on processes that support social justice, equity, and advocacy and is currently pursuing their PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Saybrook University. Jen has served as Secretary and President of the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling and served as Past President of Boise State University's local chapter of Counselors for Social Justice. When not overthinking things and getting overwhelmed/excited about all the things they don’t know yet, Jen likes to listen to music, watch college basketball (Go Boilers!), try to cook their veggies before they (the veggies, not Jen) all spoil, and lovingly tease their roommate about being addicted to all things cat. Jen is looking forward to their next set of travels, wherever and whenever those might be.
They, Them, Theirs
101 Terms & Skills for Counseling LGBTQIA+ Population


Salome Mwangi
Salome Mwangi
Idaho Office for Refugees
Cultural Broker, Founder and Consultant
Kenyan-born Salome Mwangi relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2004 via the refugee resettlement program. In the 16 years she has called the Treasure Valley home, she has held several positions within the corporate and non-profits sectors ranging from banking, finance to social services support using her language interpretation and translation skills and more. Salome manages the Refugee Speakers Bureau at the Idaho Office for Refugees.
Bridges Across Cultures: Daddy's Shoes Race


Jeff Myers
Jeff Myers
Idaho Youth Ranch
VP Marketing & Communication
Jeff began his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the international consumer goods corporation. Jeff served as P&G's brand manager of beauty care when he left in 2002 to join the Meredith Corporation, a leading media, and marketing company. From 2010 to 2011, he served Meredith as vice president of E-commerce and digital and consumer marketing. Jeff holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. In 2011, Jeff was looking to make a bigger impact in our society than just the next earnings report and left the for-profit world to join Idaho Youth Ranch. With a passion for helping youth, Jeff has served in a variety of roles at Idaho Youth Ranch and is currently Vice President of Marketing & Communications. In his current role, Jeff has been leading Idaho Youth Ranch efforts to collaborate with the community to build understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the importance of building resilience in our children.
Out-of-School Time Matters


Sara Omundson
Sara Omundson
Idaho Supreme Court
Administrative Director of the Courts
Raised in Boise, Idaho, Sara Omundson majored in Criminal Justice Administration, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University in 1994. A year later, she entered the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree in 1998. In school, Ms. Omundson focused on legal writing and appellate practice, serving as the Executive Editor of the Law Review and making her first appellate argument in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Subsequently, she was honored to serve a clerkship with the Honorable Alan Schwartzman of the Idaho Court of Appeals.

In 1999, Ms. Omundson joined the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender’s office as a deputy, handling felony and post-conviction appeals. Three years later, she became the Chief of the SAPD’s Appellate Unit, managing attorneys and support staff while also representing people in the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals. In January of 2012, Governor Otter appointed Ms. Omundson as Idaho’s State Appellate Public Defender. She was additionally appointed as Chair of the Governor’s Idaho Criminal Justice Commission in June of 2013, and as a member of the newly formed State Public Defense Commission in 2014. In July of 2016, the Idaho Supreme Court appointed Ms. Omundson as Idaho’s Administrative Director of Courts.

When not working to support the Idaho judiciary and improve Idaho’s justice system, Ms. Omundson enjoys the benefits of living in the state by hiding out in its beautiful mountain ranges and attempting to catch a fish.
Future of Idaho's Behavioral Health Care System


Ryan Ortivez
Ryan Ortivez
Marimn Health Center
Community Healing & Wellness Coordinator
Ryan Ortivez grew up on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation. He is certified as a recovery coach supervisor as well as peer support specialist. Ryan has been in recovery since June of 2012. His passion for serving this community stems from his own recovery and wanting to help guide people in a better direction to create a greater future for themselves and build a stronger, more positive future for our community as a whole. Ryan is familiar with the Coeur d’ Alene tribal culture and believes that culture can be a huge asset in the recovery process. Ryan loves his work, loves the community he serves, and loves his team here at Marimn Health.
Understanding the Native American Experience: Coeur d'Alene Perspective on Behavioral Health and Wellness