JFCS Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon
The Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon is our annual flagship event showcasing
JFCS’ impact on the wellbeing of nearly 50,000 people in the Valley
of the Sun. JFCS is an innovative service provider, staying ahead of the
curve on trends and societal changes that impact children, youth and families.
Location | The Arizona Biltmore
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Event day check-in starts at 11:00am
Valet Parking Available
Event will be held in the AZ Biltmore Ballroom
Our Featured Speaker
Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), has
worked in a variety of health and mental-health related positions during a
career spanning nearly forty years.
Prior to joining MHA, he was a consultant, speaker, and writer, and author
of a popular weekly health policy blog entitled
Our Health Policy Matters. His essay entitled
How I Helped Create a Flawed Mental Health System That’s Failed Millions
– And My Son, was published as the
Narrative Matters essay (and was the most-read article) in the September 2012 issue of
Health Affairs and was also published in the
Washington Post in October 2012.
In addition to his governmental, private, and nonprofit work, Mr. Gionfriddo
has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty of both Wesleyan University and
Trinity College, where he developed and taught graduate-level courses
in public policy. He was also a member of the faculty of the Applied Statistics
Training Institute of the National Center for Health Statistics.
Mr. Gionfriddo has served on many local, state, and national nonprofit
Boards, for organizations serving people with mental illness, substance
use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities, and for others engaged
in child advocacy and clean energy advocacy. He is currently a member
of the Board of the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health in West
Palm Beach, FL, and the Golden Center Foundation.
He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He lives with his wife, Pam, in
Middletown, CT. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.