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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is excited to host our second Family Centered Care Conference! This unique gathering brings together our community of pediatric caregivers, social workers, nurses, physicians, administrators, and community partners to raise awareness, provide education, and discuss improvements for patient family experiences and greater access to care for the families we serve.

With motivating keynote presentations, moderated expert panels, beautiful parent reflections, and spaces to discuss and network together, we will identify community needs around accessing care. Come be inspired and empowered to advance family centered care!

Featured Keynote Speakers:

  • Katy Welkie
    CEO of Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and Vice President of Intermountain Children’s Health
  • Richard Ferguson
    MD, MBA Chief Medical Officer Health Choice Utah, Founder of Black Physicians of Utah

Other Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Melanie D. Davis
    MS, LCMHC, NBCC, Founder of Planted Healing and PLAE Therapy, Child and Adolescent Integrative practice. Speaker, educator, wellness advocate
  • Keri Jones Fonnesbeck
    LCSW, Trauma Informed Systems Advocate, Vice President Member Services, YWCA USA
  • Emmie Gardner
    LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Holy Cross Ministries
  • Christy Kane
    PsyD, CMHC, LPC, LCPC, Author, therapist & community speaker
  • Brooks Keeshin
    MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, University of Utah, clinician researcher in the Division of Child Protection and Family Health at the U of U & Safe and Healthy Families
  • Stormey Nielsen
    LCSW, Founder Focal Point
  • As well as experienced and inspiring voices from the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Allies with Families, and more!

This conference is hosted in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Global and will be filmed and made available on our website and shared with Global RMHC for the benefit of over 350 RMHC chapters worldwide!

Social work CEU credits will be made available for attendees. Please contact Maria Gamvroulas for more information at maria@rmhslc.org.

Registration fee: $125. (Early Bird registration is available for $80 between June 1 to August 1.)

Reduced registration rates available. For more information, please contact Toni Takeno at toni@rmhslc.org.


Date: September 26, 2024

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: IJ & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center


Sponsorships Available

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Presenting Sponsor Benefits

  • Logo placement on digital and printed programs, signage, and more
  • 5 complimentary conference registrations
  • Optional outreach resource booth for your organization
  • Recognition in RMHC’s 2025 Annual Report
  • Opportunity to provide branded items for attendee gift bag

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