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Health and Fitness Summit. Hot topic: Mental Health and Exercise

July 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

We have 4 panelists of qualified mental health professionals who will discuss the relationship of mental health and exercise and a variety of topics including:

Behavior modification techniques
Destigmatizing mental health
Appropriate services/settings
Connecting with customers
Compassion Fatigue




Keynote Speaker: Tracy Packiam Alloway (www.tracyalloway.com) is a TEDx speaker and an award-winning Psychologist. In addition to over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 7 books, and 2 standardized test batteries on the topic of working memory, her research has also been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and Newsweek, and many others. Her Areas of research include: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Motor Dyspraxia,Brain Training, Education, Mental Health, Exercise, Social Media, Social Cognition (Lying),Female Brain at Work











Jerry Croan, LCSW (Croan Counseling): Jerry’s passion for counseling developed out of a profound experience he had during the desegregation of America. As a college student, he was the first of a small group of African Americans that were escorted on campus at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina in 1968. Out of the group of 8 African American students that started college at this time, he was the only one to graduate. After this experience he wanted to understand what makes people “tick”, what they are thinking, and why they are thinking that way. Applying these principles to his studies, he received his degree in psychology and delights in helping others get their lives and health back in order. His areas of expertise are: Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD.





Christina Howard PA-C: Born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2011 to teach high school through a program called Teach For America. Taught Physics at Robert E Lee for 4 years prior to deciding to go back to grad school to become a Physician Assistant. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University in August 2017, I accepted my first position as a PA-C in inpatient psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, working with children, adolescents and adults. After getting married in November 2018, I decided to move back to Jacksonville to be closer to family, accepting a job in outpatient psychiatry with UF Health, where I continue to treat all age groups.








Tamara Sorrye, LMHC: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in North Jacksonville, her primary focus is to provide patient-centered, confidential counseling to individuals in the community which they work and live. Her interest is to help individuals work through what they see as life difficulties. She is committed to providing a collaborative approach through promoting autonomy and self-efficacy. Her counseling experience extends to a variety of individuals which include children, teens, young adults, geriatric, juvenile delinquents, and individuals with terminal illness such as cancer. She specializes in therapies that address grief & loss, anxiety, depression and problems with adjusting to life stressors and trauma.




The full event itinerary is as follows:
· 9am-10am- Panel Discussion
· 10am- 10:30am- Q&A
· 10:30am to 11am -Networking and light refreshments






July 20, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Four Friends Fitness – Southside
8106 Old Kings Rd. S. Ste. 4
Jacksonville, 32217 United States
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