On September 19, 2016 Highland Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Cynthia Persily was part of a recent panel discussion Hearts, Minds & Futures that focused on the juvenile justice, mental health and public education systems in the state of WV. While most states have seen a decline in youth confinement, West Virginia has not. This panel discussion focused on the challenges as well as potential solutions for the future of West Virginia youth.
Dr. Michael Brumage – Executive Director, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
Karen Cummings – WV School Psychologists Association
Kate Luikhart, LPC – Prestera Center
Dr. Michael Martirano – State Superintendent, WVDE
Dr. Cynthia Persily, CEO – Highland Hospital
Judge Joanna Tabit – Kanawha County Circuit Judge
Dr. Carol Smith – Professor, Marshall University Graduate College, Counseling Department