2016 NOFSW Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers


Calderon_portrait.jpg-2José Calderón-Abbo, M.D. is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine.  He has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with LSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry for over 13 years and is teaching clinical faculty at Tulane University. He is also faculty at the Center for Mind- Body Medicine in Washington DC. where he conducts national and international trainings and supervision in mind-body medicine skills for healthcare providers and the department of defense. He has the leading integrative psychiatric practice in New Orleans combining biological psychiatry, mind-body medicine and functional medicine for mental health, wellness and addictions.



Doctoral students and faculty of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Washington University in St. Louis. (Photo © Whitney Curtis)
  (Photo © Whitney Curtis)

Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD is founding executive director of the Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice and co-founder and co-director of the Smart Decarceration Initiative. Professor Pettus-Davis oversees research to better understand factors and disseminate practices that will dramatically reduce incarceration rates.  She has served as assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University since 2011. Prior to joining academia, she spent more than a decade designing and delivering programs in criminal justice and community settings. Building on her social work practice experience, Professor Pettus-Davis focuses her research on the development and implementation of innovative services and policies impacting adults in the criminal justice system and their loved ones.