Greg Masden, Vice President, Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
Session: Community Health Overview
Mr. Madsen joined Carilion in February 2016. In this newly established role, he will oversee current and new ambulatory service strategies while working closely with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, CSJH, CFMH and other groups providing services in the region. Before joining Carilion, Mr. Madsen served as CEO at two HCA hospitals: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (2014 – 2016) and LewisGale Hospital Alleghany (2008 – 2013). Prior to that, he served in executive leadership roles at Saint John Hospital in Kansas and Tenet Healthcare facilities on the west coast. Mr. Madsen has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Mandated Health Benefits. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, hiking and golf.
Linda Austin, LCSW, PS
Session: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic
Executive Director, Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
Linda served as a paralegal to several attorneys in Washington County, VA over her 35-year legal career and in 2012 went back to school to earn a Human Services degree as well as a certification as a Human Services Advocate.
Linda chairs and directs the 260+ member Regional Coalition for Prevention and Treatment and Recovery, “ASAC – Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition”; Chairs Mountain Movers – Damascus Coalition, a faith-based, community coalition she co-founded in May, 2018; sits on the Board of Directors for the Bristol Faith in Action and serves on the Development Committee for that ministry; sits on the Board of the Justin Foundation in Damascus, VA; and, the Holy Friendship Collaborative (VA/TN) where she serves as corporate secretary; she is an active member in the Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce; the Washington County Prevention Coalition; the Highlands Community Collaboration Council; and is a graduate of Leadership Washington County; she is the previous chair of March of Dimes “Walk America”; Highlands Young Life; and, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Washington County, VA.
In 2001 she began a ministry to the hikers on the Appalachian Trail which she still directs; in 2007 she founded the non-profit, Hands and Feet Ministries, which ministers inside the Abingdon Regional Jail, Appalachian Detention Center in Honaker, VA and at Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City, TN, as well as to the children of inmates and to ex-offenders as they reenter society. Each ministry has more than 200 volunteers.
She is a Certified Facilitator of “Jobs for Life” (Jobs Readiness Program); a Trauma Informed Care Trainer, (SAMHSA); a Trainer to teach the “Intersection Between Prevention and Recovery Approaches” (SAMHSA); a Certified Financial Coach (Ramsey Solutions); a Certified Facilitator for “Thinking for a Change” (Cognitive Behavior Curriculum through the VA Dept. of Corrections); and a Certified Volunteer for the SWVA Regional Jail Authority and the TN Department of Corrections.
Session: Nicotine and Tobacco
Sally is the Northwest Regional Tobacco Control Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health. In this role, Sally is responsible for providing technical assistance and support for tobacco-free policies, promoting cessation services and resources, and keeping folks up to date on the latest trends and health information about tobacco use. Previously, Sally has worked in health promotion program management for a federally qualified health center in Chicago, and Maternal and Child Health services at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Session: My Survival Story
I'm a Charlottesville native, but grew up in Staunton up until I was 10. I went to a few different high schools, but landed and graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, VA. I started working at age 15 and haven't stopped. I would do anything for just about anyone if I was able and I'm never scared to jump in and try something new!
Session: Success Story
A native to Rockbridge County, Jacky, is the mother of 3 amazing kids, and has been aggravating her husband for 18 years. Along with Directing the care of her clients, she is an advocate for domestic violence prevention, children and the elderly within our community. She, in conjunction with Law Enforcement and community partners, launched the TRIAD Chapter in Rockbridge County in 2016 and has won several awards in her role as Valley Director of AmeriCare Plus. She was nominated as Citizen of the Year through the Rockbridge County Chamber in 2017. She also works with Universities across the state in assisting their Engineering students to design assistive devices for the elderly and disabled. Her favorite pass-time is enjoying all the wonderful rivers that our great community has to offer.
Dr. Robert Trestman, Chair, Carilion Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Session: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain
Making appropriate care accessible for patients with mental health and behavioral issues is one of Robert Trestman, Ph.D., M.D.s missions as the Chair for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and a professor at the Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine, located in Roanoke, Va.
Dr. Trestman comes to Carilion from Farmington, Connecticut where he was Executive Director of Correctional Managed Health Care, a division of the University of Connecticut Health Center. He also served as a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Nursing, at UConn Health.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Trestman brings a wealth of experience to Carilion in all aspects of managing care and directing program growth. He is knowledgeable in grant support from the requesting phase to the review and approval aspect. He has consulted with agencies and panels on mental health issues, most recently working with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Forensic Division.
His academic background and experience has made him a choice speaker in more than 100 invited presentations at conferences across the country. Dr. Trestman is putting his energy toward raising awareness and bringing solutions to the care for mental and behavioral health disorders. His role will include working across platforms, internally and with local, state and national agencies, to better serve the community's needs throughout Carilion Clinic's service areas.