Addressing the C in ACEs: Building Community Resilience

Webinar //


May 24 2023 - May 25 2023


Join APHA for the second adverse childhood experiences roundtable. This two-day online event will bring together experts and community organizations to discuss efforts to prevent and respond to ACEs through community resilience. Attendees will gain new insights and leave with actionable strategies to address the ACEs crisis.


  • Wednesday, May 24: 1:00-3:45pm
  • Thursday, May 25: 1:00-3:15pm


Learn more and register.

This event is free for APHA members and non-members thanks to a grant.


Headshots of speakers for the 2023 ACEs roundtable

  • Deana Around Him, DrPH, ScM, research scholar, Child Trends and professor, John Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Christina M. Blackburn, MS, chair, board of directors, Speranza Human Compassion Project
  • Karma Cottman, executive director, Ujima Inc, The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
  • Comfort Dondo, MS, founder, Phumulani
  • Andriana Herrera, MPH, program manager, Community Organizing for Prevention and Empowerment (COPE) and professor, MSU College of Education and Human Service
  • Josephine Kim, PhD, professor, prevention science and practice/CAS in counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Joshua Mersky, PhD, MSW, co-founder and director, Institute for Child and Family Well-Being and professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
  • Meishka Mitchell, AICP, PP, president and CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC)
  • Dana Rice, DrPH, assistant dean, master’s programs and assistant professor, public health leadership, UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Megan Simmons, MPA/JD, director of policy, National Birth Equity Collaborative and professor, Howard University
  • Rebecca Wilson, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, Mortality Surveillance Team in the Surveillance Branch Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marleen Wong, CEO, Center for Safe and Resilient Schools and Workplaces
  • Event Moderator: Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES, interim associate executive director, American Public Health Association