January 12, 2023

The Mental State of Your Employees

Event time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: Greenbrier Country Club, 1301 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Registration: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Chapter Meeting: 11:50 a.m.
Presentation: Noon – 1 p.m. (*NOTE: Due to HRCI guidelines lunch will not be available after Noon for in-person attendees.)

Register before January 5, 2023
Members: $35
Not Yet Members: $45

Register after January 5, 2023
Members: $45
Not Yet Members: $55
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HRCI and SHRM recertification credits approved.

This event will only be offered in-person and is maxed at 120 attendees!

Join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of how to respond to your employees’ mental and emotional well-being and a focus on how to respond if someone threatens the workplace or acts violently before and after an event.

About the Panelists:

Matt Leicester, MA, MBA, CEM, CHEC, NHDP-BC, EMT-P

Emergency Management Coordinator
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Matt Leicester is an emergency manager and paramedic with over 25 years of experience in public safety, healthcare, and emergency management across North Carolina and Virginia. Matt currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, and oversees their planning, mitigation, response, and recovery programs. Matt has a vast array of both routine and major response experience and has served in various leadership roles throughout his years of service.

Additionally, Matt is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) through the Augusta University Center for Operational Medicine, and has completed Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Matt also serves as an instructor for the Department of Homeland Security and previously for the United States Department of State, as well as presenting at local, state, and national conferences over the past 10 years.

Michael Noha

CPTED Security Planner
Chesapeake Police Department

Michael “Mike” Noha is a product of Chesapeake, graduating from Deep Creek High School and Tidewater Community College with a degree in the Administration of Justice. He is the City of Chesapeake’s CPTED Security Planner. He recently retired as a Sgt. from the police department where he spent over two decades serving and protecting the city he calls home.

He used his “outside the box” mentality through many different assignments during his career; Crisis Negotiator, Peer Support Team, Field Training Officer, First Aid Coordinator and Active Threat Instructor. He and his lovely wife are raising twins while both work in the field of public service.

Traci Richards, PhD, LPC, NCC

Behavioral Health Services
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Traci Richards, Ph. D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She is responsible for the Behavioral Health programs at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and also serves as an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University’s graduate counseling program. Dr. Richards has worked in various mental health settings, including private practice with a specialty in trauma and crisis intervention. She is a member of her local Medical Readiness Reserve, providing psychological first aid and trauma counseling interventions as a first responder to the crises in Virginia Beach’s municipal building and Chesapeake’s Wal-Mart.