*The agenda for the 2025 event is coming soon and will be added when available. 

2024 Agenda:
Thursday, January 25th

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration, Check-In, Exhibits

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Welcome!                                                                                                          

Linda Mays, CPM, Media &
Communications Specialist, Founder,
Single Mothers-Empowerment Conference Inc.

12:15 pm– 1:15 pm Keynote Address:

A Balanced & Happy Relationship that Works for Both Partners

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm ADHD and Mood Regulation/Dysregulation

Jay Soileau, M.D., FSAHM, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, New Orleans at Lake Charles



ADHD Couples Therapy Inside and Out

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

A Model for Addressing Executive Function Challenges

Ruth Hughes, Ph.D., Author, Consultant


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Break & Exhibits

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ADHD & Addiction

Jay Soileau, M.D., FSAHM, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine


PANEL: Under-Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Black Americans

Linda Mays, CPM; Media and Communications Strategist; Founder, Single Mothers Empowerment Conference, Inc.

Lisa Heard, Principal, Alexander City Middle School

Shirelle F. Pearson, CHADD of Nassau County, Chapter Coordinator & Treasurer, CHADD Board of Directors, Treasurer
CHADD Executive and Finance Committee Member, CHADD DEI&B and Governance Committee Co-Chair



Addressing ADHD Academic Challenges: Written Expression & Executive Function

Greg Spoon, Federal Programs Facilitator/Academic Interventionist, Centre Middle School

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm PANEL: The Doctors Are In! You Have Questions; They Have Answers

Jay Soileau, M.D., FSHAM, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Cal Stilwell, Jr., M.D., Charis Consulting Services, LLC.

5:15 pm


Friday, January 26th

Time Session
7:30 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast & Exhibits

8:15 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address:

Still Distracted After All of These Years

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Director, The Chesapeake Center

9:15 am – 9:45 am Break & Exhibits
9:45 am – 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions
9:45 am – 11:00 am Girls and Women with ADHD

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Director, The Chesapeake Center

Creating Your Own Gap Year Program or Enrolling in an Established Program

Ruth Hughes, Ph.D.
John Willson, M.S. LRT/CTRS, Executive Director, SOAR
College Readiness and Transition for Students with ADHD: Addressing Myths and Identifying Resources

Vanessa Goepel, MA, LPC-S, Executive Director, Office of Disabilities, University of Alabama

Scotty Rainwater, Accommodations Coordinator, Jefferson State Community College

Tomeiko J. Scott, Ph.D., Disability Support Services, Director, University of Montevallo

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


Award Presentations:

  • Carl Nowell “Success in ADHD” Award
  • The Chris Dendy Outstanding Service in ADHD Education Award
12:30 pm- 1:45 pm ADHD in Women: Under Diagnosed, Menopause, Estrogen Deficits & Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Jane Indergaard, DNP, RN

Jacqueline V. Cohen, LPC, ADHD-CCSP, CPCS, CCHT

ADHD 101

Dale Wisely, Ph.D., Director of Family Life, Prince of Peace Church, Hoover, AL

Ensuring a Successful Preschool Experience

Tina Rowland, Community Based Special Education Preschool Teacher, Floyd County Schools

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break & Exhibits
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Nervous Nellie, Debbie Downer, and Fidgety Phil: Comorbidities, Confusion, and Complexity

C. A. Stilwell, Jr., MD, Charis Consulting Services LLC

ADHD: 360: Providing Comprehensive Care for Women with ADHD in the UK

Phil Anderton Ph.D., Managing Director, ADHD 360 Limited
Words of Wisdom from Moms

Jeremy Didier

Ingrid Hartman

Shirelle Pearson

Tina Rowland

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
3:30 pm

Adjourn (Professional Approvals)