Space is limited this year so please be sure to register early!
This event always offers incredible networking opportunities and this year will feature the following special panelists, focusing on the behavioral and mental health issues facing our community:
Executive Director & CEO
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
Preston ‘Jay’ Frayser
Texas Health Springwood Behavioral Health
Dr. Fuad Khan
Chief of Integrated Behavioral Health
Chief Executive Officer
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
Vice President Operations
Signature Healthcare Services
A special thank you to our sponsors and event hosts:
Aramark – hosting this event’s food & beverages
Corgan – hosting us in their beautiful offices in the West End, overlooking downtown Dallas.
Bonnie Cook is the Executive Director and CEO of Mental Health America of Greater Dallas. Bonnie received her master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey. Upon completing her degree, she moved to Kentucky where she was the Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky and the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association. Bonnie has over 17 years’ experience working in the mental health sphere and serves on the Board of Directors of Mental Health America in Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, Bonnie is MBA candidate at Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, Dallas, Texas.
Her passion for mental health drives her energy towards fulfilling MHA’s mission of leading the community in improving mental health through advocacy and education. She has an undying devotion towards raising awareness and eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys quilting, and Texas Rangers baseball.
Jay Frayser is the current Administrator and COO at Texas Health Resources – Harris Methodist Hospital HEB – Springwood facility and comes with extensive executive experience of providing quality healthcare /behavioral and psychiatric services
Jay has been a champion in healthcare industry with successful startups and expansion projects under his belt including Provo Canyon Behavioral hospital and Salt Lake Behavioral health. Overseeing DFW’s healthcare needs with his expertise and leadership he completed successful reopening of at Sundance Behavioral Healthcare in Dallas as Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to assuming his role as Administrator at THR-Springwood, he has also served as Director of Nursing at THR and multiple positions at PI-Acadia Healthcare in Tucson, AZ while actively involved in expansion of psychiatric hospitals and projects.
Carol Lucky, CEO of the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, has been working in the mental health and substance use field for over 35 years. Key positions she has held include: CEO of Child and Family Guidance Center Dallas, Director of Mental Health Services for Dallas Metrocare, CEO of Austin Family House, Managed Care Officer for the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio, and Chief of Community Services Reimbursement for TDMHMR (now part of Texas HHS). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southwestern University, and a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration form St. Edwards University.
Dr. Fuad Khan is the current Chief of Integrated Behavioral Health at Parkland Health in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of psychiatrists and finished medical school in Pakistan before coming to Boston to train at Harvard Medical School where he completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He returned to Pakistan and developed a psychiatric hospital system and a psychotherapy training program.
After a brief time living and working in New Zealand, he returned to the United States in 2009 to work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Then he moved to Texas to be the Chief of Psychiatry at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas – one of the three largest County hospitals in United States, and helped shape their psychiatry services to become one of the best in the region. He remains affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical School as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and continues to supervise residents there.
He joined Wentworth Douglass Hospital in November of 2017 and has been involved in several initiatives to improve mental health care delivery in the region. His work is focused on not only improving the psychiatric practice, but also to increase awareness, involve multiple disciplines in the medical field, and participate with the community to establish a mutually integrated and collaborative approach to mental health. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Dallas in Texas and a lot of his work includes administrative responsibilities at the hospital system.
Jean Scallon, MA, FACHE is the Vice President of Operations for Texas/Massachusetts and Special Projects. Jean has over 30 years of Behavioral Health Care Experience including being a CEO and Vice-President. Jean has been a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives for over 10 years. Jean has been recognized for her leadership on several occasions, she is a seasoned operator with experience in all age groups as well as Trauma Informed Care, Telehealth, and Suicide Prevention.
Jean serves as a faculty member for the Zero Suicide Academy and travels US wide to train individuals on the Zero Suicide Principles. She currently mentors several individuals in the healthcare space and is a mentor for ACHE requests. Jean serves on several boards and including, most recently, AABH (Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare) and the Texas Hospital Association Member Solutions Board. Jean has previously sat on the boards of the following: State of Indiana Suicide Prevention Advisory Network, Indiana Hospital Association, Circle of Ivy, Women of Vision and Chair of the Indiana Hospital Associations Behavioral Health Council.
Jean recently served as an adjunct professor teaching in the undergraduate program in Healthcare Management and Policy at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN for over 7 years.
Jean lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and three dogs. Her son also resides in Bloomington and attends Indiana University.