Dr. Russell A. Sabella
Dr. Russell A. Sabella is currently a Professor of Counseling in the College of Health Professions & Social Work, Florida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation and publication includes: Individual and group counseling, Counseling technology & tech-literacy, Comprehensive school counseling programs, Peer helper programs and training, Cyberbullying, Digital reputation, Solution focused brief counseling/consultation & leadership, Technology/internet safety and security among children and families
Dr. Sabella is author of numerous books and articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He has trained and consulted with thousands of counselors, educators, parents, administrators, and organizational leaders throughout the country. Dr. Sabella is past president of the American School Counselor Association and the Florida School Counselor Association. Other resources from Dr. Sabella include http://www.guardingkids.com/ and http://www.schoolcounselortv.com/ .
Sherriff Daron Hall
Davidson County Sheriff, Mental Health Advocate
Daron Hall was sworn-in as the 61st sheriff of Davidson County September 2002 and elected to his fourth term in 2014.
Hall has made it a priority to focus on programming, treatment, and community involvement to ensure inmates become productive citizens. Over the past 10 years, these efforts have resulted in a dramatic 32 percent decrease in the inmate population. Hall has always expressed the desire to celebrate the closing of a jail and, in 2011, he realized that goal and shut the doors of a 300-bed facility. For the first time in Nashville history, fewer jail beds are being built. As he continues this effort, he is also passionate about decriminalizing the mentally ill and currently working towards criminal justice improvements for this population.
During his 25-year criminal justice career, Hall has served Davidson County under three sheriffs. He is on the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Executive Board and Board of Directors; serving as that organization’s 3rd Vice President and will become the first NSA president from the state of Tennessee. Additionally, he served as the 101st president of the American Correctional Association and was the first sheriff ever elected to this position in the organization’s 141-year history.
He is currently a board member of Franklin Road Academy and is an advisory board member for Dismas. His affiliations with community organizations over the years include Nashville’s Exchange Club Family Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital; Senior Citizens, Inc.; Boy Scouts Council of Middle Tennessee; the Rochelle Center; and the Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
Anna Claire Bowen
LMFT, Clinical Director, Tennessee Voices for Children
Anna Claire Bowen is Clinical Director of Tennessee Voices for Children. This organization provides leadership, support, and services that promote voice, hope, and empowerment for the emotional and behavioral well-being of children, youth, and their families. TVC core values include family-driven services, access to services, family member/caregiver education, lived experience/peer support, statewide presence, and leadership through collaboration. Prior to her appointment as Clinical Director, Anna Claire has held various roles in the agency including Program Manager for the Youth Screen and Youth M.O.V.E. programs and Youth and Family Therapist in the Family Connections program. Anna Claire is also an Adjunct Graduate faculty member at Lipscomb University and maintains a private practice.