Oscar Morgan, Project Director

Oscar has over 25 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. He has worked extensively with mental health consumers, service providers and other stakeholders. Oscar has been Commissioner for the Maryland State Department of Mental Health, where he oversaw the State Mental Health Advisory and Planning Councils. After leaving the state agency in 2002, he was a consultant with the National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils (NAMHPAC). Oscar is Co-Founder and Past President of the National Leadership Council for African American Behavioral Health. He received his Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.

William Emmet, Project Director

Bill is a longtime mental health advocate and policy consultant. He was Director of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform from 2006 through 2009, responsible for coordinating eighteen national organizations to make effective mental health services a national priority and to ensure the integration of mental health into national health reform. Bill served for seven years as Project Director for policy analysis and technical assistance at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD). He worked as Executive Director of Rhode Island NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), then as Chief Operating Officer/ Deputy Executive Director of NAMI’s national office. Bill has served on numerous volunteer boards and councils and is the board Chair-elect of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc., a multi-state behavioral health care provider.

Davitta Ealy, Director, Conferences & Meetings

Davitta is currently the Conferences and Meetings Director for Affirma, overseeing several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) logistical support contracts. She has over 15 years of professional logistics and conference management experience and her skills include meeting planning and implementation; staff supervision and training; and negotiating hotel and travel contracts. Davitta is experienced in working with international travelers, persons with special needs and multicultural participants and is an expert in negotiating favorable hotel and other vendor contracts for meetings and conferences. She has planned and implemented more than 300 HHS meetings and conferences including annual meetings attended by an average of 400 participants representing all 50 states and the U.S. territories. She received her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. from Nyack College in Washington, DC and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification from the Convention Industry Council.