CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OZARKS PRESENTS
SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUTSRY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
DOWNSTREAM CASINO, 69300 EAST NEE ROAD, QUAPAW, OK 74363
The Construction Industry has one of the highest incidence rates of suicide across the United States at
53.2 deaths per 100,000. This is five times greater than that of all other construction fatalaties combined.
As such, it is an industry imperative to shatter the mental health stigma and create caring cultures within our
companies. The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has established the Construction
Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources
for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction.
Please join the Ozarks Chapter of CFMA for a Construction Industry focused workshop on Suicide Prevention.
Attendees will learn:
• Construction industry risk factors
• Why suicide has become a workforce issue
• Best practices that can be shared throughout the construction community to identify key steps
and best practices that can be implemented in our work safety programs
• Connect with community health professionals
• Amass resources to help promote mental health and suicide prevention as part of the corporate
• Network with local, regional and national peers
CO-SPONSORED BY: SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
For registration information or questions contact:
BEN STONE at BSTONE@DEWITT-ASSOCIATES.COM or call 417-881-4820
BRYCE MCDERMOTT at BMCDERMOTT@BRANCO.COM or call 417-451-5250
PRESENTERS: DEBBIE FITZGERALD, Ozark Center
Deborah Fitzgerald holds an Ed.S. in School Psychology from Pittsburg State University (PSU), an MS in Psychology from PSU and earned her BA in Sociology from Missouri Southern State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, a National Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors and holds Crisis Worker Certification through the American Association of Suicidology. She has 36 years of experience in the mental health field, with the last 31 years being spent in community mental health at the Ozark Center in Joplin, Missouri. Debbie has worked in various settings within Ozark Center and is currently the Director of Crisis Services. Additionally, she has served as the Regional Youth Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator since 2006. She is also an Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
JAMIE WARD, Crowder College
Jamie Ward is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Counselor at Crowder College. She has over 15 years of experience working with youth, families and individuals as an agent of change, encouraging individuals to use their strengths and challenges as a way to achieve their goals. Jamie currently chairs the Behavior Intervention Team at Crowder College, is a Board of Advisor member for the Freeman Family YMCA, and is a Community Liaison member for Gateway Day Treatment School. Jamie earned her Master of Science degree in Social Work from Missouri State University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University. She has experience supporting clients around issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and crisis intervention.
RICH PUCKETT, Branco Enterprises
Rich Puckett is the Director of Human Resources for Branco Enterprises, Inc., and has performed in this position for 5 ½ years. Prior to his tenure at Branco, he served nearly 24 years on active duty in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2014. He served as an Air Force photographer for many years, later transitioning to progressively higher supervisory positions as his experience grew. Rich attended numerous professional development courses throughout his Air Force career, including the First Sergeant and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academies. He was a First Sergeant for 3 different units, working directly for squadron commanders in the critical role as the unit’s focal point for health, morale, welfare and quality-of-life issues of all assigned personnel. The First Sergeant’s motto, “People Are Our Business,” speaks to his role as the Air Force’s version of an HR Manager.
MARK LEAR, Travelers Insurance
Since March of 2007, Mark C. Lear, 48, has been the Regional Vice President, Midwest Region for Travelers Bond and Financial Products. Mark is responsible for the growth and profitability of a $190 million book of business and accountable for the professional development and underwriting of 63 employees in 4 locations. Prior to and during his career at Travelers, Mr. Lear served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry, Cavalry and Armor Officer as well as Air Defense NCO and Soldier during 1 State Emergency Activation and 2 deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Since 2009, Mr. Lear has continued to serve the armed forces of the United States, while retired, by participating in a Board of Directors role for the USO of Missouri, Inc. He is past Board Chairman, following 4 years as the President and Vice President of the Board. Mr. Lear holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University.
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE
EARN 2 CPE CREDITS in the field of Personnel/Human Resources
Seating is limited so please register early.