Day 1 - Keynote Presentation
May 10, 9:00 - 9:45 am (EST/USA)
Awe: Everything you need to know
Dacher Keltner, PhD
Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center
Linda Rosenberg, MSW
Director of External Relations, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Director
Kristen Ziman, Chief
Chief of Police, Aurora, Illinois
Awe: Everything You Need To Know
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dacher is the host of the Greater Good Science Center’s award-winning podcast, The Science of Happiness and is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s popular online course of the same name.
Linda Rosenberg, MSW is the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Director of External Relations. Prior to joining Columbia Psychiatry, Rosenberg spent the past 15 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Behavioral Health(link is external and opens in a new window), which is the voice of the nation’s safety net mental health and addictions treatment organizations. As a premier advocacy organization for prevention, early intervention, and evidence-based treatment and services, the National Council is grounded in its commitment that all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality behavioral health services that affords every opportunity for recovery.
Rosenberg grew the National Council membership to 3,000 organizations, broadened the association’s scope and revenue, and helped secure various governmental policy efforts, including passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Excellence in Mental Health Act. She advanced the integration of behavioral health and primary care ensuring that the Affordable Care Act addressed individuals with mental illnesses and addictions, developed a National Council Practice Improvement Division offering clinical, leadership, management, business, and health technology programs, and introduced Mental Health First Aid in the U.S.A. During her time at the National Council, more than 2 million Americans have been trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Chief Kristen Ziman
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman was born and raised on the west side of Aurora. She is a graduate of West Aurora High School and started as a Police Cadet at the Aurora Police Department in 1991. She joined the Aurora Police force in 1994 as a sworn officer and worked in patrol, field training, community policing and investigations as a domestic violence detective before being promoted to sergeant in 2003. She was promoted to lieutenant in 2008 and to commander in 2010 and was named Police Chief in 2016.
Kristen earned her Associates Degree from Waubonsee Community College in 1994. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Aurora University and a Master’s Degree from Boston University. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy #249. She completed the Kellogg Women’s Senior Leadership Program at Northwestern University, Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).
Kristen obtained her second Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Her passion is writing and she has been a columnist for the Chicago Tribune Beacon News since 2008. She also is a blogs about police-related topics and her blog has been featured by the Illinois Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) and among the top police blogs.
Kristen lives in Aurora with her family.