June 23 -24, 2020

Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration Opening Soon!

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Call for Proposals 

Deadline for submission is February 15, 2020

The Indiana School Health Network (ISHN) is inviting school health professionals and advocates to submit proposals to present a session at the 2020 school health conference on June 23-24, 2020. All sessions are 75 minutes long, including Q&A and evaluation. Presentations will be selected based on the speaker's knowledge and expertise on the subject. Proposals of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model & successful implementation
  • Managing chronic health & behavioral health conditions that affect educational achievement
  • Role of school nurses and school-based health centers in the provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth
  • Care of children with special health care needs in school
  • Managing emergencies & urgent situations in school
  • Grassroots advocacy on behalf of schools at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Policies and legislation that advance school health outcomes for all students
  • Effective Navigator outreach and enrollment practices for healthcare coverage
For more information or questions on submitting a proposal, please contact Norma Napoli at

Keynote Speakers

The Magic of Health and Education
Billy Riggs, MRE, MDIV, CSP has been called “a psychologist masquerading as a comedian and magician.” As a highly skilled orator, Billy moves audiences to action with his message of hope and inspiration. He uses his illusions and comedy to grip audiences, move them to action, improve attitudes, inspire school staff and school health advocates, and send them back to work with new vision, passion and tools. He delivers a presentation that audiences will remember long after the event ends. Billy’s presentations change lives, improve attitudes, and inspire exceptional service. Through television, radio, books, videos, and live keynote speeches Billy continues to spread his message and currently more than a million people on five continents have benefited from his work.
Billy reminds educators, administrators, school staff, board members and school advocates of the difference they make in students’ lives, gives them tools they can use immediately, and sends them off to work with their hearts afire, their tool belts filled, their minds stimulated, and their funny bones tickled.
Billy Riggs lives in Austin, Texas but travels the entire country doing speaking events.

Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities
Kate Hill-Johnson is the Director of Community Health Improvement at Franciscan Health. In this role, she oversees the direction of the system wide Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and community resiliency work.  Kate is a master presenter of the ACEs Interface curriculum, created by Dr. Robert Anda and Laura Porter.  Kate is a founding member of the ACEs Indiana Coalition and oversees multiple communities on ACEs Connection.  She is also a certified trainer for QPR, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, National Study Circles Association, Advancing Youth Development, Evidence Based Public Health, and TimeSlips.  Kate holds a Master’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Ball State University and has a research focus in medical sociology, including the development of identity and self-narrative.
Previous to her position at Franciscan Health, Kate led the Indiana Public Health Training Center located at the IU Richard M Fairbanks School of Public  Health at IUPUI.  She has also worked in various youth service organizations.   Kate and her husband are previous foster parents and proud adoptive parents.  They live on the west side of Indianapolis with their children and collection of rescued pets.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!




Thank you to all who attended the record breaking 2019 Indiana School Health Conference! 

Since 2008, the Indiana School Health Network has been getting to the heart of school health by assembling key stakeholders, thought leaders and subject matter experts for the Annual School Health Conference. This conference provides people who are passionate about school health an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, and collaborate with others who truly want to make a positive impact on school health in Indiana.







Kim Strobel, Strobel Education, Inc. -
Owner, Educational Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Kim's wisdom, positivity, and strength are evident in the inspiring workshops she presents to educators and school health advocates who seek to make a difference. As a former teacher, she knows how important support and encouragement are in creating a successful learning environment. For her Tuesday Keynote, Kim will present Remembering Your Why: Meaning, Purpose and Passion in Education.



Terry  Stigdon, Director
Indiana Department of Child Services

Terry J. Stigdon, MSN, RN, Director, Indiana Department of Child Services, has worked at the Riley Hospital for Children since 1998, where she began as a pediatric intensive care staff nurse before taking on progressively greater managerial responsibilities over the next two decades. For her Wednesday General Session, Terry will present Communities Supporting Children in Trauma.



Dr. Alan Breier, Senior Professor of Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Alan Breier is the Indiana University Mental Health Research and Education Senior Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Breier established the Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC) in 2009, which is a treatment and research center for young people in the earliest stages of a psychotic illness. His team is currently investigating several novel treatments for schizophrenia including neuroprotective agents in first-episode psychosis. For his Wednesday Keynote session, Dr. Breier will presesnt Schizophrenia & the Importance of Early Intervention. 

The 2019 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award

Carolyn Snyder, RN, BSN, MS

The Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award was created to recognize Governor Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, for their leadership and contributions to the health of Hoosier adults and children through their work building and promoting INShape Indiana, creating the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and supporting ongoing efforts to promote health in schools. Governor Daniels was the first award winner.

Eligible individuals are recognized as leaders and strong advocates for student health or a healthy school environment in Indiana. They have made outstanding contributions to improving statewide processes and policies that benefit Indiana schools, and/or they have promoted school wellness policies, school health behaviors, and related activities in Indiana.

Carolyn Snyder, RN, BSN, MS has had a long career devoted to public health and school nursing, working always to promote the health of all Hoosier children. She began her school nursing career in 1966 for the North Montgomery School Corporation and continued in that role until her retirement in 2001. Carolyn also served as the corporation’s drug prevention coordinator and sponsored the Parent’s Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) team.
Carolyn helped start Christian Nursing Service, a volunteer nursing service, that became the Montgomery County Free Clinic. She was part of the original board of directors in 1968 and still serves as the chairperson of volunteers. 
Carolyn has been instrumental in the progress of the Indiana Association of School Nurses (IASN) by serving as their Executive Director and getting involved in national efforts. In 2015, Carolyn collaborated to bring together the Department of Education, the Indiana Nurses Association, the Indiana Licensing Board, and the IASN to develop Delegation Guidelines for School Nurses that are still used by Indiana School Nurses today. Carolyn’s work with the Immunization Division of Indiana Department of Health has become her passion. She worked alongside others to increase utilization of the Children & Hoosier Immunization Program (CHIRP). As a policy advocate, Carolyn has testified in front of the Indiana General Assembly regarding bills that preserve the health and safety of children. 
Carolyn ensured IASN worked with the Indiana School Health Network from its inception and has been instrumental in the success of the School Health Conference. Despite being retired (again), Carolyn continues to do good work to promote the health of children in Indiana.


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