Town Hall Panel Discussion: Child Mental Health and the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
Panel Discussion Event Details
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is hosting a free and open to the public town hall panel discussion on the subject of children’s mental health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that will offer a forum of discovery for parents to ask experts and share their own experiences. Delving into their experiences, knowledge and research expertise, the panel will discuss the pandemic’s impact on Utah’s children and provide families an open hour of discussion around concerns and needs of the community.
The panel will be moderated by Children’s Museum CEO and Executive Director, Kathleen Bodenlos and three guests including:
● Jen Makin, Owner and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at One by One Behavioral Health
● Jeremy Reynoso, Salt Lake City School District Elementary Kindergarten Teacher
● Andrew Fontes, Utah Pediatrician
The town hall panel discussion will be held on Thursday September 30th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM in the Children’s Museum Theater next to admissions. *Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees*
For more information about the event, please contact Senior Manager of Marketing and Programs Cyd Hatch, 703.635.6312 firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO, Executive Director at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Kathleen Bodenlos, Executive Director, has over 20 years of executive management and strategic development experience for corporations and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about the role museums play in creating curious thinking and sparking the joy of learning.
In her current role, Kathleen provides strategic direction and is responsible for the success of the museum’s mission as well as overseeing finance, exhibits, education, marketing, operations and philanthropy. Prior to moving to Utah to join the Discovery Gateway team, Kathleen served on the executive management teams of both Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Museum Center. Before working in the museum field, she worked in executive leadership roles for corporations primarily in the medical device industry. She earned a BA from Thomas Edison University and is passionate about hiking, art and travel.
Owner and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at One by One Behavioral Health
Jen was raised as an Army brat, all over the world. Her rich life experiences led her into the field of mental health. Over the last decade, Jen worked alongside her husband owning and operating treatment centers throughout Utah. She is passionate about this work and been working in the field for over 20 years.
In her free time, Jen loves spending time with her husband and their four children exploring new places. She loves yoga, nature (different from camping) and writing.
Specialties: Family Support & Education, Pre-Marital & Marital, Borderline Personality Disorder (self-harm & high risk behaviors)
Bachelors: BS Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University
Masters: Masters in Counseling, University of Phoenix
Salt Lake City School District Elementary Kindergarten Teacher
Jeremy has taught kindergarten in public Title 1 school since the beginning of his career and greatly loves working with children to make an impact for their futures.
With a Masters in Teaching from Westminster College with an emphasis in Spanish/Latin American Studies, Jeremy works to help the future generation of children to see the world in new ways that are inclusive, kind and understand the power of knowledge. As a teacher that feels challenged and invigorated working in diverse schools, Jeremy has a passion for helping those in need and improving the potential children have.
Utah Pediatric Doctor
Dr. Andrew Fontes is a pediatrician here in the great state of Utah. He is trained to meet the unique needs of children, through all of their developmental stages, as they grow and mature-specifically children, infants, and adolescents.