Central Chamber Lunch To Focus On Mental Health

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and its Medical Board of Governors will host a luncheon featuring keynote speakers Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Marisa Azaret, clinical director of the division of psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The healthcare-themed luncheon will focus on mental health.

Azaret has been dedicated to the practice of pediatric psychology for more than 30 years, with clinical interests in program development, parenting skills training, adolescent development and prevention in the mental health field. She has for many years served as a producer, writer and on-air host for programs and segments on the subject of mental health in Hispanic media outlets, including CNN en Español, Univision and Telemundo. She currently contributes regular reports, analysis and mental health expertise across a number of CNN en Español programs and is the host of “Vive la Salud con Dra. Azaret.” Azaret has won two Emmy awards and received five Emmy nominations.

With more than 45 years of law enforcement experience, Bradshaw’s progressive thinking has kept Palm Beach County a frontrunner in the law enforcement and school safety areas. As head of Homeland Security in South Florida, Bradshaw and his team of more than 4,000 dedicated and professional employees have helped advise political leaders, protect schools, develop technology to improve responsiveness, and created mental health professional teams to access and handle those who may suffer from mental illness.

The luncheon will take place at the Breakers West Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For info., visit www.cpbchamber.com or call (561) 790-6200.