Title of the conference, Finding Our Way Forward

Thank you to our speakers, presenters and our many attendees.

This year’s theme was “Finding Our Way Forward.”

Watch videos of our three amazing speakers.


Our Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Portrait photo of Marja Lee Freeman

It’s Time to Start Moving – Your Journey is Ahead!

Marja Lee Freeman
Employment Strategist, Laurie Mitchell Empowerment & Career Center

These days, moving forward can be hard to do. Learn practical steps to empower change in yourself and achieve goals in recovery.

Watch the video of Marja’s presentation


Featured Speaker

Portrait of Dianna Taylor

Wrong Lanes have Right Turns

Dianna Taylor
Recovery Programs Manager, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

A single question unlocked Dianna’s life. Discover how she learned to be thankful and to fight for her dreams.

Watch the video of Dianna’s presentation

Featured Speaker

Portrait of Kathleen Klawitter

One Tiny Impossible Step at a Time

Kathleen Klawitter
Speaker | Author | Resilience Expert | Visionary

Hear Kathleen’s courageous healing journey through her empowering High Five System. Discover how she reinvented herself to live a more joyous, meaningfullife adventure.

Watch the video of Kathleen’s presentation

Learn more about our speakers, workshops, music and hosted chats!

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About The Wellness and Recovery Comittee

The Pathways to Wellness Conference is organized and presented by the Wellness and Recovery Committee. The committee is made up of representatives from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and other organizations focused on the needs of people in mental health recovery. The Conference is designed for persons with mental health issues, persons with co-occurring disorders, families, professionals, and others with an interest in the topics of wellness and recovery.

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More To See, Read and Watch

Our 2021 Conference Roundup

Our conference in October 2021 was an online feast of information. Great speakers and workshops, powerful stories.

Learn more about it.

Videos from Past Conferences

We have videos of presentations from the last two years. Some are short and some are full-length keynote addresses.

Watch for free.