2019 Fall Safety and Loss Control Workshops: Mental Health First Aid for Fire & EMS Presenters

Presenters for Sept. 20-21

Denzil Mellors
Denzil Mellors is the manager for security services/emergency management at Range Regional Health Services, (Fairview Range) in Hibbing, MN. He was an emergency management coordinator for Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security in St. Paul while working at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Denzil completed his Bachelor degree in Human Services/Emergency Management from Metropolitan State University. He has been an active volunteer in New Orleans after Katrina, working at the Simpson Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis, and currently with the United Way. Denzil received a commendation from Governor Mark Dayton for deploying to New York after Hurricane Sandy.

Dustin Chapman
Dustin Chapman is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. He worked in the substance abuse treatment field for 45 years. He served with Fairview Behavioral Services as a program supervisor, and at Fairview Riverside he engaged in community outreach, including educating the public about mental illness and substance use disorder. He was a regulatory compliance authority for nine licensed sites in the Fairview system. Since his retirement in 2018, he has been a private consultant for community-based SUD programs and for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and an active Mental Health First Aid instructor throughout Minnesota.

Presenters for Nov. 1-2

Christopher Shaw
Christopher Shaw, Executive Director of Heart and Mind Connection, is a Navy veteran serving three tours of duty. After graduating from WI-River Falls, his passion for music and performance led him throughout the U.S. as a bassist/singer and a stand-up comedian. Recognizing his struggle with mental illness and substance abuse issues, and its life impact, he sought help at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Today, Chris is working to combine his commitment to hope of recovery and his gift of humor to combat stigma by sharing his story and delivering vital content as a performer, public speaker, and Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Dustin Chapman
Dustin Chapman is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. He worked in the substance abuse treatment field for 45 years. He served with Fairview Behavioral Services as a program supervisor, and at Fairview Riverside he engaged in community outreach, including educating the public about mental illness and substance use disorder. He was a regulatory compliance authority for nine licensed sites in the Fairview system. Since his retirement in 2018, he has been a private consultant for community-based SUD programs and for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and an active Mental Health First Aid instructor throughout Minnesota.