2017 CASBHC Annual Conference:
Working Smart and Creatively Together
Keynote Speakers

John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance

John Schlitt is the president of the School-Based Health Alliance. From 1997-2008, John served as School-Based Health Alliance’s first executive director, leading the organization’s advocacy, education, and technical assistance efforts to strengthen and sustain school-based health centers and build long-term financial support for the organization. In 2011 he rejoined School-Based Health Alliance after exploring other public health interests. John’s twenty-five year career spans maternal, infant, and child health policy, practice, and advocacy arenas. He is a national authority on school-based health care financing, organization, and delivery. John has worked as a clinical social worker with adolescents in psychiatric and community mental health settings and has authored several articles on school-based health care and teen pregnancy prevention. A native Floridian, John received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Florida and his master of social work degree from Florida State University. - See more at:


Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder & Artistic Director, Cleo Parker Dance

Cleo Parker Robinson is founder, artistic director and choreographer of the 46-year-old Denver-based artistic institution, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD).  She leads a professional Ensemble, Cleo II (the CPRD second company), a Youth Ensemble, an Academy of Dance, an International Summer Dance Institute, a 240 seat theatre which bears her name, and numerous community outreach programs.  She is the recipient of honors and awards from civic, community, and artistic organizations world-wide, and is called on by a myriad of organizations and performance venues to bring her Ensemble for performances, workshops, master classes, and motivational seminars. A master teacher/choreographer and cultural ambassador, she has taught and performed with her Ensemble in such diverse places as Iceland, Singapore, Hawaii, Nassau, Belize, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, throughout Europe and the African continent. Ms. Parker Robinson’s awards include the Colorado’s Governor’s Award for Excellence (1974), Denver Mayor’s Award (1979), induction into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame (1989) and the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame (1994).  Recognized in Who’s Who in America Colleges and Universities she holds an Honorary Doctorate from Denver University (1991), an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Colorado College (2003), and an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Regis University in Denver (2008).  In 2011, Ms. Parker Robinson was voted an Honorary Lifetime Trustee of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, in recognition of her longtime commitment and lasting impact on the Center. Ms. Robinson has served on NEA panels on Dance, Expansion Arts, Arts America, and Inter-Arts panels for the USIS. Ms. Robinson is a regular panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts as well as other national task forces, boards and committees in the arts arena.  In April 1999, she was appointed by former President William Jefferson Clinton, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve for four years on the National Council on the Arts, a 14 member panel that advises the Chairman of the NEA on agency policy and programs, and reviews and makes recommendations to the Chairman on grant applications. Cleo Parker Robinson continues to be dedicated to celebrating the human experience and potential through the Arts.   Her vision of “One Spirit, Many Voices” remains strong and steadfast, expanding to embrace and welcome all people.








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