IMHF Speakers Bureau

Robert R. Blume

Robert R. Blume, the President of IMHF, is a seasoned entertainment producer and talent manager with a long standing commitment to social causes. He has served as the Executive Producer of the Annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS from 1999 to 2018, and has been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including the Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Recently, he produced virtual concerts for the Entertainment Community Fund and a one-man comedy show on mental health. Blume also serves as the VP of Entertainment for the TYL Network and manages over 100 clients through his company, Step Forward Entertainment. He has been a Tony and DRAMA DESK AWARDS voter for over two decades..

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark, M.Ed., C.C.C., is an award-winning speaker and author specializing in mental health resilience. With 25 years of experience, she has trained thousands across diverse sectors, from the Canadian Arctic’s Inuit & Dene populations to multinational corporations. Her first book, “Gifts in Dark Packages,” serves as a roadmap for transforming adversity into strength and joy. She empowers individuals and businesses to see adversity as a “dark gift” that can lead to growth and prosperity.

Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller is a dedicated advocate for mental health, a prolific writer, and a compassionate mother. Committed to dismantling the stigma around mental illness, she has authored ten books and plays that shed light on the subject. For 15 years, she has supported her son, a professional golfer with bipolar disorder, both personally and through a one-man show that shares his experiences. Elizabeth’s advocacy and storytelling have made her a beacon of hope, proving that compassion and determination can drive meaningful change in mental health awareness.

Frank King

Frank King is the Mental Health Comedian and Suicide Prevention Speaker whose comedic brilliance is underscored by his two-decade stint as a writer for Jay Leni on The Tonight Show, and has worked with Joan Rivers, Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen, Rosie, Steve Harvey and many others. He has also turned his own battles with depression into 11 TEDx Talks.

Kimberly King

Kimberly King is an award-winning author and educator specializing in sexual abuse prevention. Certified by D2L.org and a hotline counselor, she’s committed to child safety. Endorsed by top institutions for her prevention books, she began as a women’s health peer counselor. Author of “I Said No!” and an upcoming book, she’s a mental health advocate and caregiver to her son. Kimberly offers in-person and online training to empower communities.

Carrol Mendelson

Carrol Mendelson is an award-winning playwright, having written for both theater and film. Shortly after the death of her son, Carrol wrote “Imperfect Seed,” a play based on her son’s struggle with mental illness and subsequent suicide. She became involved in The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she sat on the Board of Directors for both the Florida and Los Angeles chapters. She created Awareness Through The Arts, a memorial fund to bring awareness of mental health issues to the public.

Pat Labez

Pat Labez, known as “The Joyful Sage,” is an advocate for seniors, blending her roles as an award-winning author, actress, and producer to redefine retirement through the arts. She found Third Act Encore and serves as Vice President and Secretary of the International Mental Health Foundation. After overcoming a brain tumor, she returned to show business in her 60s, taking roles in TV shows, like New Amsterdam and Blue Bloods, and producing award-winning films. Pat has also been involved in various senior advisory programs, including the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP, focusing on mental health issues among the elderly. Her personal slogan is, “A joyful heart is the beat of life,” emphasizing the importance of finding joy at every stage of life.

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