NAMMA Conference 2018 -Baltimore-Washington -AUG. 14-17, 2018


Detailed Schedule

Tuesday, August 14
5:15 PM: Formal conference opening 
Welcome and Introductions – Rev. Marsh L. Drege, NAMMA President
Welcome – Mr. Glen Paine – Executive Director, MITAGS
Prayer – Deacon Paul Rosenblum
6:30 PM: After Dinner Program
Introduction of conference themes – Dr. Jason Zuidema
Opening Worship

Wednesday, August 15

9:00 – 10:15 AM: Session 1 
Seafarers’ Welfare: Updates on Legal, Labor, Environmental Factors
Chair – Rev. Mary Davisson – Director and Chaplain, Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center
Capt. Iqbal Kazi – Rightship
Douglas B. Stevenson – Director, Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey
Barbara Shipley – ITF Inspector, Seafarers’ International Union (SIU)

10:15 – 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Session 2 –  Auditorium
Seafarers’ Welfare: National Perspectives
Chair – Dr. Jason Zuidema
The Honorable Mark Buzby (RADM USN, Ret.)
Administrator, United States Maritime Administration
CAPT Ryan D. Manning – Chief, Office of Port & Facility Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard
​Lyn Harris, COO, NAMEPA

12:15 – 1:30 PM: Lunch 
1:30 – 2:30 PM: Session 3 – Auditorium
Keynote Presentation
Introduction – Deacon Paul Rosenblum – Chaplain, Apostleship of the Sea, Charleston
RADM William Baumgartner – United States Coast Guard (ret.) “Navigating government and industry for the welfare of seafarers”

2:30 – 3:00PM: Break

3:00– 4:15PM: Session 4– Auditorium
Seafarers’ Welfare in International Perspective
Chair – Stephen Lyman, Director, Seamen’s Church Institute, Port Newark
Rev. Canon Andrew Wright – Secretary General, Mission to Seafarers
Emily Reiblein – Crowley Liner Services/CMC Labor Relations /  Marine Log
“Seafarers’ Welfare in Crowley Liner Services”
Roger Harris – Executive Director, International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network
“Supporting seafarers’ positive mental health”

Katie Higginbottom – Head of Trust, ITF Seafarers’ Trust

4:15 – 4:45PM: Daily Worship – Room: Auditorium

Thursday, August 16

9:00 – 10:30 AM: Session 5 – Daily Announcements – Auditorium
Internships and Training: Best Practice
Chair – Chaplain Michelle DePooter – Montreal Ministry to Seafarers
Ciara Flowers, Assistant Director of Internship Programs, Johns Hopkins
“Internship Programs: Current Developments and Best Practice”
Ken Hawkins, Director, Mission to Seafarers, Seattle
“Interns for seafarers’ welfare: strategy for success”
Andrew Cameron, Communications and Membership Assistant, American Association of Port Authorities
“Lessons from an internship for service in the maritime industry”

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM: Session 6 – Auditorium
Keynote Presentation
Introduction – Dr. Michael Skaggs
Dr. Wendy Cadge, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University
“Religion at the Edge: Chaplaincy in the Hidden Spaces”

11:55 AM– 12:00 PM: Prayer for Lunch: Bishop Eugene Sutton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 PM: Session 7 – Auditorium
Workshop: ministry and diverse cultures
Chair – Deacon Dileep Athaide, Chaplain, Apostleship of the Sea Vancouver
Dr. Mary T. O’Neill, Board Chair, National Association of Catholic Chaplains
“Respect for Human Dignity: The Anchor in a Sea of Difference”