External Workgroup


EMHD External Workgroup

The EMHD Initiative has enlisted a prominent group of professionals, community leaders, families and youth to advise and work with us in ensuring that the Initiative meets its goals.  The External Workgroup meets regularly with the federal Project Team and Lead Contractor to review projects, make recommendations, review documents and materials, and provide guidance on all aspects of the project.  The External Workgroup is comprised of individuals and agencies who are committed to ensuring that disparities are eliminated and all aspects of mental health care become more culturally and linguistically accessible to everyone.

The Members of the External Workgroup are:

Marvin Alexander
Youth M.O.V.E.

William Arroyo
Child, Youth and Family Program Administration
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Jami Bartgis
National Council of Urban Indian Health

Majose Carrasco
NAMI Multicultural Action Center
Colonial Place Three

Teresa Chapa
Office of Minority Health, HHS

Jean Lau Chin
Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
Adelphi University

Donald M. Clark

Terry S. Gock
Asian Pacific Family Center
Pacific Clinics

Jesse Herrera
Behavioral Health Division
Monterey County Health Department

DJ Ida
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental
Health Association

Vivian Jackson
Georgetown University
Center for Child and Human Development

Carrie L. Johnson
United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
Seven Generations

Jacki McKinney

Joe Powell
Association of Persons Affected by Addictions

Annelle Primm
Minority Fellowship Program
American Psychiatric Association

Alan Rabideau
First Nations Behavioral Health Association

Lenora Reid-Rose
Cultural Competency and Diversity Initiatives
Coordinated Care Services, Inc.

Ruban Roberts
Center for Family Studies
University of Miami
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Caitlin Ryan
Adolescent Health Initiatives
César E. Chávez Institute
San Francisco State University

Yvonne Smith
DC Dept. of Mental Health

Sandra Spencer
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Nguyen Dinh Thang
Boat People SOS

Can Truong
Center for Education Empowerment

Ed K.S. Wang
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Jazmin Banks
Department of Behavioral Health, City of Philadelphia

Thomas Hicks
Helping Other People through Empowerment (HOPE)