Mental Health Section
It has been an honor to volunteer with APHA. Since joining in 2019, I have shared knowledge, wisdom, hope and heart with a diverse and inclusive volunteer community and joined collaborative efforts that respond to our nation’s most pressing public health challenges.
As a member of APHA’s Mental Health Section and the Intersectional Council Topical Workgroup on Suicide Prevention, I have unique opportunities to advocate for mental and behavioral health equity and champion emotional well-being for all. My greatest goal as a volunteer is to uphold our collective public health duty to elevate the stories of communities most impacted by our work.
I remain constantly inspired by the spirit of my extraordinary APHA colleagues. Their passion, dedication, courage and commitment to creating the healthiest nation are ever-empowering. And yet, it is their endless compassion, understanding, kindness and empathy toward each other that leaves me in awe.
I am so proud to call APHA my professional home, and I am even more excited to build the next 150 years of our APHA history together.