Diversity & Health Equity Connect

Our team efforts are in alignment with the APA Strategic Plan: Supporting and increasing diversity within APA; serving the needs of evolving, diverse, underrepresented, and underserved patient populations; and working to end disparities in mental health care. These are challenging times for everyone, but particularly for individuals of diverse communities with mental illness and substance use disorders. Collectively, we must continue to think creatively and critically to achieve mental health equity.

Reach our team by emailing ddhe@psych.org.

Meet Our Team

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Regina James, M.D.

Chief, Diversity and Health Equity and Deputy Medical Director

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Gabriel Escontrias, Jr., Ed.D.

Director, Health Equity

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Nadia Woods, M.S.W.

Associate Director, Workforce Inclusion

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Yvonne Hill, M.S.

Senior Program Manager, Community Outreach and Engagement

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Katherine Ramirez, M.A.

Senior Program Manager, Governance

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Tanya Thabjan, M.P.P., P.M.P.

Senior Program Manager, Psychiatric Workforce Diversity

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Douglas LeBlanc, Jr., M.P.H.

Program Manager, Psychiatric Workforce Diversity

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