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July Members Meeting - "Current Issues in Behavioral Health: Marin County and Beyond"

Plan on attending the Members meeting (bring a guest):

HOSTED BY THE Health  Committee

Monday, July 1, 11:30 am
Conference Room – F138
11:30-11:45a  snacks & conversation
11:45a-1:15p speaker

Dr. Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V, Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at the County of Marin, is an innovative thought-leader and clinician who is passionate about integrating effective culturally responsive practices into the core functioning of County health services. Dr. Africa has over 2 decades experience in the areas of behavioral health, trauma, health equity and diversity.

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For over a decade, Dr. Africa served as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity with the San Mateo County Health System where he led agency-wide efforts addressing health equity that received State recognition. He spearheaded the development of the first-ever multi-disciplinary behavioral health LGBTQ+ community center and led the health system’s change efforts to enable the collection of SOGI data for all patients.

In addition to his professional work, Dr. Africa was appointed to serve as a founding member of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission (2014-2017), and currently volunteers with Alliance for Community Empowerment (ALLICE), an all-Filipino organization offering free education on healthy relationships (2007-present). He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and as a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness CA (NAMI CA) Board of Directors. He is a fellow with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Institute.

Earlier Event: June 25
Later Event: September 24
LWVMC Kick Off