Category Health

Mental and Behavioral Health Grant Reviewer for Health Forward Foundation

Thrilled to receive an invitation from the Health Forward Foundation to become one of ten external grant reviewers for Foundation’s next round of mental and behavioral health funding for 2019-2020. This will be my first opportunity to be providing expert programmatic recommendations to the Health Forward Foundation for funding under this stream. Health Forward Foundation […]

Grant Reviewing for St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund’s 2020-22 Cycle

This year, the St. Louis County Children Service Fund (CSF) will be issuing a request for proposals for their 2020-2022 Core funding opportunity. A review panel of ten individuals, including myself, will review and provide expert recommendations to St. Louis County CSF for 2020-2022 funding. Already, St. Louis County CSF currently funds critical work that […]

Newly Elected Opioid Caucus Member for the National Partnership for Action

The opioid epidemic continues to claim the lives of so many of our loved ones. Having been personally impacted by this epidemic through the loss of my cousin, words cannot capture the impact it is having across systems and families. Having been elected to the newly formed Opioid Caucus for the National Partnership for Action, […]

SAMHSA Grant Reviewer

It is official! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has invited me to become one of the Departments newest grant reviewers. In doing so, I will be trained to review proposals that have been submitted to the department. SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged […]

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. I had thought I lost myself, but alas I am starting to see the light at the […]