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Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. is the Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation), Before joining the APA Foundation, Rawle held several progressively responsible management positions with AARP over 15 years, including most recently as a vice president and a member of the AARP national leadership team. He was in the private practice of law before joining AARP. Rawle holds a JD, with honors, from the Howard University School of Law, a BA in Psychology from Texas Southern University, and a management certificate from AgL executive leadership program at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Rawle also serves as President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Amy joined the APA Foundation in 2012. Her tenure at APA began in 2000 as the Director of Finance and Administration in the APA Division of Research and American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, the former research subsidiary of APA. In this role, she provided support to the development of DSM-5 and research grant projects. As Deputy Director, Amy directs and oversees the financial, operations, governance, and compliance functions for the Foundation. She has advanced the initiatives and goals of the Foundation by managing major projects including the reestablishment of the Melvin Sabshin, MD Library & Archives in APA’s new headquarters and the Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership. Amy received an M.B.A. degree from University of Massachusetts and B.A. from Carleton College.
Program Manager, Governance and Administration
Brittany joined the Foundation in December 2016. Prior to her appointment at the APA Foundation, Brittany served as the Public Affairs Coordinator at the National Association of Counties. In that role, she was responsible for administrative assistance to the Director of Public Affairs as well as program support to department staff. Brittany was also responsible for managing NACO’s National Awards program which realized a 36% increase in participation during her tenure. Brittany received a B.S. degree from George Mason University.
Rachel Gearhart serves as the APAF Executive Assistant. Prior to joining APAF, she served as an Assistant Program Director and Marine Science Instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Rachel was also a Research Assistant at the Koegel Autism Center and is an alumna of UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, gardening, and listening to live music.
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Faith Anderson joined the APA Foundation team in March 2022 and has seven years of experience in fundraising, event management, marketing and more. Faith has prior experience working with government relations, financial, health and events related associations where she raised several million dollars, organized events, managed volunteers and engaged with members. Faith is a native of Northern Virginia and a proud alumna of The College of William & Mary.
Lilia joined the APA Foundation in September 2016 and oversees donation tracking, donor relations, and provides programmatic support for the Foundation. In addition, she manages marketing needs, the website, social media and general public outreach. She is often found at the Foundation booth at APA meetings throughout the year. In her past roles, Lilia helped manage the American Registry of MRI Technologists' Annual Meetings and worked in wine sales and as executive assistant at Schneider's of Capitol Hill. Lilia holds a B.A. from Purchase College at the State University of New York.
Associate Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
Emma Jellen is the Associate Director for the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation where she develops innovative, high impact web-based educational content and resources for employers to advance workplace mental health. Emma builds external relationships with corporate leaders, and produces the Center’s monthly Mental Health Works publication. Prior to her current role, Ms. Jellen was the Program Manager for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support and Alignment Network (SAN) Grant awarded by CMS. Over the 4-year grant period, the APA more than exceeded its goal for the Support and Alignment Network, training over 3,500 psychiatrists in the collaborative care – and worked with Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) to provide resources and technical assistance for implementation of the model. In that role, Ms. Jellen managed trainings, and coordinated with outside agencies, partnering organizations, and PTNs in promoting the Collaborative Care Model. Prior to joining the APA, Ms. Jellen served as the Director of Communications and Member Relations for the DC Hospital Association (DCHA), where she focused her efforts on hospital-wide population health and value-based purchasing initiatives and programming for DCHA’s 14 hospital members. To date, Ms. Jellen has worked for several healthcare non-profit associations, including the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Ms. Jellen found her passion for mental health policy working early in her career at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as Policy Associate in the department of Government Affairs and Clinical Practice. Ms. Jellen earned a B.A. in psychology from Clemson University.
Program Manager, Center for Workplace Mental Health
Shayla Gerity joined the American Psychiatric Association Foundation in 2022 as Program Manager for the Center for Workplace Mental Health. In her prior role, Shayla was a Well-being Specialist with Adventist Healthcare in Maryland. Her primary role was designing and implementing well-being programs for the hospital staff across three regional hospitals. In past roles, Shayla has worked as both a government and private contractor working in the Employee Health field. Shayla earned her B.S. in Kinesiology at Penn State University.
Program Director, Fellowships and Medical Student Programs
Dr. Camille Bryan joined the APA Foundation in 2018 as a Senior Program Manager where she directs the daily operations for the APA/APAF Fellowships team, the programming for the APA/APA Foundation Fellowships and SAMHSA-funded MFP grants, and serves as the lead APA/APAF contact with MFP SAMHSA external partners. Before joining the foundation, Dr. Bryan served as the founding manager for the National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland and the Associate Director for Workforce Development for the government of the District of Columbia. Dr. Bryan has extensive experience preparing students for nationally competitive scholarships and has served as a scholarship reader for the U.S. Department of Education Jacob Javits Fellowship, the James Madison Fellowship, and the Orphan Foundation to name a few. Dr. Bryan has also worked as the Director for Programs for the National Bar Association and Senior Program Manager for the Council for Professional Recognition. Dr. Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the West Indies and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the George Washington University.
Program Manager, APAF Fellowships
Christian Sosa serves as the Program Manager for the Fellowships administered by the APA Foundation. Prior to this position, Christian served as the Program Manager for the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship, a program administered by Howard University and funded by the United States Agency for International Development with the goal of diversifying the USAID Foreign Service. Before focusing in on the intersection of Workforce Development and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access, his previous work experience included working on internationalization programs for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and study abroad advising and recruiting for the Council on International Educational Exchange. He earned a Master’s in International Training and Education from American University, and a B.A. from Gordon College in Communication Arts and Business Administration.
Program Coordinator, SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program
Lynsey first joined the American Psychiatric Association as Temporary Administrative Assistant for the Division of Diversity and Health Equity. She was then hired full-time as Program Coordinator for the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program under the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. She attended Bowie State University for a Bachelor of Business Administration and plans to return for her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources. Prior to working at APA, Lynsey worked in Finance at a bank and a credit union.
Program Director, School and Justice Initiatives
Christopher Seeley, MSW is the Program Director of School and Justice Initiatives for the APA Foundation. Prior to his appointment at the APAF, Chris served as the Direct Therapy Intern at Michigan State University Counseling Center. He provided short-term therapy to a diverse client population while also assisting in weekly multicultural and racial awareness trainings. Chris was also the Assistant Community Director supervising and coaching resident directors at Michigan State. Christopher facilitated social skill building groups for at-risk high school students at Starr Commonwealth Detroit, along with delivering individual and family therapy. He also has experience as an advocate and field instructor for the Michigan State University Adolescent Project, was a Program Director for a Support and Education Group for low-risk Juvenile Sex Offenders, a Juvenile Detention Specialist for the Ingham County Youth Center, and a case manager for a national youth mentoring organization. Christopher earned BA's in Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University.
Program Manager, School and Justice Initiatives
Joy Lloyd-Montgomery, M.P.H., is the Program Manager of School and Justice Initiatives for the APA Foundation. Prior to joining APAF, Joy was a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) where she led a project focused on understanding the barriers to online grocery shopping for SNAP-eligible families to inform the expansion of the USDA's EBT online program. At UMSOM, she also served as a Wellness Specialist providing technical assistance to schools across Maryland in the implementation of their district's wellness policy and managed a Health Leadership Program for elementary and middle school students. Her previous work experiences include national provider and pharmacy outreach for the Patient Access Network Foundation, health promotion for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and short-term crisis and supportive counseling for 2-1-1 Big Bend in Florida. Joy has a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master's in Public Health from George Washington University.
Librarian and Archivist
Deena Gorland has a BFA in photography from San Francisco Art Institute and MSLIS from The Catholic University of America. Her 20 years of experience as a professional photographer landed her a career working for the National Geographic Society on multiple digitization projects such as: Image Collections, Save the Archives and Electronic Magazine Archives (EMA). In addition, her time with National Geographic, she digitized the Smithsonian Institutions, National Postal Museums certified stamp plate proof collection. More recently, she contracted at National Museum of African American History and Culture as a museum technician, which inspired her to pursue an advanced degree focusing on preservation and digitization of special collections.