MARCH 20, 2021 –
The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce announced today the addition of two new members of its Board of Directors.
Larke Nahme Huang, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical-community psychologist who has worked at the interface of policy, research and practice in behavioral health. Most recently she was the Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she led a broad portfolio of work. Prior to her federal work, she was on faculty at the University of California, Berkeley and Georgetown University, a managing director at the American Institutes for Research, and a clinical practitioner in community mental health. She has co-founded national organizations, served on the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, and the Carter Center Mental Health Task Force, and published widely. She received her doctorate from Yale University.
Dr. Stan Huey is an Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC), with a joint appointment in American Studies and Ethnicity. He received his B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1998, and joined the USC faculty in 2000. His research focuses on reducing disparities in behavioral health by optimizing treatments for high-risk populations, particularly under-resourced ethnic minority youth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Huang and Dr. Huey to our Board of Directors,” said Mike Flaherty, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Their work in the behavioral health field will help guide our mission to strengthen a diverse, equitable and inclusive behavioral health workforce to improve health and healthcare.”
The Annapolis Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the recruitment, retention, training and performance of the prevention and treatment workforce in the mental health and substance use sectors of the behavioral health field. Founded in 2001, the organization engages in a variety of activities to promote the behavioral health workforce, including providing technical assistance on workforce development, developing workforce competnecies and assessment tools, highlight innovations in workforce development, contribute to the published literature on behavioral health workforce development, and others. Learn more at www.annapoliscoalition.org.