Based in Washington, DC, I am one of Mental Health First Aid’s (MHFA) original national trainers and local instructors, having served in this role since the program’s introduction to the United States in 2008. Over the subsequent ten-plus years, I have trained and certified thousands of MHFA instructors across the country -- including teachers, police officers, clergy, university staff, mental health professionals, nurses, members of the military, NGO leaders, corporate executives and many more -- on behalf of the National Council for Behavioral Health. In addition, during my tenure, I have consistently received superlative evaluations and testimonials for my national trainings and local classes.
Prior to MHFA, I was a senior vice president for Mental Health America, at which I oversaw the organization’s communications, information and referral, conference and public education operations. In addition, I served as a Mayoral Aide in the District of Columbia and as a paralegal at Covington & Burling.
I am also a professional actor, and have appeared in plays, and on television, advertisements, training videos and film.