Dr. Arthur Evans is CEO of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. He previously served in public policy positions in Philadelphia and Connecticut and has held faculty appointments at Yale University’s and the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine. A major emphasis of his career has been equity and social justice and he has received multiple awards named for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for this work.
Dr. Sophie Yohani
Dr. Yohani is an associate professor and registered psychologist with background in counselling psychology, global mental health, elementary education and experience in community psychology, program development, and community-based research. Dr. Yohani maintains an interest in multicultural counselling, childhood and adult trauma, psychosocial adaptation, hope/resiliency, and community-based participatory approaches. Her professional affiliations include the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists (CRHSP), and The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Dr. Yohani is originally from Tanzania and is an adjunct visiting professor in the Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania.
Dr. Anusha Kassan
Dr. Kassan am presently an Associate Professor with a high impact position in child and youth mental health in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of British Columbia. She is a bi-racial, cisgender, heterosexual woman. She is a second-generation newcomer to Canada and grew up in a bilingual, multi-faith household. As such, Her program of research is informed by a social justice lens and centres on migration as well as cultural and social justice responsiveness in psychology training and practice.
Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos
Dr. Ansloos is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, and Chair of the Indigenous Education Network at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of Indigenous mental health, as well examines community-based and systems-level change processes needed to advance social and health equity, with a particular focus on youth and suicide prevention. Jeffrey is the author of the book The Medicine of Peace: Indigenous Youth Resisting Violence and Decolonizing Healing
Dr. Monnica Williams
Dr. Williams, Ph.D. is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapies. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities, and Director of the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC in Tolland, Connecticut, and she has founded clinics in Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Nathan is a proud member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation band in Saskatchewan and a doctoral counselling psychology intern at Counselling and Clinical Services at the University of Alberta. He is also hard at work on his research involving expert therapists of First Nations clients.