Multicultural/Diversity Committee

 


Chair:
Astrid Derosiers, MD

 

 

 

Co-Chair:
Auralyd Padilla

 

 

Co-Chair:
Catline Jacques

 

 

Co-Chair and Cambridge Health Alliance Rep:
Priya Sehgal

 

 

Secretary:
Sepehr Aziz (Sheperd Cohen)

 

 

Harvard Longwood Rep:
Emily Wu

 

 

MGH/McLean Rep:
Michaela Owusu

 

 

Boston University Rep:
Brandon Newsome

 

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MISSION

The multicultural/ Diversity committee strives to enhance the quality of mental healthcare that underserved populations receive in MA by improving the cultural competency of MPS members through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

 

GOALS

  1. To provide Massachusetts psychiatrists educational opportunities and institutional curriculums that will increase skills in working with diverse patient populations
  2. To offer a platform that can reduce issues of health disparities at a local, regional, and state level.
  3. To inform Massachusetts Psychiatrists of legislative advocacy opportunities that can reduce cultural disparities in healthcare.
  4. To encourage help seeking behaviors and service utilizations in minority groups through community outreach.
  5. To advise the MPS on cultural issues and act as advocate for underrepresented and culturally diverse populations in the community at large. 

 

 

COMMITTEE CHARGE:

Multicultural/Diversity Committee

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From THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY 

Article XVI –Committees

There shall be the following standing Committees of the MPS: Executive, Nominating, Membership, Constitution and Bylaws, Fellowship, Ethics and Continuing Medical Education.

The President may establish or eliminate other committees or other organizational entities as may be necessary to implement the objectives of the MPS.

All Chairs of MPS committees or other entities are to be appointed yearly by the President [except where otherwise specified in the Constitution and Bylaws and shall be limited to three consecutive terms] unless this term limit is overridden by a two-thirds vote of the MPS Executive Committee.

No member of the MPS or organizational unit thereof shall speak in the name of, or encumber the funds of, the MPS unless such power is specifically granted by the MPS President or by a formal action of the Council of the MPS.

Article XVII –Attendance

Attendance at meetings of the Council, committees or other organizational entities: shall be open to all members of the MPS except for the meetings of the Ethics Committee. All organizational entities of the MPS may go into Executive Session.