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Race, Mental Health, and Equity

About the Event: What does disparity really mean and how do you build strong DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in the workplace?  How does DEI impact employee mental health and well-being in the workplace? How can employers ensure they support the health and well-being of all employees through programs, resources, benefits and more?  What conversations, policies and practices are workplaces implementing that are making a positive difference in reducing racial disparities in the workplace and improving inclusion to ensure a healthy workplace for all? This session will explore these and related issues.

Karinn Glover, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Glover has spent most of her adult life following her curiosity about science, medicine, and public health to improve life for the underserved. She obtained her BA from Howard University, worked at Essence Magazine and then as an Account Executive for Verizon. From there, she attended SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and obtained a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health via the highly competitive Macy Scholars Program.  Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Glover teaches psychopharmacology and aspects of psychotherapy to Psychiatry and Family Medicine residents. She is an attending psychiatrist in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department at Montefiore Health System and provides psychiatric care to medically and psychosocially complex patients in the Bronx. She uses mindfulness-based techniques in her psychiatry practice, in her career coaching for professionals from marginalized cultures, and in her leadership of discussions of the impact of racism on physical and mental health.

Clare Miller

Ms. Miller is the [email protected] Mental Health Program Manager at Facebook.  Clare joined Facebook in September 2017. She leads the company’s mental health strategy and programs as part of employee benefits, called [email protected] [email protected]’s mission is to take care of Facebookers while they bring the world closer together.

Before joining Facebook, Clare served as the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Before joining the APAF, Clare served as the manager of the Center for Prevention and Health Services at the National Business Group on Health, and prior to that, she was the Director of Public Policy at Mental Health America, a national mental health advocacy organization.  Clare lives in the Bay Area of California with her partner Danielle and their daughter Camille.

Barbara Furlow-Smiles, M.P.A.

Ms. Furlow-Smiles is the Lead Strategist – Global  Head of Facebook Resource Groups and Employee Engagement.  She has an extensive and strategic background in Diversity and Employee Resource Group management with over 10+ years of experience.  In her previous role as Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at MTV Networks in New York, she led the diversity strategy for internal Engagement and Employee Affinity Groups domestically and globally.  She was instrumental in establishing diversity partnerships to increase diversity recruiting efforts with top HBCU’s including Spelman College, Morehouse College and Howard University.

Barbara is deeply connected to her passion in giving Voice to the Voiceless. Her secret to being Free is being Fearless, owning your greatness and being unapologetic. She has a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College and is currently obtaining her Executive MBA from UCLA.   In her free time, Barbara loves to travel and learn about different cultures with her husband and daughter. She was born and raised in Santa Monica, California.

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