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2020 Workplace Advisory Board

Our workplace mental health initiatives are driven by emerging research and industry feedback. MHA has brought together national leaders in the 2020 Workplace Advisory Board to inform best practices and guide our efforts in improving workplace mental health standards.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.


Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Founding Director

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on: (1) the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning,…

Andrew Faas


Accordant Advisors
Author and Management Consultant

Andrew Faas is an expert in organizational dynamics, bullying, and performance optimization. He is a leader in creating strategies to develop psychologically healthy, safe, and fair workplaces. His hands-on, dedicated approach has earned Andrew a…

Keita Franklin, Ph.D.

Keita Franklin, Ph.D.


Psych Hub
Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Keita M. Franklin is Psych Hub’s, Chief Clinical Officer. In this capacity, she serves as a key member of the executive team overseeing the development and production of all clinical content for Psych Hub’s ever-expanding repository of…

Patrick J. Kennedy


Kennedy Forum and One Mind
Founder and Co-Founder, Former U.S. Representative

During his time in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy was the lead author of the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no…

Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D.


Beacon Health Options
President and CEO

Dr. Petrella is a clinical psychologist with more than 40 years of experience as a clinician, state official, and health care executive. Early in his career, Dr. Petrella practiced at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, MI, which led…

Linda Raines


MHA of Maryland & BrainFutures
CEO

Linda Raines is the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), the second oldest mental health advocacy group in the nation, and leads the organization’s broad-based advocacy, education, training and services oversight programs.

Michael Thompson


National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
President and CEO

Michael Thompson is the president and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance), the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare…