Mental Health Outreach Fellows

The PA Foundation Mental Health Outreach Fellowship is designed to connect PAs’ clinical expertise and compassion to community need with a specific emphasis on mental health. Tapping into the established and growing community outreach program developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the fellowship will equip a pilot cohort of 16 PAs to conduct outreach in their communities as trainers using the validated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum.

Special thanks to Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and AAPA for their support of this program.

2018 Mental Health Outreach Fellows*

Laura Allen
Denver, CO

Meoshe Beckworth
Bartlett, TN

Timothy “Sean” Diesel
Albuquerque, NM

Christopher Dietrich
Palmer, AK

Jennifer Forbes
Salt Lake City, UT

Melissa Gentry
North Liberty, IA

James Kilgore
Hoover, AL

Melodie Kolmetz
Rochester, NY

Hwal Lee
Roanoke, VA

Lloyd Merino
Tierra Amarilla, NM

Madeleine Nguyen-Cao
Missouri City, TX

Diana Noller
Prosper, TX

Dale Sanderson
Seattle, WA

Sarah Scantamburlo
Novi, MI

Rebecca Ulrich
Greenville, SC

Ian Ward
Fayetteville, NC

*Selected, pending acceptance