Important Message From The BMHA Board of Directors

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Jan Desper Peters’ departure as Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA), effective September 30, 2019. Since 2013, Jan has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization and, while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her all the best in her new endeavors at BTST Services.

Jan will continue working with BMHA on a limited basis until December 31, 2019, or until her successor is named.  The Board of Directors has hired JLM HR Consulting, LLC to lead the search for a new executive director. CLICK HERE for the job announcement and more information.

Jonathan Shepherd, M.D.
President, Board of Directors

Changing The Conversation

BMHA educates the community about trauma-informed practices and culturally-competent approaches emerging in response to contemporary challenges

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Transforming Lives

BMHA members gain greater access to national thought leaders and have a platform to share their research and experiences with a wider audience while gaining more patients for their practice.

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Renewing Minds

BMHA empowers the Black community in offering an array of
call-to-action programs.

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#BlackMindsMatter To Us!

Annually, BMHA provides over 600 referrals to individuals seeking licensed culturally-competent clinicians for behavioral and mental health treatment.

Annually, over 100 behavioral and mental health professionals receive Continuing Education Units through BMHA.

BMHA is intentional in its efforts to provide meaningful, engaging and empowering monthly programming educating Black people on their ability to heal both individually and as a community.

BMHA Seeks New Executive Director 

Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc. (BMHA) is seeking a strategic and dynamic Executive Director to lead our organization. Our mission is to develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and vulnerable communities. The Executive Director will provide leadership to BMHA by further developing and articulating its vision, mission and objectives through strong and positive relations with: state and local government, professional, advocacy, civic and private organizations, the media, the community, and the Board of Directors. Specifically, at the direction of the Board members, the position oversees the entire management and operation of the organization including and not limited to the areas of trainings, fiscal management, membership development, board development, communications and other events.

CLICK HERE to read full job description.