Consumer-Driven Standards and Guidelines in Managed Mental Health for Populations of African Descent

Panel Members and Contact Information

The ongoing participation of members of the African American Panel in the implementation process of the Cultural Competence Standards is necessary to maintain the integrity of the goals, objectives and "best practices" that are inherent in the Standards and to promote total quality management standards during the implementation process within various organizations. To request technical assistance on activities related to the Standards, contact Marie Sanchez of the WICHE Mental Health Program or Dr. King Davis, African American Panel Chairman.


WICHE Contact

Chuck McGee
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Mental Health Program
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
Tel: 303.541.0298


African American Panel Chairman

King Davis, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Work
University of Texas
P.O. Box 2243
Austin, TX 78768



Panel Members

Marian Brown, MSW
Vice President of Quality Assurance
Options Mental Health Corporation
Norfolk, Virginia

Frances Christian, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Psychiatry
Richmond, Virginia

Jacqui Ennis, MPA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Health Administration
Richmond, Virginia

Ronald O. Forbes, M.D.
Selman & Associate
Richmond, Virginia

Hikma Gardiner
Mental Health Association
South East Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Olivia Garland, MPA, Exec. Dir.
Mental Health Care Management
Trigon Blue Cross
Richmond, Virginia

Mareasa Issacs-Shockley, Ph.D.
Shiloh, New Jersey

Linda James-Myers, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Black Studies Department
Columbus, Ohio

Dolores Macey, Ph.D.
Director, Cultural Action Program
Department of Mental Health
Columbia, South Carolina

Napoleon Peoples, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
University Counseling Service
Richmond, Virginia

Vernellia R. Randall, JD., RN.
University of Dayton
School of Law
Dayton, Ohio

Altha Stewart, M.D.
Vice President & C.O.O.
AMOORE Health Systems, Inc.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Cheryl Taylor, Ph.D., RN.
North Carolina A. & T. Univ.
School of Nursing
Greensboro, North Carolina

JoAnn Thomas-Wilson, Ph.D., Dir.
Psychological Services
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia

Wilma Townsend, MSW, Dir.,
Consumer Services
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Columbus, Ohio

Jean Turner, Ph.D. RN
University of Virginia
School of Nursing
Charlottesville, Virginia

Ivan Walks, M.D.
Associate National Medical Dir.
Options Mental Health
Norfolk, Virginia

Edilma L. Yearwood, Ph.D.(c), RN.
Child Day Hospital
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
White Plains, New York