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Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase

Dips for Dollars Flyer

2022 March 30 - 31



Join us for a virtual, two-day webinar series to provide information about service, loan repayment, and fellowship opportunities for HBCU students and Black American practitioners in behavioral health fields.


HBCU behavioral health students in Graduate, Professional, and Residency Programs; Black American Behavioral Health Practitioners in counseling, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work and other related fields.


Day One: Federal Funding Opportunities - March 30, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Federal agencies will showcase their loan repayment and service opportunities for behavioral health students and professionals. Several programs will be featured including the National Institute of Health, U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, Indian Health Service, and the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Day Two: SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Showcase – March 31, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

On day two, SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grantees will showcase their programs in the areas of counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, nursing, psychiatry, and social work. Additionally, MFP Fellows will share their success stories in a moderated panel discussion.

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Matthew Lockhart, M.B.A. Acting Director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment

Matthew Lockhart, M.B.A. is the Acting Director of the Division of Loan Repayment (DLR) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In this role, Mr. Lockhart is responsible for administering and providing leadership for the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) as well as representing NIH on matters related to the operations, policy development and evaluation of the LRPs.  Prior to this position, Mr. Lockhart served as a program analyst in DLR, where he provided process and policy guidance to Program Officers and Scientific Review Officers for the 24 NIH Institutes and Centers that participate in the NIH LRPs.  Mr. Lockhart was also an architect of several policy papers and analyses that assessed the impacts of newly enacted legislation, such as the 21st Century Cures Act, on the NIH LRPs.  Before coming to NIH, Mr. Lockhart led the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Lockhart’s academic background includes a B.A. in Mathematics from Gallaudet University and an M.B.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Maryland.

CAPT Tracy Gualandi, PT, DPT, GCS
Senior Public Health Analyst
HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce
Division of Regional Operations, Dallas Region

Captain Tracy Gualandi graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2001 with an M.S. degree in physical therapy and completed her doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. Since 2007, CAPT Gualandi has been a commissioned officer in the U.S Public Health Service. She has spent her career serving vulnerable populations, promoting public health and wellness initiatives throughout the prison system, and serving as a national advisor in her specialty areas. She transferred from the Bureau of Prisons to the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce in 2016 as a Region 6 Senior Public Health Analyst. She is currently the Texas state lead for HRSA’s National Health Service Corps program and a placement advisor for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps Scholarship recipients.

Correy Ahhaitty
Acting Chief
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program

Correy has worked in the Loan Repayment Program since 1995.  He is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.  He loves his work and the impact the program has on the agency.

Sean K. Bennett, LCSW, MSWAC, BCD
Commander (CDR), US Public Health Service
Behavioral Health Clinical Consultant, Behavioral Health Unit
ICE Health Service Corps

CDR Sean Bennett is a Behavioral Health Clinical Consultant with IHSC BHU and works out of the San Diego Field Office. Prior to joining the team, CDR Bennett served as the Behavioral Health Team Lead at Otay Mesa Detention Center (San Diego). His previous assignment was with Indian Health Service (IHS) Headquarters in Rockville, MD where he worked as a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Behavioral Health. At IHS, CDR Bennett served as the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Program Official; Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) Nashville Area Project Officer; and IHS National Lead for Zero Suicide.

CDR Bennett holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and holds a Board Certified Diplomate. He has worked extensively in the areas of Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention, and the treatment of trauma. CDR Bennett is a member of the HSO Operation Corps Strong – Suicide Prevention Initiative (SPI); Executive Officer of SAT IV (2017-2019); Lead Facilitator/Adjunct Presenter for the COTA Cultural Awareness Module.

Kimberly B. Calvery, LCSW, BCD, CCHP
Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), US Public Health Service
Supervisory Behavioral Health Provider
ICE Health Service Corps

Kimberly Calvery is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor.  She has over 15 years’ experience working with children, families, active duty military, and incarcerated individuals as an agent of change, guidance, and support. 

Her professional life includes a commitment to serving the public health needs of Americans as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services (USPHS) Corps.

She currently serves as a Supervisory Behavioral Health Provider with the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Health Service Corps.

Ashley C. Harrington
Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer
US Dept. of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid

Ashley Harrington is the senior advisor to the Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. In this role, she advises the COO on policy implementation, operations, and external communications related to the $1.6 trillion federal student loan portfolio. Prior to joining FSA, Ashley served as federal advocacy director and senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Ashley led CRL’s federal advocacy efforts, helping to shape fair lending and consumer protection reforms to address racial wealth disparities. Her portfolio included a range of consumer lending issues, with a focus on student debt reform.  Ashley also previously worked at UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) and in the New York Governor’s Office.  She is the author of articles and reports on student debt, particularly as it affects Black borrowers; a frequent media contributor; and she has provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee and Small Business Committee. Ashley received her B.A. in Public Policy Analysis from UNC-Chapel Hill and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in New York.

Janice Y. S. Haskins, PhD
Senior Director, Minority Fellowship Program
American Psychological Association

Janice Haskins is the Senior Director of the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Psychological Association and has served as part of MFP for over five years.  Dr. Haskins completed an MS in psychology at the University of Phoenix after obtaining a BA in social and behavioral sciences from Arizona State University.  She completed her doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University.  Haskins is an adjunct faculty who encourages minority students to continue to pursue study in the field of psychology.  She is an active member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s CEMA mentorship committee and the Black in I/O scholarship committee. 

Camille A. Bryan, Ed.D.
Program Director, Fellowships and Medical Student Programs
American Psychiatric Association | American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Dr. Camille Bryan is the Program Director for Fellowships and Medical Student programs at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF). Dr. Bryan directs the daily operations for the Fellowships team and serves as the lead APA/APAF contact with MFP SAMHSA external partners. Before joining the foundation, Dr. Bryan served as the founding manager for the National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland and the Associate Director for Workforce Development for the government of the District of Columbia. Dr. Bryan has extensive experience preparing students for nationally competitive scholarships and has served as a scholarship reader for the U.S. Department of Education Jacob Javits Fellowship, the James Madison Fellowship, and the Orphan Foundation to name a few. Dr. Bryan has also worked as the Director for Programs for the National Bar Association and Senior Program Manager for the Council for Professional Recognition. Dr. Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the West Indies and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the George Washington University.

Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN
Executive Academic Program Consultant, Minority Fellowship Program
American Nurses Association

Freida Hopkins Outlaw received her Baccalaureate in Nursing from Berea College, Masters in Psychiatric Nursing from Boston College and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America and completed her postdoctoral study in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has over fifty years of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator, and policy maker in public mental health and substance use. She is currently the executive academic consultant for the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association. Prior, she was an Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College and the Director of the Meharry Youth Health and Wellness Center, a health care delivery system for adolescents with a special focus on LGBTQ youth. For eight years she was the Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Outlaw was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing for 14 years where she directed the Psychiatric Mental Health Graduate Nursing program. She has written in the areas of cultural diversity, management of aggression, seclusion and restraint, and the role of religion, spirituality and the meaning of prayer for people with cancer, the use of the Geriatric Depression Scale with older African Americans, Black women and depression, children’s mental health, mental health parity, ACES and Trauma Informed Care, mental health needs of minority transgender youth, African American women and caregiver burden and African Americans and clinical trials: Looking through a cultural competence lens. She was a co-author of the book Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition which was recognized with a book of the year award in 2015 by the American Nurses Association.

Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD, MSW, MDiv
Director, Minority Fellowship Program
Council on Social Work Education

Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stennis serves as Director of the Minority Fellowship Program at the Council on Social Work Education. She also holds the rank of Full Professor of Social Work and serves as the Executive Director of the Dr. Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice at Coppin State University.  Dr. Brade Stennis earned a PhD in Social Work from Howard University and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University.  She has also earned a Master of Divinity degree and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Howard University.  Finally, she is a proud graduate of Oakwood College (now Oakwood University).

Dr. Brade Stennis Kesslyn has been a social work educator in private and public schools for nearly 25 years.   She has also held a number of leadership positions including Chair of the Department of Social Work at Coppin State University, Chaplain at Georgetown University, and Board Chair of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work where she was the first African American woman to hold the position. 

For her work, Dr. Kesslyn has been honored to receive several awards including the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship from the University System of Maryland, the Vernon Johns Award for Social Justice and Preaching from Howard University School of Divinity, a Citation for community service in the area of domestic violence from the Mayor’s Office of the city of Huntsville, AL, and she is also a Minority Fellowship Program alumna.  While Dr. Kesslyn has numerous other accolades and acknowledgements, her most important role is that of being a mother who enjoys spending every Saturday night watching movies and eating popcorn and pizza with her family.

Amber Khan, PhD, NCC, LCMHC
Program Director
NBCC Foundation
Amber Khan is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), and holds a North Carolina School Counseling License. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Khan then earned a master’s degree in school counseling and a PhD in rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counselor education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr. Khan has a combined eight years of experience in higher education and in the counseling profession. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES). In addition to a strong dedication to the counseling profession, Dr. Khan has years of experience in advocacy and community service work, specifically serving international, immigrant, and refugee communities, and for the last seven years, she has served on the executive boards of several local non-profit organizations. Dr. Khan is a first-generation immigrant and continuing to bridge the gap in access to mental health services for communities and populations most in need through the work of the NBCC Foundation.

Jermaine Lowery, MPH, MCFFM, CNEL
Director of the MFP
AAMFT Research and Education Foundation

Mr. Lowery, serves in the role as Director of the MFP within the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, where he provides strategy, program and grants management, and financial oversight for the MFP Program. Mr. Lowery has a formal background and training in Public Health, Health Policy and Management, and Finance. Additionally, as a Software Engineer, Mr. Lowery helps to engage BIPOC with technology and career development. Mr. Lowery, serves the greater community in his role as an ordained Pastor, non-profit board member, mentor, coach, and author, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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