America Paredes, currently the Associate Vice President of Partnerships & Community Outreach at MHA National has more than twenty years of experience within the mental health field. In her current role, she leads the development and cultivation of strategic alliances aimed at leveraging MHA's history and knowledge, manages social media efforts, and aids in program development with a special emphasis on highlighting the needs of marginalized populations. Her experience as a bilingual mental health professional have varied including; Federal grant program oversight, cultural competency, community development, community engagement and outreach strategies specifically within marginalized communities.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.