APAF Welcomes Betsy Schwartz as Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health

APAF Welcomes Betsy Schwartz as Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health

Image of Betsy Schwartz along with Congratulations for new position

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2023) Betsy Schwartz is the new Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF). The Center for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF). It provides employers with the tools, resources, and information needed to promote and support the mental health of employees and their families. Schwartz’s first day in the role was November 27. 

Schwartz brings decades of mental health expertise, leadership, and innovation to APAF–including experience at the local, state, and national level. Her previous roles include serving as Vice President of Public Education and Strategic Initiatives at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Prior to that, she was CEO of Mental Health America Greater Houston for more than 20 years.   

Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in social work administration from the University of Houston. She is a Senior Fellow of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Institute, American Leadership Forum, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Alliance.

About the American Psychiatric Association Foundation

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) is the philanthropic and educational arm of APA. The APAF promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care, and the need for high-quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards.

Learn more at www.apafdn.org.

About the American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA), founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. 

For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org.

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