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The American Psychiatric Association Foundation Hires Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., To Fill Executive Director Role

Washington D.C. (September 1, 2021) – The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation) recently announced their hire of Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., to fill their open executive director position, effective September 27, 2021. Andrews’ possesses 34 year of professional experience, including 15 years as a senior executive with AARP, most recently as the organizations Vice President.

In a recent news release from APA Foundation regarding Andrews new role. They describe his upcoming job requirements, “As executive director, Andrews will oversee its efforts to raise awareness about mental health, overcome barriers to access, invest in the future leaders of psychiatry, support research and training to improve care and lead partnerships to address public challenges in mental health.”

Andrews received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Southern University in 1987 and received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from Howard University. He spent his early career as a business and commercial litigator. He has been an Adjunct Law Professor with Georgetown University and Howard University since 2007. After fifteen years in the private practice of law, he joined AARP to focus his career on mission-based work.

About APA Foundation

The APA Foundation’s community-based programs, fellowships, awards, and grants aim to address critical mental health needs and direct resources where they are needed most. All of the Foundation’s initiatives focus on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all.

The APA Foundation supports programs focused on schools, workplaces, the justice system, and the community. It also provides a number of resources directly to psychiatrists, including:

  • grants, fellowships, and awards that foster leadership and diversity in the field
  • clinical training to help develop specialized skills
  • funding for research training
  • library and historical archives 

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, Portland, New York, and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.