We are so delighted and proud to introduce to you all to our five MHTP JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Trainee-Liaisons for the 2023-24 year. We encourage all trainees to reach out to any one or more of them throughout this training year with ideas, questions, or concerns regarding JEDI issues.
Erica Carroll identifies as African- American, Caribbean, and Black, and is a Post-Master’s Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Clinic in Vallejo, working with Adults and Children. She completed her BA in Psychology at California State University San Bernardino and her MSW at Delaware State University. During her training Erica has worked with survivors of sexual assault, homeless individuals and families, youth in the juvenile justice system, and older adults. Her passion for addressing the harm caused by oppressive systems and ideologies has led her on a path to uncover ways for healing for those most affected by injustice or marginalization. If Erica wasn’t a therapist, her dream job would be to see the world and eat all the foods.
Emily Flato is a Chinese American, first-generation immigrant who grew up in a bicultural household. She is a Doctoral Intern at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine & Recovery Services. Emily attends the John F. Kennedy School of Psychology and Social Sciences at National University. She is passionate about addressing the health disparities in mental health, specifically in the Asian-American community. She enjoys connecting people through food, such as cultural and traditional cuisine.
Jacqueline “Jacky” Fuentes (ella, she, her) is a first-gen Xicana. Jacky is a Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology- Child & Adolescent Track at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland. She completed her MSW at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently working on her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. Trained in multicultural psychology and social justice, Jacky seeks to support bridging JEDI values and concepts embedded in liberation psychology into our clinical practices. She looks forward to creating spaces that foster collaborative and accountable learning, meeting trainee needs relating to JEDI values, and ensuring programming strives to support the radical healing of folx accessing services.
Raichill Norgrove, born and raised in Sonoma County. Raichill is a Doctoral Intern at Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Clinic in Vallejo. She is working on her doctorate degree in psychology at the John F. Kennedy School of Psychology and Social Sciences at National University. Her interest in JEDI topics was largely integrated into her training at JFKU, focusing on topics of cultural identity, social-emotional functioning, cognitive functioning and decline, gender identity, and the greater impact of personal and cultural trauma.
Selina Coleman is an African-American Post Doctoral Resident at Kaiser Permanente Elk Grove’s Adult Outpatient Clinic. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at JFK University. Selina completed her early training in various parts of Contra Costa County before moving to El Paso, Texas to complete her doctoral internship. She is a believer in the feminist motto that “the personal is political and the political is personal”. She is looking forward to joining all clinical trainees at Kaiser in promoting JEDI values in our work.