Nationwide youth nonprofit promotes new CEO throughout group’s twentieth anniversary
Oakland, March 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peer Well being Alternate (PHE), a twenty-year outdated nationwide nonprofit group centered on offering youths ages 13-18 psychological well being, sexual wellness and id assets, is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Glymph as its new CEO. Dr. Glymph, who has had an energetic position on the PHE crew since 2014, will lead the group in its mission to empower younger individuals with the data, expertise, and assets they should make wholesome selections. Co-Founder Louise Langheier is finishing her service as CEO after twenty years.
Because the President of the Youth Well being Fairness Collaborative (YHEC) at PHE, Dr. Glymph has been instrumental in setting PHE’s imaginative and prescient and plan addressing the well being fairness and training wants of younger individuals in colleges and communities throughout the nation. She has additionally overseen YHEC’s operations and income whereas growing long-range methods and actions for sustainable organizational progress.
“Latest statistics have proven that of the 4.2 million ninth graders within the US, over a 3rd of them gained’t obtain enough well being training by the point they attain maturity,” mentioned Dr. Glymph, citing a Nationwide Middle for Schooling Statistics research carried out in 2021. “My purpose is to achieve these and different youth with programming and assets which are most essential and helpful to younger individuals right now. As Co-Founder, Louise acted on the imaginative and prescient she heard from youth twenty years in the past–to empower younger individuals with the data, expertise, and assets they should make wholesome selections and thrive. I plan to see that imaginative and prescient by way of with and for younger individuals.”
Dr. Glymph brings along with her over 15 years of expertise and experience in growing and managing well being and academic fairness applications, in addition to evaluating well being and academic outcomes of such applications. Dr. Glymph is a broadcast creator of textbooks, guide chapters, and empirical analysis articles and is steadily invited to make displays and sit on skilled panels in public well being and well being training conferences.
Dr. Glymph’s contributions have been acknowledged by Black Enterprise journal and NBC’s At the moment Present, the place she was invited to debate the significance of psychological well being training for younger individuals. She is an skilled in optimistic youth improvement, well being fairness, social and emotional studying, adolescent sexual and psychological well being, and social psychology.
Along with her work at PHE, Dr. Glymph co-leads a BIPOC Psychological Well being Coalition, which represents leaders of colours from about 25 nationwide and native organizations that attempt to middle the voices of BIPOC youth inside well being and academic decision-making areas which have historically lacked youth enter on their very own psychological and emotional well-being. She additionally plans to symbolize youths’ voices by way of her current appointment to SHAPE America’s Taskforce that may revise the Nationwide Well being Requirements for Ok-12 well being training.
Dr. Glymph holds a Ph.D. and MS in Psychology from Howard College and presently resides within the Washington, DC space along with her partner and younger son. In her spare time, she serves because the Vice Chair of the EduSeed Board of Administrators, a non-profit group primarily based in Washington, DC, and mentors doctoral college students, particularly those that maintain marginalized identities, voluntarily.
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Glymph tackle this vital management position at PHE,” Dr. Jamie Murray, Chair of PHE’s Board of Administrators. “Her expertise, experience, and dedication to well being fairness and training can be invaluable as we proceed to increase our attain and affect amongst younger individuals throughout the nation.”
About Peer Well being Alternate:
Based in 2003, Peer Well being Alternate goals to construct more healthy communities with younger individuals. Peer Well being Alternate’s mission is to construct more healthy communities with and for younger individuals. Collectively, we create training alternatives for friends to share the instruments and assets younger individuals have to make wholesome selections. www.peerhealthexchange.org.
CONTACT: Philister Sidigu Peer Well being Alternate 415.917.9406 [email protected]