Vice President of Partnerships, Inseperable
Keris Jän Myrick is the Vice President of Partnerships at Inseparable , the podcast host for Unaplogetically Black Unicorns, policy liaison for the National Association of Peer Supporters and on the Board of Mental Health American. She is a Certified Personal Medicine Coach (CPMC). Most recently, she was Co-Director of S2i (The Mental Health Strategic Impact Initiative). Ms Myrick was formerly the Chief, Peer and Allied Heath Professions for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and also the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the United States Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Ms. Myrick is a leading mental health advocate and executive, known for her innovative and inclusive approach to mental health reform and the public disclosure of her personal story. Ms. Myrick has over 15 years of experience in mental health services innovations, transformation, and peer workforce development. Ms. Myrick was previously President and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network, a Los Angeles-based, peer-run nonprofit, the President of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and served as a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Office of Minority and National Affairs (OMNA).
Ms. Myrick is featured in the CalMHSA documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness and her personal story was featured in the New York Times series: Lives Restored, which told the personal narratives of several professionals living with mental health issues. With her unique combination of executive skills, personal lived experience in the mental health system an author of several peer reviewed journal articles, Ms. Myrick is an in-demand national trainer and keynote speaker. She is known for her collaborative style and innovative "whole person" approach to mental health care.
Ms. Myrick has a Master of Science degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University. Her Master of Business Administration is from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.