Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Healthy Minds Fellowship, the next iteration of Oklahoma’s Mental Health Fellowship, has announced Anna Richards as a member of its 2020-2021 cohort.
The Healthy Minds Fellowship seeks to seed the community with a new wave of intellectual capital in order to change the way Oklahoma approaches mental health policy. Funded by The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the fellowship is a one-year position with the option to renew for a second year.
Richards grew up in Tulsa and has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Washington University in St. Louis. Recently, she worked in New York as a Chief Scribe and Project Manager with ScribeAmerica, gaining experience managing and implementing scribe programs in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She also volunteered as an Emergency Department Victim Advocate, serving survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence. She brings a strong background working in patient care and health systems. She will begin medical school next fall.
During her time as a fellow, Anna will work on projects relating to integrated care model implementation issues, maternal mental health and the behavioral health workforce needs in Oklahoma.
Fellows may or may not have specific mental health experience, but care deeply about the issue and want to invest intellect and heart for people to make real change. Fellows can come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: education, psychology, counseling, law, business, social work, nursing, health care policy and others. Recruitment for the next cohort will begin spring of 2021.