African American Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATA)

Introducing the Trainers


Lester E. Love, MD

Lester E. Love, MD was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended undergraduate at The University of Chicago where he was a molecular and theoretical biology major. Dr. Love attended medical school, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then completed seven years of residency in both family practice and psychiatry at UCSF. Currently, Dr. Love is Medical Director for Tulare County, California and Core Faculty for the psychiatry and family practice residency programs in the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, University of California, Irvine affiliate. As an aside, Dr. Love is also a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu.


Josepha Campinha-Bacote, 
PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC,
CTN-A, FAAN  

Dr. Campinha-Bacote is President and Founder of Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, which provides clinical, administrative, research, and educational services related to transcultural health care and mental health issues. She received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, M.S. from Texas Women's University, M.A. in Religion/Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, and her Ph.D from the University of Virginia. Dr. Campinha-Bacote has given more than 1,000 national and international presentations on issues concerning transcultural health care and transcultural psychiatry and has published numerous articles in these specialty areas. She served on the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. Dr. Campinha-Bacote currently serves as a consultant to the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) in Washington, DC and on several HRSA grants focusing on cultural competence in the health professions.


Shadi Doroudgar,
Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP

Dr. Shadi Doroudgar is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. She is also the Research Lead in the Clinical Sciences Department and the Residency Research Coordinator at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. Additionally, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health and an Associate Course Director of the Clinical Therapeutics Curriculum for the Stanford School of Medicine, Master of Science in PA Studies program. She currently serves the moderate to severe psychiatric patient population at Pathways to Wellness - Downtown Oakland as the Lead Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Southern California (USC). She completed her post-graduate year 1(PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at California Northstate University/ Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region and her PGY-2 Psychopharmacology Residency at Touro University California/ Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Her research interests include studying the effects of various drugs on driving, sleep and actigraphy, and pharmacy education.


Roberta Sanders, 
BSN, LMSW

Roberta Sanders completed her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing after working approximately 10 years at Wayne County General Hospital, Psychiatric division. She decided it was time for a career change and went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawaii. She continued on in a career utilizing both her nursing and social work skills to service severe and persistent mentally ill clients, serving as CEO of a behavioral health clinic in an urban area for 35 years. Following that experience, she decided to start her own company that offered training and consultation regarding issues and challenges faced by African-American families and clients as they receive appropriate mental health services. She has found this work challenging and rewarding as a mental health professional, gaining a better understanding of issues and concerns related to there African-American clients


Karriem Salaam MD 

Dr. Karriem L. Salaam was raised in “Brick City” Newark, NJ, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 1993. Dr. Salaam earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2000, he completed a residency in General Psychiatry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he served as Chief Resident in 2004. Dr. Salaam completed a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University also in Philadelphia in 2006. Dr. Salaam currently serves as the Medical Director of Adolescent Services at Friends Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia and as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, from 2006 to present. Dr. Salaam has been a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association since 2017. He is Board Certified in Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry since 2007. He is a founding member (10% owner) of Global Health Psychiatry, LLC. A company focused on decreasing the stigma of mental illness in communities of color, through education and community action, established in 2017.


DELANE CASIANO, MD

Dr. Delane Casiano is an adult psychiatrist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With specialization in cultural psychiatry and women’s mental health, Dr. Casiano has worked with ethnically diverse populations in a multitude of health care settings. Through her work she is helping individuals overcome challenges with depression and other mental health problems. Dr. Casiano earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Such professional and governmental organizations as the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health have recognized her research examining cultural influences on mental health beliefs among African American men and women with depression. Clinical organizations herald Dr. Casiano’s work as well. She collaborated with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health to create a combined program of psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology services for women. She also supervised multidisciplinary teams as associate medical director for the Princeton House Behavioral Health women’s program. Dr. Casiano is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Black Psychiatrists of America. She provides academic presentations and educational events for health-care professionals and community members. She now sees patients in her own private practice in Erdenheim, a nearby Philadelphia suburb.


Darius Camphina-Bacote, PsyD 

Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD., HSP- Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, where he is a functional family therapist and program supervisor for the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program. In this role, he works with youth and their families who come from underprivileged backgrounds. Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote also has a private practice located in Ft. Worth, where he focuses on individual, couples, and family therapies, in addition to conducting evaluations for veterans. He received his BA in Psychology, double minoring in Social work and Women’s Studies from the University of Dayton, and both his master’s (Psy.M) and doctorate (Psy.D) from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (SOPP). He is credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist (HSP). Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote completed an APA accredited Internship at La Frontera Center in Tucson, Arizona, where he counseled high-risk minority youth who were transitioning to adulthood. In addition, he completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, where he co-facilitated groups and provided individual therapy. Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote has served as the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Coordinator for a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant in which he partnered with youth and adults to coordinate culturally competent policies designed to ensure culturally-specific interventions for transitional-aged youth from diverse ethnic and cultural background. Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote is the author of several publications, including the chapter, “The Impact of Religious/Spiritual Beliefs on Survivors of Traumatic Events” in the textbook Spirituality and Psychotherapy.


Omar Young, MD 

Omar M. Young, MD, FACOG is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is excited to be a part of the Atlanta Perinatal Associates team. Dr. Young completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis; graduating Magna Cum Laude and double majoring in Biology and French Language/Literature. He completed medical school at Columbia University – Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2008. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale New-Haven Hospital before completing his maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh/Magee-Women’s Hospital in 2015. During fellowship, Dr. Young developed a strong interest in and published work on operative vaginal delivery, infectious diseases in pregnancy, and medical education/curriculum design. Dr. Young has won numerous research and teaching awards. Being a strong proponent for the use of social media for advocacy in medicine, he uses his Twitter page (@DocOhms) to bring awareness to the issues of maternal mortality in the United States and other pregnancy-related issues. Dr. Young currently serves on the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Communications Committee. Outside of work, Dr. Young enjoys watching tennis, traveling, and singing.

Introducing the
2018 - 2019 Trainers


Lester E. Love, 
MD

Lester E. Love, MD was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended undergraduate at The University of Chicago where he was a molecular and theoretical biology major. Dr. Love attended medical school, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then completed seven years of residency in both family practice and psychiatry at UCSF. Currently, Dr. Love is Medical Director for Tulare County, California and Core Faculty for the psychiatry and family practice residency programs in the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, University of California, Irvine affiliate. As an aside, Dr. Love is also a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu.


Josepha Campinha-Bacote, 
PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC,
CTN-A, FAAN  

Dr. Campinha-Bacote is President and Founder of Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, which provides clinical, administrative, research, and educational services related to transcultural health care and mental health issues. She received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, M.S. from Texas Women's University, M.A. in Religion/Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, and her Ph.D from the University of Virginia. Dr. Campinha-Bacote has given more than 1,000 national and international presentations on issues concerning transcultural health care and transcultural psychiatry and has published numerous articles in these specialty areas. She served on the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. Dr. Campinha-Bacote currently serves as a consultant to the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) in Washington, DC and on several HRSA grants focusing on cultural competence in the health professions.


Shadi Doroudgar,
Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP

Dr. Shadi Doroudgar is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. She is also the Research Lead in the Clinical Sciences Department and the Residency Research Coordinator at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. Additionally, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health and an Associate Course Director of the Clinical Therapeutics Curriculum for the Stanford School of Medicine, Master of Science in PA Studies program. She currently serves the moderate to severe psychiatric patient population at Pathways to Wellness - Downtown Oakland as the Lead Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Southern California (USC). She completed her post-graduate year 1(PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at California Northstate University/ Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region and her PGY-2 Psychopharmacology Residency at Touro University California/ Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Her research interests include studying the effects of various drugs on driving, sleep and actigraphy, and pharmacy education.


Roberta Sanders, 
BSN, LMSW

Roberta Sanders completed her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing after working approximately 10 years at Wayne County General Hospital, Psychiatric division. She decided it was time for a career change and went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawaii. She continued on in a career utilizing both her nursing and social work skills to service severe and persistent mentally ill clients, serving as CEO of a behavioral health clinic in an urban area for 35 years. Following that experience, she decided to start her own company that offered training and consultation regarding issues and challenges faced by African-American families and clients as they receive appropriate mental health services. She has found this work challenging and rewarding as a mental health professional, gaining a better understanding of issues and concerns related to there African-American clients


Albert Mensah,
MD 

Dr. Albert Mensah is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, IL, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances, and the cognitive (and physical) disorders caused by those imbalances. Dr. Mensah currently serves on the board of the Walsh Research Institute, and as a faculty member of the Walsh Research Institutes International Medical Practitioner Education Program, training doctors around the world in the use of advanced nutrient therapy to treat biological and biochemical imbalances.

Dr. Mensah and his associate, Dr. Judith Bowman, co-founded Mensah Medical in 2008. Their practice includes the management of cognitive disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, behavior/learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease, as well as family medicine.

Dr. Albert Mensah received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School.

Introducing the
2018 - 2019 Trainers


Lester E. Love, 
MD

Lester E. Love, MD was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended undergraduate at The University of Chicago where he was a molecular and theoretical biology major. Dr. Love attended medical school, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then completed seven years of residency in both family practice and psychiatry at UCSF. Currently, Dr. Love is Medical Director for Tulare County, California and Core Faculty for the psychiatry and family practice residency programs in the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, University of California, Irvine affiliate. As an aside, Dr. Love is also a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu.


Josepha Campinha-Bacote, 
PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC,
CTN-A, FAAN  

Dr. Campinha-Bacote is President and Founder of Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, which provides clinical, administrative, research, and educational services related to transcultural health care and mental health issues. She received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, M.S. from Texas Women's University, M.A. in Religion/Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, and her Ph.D from the University of Virginia. Dr. Campinha-Bacote has given more than 1,000 national and international presentations on issues concerning transcultural health care and transcultural psychiatry and has published numerous articles in these specialty areas. She served on the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. Dr. Campinha-Bacote currently serves as a consultant to the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) in Washington, DC and on several HRSA grants focusing on cultural competence in the health professions.


Shadi Doroudgar,
Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP

Dr. Shadi Doroudgar is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. She is also the Research Lead in the Clinical Sciences Department and the Residency Research Coordinator at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. Additionally, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health and an Associate Course Director of the Clinical Therapeutics Curriculum for the Stanford School of Medicine, Master of Science in PA Studies program. She currently serves the moderate to severe psychiatric patient population at Pathways to Wellness - Downtown Oakland as the Lead Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Southern California (USC). She completed her post-graduate year 1(PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at California Northstate University/ Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region and her PGY-2 Psychopharmacology Residency at Touro University California/ Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Her research interests include studying the effects of various drugs on driving, sleep and actigraphy, and pharmacy education.


Roberta Sanders, 
BSN, LMSW

Roberta Sanders completed her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing after working approximately 10 years at Wayne County General Hospital, Psychiatric division. She decided it was time for a career change and went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawaii. She continued on in a career utilizing both her nursing and social work skills to service severe and persistent mentally ill clients, serving as CEO of a behavioral health clinic in an urban area for 35 years. Following that experience, she decided to start her own company that offered training and consultation regarding issues and challenges faced by African-American families and clients as they receive appropriate mental health services. She has found this work challenging and rewarding as a mental health professional, gaining a better understanding of issues and concerns related to there African-American clients


Albert Mensah,
MD 

Dr. Albert Mensah is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, IL, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances, and the cognitive (and physical) disorders caused by those imbalances. Dr. Mensah currently serves on the board of the Walsh Research Institute, and as a faculty member of the Walsh Research Institutes International Medical Practitioner Education Program, training doctors around the world in the use of advanced nutrient therapy to treat biological and biochemical imbalances.

Dr. Mensah and his associate, Dr. Judith Bowman, co-founded Mensah Medical in 2008. Their practice includes the management of cognitive disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, behavior/learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease, as well as family medicine.

Dr. Albert Mensah received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School.