Hear from human resources leaders about the role and results of culturally responsive care in creating a healthier, more inclusive workplace.
In recent years, growing stress related to continued social tensions and injustice has highlighted the need for an inclusive, multicultural approach in supporting workers. Providing culturally responsive mental health resources helps employees—particularly those from historically marginalized communities—feel connected in the workplace, and has proven to lead to more effective treatment and recovery for mental health conditions. Hear from several human resources leaders on the role and results of culturally responsive care in creating a healthier, more inclusive workplace.
For additional reading, check out Lyra's blog post "Why Culturally Responsive Care Must Be a Part of Your Mental Health Benefits Strategy."
DEI Sr Program Analyst,
Clinical Manager of Culturally Responsive Care, Lyra Health
Tara spent nearly a decade leading projects at Google focused on Education and Equity. She currently leads Justice & Equity efforts at the Catalight foundation that provides clinical care to neurodiverse communities. Tara launched and led a 500 human coaching and training collective that has supported 100k humans from underestimated backgrounds. Tara identifies as a product of immigrants, a woman of color, and neurodivergent.
Katavia Femster is the senior wellbeing program analyst for Asurion. She has worked in numerous functions throughout her career, including sales, marketing, customer solutions, and most recently before her time in Wellbeing, on the Asurion’s Diversity, equity, and inclusion team. Transitioning to Wellbeing, she’s able to blend her passion for driving change and being active in the community.
Katavia studied business management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. As she continues to expand her footprint at Asurion, as the Sr. Wellbeing Program Analyst some of her current responsibilities are designing and managing employee wellbeing programs for 16K + employees across the U.S., evaluating vendors for wellbeing programs and ensuring the delivery of a best-in-class employee experience.
Katavia Femster is a passionate, adventurous, critical thinker who enjoys empowering people to build, grow, and enjoy the simple things in life.
Dr. Danielle Cottonham is a licensed psychologist in California and currently serves as the clinical manager for culturally responsive care at Lyra. In this role, she manages quality and education for culturally responsive care in clinical practice.
Dr. Cottonham received her doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her clinical and research expertise include: PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders, race-based traumatic stress and the impact of racial discrimination on mental health in the Black community, and culturally informed evidence-based practice.
Dr. Cottonham’s work is rooted in her experience as a Black woman who was born and raised in southern Louisiana. She has a passion for destigmatizing mental health and actively engaging in initiatives that promote connection, authenticity, and healing in marginalized communities.