ANANA HARRIS PARRIS
Anana Harris Parris is the founder of the Self Care Agency, the Self Care Day Campaign, author of Self Care Matters A Revolutionary's Approach, Co-Director of the SisterCARE Alliance, Director of Operations and Community Affairs for the Davis Bozeman Law Firm and the lead choreographer for AfriSalsa Cultural Organization.
In addition to crafting the framework for the original Self Care Planning Model and teh Self Care Intensive Workshop for this agency, Ms. Parris is also the author of the Self Care Day Proclamation which first launch in 2011 for the inaugural Self Care Day Ceremony in Atlanta, Ga. Currently, due to her leadership and activism, official Self Care Days are popping up nationally.
DR. BRIAN MCGREGOR
Senior Self Care Consultant
Dr. Brian McGregor is a Senior Self Care Consultant with the Self Care Agency focused on areas of Emotional Self Care Strategizing and Avoiding Physician Burn Out. Dr. McGregor an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine and a Behavioral Health Researcher in the Division of Health Policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Morehouse College and completed his master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. He is a past fellow of the American Psychological Association, specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance abuse among ethnic/racial minorities. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Policy and Leadership Development at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, where his focus was the reduction and ultimate elimination of health disparities, with emphasis on mental health policy and practice issues affecting African American boys and men of color. He has also served as a clinician and supervisor of mental health services at medium and maximum security correctional facilities in the state of Alabama. Dr. McGregor was a behavioral health researcher and Co-Director of Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a nationally
recognized initiative created to address healthcare issues plaguing underserved communities. While with Community Voices, he focused his research, program and policy interests on developing community partnerships and collaborations for work that intersects the areas of mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice with the goal of reducing recidivism and improving behavioral health outcomes. He is also interested in the impact of the integration of primary care and behavioral health on the health outcomes of underserved and disenfranchised populations. Dr. McGregor is committed to developing effective leadership strategies, policies, and practices designed to advance equity and reduce and eliminate disparities in health and mental health.