Annelle Primm, MD

Annelle Primm followed the path of her father, the late Dr. Beny Primm, and became a physician. She received her training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and has held some of the highest positions of service in American psychiatry, including Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the oldest medical specialty organization in the United States, and has served as APA's Director of OMNA (Office of Minority and National Affairs) now known as the Division of Diversity and Health Equity. Dr. Primm has co-edited three books, has published numerous articles on community mental health and cultural psychiatry, has designed course curricula for SAMHSA and community mental health authorities, and has mentored countless well-known physicians throughout the world. She is currently the Chair of the All Healers Mental Health Alliance (AHMHA), an organization of physicians, social workers, psychologists, faith leaders, and health advocates which, for more than a decade, has facilitated culturally sensitive responses to the mental health needs of marginalized populations affected by disasters including Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.