Meet the Staff of the APA Foundation

Executive Director

Daniel Gillison joined the Foundation in June of 2016 in the role of Executive Director. He joins the APA Foundation from the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he was the Director of County Solutions and Innovation. In his role, he oversaw outreach development and technical assistance efforts and was responsible for various programs and practice areas,including Health and Human Services, Professional Development, Education Training, Conferences and Events and Business Development as well as several grant-based initiatives. He has over 30 years of experience and has previously held positions at Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint.  

Director, Corporate and Community Relations

Lindsey joined the Foundation in January of 2015. She worked for the American Psychiatric Association Publishing Division starting in 2010. Lindsey began her professional career working on the commercial marketing side of a small pharmaceutical company that focused on women’s health. She then ventured to The Roanoke Times advertising department where she developed client relationships and oversaw multiple marketing campaigns recruiting healthcare workers and physicians for the Roanoke and New River Valleys. After leaving the Blue Ridge Mountains and moving north to Washington, D.C., Lindsey joined the APA’s publishing division (APP) where supervised and collaborated with APA’s advertising agency Pharmaceutical Media, Inc.  In the past few years, Lindsey developed and launched APA’s premiere job board, APA JobCentral. She has also worked with her advertising team to create custom products and various branding campaigns for companies seeking exposure to APA’s broad membership base. Lindsey brings over 9 years of marketing, sales, and publishing experience to the Foundation and is tremendously excited and motivated to have joined the ranks of those working towards eliminating the stigma and increasing mental health awareness. She received a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies, where she specialized in journalism; along with a minor in Psychology from Radford University.

Director, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health

Clare Miller joined the APA Foundation in 2003 as the director for the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health program. As director, she is responsible for the strategy and execution of the program; representing the program externally with employers and healthcare organizations; serving as faculty at employer conferences; and actively managing program initiatives and operations.  Clare serves on several advisory boards, including the Center for Dignity, Social Inclusion and Stigma Elimination; Wellness Works of Mental Health America of California; and the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the Mental Health Association of Wisconsin. She is a member of the US Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Committee and the National Business Coalition on Health’s Leadership Council. Before joining the Partnership, Clare was manager of the Center for Prevention and Health Services at the National Business Group on Health. Prior to that, she was the director of public policy for Mental Health America. Clare received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in Philosophy and English.

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Kimberly joined the Foundation in September of 2015 as the Chief Philanthropy Officer. Her passion for fundraising and the nonprofit sector has spanned nearly 20 years—prior to joining the APA Foundation, she served as Vice President of Nonprofit Sales at WealthEngine, the leading fundraising and marketing intelligence company in the US. Before her tenure at WealthEngine, Kimberly was the Director of Strategic Marketing for Gifts In-kind International (at the time the third largest charity in the US), a fundraising and marketing consultant, and Executive Director of the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau. In her spare time, Kimberly is an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where she teaches an undergraduate course on nonprofit leadership. She holds a BA from George Mason University and an MS in business technology from Marymount University. 

Associate Director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health

Ewuira joined the Foundation in November of 2016. Prior to her appointment at the APA/F, Ewuria served as the Director of Health Promotion at Well Space, LLC, a company that provides wellness programs to employers. In that role, she provided leadership to position the organization at the forefront of the health and wellness industry; designed and implemented health communication, health coaching, fitness and nutritional programs; conducted research to establish workplace health promotion best practices, and addressed health disparities through community health and wellness campaigns. Ewuria is a certified clinical exercise specialist, nutritionist, and a certified CPR instructor. She speaks French and is a classically trained vocalist. Ewuria received a MS Degree in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, DC, a BA in psychology and a BA in biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. 

Senior Program Manager, American Psychiatric Association

Tatiana P. Claridad, Washington, D.C. native, is the Senior Program Manager for the American Psychiatric Association (APA)/American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) housed in APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity. The APA/APAF MFP encompasses the SAMHSA MFP, SAMHSA Substance Abuse MFP and the Diversity Leadership Program (funded by APAF). She also manages the APA/APAF minority medical student award and opportunities as well as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Prior to her current role at APA, she helped manage the APAF public education programs, Typical or Troubled®, a school based mental health program and the Judicial Psychiatric Leadership Initiative, an initiative to improve judicial understanding of, and responses to, individuals with mental illnesses in the U.S. court system. Tatiana is specifically interested in LGBTQ health and the disparities among gender and sexual minorities. 

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Brittany joined the Foundation in December 2016. Prior to her appointment at the APA Foundation, Brittany served as the Public Affairs Coordinator at the National Association of Counties. In that role, she was responsible for administrative assistance to the Director of Public Affairs as well as program support to department staff. Brittany was also responsible for managing NACO’s National Awards program which realized a 36% increase in participation during her tenure. Brittany received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University in Virginia. 

Program Coordinator

Jacquelyn “Lilia” Coffin joined the Foundation as a temporary employee in September 2016 and began as an APAF employee in January 2017. Lilia brings administrative, marketing, managerial, and customer service skills to the Foundation.  Prior to her appointment at APAF, Lilia served as an Executive Assistant and Wine Consultant at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill and as an Executive Meetings Assistant at the American Registry of MRI Technologists.  In those roles, she maintained executive schedules, booked travel, set up international itineraries, managed international and domestic imports, and improved accounts receivable tracking. Lilia received a B.A. degree in Political Science from State University of NY at Purchase College 



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