The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota honored Dr. Pahoua Yang, Wilder Director of Community Mental Health, with their Professional of the Year Award in a ceremony on November 15 in Saint Paul.
Dr. Yang is a leader in the field of mental health with a broad range of expertise serving children, adults, and families. As Wilder Foundation’s Director of Community Mental Health, Dr. Yang oversees all Wilder community mental health services, including children’s mental health and Southeast Asian mental health services. She has served on a number of national and statewide committees and task forces aimed at advancing health equity. Dr. Yang is a graduate of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-Health Resources Services Administration (SAMHSA-HRSA) joint initiative on Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program and serves on the Minnesota Department of Human Service’s Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council.
The Wilder Foundation has been a leading provider of children’s mental health services for more than 90 years and is one of the nation’s largest providers of mental health services specific to Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee groups. Learn more about Wilder Foundation’s mental health services.