12 Aug A Discussion on the Use of Equity Driven Health and Wellness Practices to Bolster Individual and Collective Resilience in Business and Professional Spaces with Dr. LaDonna Butler
Our September 2nd meeting will feature a discussion led by Dr. LaDonna Butler of The Well for Life to help our members and guests to achieve more successful outcomes through policy and practice. Dr. LaDonna Butler is Called, Centered, and Committed to Collective Healing, Wellness and Justice. She is a leading voice in Public Health and Safety. She is the Associate Program Director at the University of South Florida’s Family Study Center and an adjunct faculty member in Psychology on the St. Petersburg campus. From 2018-2020 she served as the Family Study Center’s Learning and Development Facilitator for the Foundation for a Healthy St Petersburg sponsored-project “Trauma-Informed Infant-Family Mental Health”, and now serves as PI for an expansion of that initiative, Reckoning with Race and COVID-19 in Infant-Family Mental Health. Dr. Butler is also a Study Team member for the NIH-funded “Figuring It Out for the Child” program.
In the St. Petersburg community, Dr. Butler is the Founder of The Well for Life. The Well is a Healing Space that provides training and development, clinical service, and advocacy prioritizing individuals disproportionately experiencing adverse health outcomes due to systemic, historical, and intergenerational determinants. She is an organizer. Senior Manager at the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national organization focused on Criminal Justice Reform. This organization centers the voices of survivors, as we develop new visions of safety. She is the Board Chair of Pinellas Healthy Start Coalition and the Vice Chair BOD for NAMI Pinellas.
Dr. Butler is a Proud Member of the National Council of Negro Women, serving as Parliamentarian of the St. Petersburg Section. In addition to these interests and accomplishments, she is most honored to have birthed and “Mothered” 5 of the most beautiful and brilliant children; Imari, Kira, Mason, Oren, and Quinci. She is most loved by her husband, Minister Ulas D. Butler, who serves as Co-Founder and Spiritual Guide for The Well for Life.