Michele Reid, MD, Chief Medical Officer at CNS Healthcare, will be the next Trustee-at-Large for the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In a national vote, Dr. Reid defeated two other candidates, Frank Clark, MD of South Carolina and Mark Komrad, MD of Maryland. She will begin her tenure on the APA board this spring, to determine and approve APA priorities, policies, and budgets.
Dr. Reid has dedicated her career to working in community mental health settings, especially improving access to care for minority and underserved urban communities and integrating physical, mental health and substance abuse services.
Speaking to us today, Dr. Reid shared, “I am passionate about expanding access to behavioral health services for all people. CNS Healthcare has seen tremendous results now that we are a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), successfully expanding telepsychiatry and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The APA can be a powerful advocate on a national level for continued growth of these services, and I am honored to be a newly elected board member.”
Dr. Reid attended Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and received her undergraduate and medical education at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. After completing her psychiatric residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, she served as Medical Director at Northeast Guidance Center and then as Medical Director at the Detroit – Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency. Dr. Reid is also the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Northeast Integrated Health.
CNS Healthcare fully supports Dr. Reid’s national advocacy and new position with the APA. As the only CCBHC in the city of Detroit, CNS Healthcare understands the importance of advocating for improved access to services, the expansion of outreach opportunities, and decreasing the stigma of receiving mental health and substances use disorder services. Ending stigma and educating the community is an important part of our mission, along with providing behavioral health services to over 6,000 children and adults in Michigan.