Ms. Admassu is the founder of the African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC), a Los Angeles based non profit organization.
Ms. Admassu assists in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) African/ African America (AAA) Under Represented Ethnic Population (UREP) subcommittee in assessing mental health service provision in the African Communities. Ms. Admassu currently serves on the LACDMH AAA-UREP subcommittee as a cultural broker.
Ms. Admassu provides hands-on, professional and culturally sensitive outreach and engagement to raise the awareness of mental health issues in the African Communities. She has presented a range of training seminars in various nationwide sponsored cultural competency events. Her innovative and interactive workshops include suicide prevention, early intervention, and how to access to mental health services. With more than 8 years of experience in community, non-profit, and public mental health programs, Ms. Admassu’s education and community advocacy efforts have clearly demonstrated her diligence to mental health consumers, especially those of the African Communities.
Ms. Admassu is committed to impart her knowledge to African Communities. Her passion and life’s mission is to reduce the stigma and raise the awareness of mental health. One way that she will accomplish this mission is to motivate the African communities (through ACPHC) to become self-sufficient as they fulfill their individual missions and reach diverse communities. Ms. Admassu earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC). She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).