Serena N. Muhammad

MFA | Chairperson, St. Louis, Missouri, Term: 2016–2018

As the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the St. Louis Mental Health Board, Serena Muhammad is responsible for regional and state-wide initiatives that focus on alleviating the social, educational, and health inequities that keep people and places from reaching their full potential. Serena serves as the project director for the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Survivors of Torture and War Trauma grant, which focuses on creating a network of trauma informed behavioral health and social service supports for immigrants and refugees; and leads an effort to expand the St. Louis Regional Children’s Mental Health System of Care through a cooperative agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In addition to coordinating federal projects for the St. Louis Mental Health Board, Serena provides support to other regional collective impact initiatives and provides technical assistance on building backbone infrastructure, using disaggregated data to support racial equity, authentic community engagement, and cross-sector collaboration.