DR. STEPHANIE PINDER-AMAKER is McLean Hospital’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, the Founding Director of McLean’s College Mental Health Program (CMHP), an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Consulting Psychologist for the Boston Celtics. Guided by the models of Cultural Humility (Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, 1998) and shared responsibility. Dr. Pinder-Amaker is passionate about moving organizations beyond “diversity-by-the-numbers” toward sustainable inclusivity and promoting culturally-responsive mental health approaches.
She has worked with dozens of universities, secondary schools, sports teams, and non-profits to develop interventions at the intersection of sociocultural identity and mental health. Her new book, Did That Just Happen?! “Beyond Diversity” – Creating Inclusive and Sustainable Organizations (2021), has been selected as a community reads choice by colleges and corporations, nominated for several national awards, and named as a top read for Black History Month by the Next Big Idea Club.
In 2018, she co-founded Twin Star Intersectional Diversity Trainers with her DTJH?! co-author, Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, and serves on the boards of several organizations committed to social justice and health equity including the Augustus A. White Institute for Health Equity, The Steve Fund, Boston Celtics United for Social Justice, and The Steppingstone Foundation. She earned her B.S. from Duke University, her doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed her pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at Yale School of Medicine and Duke Medical School, respectively.