Wednesday, May 25
The UB Law Alumni Association and the LAA GOLD Group organized a program that featured Dr. Ursuline Bankhead, Psychology Chief/Assistant Chief of Mental Health, and Chair of the Health Equity Committee for the VA Western New York Healthcare System, who leads attendees in a discussion of “Allyship at Work.”
“Allyship” has been used in support of the LGBTQ population, various racial and ethnic groups, women, and other marginalized populations, especially after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the subsequent protests. But what does it really mean?
Dr. Bankhead has presented and trained on various topics including communication, implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, grief and loss, cognitive impairment, intergenerational trauma, and gender issues for various organizations and groups.
Presently, she is the Psychology Chief/Assistant Chief of Mental Health and Chair of the Health Equity Committee for the VA Western New York Healthcare System. Additionally, she is a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the 8th Judicial District of New York State, and has served as a consultant and supporter of Girl Scouts of Western New York.