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Caren Howard currently serves as the Advocacy Manager for Mental Health America under the Vice President of Mental Health Systems and Advocacy, Debbie Plotnick.
Howard joined in January 2017 following her role as Finance Associate at Angerholzer Broz Consulting, one of the largest political consulting firms serving members of the House of Representatives. As Advocacy Manager, Howard builds the MHA Regional Policy Council’s four yearly conference meetings, compiles resources and advises strategy to influence federal and state elected officials on a wide range of health care policy, and facilitates relationship-building between MHA affiliates with their state and local elected officials.
For several years, Howard worked on Capitol Hill serving her hometown representative Congressman John P. Sarbanes as Legislative Correspondent and then-Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer. She earned a B.A. in Political Science at Spelman College, the nation’s top-ranked Historically Black College and University. Howard continues leadership in the community as Board Chair of the African American Women on the Hill Network and Founder and Director of the Oakland Mills High School Alumni Program in Columbia, Maryland. It is very important to her that mental health promotion becomes a core foundation of our nation's health and education policy and programs. Email Caren.