Shatia Stephens - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Shatia Stephens

Project Manager, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Shatia has six and a half years of experience developing, implementing, and managing health programming within educational settings. Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Shatia served as a Grant Specialist within a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Stop School Violence grant supporting Texas school districts in improving security standards through guidance, training, and helpful resources. She’s also worked within a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness Training grant as the Mental Health Outreach Coordinator preparing college students and community stakeholders to appropriately respond to mental health challenges. Both roles propelled her passion for implementing new standards that positively impact access and awareness of health resources across her community.

In her role at the Meadows Institute, Shatia supports the implementation of the Wood Mental Health Youth Program and other projects for The Hackett Center for Mental Health.

Shatia attended Langston University, achieving a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She’s a certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid, Talk Saves Lives, and Question-Persuade-Refer.