ANANA HARRIS PARRIS
Anana Harris Parris is the founder and CEO of the Self Care Agency, LLC where she operates as the lead Strategic Business & Self Care Consultant Program Designer as well as the founder of the SisterCARE Alliance.
Ms. Parris launched her 2021 year as a Women of Color Initiative Strategic Self Care Curriculum Design Consultant and Leadership Program Developer. From May 2019 - January 2021, Anana served as a Fractional Chief Operating Officer Advisor for How to Manage responsible for guiding more than 30 business and law firm owners through entrepreneurial decision making, infrastructure/systems development, revenue and business process refinement.
For 7 years Ms. Parris was the Director of Business Operations and Community Affairs for the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where she managed all business operations, brand marketing, human resources, IT, the legal internship program and public relations. Ms. Parris also managed the Community Affairs Division of the firm which includes the collaborative community projects such as: “Respect Black Life: I am Trayvon Martin March” of over 5000 marchers from Atlanta University Center to the CNN Center and the New Beginnings Re-entry Mentoring Program in partnership with the Urban League, Morehouse School of Medicine and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Northern District of Georgia. As an Electrical Engineering student at Howard University, Ms. Parris gained professional experience with Swisscom North America. Ms. Parris was the co-owner and COO of GTM Agency managing the logistics of a 26 city national promotion of the Truth™ anti-tobacco campaign.
Ms. Parris is also the founder of non-profit initiatives like the AfriSalsa Cultural Organization, the and the Self Care Day Campaign. Ms. Parris authored the first official Self Care Day Proclamation on December 4, 2011 recognized by the City of Atlanta and later contributing to the creation of official Self Care Days in the cities of Savannah, Lithonia, Charlotte, NC , Charelston,SC, Mecklenburg County,NC and DeKalb County. To further the promotion of self-care as a strategic form of social justice, Ms. Parris authored the book, Self Care Matters: A Revolutionary's Approach. Her book has launched several Self Care Support Groups and it's Strategic Self Care Training Program has been adopted as a required training text for many programs addressing human trafficking, domestic violence and trauma survivor programs. Her book is also adopted as the primary Strategic Self Care Training tool for the Southern Center for Human Rights and the ProGeorgia Women of Color Initiative.
Ms. Harris Parris was awarded the Unsung Heroine Award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., the State of Georgia Goodwill Ambassador Award and the Community Service Award from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia. In 2018, Ms. Parris was the keynote speaker at the Global Women’s Leadership Activism Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the recipient of the Southern Center for Human Rights Gideon's Promise Award. In 2019, Ms. Parris was appointed the Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta Community Affairs Chair and a ProGeorgia 2019 and 2020-21 Women of Color Thought Leader Delegate.
The Strategic Self Care Program has been certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Previous Seminars, Training and Speaking Engagement:
- Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
- U.S. Courts Training Division
- National Association of Public Defenders
- Northstar Psychological Services, Inc.
- Strategic Self Care and Radical Improvement in Cultural Engagement
DR. BRIAN MCGREGOR
Strategic Self Care Consultant
Dr. Brian McGregor is a Senior Self Care Consultant with the Self Care Agency focused on areas of Emotional Self Care Strategizing and Avoiding Physician Burn Out. Dr. McGregor an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine and a Behavioral Health Researcher in the Division of Health Policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Morehouse College and completed his master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. He is a past fellow of the American Psychological Association, specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance abuse among ethnic/racial minorities. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Policy and Leadership Development at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, where his focus was the reduction and ultimate elimination of health disparities, with emphasis on mental health policy and practice issues affecting African American boys and men of color. He has also served as a clinician and supervisor of mental health services at medium and maximum security correctional facilities in the state of Alabama. Dr. McGregor was a behavioral health researcher and Co-Director of Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a nationally
recognized initiative created to address healthcare issues plaguing underserved communities. While with Community Voices, he focused his research, program and policy interests on developing community partnerships and collaborations for work that intersects the areas of mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice with the goal of reducing recidivism and improving behavioral health outcomes. He is also interested in the impact of the integration of primary care and behavioral health on the health outcomes of underserved and disenfranchised populations. Dr. McGregor is committed to developing effective leadership strategies, policies, and practices designed to advance equity and reduce and eliminate disparities in health and mental health.