Isis Nelson-Graham is a research associate at the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health. As the technical assistance lead for the Georgia Apex Program, she leverages her professional experiences and expertise in school-based mental health, school climate, multitiered system of support, and student exceptionalities to support community behavioral health clinicians providing school-based services across the state.
In this role and across other projects at the center, Nelson-Graham’s work in technical assistance and program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation focuses on youth and young adult experiences with systems of care. Additionally, she co-leads the Interagency Directors Team’s School-based Mental Health Workgroup, which convenes dozens of state and nongovernmental child and family-serving agencies who support communities’ behavioral health needs. Her monthly facilitation supports the workgroup’s mission of designing and implementing an integrated approach to systems of care, as aligned with school-based mental health action items in the System of Care State Plan.