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Natacha J. Janac, M.S./ M.Ed

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Albizu University

Research Assistant, CRECER Lab, University of Miami

Natacha J. Janac is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Albizu University. She earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health from Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in Community and Social Change from the University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development. As a foster-care mental health therapist with a focus on behavioral and emotional disorders, her clinical interests include working with ethnically diverse children, adolescents, and families, particularly immigrants from the Caribbean region and diaspora. Providing strength-based, multiculturally competent care to all families is central to her therapeutic approach. Natacha is a member of the University of Miami’s CRECER research team and travels to Haiti quarterly with Rebati Santé Mentale to train and raise awareness on Mental Health issues. Locally, she’s served for four consecutive years as the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council chair at the Miami Dade County Community Action Agency; during her term, she empowered Head Start parents to advocate for their children’s education and for their community. She modeled such behavior by traveling to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to meet with state representatives and advocate on the importance of early education. Natacha is a founding board member of Ayiti Community Trust, Haiti’s first grant making community foundation. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She was also honored by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) as the “Top 20 Under 40” Young Haitian-American Professionals (YoPros) in the South Florida.