ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Psychiatric Association Foundation has announced the retirement of Foundation Executive Director Paul Burke this summer. Burke has been with the APA Foundation, the philanthropic and public educational arm of the APA, since 2007 and will retire July 1, 2016.
Under Burke’s leadership the Foundation has advanced public understanding of mental illness through a combination of educational programs, grants, awards and numerous partnerships. Foundation initiatives have included programs in military mental health, depression education, workplace mental health, and the Typical or Troubled? school-based mental health educational program. Burke is currently helping lead a major collaborative effort to help end the criminalization of people with mental illness, which will culminate in a national...Read More