Ayanna McGee is the Associate Project Director for the Crisis and Recovery Enhancement (CARE) TA Center and Community Mental Health Equity Project (CMHEP) TA Center where she provides guidance and coordination over statewide workforce capacity initiatives that improve culturally responsive behavioral health practice. She has a broad base of experience in public health with expertise in program management, grant writing and administration, and evaluation. She has worked across public and nonprofit settings, focusing on youth and community development, food access, and basic health needs. While leading after school programs and community activities for youth in the City of Tracy, Ayanna interned with San Joaquin County Public Health Services supporting quality improvement within the STD/TB unit. After serving as a 2017 Health Equity Fellow for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (OMH), Region 9, Ayanna transitioned into her role as Grants Coordinator for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services where she supported the growth of several food access and family support programs for economically disadvantaged populations across Sacramento County. Additionally, Ayanna served as Development Co-Chair of the American Public Health Association – Student Assembly (APHA-SA) in 2021, receiving the Chair Citation Award.