NEW Community Advisory Council Members

Meghan Walls, PsyD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, providing integrated primary care services at Nemours’ Jessup Street clinic. In 2019, she was selected for the Nemours Physician
Excellence in Community Service Award.Dr. Walls is the State Advocacy Chair on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Psychological Association and is involved in a number of mental health efforts in the state including: Office of Work-based Learning’s Healthcare Industry Diversity Committee, Data and Policy committee of the Lt. Governor’s Behavioral Health Consortium, and the Take Care Delaware steering committee. She also holds an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Society of Pediatric Psychology as Electronics Communication Editor.

Terry-Ann Richards is an Administrative Assistant at UD with CRESP. Her work focuses on research, evaluation, and outreach activities. These include correspondence, scheduling, data organization, performing administrative duties while ensuring confidentiality. Terry-Ann studied at Medgar Evers College in
Brooklyn New York, while becoming a member of the inaugural class of Public Allies where she had training on bringing communities together to work for a common good. She is a mother to two boys aged 13 and 21. Terry-Ann’s passion and majority of her work experience has been in the nonprofit sector tying into her community interests and finding different ways to help low-income communities. She enjoys volunteering with her sons to show them the importance of being a part of a community changing process.

Ms.Cecilia Rich earned the Bachelor of Science in Human Behaviors and Urban
Studies at the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2003. Subsequently, she completed all required course work for the Master of Public Administration degree from Walden University in 2017. A significant milestone in Ms. Rich’s career is establishing the Village Tree, Inc. in 2012. This 501(c3) non-profit organization utilizes an empowerment, strengths- based philosophy. The organization’s specific objectives include: connecting communities to resources that enable them
through partnerships to solve problems utilizing community assets; supporting community viability through urban gardening and providing leadership and support for community meetings that help residents coalesce and mobilize for positive change in such areas as health and community action.

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