Lisa Persad, BSN, RN, is a full-time student in Hunter College’s Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, and a clinical instructor at the Vocation Education and Extension Board(VEEB) School of Practical Nursing where she began her nursing career a decade ago. She is experienced in community health, behavioral health, long-term care, and social services.
Ms. Persad is dedicated to improving the lives of others, particularly minority and disadvantaged youths and young adults. She hopes to address the profound absence of mental health wellness education and preventative programs in minority schools and communities. As a program manager for a homeless shelter, she developed a life-skills workshop for clients that successfully addressed self-awareness, self-regulation, communication, and appropriate boundaries.
Ms. Persad’s goal is to help adolescents and young adults find their center, recognize the importance of mental health and wellness and learn tools such as stress management, mindfulness and cognitive behavior techniques to foster self-actualization for themselves and future generations.