Dr. Sosunmolu Shoyinka

Dr. Sosunmolu Shoyinka is an award-winning psychiatrist, author and speaker, recognized as a national expert in the field of public mental health. He most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a role which oversees
policy and services for Philadelphia’s public mental health system.
In this role, Dr Shoyinka leveraged health system policy and process improvement strategies to assure optimal population health for approximately 1.6 million Philadelphians. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shoyinka led the redesign of Philadelphia’s crisis system and the implementation of 988. In July 2022,
Philadelphia was recognized as a model City for 988 implementation by the Biden Administration. Dr Shoyinka’s work in Philadelphia was featured in the Kelley School of Business Alumni Blog in Jan 2024.
Prior to this role, Dr. Shoyinka held several leadership positions. He served as Medical Director for Sunflower and Home State Health plans and Director for the Missouri Behavioral Pharmacy Management program. The latter program resulted in cost savings of over $10 million over a decade. While at Centene, Dr Shoyinka co-led the design of analytic software that facilitates population health management for individuals with substance use conditions. He is also a co-developer of the SMART Tool, which facilitates self-directed antiracism work within organizations.

Dr Shoyinka is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians. He trained at Yale, Columbia, and NYU, is Triple Board certified and holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business. He serves on the Board of the American Association for Community Psychiatry, the Medical Director Institute of the National Council, and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
Dr Shoyinka’s awards and honors include a Special Presidential Commendation and the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association. He has been recognized as a Black leader shaping the future of Psychiatry by the Scattergood Foundation.
On November 16th, 2023, Dr Shoyinka testified before the US Congress on maintaining access to mental health treatment. Dr Shoyinka is the author of “Understanding Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Communities”. He is a regular guest speaker at state and national conferences.

Dr. Joseph Ikekwere

Dr. Joseph Ikekwere was born in Nigeria and attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine school. He completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the East Tennessee State University (ESTU), where he returned to complete his general adult psychiatry residency training.  Dr. Ikekwere then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Michigan (Michigan Medicine) and was awarded the Yale REACH/SAMHSA/AAAP grant to complete an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  Dr. Ikekwere currently serves as the inpatient director at one of the Southwest Psychiatric Services Hospitals (GBHI) near Austin, TX, and as an adjunct clinical faculty member at UIC and Drexel University Hospital, PA. Dr. Ikekwere is board-certified in addiction medicine and adult, addiction, child, and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Ikekwere is a recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine’s Barney E. Miller Research Award, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Early Career Addiction Psychiatry’s (AAAP) Research Award, the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Ruth Fox Scholarship Award; University of Michigan (Michigan Medicine) Certificate of Recognition for ‘excellence and international advocacy work’; the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) Educational Outreach Program (EOP) Child and Endowment Fund Award and the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting Scholarship.  Dr. Ikekwere loves to volunteer in his spare time and is actively involved in the mentorship of international medical graduates (IMGs) of African/Caribbean descent through a group (IMG2IMG) he founded in 2015 aimed at helping IMGs get into U.S medical residency and fellowships. Joseph serves as the NAPA treasurer/financial secretary since May 2023.


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