2021 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows
Meet the 2021-2022 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, a group of extraordinary leaders who are moving ideas to action for children and families in the US. Fellows are spearheading efforts – from combatting the erasure of Native voice and visibility, growing a movement fueled by the strength of historically undervalued communities, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with whole communities – to co-design new care paradigms that give all children the opportunity to thrive, learn, feel safe, known, and loved.
Director, Division of Mental Health and Addiction
Professor of Pediatrics and of Medical Social Sciences
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/ Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Mental Health In-Chief, Cannon Y. & Lyndia Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Aysha E. Schomburg
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services