Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


SSTAR works to address, explore, educate, learn about, and respond to the diversity of the human experience.  We teach our colleagues to understand diverse perspectives and backgrounds and promote a respectful and deeper understanding of others.  We support an inclusive, equitable, culturally competent environment where staff model behavior that enriches our community.

Committee Members

  • Crystal Stone
    Prevention Coordinator, SSTAR Prevention Services
  • Buzzi Gilliam
    RN, Family Healthcare Center
  • Maha Begum
    Care Coordinator, Community Partners
  • Frances Sokoll
    Clinical Stabilization Services, Clinical Supervisor
  • Eric Pagan
    Project Aware, Outreach Worker


  • I would like to thank every staff member. They were all extremely helpful and supportive. I’ve never been to a program where every member of the staff had an impact on my life until now. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you to Theresa, Shea, Julie, dr.k, and marry, you guys have made a huge impact on my life and I deeply appreciate that, thank you so much for being here for us to help improve our lives and emotions!

  • Well everyone. I’ve been at this for a while and so have many. Ya get used to getting let down. N that was my story, just get used to getting let down. But they restored my hope in professional psychiatric help. Theresa, Doreen, Julie, Becky, Mary, and everyone else are 1000% all in and are very sophisticated in their approach.

  • Thank you to the entire fourth floor employees here at star in the partial hospitalization program they are all amazing! My second time here and they really have helped me Thank you so much

  • Thank you for everything that you have helped me deal with in my life I feel this program has given me a better perspective on my emotional state and the actions that are/nor followed by them I would recommend this program highly for people struggling w/maintenance of mental stability and their barriers that come between their success.

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