Cultural responsiveness involves developing a curious and expansive way of thinking about others and is critical to providing person-centered integrated care. The recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, racism and violence targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the U.S. has heightened concerns about safety and wellbeing among…
Jaime Yan Faurot
BIPOC Peer and Community Advocate,
As a BIPOC and Mental Health Advocate that wears many hats, Jaime Yan Faurot has made significant contributions to the Marin community through her volunteer work and leadership roles in various programs and county initiatives such as the MHSA Advisory Committee, Peer Outreach Committee and Recovery Change Team. Her warm personality and creative approach have enabled her to build bridges of connection wherever she goes. Her contributions have set a high standard for developing and promoting effective mental health programs and services that meet the diverse needs of the community. The core of her work is promoting cultural humility and meeting people where they are. She strongly believes that to promote change, she has to be the difference she wishes to see in the world; thus being the catalyst changemaker herself.
Jaime has a master’s degree in hospitality management and has since dedicated her passion to advocating for the mental health needs of the marginalized underserved and unserved communities of Marin County.
In 2021, she received a Commendation from the Board of Supervisors, Marin County, for her volunteer role for 5.5 years as a BIPOC Peer and Community Advocate. She also was awarded in the Celebrating the Uncelebrated Ceremony for her service from the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Team, Marin County in 2019.