Jermine Alberty is a certified National Trainer of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) through MHFA USA and has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, faith community, mental health and government. He is a gifted public speaker who brings a rare assortment of skills and experiences as well as a fresh and informed perspective to his presentations. He is the owner and principal consultant of SALT initiatives.
Prior to starting SALT Initiatives he was employed in academic sector where managed Mental Health First Aid program for the State of Missouri. He has worked in the mental-health field for ten years and have been privilege to serve as a National Trainer of MHFA USA for seven of those years training hundreds of instructors and thousands of first aiders in Missouri and across the Nation. MHFA is an 8 hour program designed to help the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses, and substance use disorders. It is important that individuals receive cultural competent driven services and as a statewide trainer Cultural Competency in Mental Health Services I am equipped to help your organization reach that goal.
What he learned from those experiences assured him that he could make a much larger impact in the nonprofit sector by sharing what he has learned and serving as a consultant to other organizations.
Jermine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business management and a Master’s Degree in Divinity. He is a Mental Health Cultural Competency Trainer which was conferred by The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and has served as co-chair of the UMSL Chancellors Cultural Diversity Council sub-committee to develop a curriculum for staff, facility and students for the past three years.
In addition to managing his consulting firm, Jermine is an active volunteer for several community-based organizations including New Life Empowerment Center Church, and board member of NAMI St. Louis.
Jermine lives in St. Louis with his wife and three children.