Dr. Shar Najafi serves as the Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health for Equality. Prior to joining the Equality executive team, she served as the Vice President of Outpatient Services with Southwest Behavioral and Health. She was responsible for the planning of programs and strategies for achieving outpatient clinic and operational service goals. She developed and implemented several programs including hospital navigator services, children’s integrated high needs case management, intensive outpatient protocols, school-based counseling, telehealth models of care, and an integrated Autism Center of Excellence. Over the past two years, Dr. Najafi worked to integrate behavioral and physical health services with an emphasis on whole health and quality.
After spending nearly two decades serving the healthcare needs of our community, Dr. Najafi’s mission is to provide care that encompasses the mind and body to those affected by health disparities. Her compassion and dedication can assist communities in achieving optimal health in spite of being at a social disadvantage.
Dr. Najafi received her doctorate in Psychology in 2010 and Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the Harold Abel School of Psychology.