Dr. Tracee Burroughs-Gardner serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Behavioral Associates. Dr. Burroughs-Gardner received her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University and her medical degree at The George Washington University, both in Washington, DC. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt program in Baltimore, MD. She is a board certified psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Burroughs-Gardner has dedicated her professional life to helping those with chronic and persistent mental illness living in urban environments. She has recently served as a psychiatric consultant for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, specifically focusing on issues pertaining to mental health in the courtroom and in prison settings. In addition to her clinical work in these areas, Dr. Burroughs-Gardner has also taught medical students and psychiatry residents, is involved with the American Psychiatric Association, and writes and lectures nationally on topics in the fields of community and cultural psychiatry.
Dr. Johanna Paulino-Woolridge serves as the Medical Director of Urban Behavioral Associates. Dr. Paulino-Woolridge received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her medical degree from University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-SOM. After completing her adult psychiatric training at Howard University, she went on to complete both her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships at the University of Maryland. Dr. Paulino-Woolridge is board certified in Adult, Child/Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is committed to ensuring that the mental health needs of youth, especially those involved in the criminal justice system, are attended to in a person centered and culturally sensitive manner.
Dr. Annelle B. Primm serves as the Senior Psychiatric Advisor for Urban Behavioral Associates. She served as the Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) from 2009 until March 2015. A graduate of Harvard for undergraduate studies, Dr. Primm received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and psychiatry residency training at Johns Hopkins. She earned, also from Johns Hopkins, a master’s degree in public health and completed a fellowship in Social and Community Psychiatry at the same institution. A nationally recognized expert on cultural psychiatry and community psychiatry, Dr. Primm has lectured and written widely on these topics and is well known for her leadership in educating the public about mental illnesses.
Kristi Slawinski, LCPC serves as the Senior Clinical Director of Urban Behavioral Associates. Originally from Florida, she moved to Maryland in 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from Towson University and her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins with Sum Cum Laude honors. She is licensed by the Board of Maryland Social Work and Counselors as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC). Ms. Slawinski has had extensive training in Trauma-Informed Therapies, Substance Abuse, and Forensic Psychology. She has earned the Social Praxis Award and Psychology Department Award for her work in the prison system. Ms. Slawinski is a veteran and continues to work with fellow veterans in a voluntary capacity.