Norman is the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the Center for Practice Innovation at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and the NY State Office of Mental Health, and the co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity, a social justice focused consultancy. He completed his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology at UCLA. His research and clinical interests include the social development of people with autism, the developmental course of bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. In conjunction Norman has developed an expertise in psychiatrically complex populations, and his primary areas of interest are the application of a transdiagnostic framework for eating disorders, taking an evolutionary approach to shame and anxiety, and minority mental health. He is a regular national and international speaker, educator, and passionate advocate with a particular focus on minority status and barriers to mental health care in marginalized communities. He was the founding co-chair of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Committee of IAEDP, on the inaugural Behavioral Health Taskforce for the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, former board member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, and serves on numerous advisory boards. Most recently Norman was the Deputy Director of Ayana Therapy, a tech startup focused on providing culturally intelligent, adapted, and accessible care to marginalized communities, and was the co-founder of Reasons Eating Disorder Center.
Brian, now retired, has more than 37 years of business and association executive leadership in the design, development, promotion, sales and delivery of products and services. He previously served in several leadership roles at American Society for Quality (ASQ). Under his direction ASQ was recognized twice by the Wisconsin Forward Award in the Mastery category and achieved the top-level Governor’s Award in 2014. He also led the launch of ASQ’s Learning Institute™, a comprehensive professional development resource and the professional certification growth strategies.
He is a dedicated and team-oriented association executive / leader with extensive experience in all areas of the non-profit business. Recognized for his ability to develop rapport with executives, peers, and team members, adapting to changing business needs, leading by example and achieving optimal results. His specialties include strategic planning, performance excellence, quality, and overall operations.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. He is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate and trained champion in Six Sigma, Lean, and Project Management.
His current and previous memberships include the American Society for Quality, American Society for Training and Development, Learning Resources Network (LERN), Direct Mail Marketing Association, American Society of Association Executives, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives and Professional Pricing Society.
He has special interest in the growth, education, and health of disadvantaged youth, the sports of bowling and golf. He served on multiple boards and committees, including national organizations ASAE, CESSE, QUEST Forum, and Probabilistic Technology, and local organizations the MATC and Franklin Education Foundation Boards, the Tri-City Bowling Association and Franklin Home Owners Association. He is currently serving on the Milwaukee Area Bowling Association Board and Divine Mercy Finance Council.
He continues to reside in Southeastern Wisconsin with his wife, Pamela, who has been by his side throughout his professional journey. She continues to support the local community and is active in the Franklin Lioness Club. They have three children and two grandchildren. In his free time, you’ll find him in a bowling center or on a golf course.