Local Clinical Psychologist Replaces Departing Board Member

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp appoints Dr. Maysa Akbar to The Foundation's Board, as Emily Byrne resigns after receiving a fellowship that will take her to Germany.

Dr. Maysa Akbar

We are sad to report that June 1, 2017 marked the end of Emily Byrne's membership to The Foundation's Board of Directors. Emily was appointed to the Board in 2013 by former Mayor John DeStefano for a term of seven years. She resigned from the Board after receiving a fellowship that will take her out of the country to Germany for several years.

Emily Byrne

Dr. Maysa Akbar was appointed by New Haven Mayor Harp to serve Emily's term. Dr. Akbar is CEO of Integrated Wellness Group and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. Read the full press release here.