Resource Development Associates

Kelechi Ubozoh

Senior Program Associate

Kelechi brings a wealth of professional experience in the mental health non-profit sector, community based collaborative planning processes, and working with unserved and underserved vulnerable populations. At RDA, she works on a variety of projects, conducting community-based participatory research, providing focus group facilitation and community engagement, positive youth development, trauma-informed care integration approaches, grant writing, training, technical assistance, and research spanning the fields of mental health, justice systems, education, and public health.

Prior to RDA, Kelechi supervised stigma discrimination reduction programs and led communication operations at a mental health non-profit organization including a mental health stigma reduction research program for Chinese mental health consumers where she partnered with Dr. Larry Yang, Columbia University, and California State University, East Bay, on research and data collection.

Additionally, Kelechi was the lead project coordinator in a California Mental Health Service Act (CalMHSA) funded statewide project, where she applied evidence-based research from working with Dr. Patrick Corrigan to train speakers’ bureau on how to share targeted mental health recovery stories across 41 California counties.


  • B.A. in Journalism, minor in Psychology – State University of New York at Purchase

Select Projects

  • Mental Health Services Act Innovation Program Evaluation (Kings County, Marin County, San Mateo County)
  • Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan (Alpine County, Yolo County)
  • Contra Costa County Racial Justice Task Force Facilitation and Data Analysis
  • Oakland ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma) Strategic Plan
  • San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Trauma-Informed Service Assessment
  • Santa Clara County Mental Health Services Act Evaluation and Technical Assistance
  • Sierra Health Foundation Positive Youth Justice Initiative Evaluation