“I envision that the EECs will generate a healing process for young and mature adults; and as adults heal and become emotionally emancipated, they serve as an example for the children so that future generations will continue to reap the benefits for years to come. Emotional emancipation is the process whereby an individual regains the internal freedom that racism starts to strip away from children as young as preschoolers. If not reversed, this affects every aspect of an individual’s physical and mental health as well as one’s overall sense of well-being.”
Dr. Margo Fugate is a Board certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent psychiatrist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY. She received her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Fugate served as an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Cornell University, where she worked with the Cultural Diversity Committee and developed the “Cultural Narrative Tool” for obtaining information about an individual’s cultural background and spiritual needs during their psychiatric assessment. She is excited to apply her skills and decades of expertise to the EEC process.