Congratulations to our very own Chief Equity & Partnership Officer, Ebony Chambers McClinton!
2023 Innovative Program Award

Ebony Chambers McClinton

Ebony Chambers McClinton was selected to receive the 2023 Innovative Program Award in recognition of outstanding Family and Youth Partnership programs committed to supporting those in need of service from the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (CMHACY).

Ebony Chambers McClinton, Chief Equity & Partnership Officer at Stanford Sierra Youth and Families, has over 20 years of experience working with issues of social justice, equity, child welfare, mental health and diversity. Ebony brings both professional and personal life experiences to her work and provides the oversight of advocacy and support to youth and families in the Northern California Region. 

She is a speaker, educator, and consultant who has worked extensively throughout the United States and has served nationally and locally as an advocate and activist for access to care and the elimination of the stigma of mental illness for underserved and unserved communities. Chambers has provided extensive training in leadership, child welfare, culturally responsive practices to schools, universities, social service and mental health agencies through her work in non-profit, consulting and for the UC Davis Center for Family Focused Practice. Through her coaching and trainings, she covers a wide range of topics including examining issues of privilege, power and the role of leaders and educators in a multicultural society. 

Chambers also worked with the National Council of Behavioral Health, on addressing Health Disparities within her local community, with a focus on eliminating barriers and increasing access for the LGBTQ community. Chambers is the recipient of the 2017 Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for her outstanding professional accomplishments and community involvement as well as the 2018 Bizwomen Headliner for her work in the non-profit community.

Most recently, Chambers was awarded as one of the 2022 Sacramento Bee’s Top 25 Black Changemakers and LGBT Center’s Pride’s Grand Marshal. Actively involved in the community, Ebony is a member the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee and other community initiatives, ensuring consumer voice is integrated at every system level. She also serves as Board President for Black Womxn United- dedicated to the education, advancement and empowerment of all black womxn and girls. 

Learn more about the Family and Youth Partnership program here.