Senior Manager, Global Mental Health Program Lead at AccentureAlison (Ali) is the Global Mental Health Program Lead for the Inclusion & Diversity Center of Expertise team in Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for the growth of our global mental health ally networks and implementing strategic programs to support mental health and wellness education for everyone. She is also a strategic advisor and founder of the US Mental Health Allies, part of the recently launched US Mental Wellness ERG. Prior to this role, Ali worked in Marketing & Communications for seven years, supporting global Inclusion and Diversity priority segments including Enablement (Persons with Disabilities), Pride (LGBTQ) and Gender (International Women's Day, Women's Forums and more). In 2017, Ali launched the US Mental Health Allies program, with her colleague Lisa Homan, because she believes we should all be comfortable talking about our mental health at work. There are now 325+ trained volunteers from 27 locations across the US who are supporting their colleagues to reduce stigma and seek professional help when needed. Prior to Accenture, Ali worked for Burson-Marsteller (now BCW), a global public relations firm for eleven years. She was responsible for developing, managing and executing communications programs designed to drive strategic business objectives, influence key stakeholders and maintain a positive perception for clients in the government and corporate sector. She developed expertise around implementing internal, external and digital strategies for several global corporations. In 2012 Ali took a six-month sabbatical to travel through South America during her transition back to the U.S. from a two-year assignment Singapore. She has traveled to more than 26 cities in 15 countries across four continents. A Texas native, Alison grew up all over the U.S. as a military “brat” and studied public relations and business foundations at The University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Rockwall, TX with her husband Chris and their sons Caleb and Cullen.