John Drain

Job role: 
COO
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

John W. Drain has over twenty years of corporate and small business experience and five years of college level teaching experience. John holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and resides with his wife in Portland. John has lived and worked in the developing world for more than five years while with the Intel Corporation and brings a multicultural perspective to the StrongMinds team. As COO, John will provide strategic management and leadership, along with operational control and compliance, to help further the goal of delivering mental health services to under served populations.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders

My contributions

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StrongMinds

A proven, cost-effective and scalable community-based group therapy program to treat depression appropriate for African contexts.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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StrongMinds: Taking an innovative therapy to an unprecedented scale

John Drain and Sean Mayberry from StrongMinds explain how local context and culture impact scalability