Harris Health chief to testify at Senate hearing on mental health August 8, 2021 August 8, 2021 admin

A Harris Health executive says she is planning to testify before the Senate’s health committee in the next few days about the company’s efforts to help people who suffer from mental illness.

Allina Health CEO Nancy Carter said Tuesday she was asked by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to testify on mental illness and the need for new strategies for helping people with mental illness, including the company and its CEO, Dr. Elizabeth G. Harris.

Harris is the executive vice president of Allina Health, the health care company that owns Allina, Kaiser Permanente and Kaiser Pregnancy Care.

The hearing comes as Harris has become one of the faces of mental health in the 2016 presidential campaign, after she spoke to President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016, during a visit to a mental health clinic in Los Angeles.

She was named to the Presidential Advisory Council on Mental Health and is one of about a dozen members of the Council, which advises the president on mental-health issues.