Deysi Vatman is a licensed social worker who graduated with a master’s degree from Smith College School of Social Work in August 2018. Her professional experience includes working in a school-based social-emotional wellness program through Children’s Aid, where she supported students in navigating their emotional well-being, conducting after school social emotional wellness programs, and providing individual counseling. She then served as a high-risk social worker at Mount Sinai Health Partners, primarily focusing on patients with mental and medical comorbidities including depression, anxiety, substance use disorder and medical comorbidities that impact care and managed a caseload of 30-35 patients.
Deysi previously worked as an oncology social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital, providing support to individuals and families affected by cancer and has a history of working in inpatient oncology settings addressing barriers to discharge back home. Currently, she is a part of a private practice and works for a non-profit that assists breast cancer patients.
Deysi’s passion lies in addressing medical and mental health disparities within BIPOC communities. She is dedicated to promoting greater health equity and breaking down systemic barriers to quality care. Her work is centered around advocating for and supporting these communities, striving to ensure that everyone has access to the care and resources they need for improved health outcomes.