Gabrielle Abelard Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee Chair

Dr Gabrielle P Abelard CPN, PMHNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN

Dr. Gabrielle Abelard is an advanced practice nurse with over 23 years of experience in mental health nursing. She is the CEO of Abelard Psychotherapy Incorporated, a Community Mental Health Clinic serving over 2500 members in  

the South East and Metro Boston Regions of Massachusetts, providing medication management and psychotherapy  

to members across the lifespan.   

Dr Abelard is also the Co-Ordinator for the Psychiatric Mental Health Doctor of Nurse Practice and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs at UMASS College of Nursing, two nursing curriculums she helped to design, create, and implement into successful accredited programs. Additionally, Dr. Abelard is the author of multiple publications and presentations and is the recipient of several awards including the 2019 U.S Haitian Commerce, Young Professional of  

the Year and the 2020 New England APNA Chapter, Excellence in Leadership Award. Dr Abelard is the current  

President of the Faculty Assembly at UMASS Amherst and is the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality Committee for the Massachusetts Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Association. As a Business Owner, Educator, and Clinician, Dr Abelard hopes to inspire others on the importance of self- care and whole- person wellness.