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Mila Banks-Varela

Co Founder & Program Director

Mila Banks-Varela is the  Co-Founder and current Program Director of AAPI Mental Health Resource Center. She has been a long-time advocate for mental health services in Riverside County, first serving as a Family Advocate Volunteer, then becoming a founding member of the Asian American Task Force at RUHS-Behavioral Health in 2017, and going on to co-found the AAPI Mental Health Resource Center in 2017. In her role, Mila oversees programming and partnerships for the Resource Center. 

At any time, you can find Mila singing, dancing, or story-telling. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. 

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