J.D., cum laude, Howard University, 1990
B.A., Texas Southern University, 1987
Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. is the Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation), the philanthropic arm of the APA. Founded in 1844, the American Psychiatric Association is the oldest national medical association in the United States and the largest psychiatric association in the world. Before joining the APA Foundation, Mr. Andrews held several progressively responsible management positions with AARP over a 15-year stint, including most recently as a Vice President and a member of the AARP national leadership team.
He practiced law for 16 years before joining AARP. Mr. Andrews is the President-Elect of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (assumes the presidency during June 2022); a member of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Board of Directors; a past commissioner of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; and national chair of the Public for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also has held adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Howard University School of Law.
Mr. Andrews’s commendations include: the 2022 Charles Hamilton Houston Award from the District of Columbia Courts (DC Courts); a 2018 Distinguished Healthcare Leadership Award from the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE); a 2016 National Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS); and the 2006 D.C. Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. Mr. Andrews earned a JD, cum laude, from the Howard University School of Law, a BA in Psychology from Texas Southern University, and an executive leadership certificate from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.