ST. PAUL — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota chapter will host a free online panel celebrating the work of trailblazing women psychiatrists from Minnesota from 1 to 2 p.m. on March 24.

Panel members Dr. Dionne Hart, Dr. Judith Kashtan and moderator Dr. Carrie Borchardt will talk about their work as leaders in the field of psychiatry. To register for this event, go to and click on “classes” or call 651-645-2948 for more information.

Hart is an adjunct assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science and the first and only Black woman to be elected to the Minnesota Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.

Kashtan has been in solo private practice in Minneapolis since 1984 and has had a particular interest in the needs and concerns of women patients. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota where she teaches residents how to do psychotherapy.

Borchardt is a recently retired Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and is NAMI Minnesota’s board president.