Christopher Russell, LP
Board Member, Restaurant After Hours
Christopher is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a member of the faculty at The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. In addition to his clinical and academic work Christopher is engaged in the latest psychoanalytic research through his role as a host on New Books in Psychoanalysis, an author interview channel on The New Books Network whose mission is public education.
Christopher spent 35 years working for some of the leading hospitality groups in the country, starting with the Clyde’s Restaurant Group in his native Washington D.C. and with Union Square Hospitality Group, Patina Restaurant Group, and Restaurant Associates in New York City. He is honored to have been director of restaurant operations at both Mets (Opera and Museum), and to have been entrusted with roles at Gramercy Tavern where he was a member of the opening service team and Union Square Cafe (16th Street) where he served as General Manager.
Hospitality is emotional labor for all involved. From leaders to line cooks, everyone needs to attend to their mental health.