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Our Operations Team drives the systems and relationships within our programs and community collaborations. Each member is deeply invested in our mission to deliver accessible mental health care that strengthens communities and nurtures restorative-minded clinicians toward licensure. to our sustainable processes and we are grateful to have capacity because of their gifts. 

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Meisha Thrasher, MA

EMDR Therapist | Compassion Trainer |Somatic Healer
Queer Black Leader | LGBTQIA2S Affirmative | Nonbinary Activist

Meisha has 20 years of human service delivery, anchored in trauma-informed resilience strategies, justice organizing, and normalizing neurodivergent values. She is a trusted collaborator, self-compassion teacher, and intimacy coach who moves at the speed of trust and believes success and happiness are byproducts of healthy relationships.

"I created this agency in collaboration with hearts that look like mine, and we are expanding into community partnerships for healing justice, that makes me very proud."

Meisha co-Created this training program in 2015 and is the co-Executive Director of this organization. She is also the strategic partner to several collectives in service to Healing Justice.

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David Royal Brown, LMFT

Public Speaker | Somatic Therapist
LGBT Affirmative | Couples Therapist | Community Activist

David has over 20 years in organizational and leadership development and is often an expert voice in strategic planning for race relations, youth empowerment, and urban community unification. His direction of gang diversion programs fortifies his national reputation and his current focus supports educator resilience and corporate workgroup communication. 

 

"Community therapists deserve a training environment that expands capacity for both clinical skill and self-sustainability and I love that I helped create that space for them"

David co-Created this training program in 2015 and is the co-Executive Director of this organization. He is also the strategic partner to several collectives in service to Healing Justice

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Darrius Carter, MA

Program Director
Youth Development


 

DC is deeply committed to Men and Boys of Color issues and facilitates community support groups for both populations. He has 14 years of community activism within residential and outpatient settings. DC helps families build bridges toward reunification and participates in public discourse to inspire men to recognize, interpret, and respond constructively to emotions.

"Utilizing healthy mindsets to overcome my own traumas and struggles with mental health helped me to connect with the importance SELF, honored to pay that forward."

DC currently serves as Program Director and has been a member of this training program since 2021, he is an instrumental participant in our organizational development. 

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Mylynn Nguyen

Team Manager
Operations

Mylynn has been a member of this training program since 2020 and has contributed to our evolution in meaningful ways. She is the hub of our operations team and she contributes expertise to our systems development. Mylynn has been instrumental to our organization's morale, and our clinical training program culture. Mylynn uplifts our value for compassionate community care and supports our mission with attentive guidance to clients, peers, & partners. 

"I love being a part of a team that is impacting so many lives."

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Raina Brown, BS

Case Manager

Raina is a Lifestyle Coach and Community Peer Advocate who brings compassion and support to our clients, community partners, and current program participants. Her bachelor's degree in Clinical Social Work, Solara Lifestyle Training, and community investments in supportive peer counseling skills contribute to her success with intake interviews and client resourcing.

"When we know better, we can do better. I am committed to being a supporter for those who want to embrace better lifestyle choices, including harm-reduction resourcing." 

 

Raina is our Case Manager, and she has been mentored by this organization's founders since 2018 and is instrumental in our Diabetic Prevention Healing Circle development. 

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Renee Tate, MA

Program Director
Groups & Healing Circles

As a BIPOC Therapist, Renee brings a wealth of knowledge to bear on community engagement, including experience in Network Management. Renee has been a member of this training program since 2022, and a mentee of this program since 2018. Renee is the technical guide for our Bipoc Healing Circles, as well as other marketing vehicles. Renee coaches group facilitators and entrepreneurs to shine as beacons of support for community members.

"Continuing the harmful coping patterns that negatively impact well-being is a choice, and so is doing the work to break free from generational cycles of trauma. I support the latter."

Renee currently serves as Project Lead and has been mentored by this organization's founder since 2018, she is an instrumental participant in our Healing Circles development. 

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Eka Childs-McTear, MS

Program Director
Applications & Communications

Eka has been a social justice advocate for youth for more than a decade. Her leadership skills translate into exceptional clinical care and peer mentorship. As a professional, Eka is committed to healing mental health stigma and bringing emotional awareness and self-attunement to communities of color. Eka supports healing past generational, systemic, and communal disparities within our training program and promotes safe and healthy grow-potential. 

"Because I understand relationships, trust, and parenting I want better skills for all the families in my Community, to disrupt trauma and expand healthy legacy."

 

Eka currently serves as Project Lead and has been a member of this training program since 2020, she is an instrumental participant in our organizational development. 

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