Meet Our Experts!
Alexis Hammond, MD, PhD is a Spelman College alumna and graduate of Meharry Medical College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she is on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Clinically, she is board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and currently serves as a psychiatrist for Headspace Health. Her professional interests include identifying innovative and effective treatments for substance use disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, especially with the use of technology, with a particular focus on special populations, such as pregnant and parenting women, dually diagnosed persons and other marginalized communities.
Dr. Moneé Thomas is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is a Louisiana native, and a proud graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. She is the founder and physician at Glow Dermatology serving the Houston, TX community.
Dr. Ashanda Powell is a double board certified Physician in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She practices in Baltimore and Towson, Maryland. She focuses on providing individualistic care, allowing patients to feel understood and heard.
Certified Nutrition Consultant
Katherine Haysbert is a multidisciplinary wellness expert committed to empowering women to reconnect with their health and prioritize their wellbeing. Katherine is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Certified Natural Chef, and Integrative Energy Healer. She uses her expertise in various modalities to find the root causes of hormone imbalances that modern women struggle with, such as PCOS, menstrual cycle regulation, PMS symptoms, gut health, and fertility. Katherine marries the science of nutrition, food, and energetic healing to help others step into the healthiest, most authentic, and whole version of themselves possible.
Certified Behavior Analyst
Dr. Jada Tucker-Edwards is a BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral) and is from Baltimore, MD. She has 13 years of experience in the field of ABA and began her journey working and assisting in research on the Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2009 while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Dr. Tucker-Edwards became a BCBA in 2015 and obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in May of 2020. During her PhD studies, Dr. Tucker-Edwards had the opportunity to study abroad in South Africa where she used ABA principles to promote justice reform and eradicate racism present within social structures across the country. Since then, she has had the opportunity to create cultural competence platforms at 2 different agencies where she has held group meetings and CEU presentations educating those on how to create behavior change to promote change at a systemic level. Dr. Tucker-Edwards has a wide range of experience across several domains of ABA but is most passionate about providing quality ABA therapeutic services and autism awareness resources to minority youth and their families. She is also very passionate about uplifting and mentoring members of her ABA community including those aspiring to obtain their BCBA or Ph.D. She is a co-founder of the Instagram support group @blackgirlsinaba, a community that means so much to her, and she is dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the work and accomplishments of black women in the field that may sometimes go overlooked or unnoticed (because representation matters). Through the promotion of community outreach and research, she hopes to improve the in-home model of ABA in underserved environments.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Certified Intimacy and Relationship Coach
Dr. Jacqueline Sherman (aka Dr. Jac) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Intimacy and Relationship Coach. She helps women discover their sexual confidence, heal from the past, and have better sex and relationships. Her specialty is working with high-achieving women, and those who have experienced pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, and trauma. She is passionate about helping women overcome perfectionism, body image issues, and judgmental thoughts that distract from passion and pleasure. She strongly believes that a pleasured woman is an empowered woman!
Self-Care Coach + Wellness Consultant
Cassie B. is a Self-Care Coach and Wellness Consultant. She is the founder of Cassie’s Cure. She teaches her audience how to practice self-care and love themselves better unapologetically. Cassie is very passionate about helping people discover their voice and advocate for their mental and emotional health without fear of society's opinion. Her goal is always to help those who cross her path become more comfortable in their skin and increase the peace in their lives. Cassie does this by creating and hosting her very own wellness retreats, self-care workshops & webinars. Through her work, this self-care coach has been able to create a safe space for vulnerability, authenticity, and internal growth.
Licensed Psychologist + Podcast Host
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist and the host of the wildly popular, award-winning mental health podcast Therapy for Black Girls. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women, and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. Named by Glamour as a Game Changer for her work in the mental health field, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in Essence, Oprah Daily, The New York Times, HuffPost, Black Enterprise, and Women’s Health. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two sons.
Attorney + Business Consultant
Jenohn LeShea Smith, is an attorney, business consultant, and certified executive coach. She has served in both the private and public sectors and now utilizes her 20+ years of experience as co-founder and CEO of Excellence in Empowerment, a community of supportive accountability and positive idea exchange, from everyone, for everyone, to achieve more ~ Together. She is an avid traveler, and listener of audiobooks, with her favorites being Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes; The Color of Money, Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran; The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, and The Sum of Us, What Racism Costs Everyone by Heather McGhee. You can reach Jenohn LeShea at email@example.com, and find out more about Excellence in Empowerment at community.eielegacy.com.
Jimmie and Rachel Rogers are sought out relationship consultants who have been married for ten years. Their past experiences have made them extremely passionate about helping couples build healthy and thriving marriages. This passion inspired Jimmie & Rachel to develop Relationship Building Workshops and Seminars for married couples and those who desire to be married. Together, they have been instrumental in helping couples discover hope, love and resolution.
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