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Dr. Kamilah McKissick


Kamilah McKissick earned her M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland.She received her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Interpersonal Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McKissick has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over 18 years. She has a vast array of clinical and leadership experiences in multiple settings, including hospitals, schools,psychiatric facilities, day treatment, inpatient and out patient programs, community mental health centers, group homes,departments of juvenile justice, and departments of socialservices.Most recently, Dr. McKissick was named the Director of the Behavioral Health Department in Cabarrus County.In this role, she is focused on ensuring timely, high quality, behavioral health care services for all residents, including children and families served by child welfare and adults in guardianships.Dr.McKissick believes everyone should have access to top notch mental health services and frequently states “quality mental healthcare is a right, not a privilege.” She continues to dedicate her career to serving the underserved.

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Jazmyn Holland,MS

Jazmyn C. Holland is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. Jazmyn graduated with honors twice from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Ms. Holland was also inducted to the National Honor Societies of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology (Undergraduate), Chi Sigma Iota- Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International and Golden Key International Honor Society (both Graduate). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counselor Education (School Counseling). Ms. Holland started her career working for over 10 plus years in community mental health before transitioning into education. Ms. Holland is now a School Counselor with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School District. She has been with the school district since 2016. Jazmyn has been featured in district news articles and videos, serves on the District Leadership Team for Elementary School Counselors and Support Staff as well as a mentor to incoming new school counselors. Not only is Ms. Holland active on the district level, but she also very active within her school serving on several committees and assisting with afterschool programs. Ms. Holland originated a toiletry pantry at her school when she noticed some of her school babies’ basic needs weren’t being met at home. Ms. Holland created a girl’s club called Griffith Girl Magic in 2017 where she addresses self-esteem, friendship issues, and positive affirmations. In November of 2020, Ms.Holland was awarded Stellar Staff of the Month. In 2022, Ms. Holland was named Griffith Elementary School’s Certified Instructional Support Personnel of the Year. Jazmyn is the proud mother of 3 children, Mason, London, and Kaydon. Jazmyn loves spending time with her family and friends.

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Shawn Perkins, MSW,LCSWA


Hello, my name is Shawn Perkins, I am the CEO of Perkins Counseling and Mentoring Agency. I have been in the mental health field now for approximately five-plus years. I was influenced to become a therapist by my own traumatic events, personal trials and tribulations, acquiring support, and then accomplishments.I acquired my peer support certification from a small agency called Center Point, then my diploma in Human Services from Forsyth Technical Institution, my BSW from Winston Salem State, and my MSW from Winthrop University. This wide range of education has enabled me to acquire knowledge from several different backgrounds, points of view, and ethnicities. My daily goal as a therapist is to advocate for those like me who need support, guidance, and empathy to succeed in this thing called life. My focus has been working with individuals in the Black and brown communities to dispel the stigma and negative perceptions held within this culturally diverse community.

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Keisha S. Horton,


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Keisha is a Licensed Professional School Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA) with more than 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. As a School Counselor, she has gained extensive experience working with school-aged children and families dealing with life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety and family conflicts. She has a passion for helping adolescents and families overcome challenges to reach their full potential. In her private practice, Samara Cares Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, she guides clients to pull from their own strengths and experiences using reality therapy, solution focused therapy,and cognitive behavioral therapy. As a North Carolina native, she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Management from High Point University before earning her Masters of Science Degree in School Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University. She began her career as a Professional School Counselor in a local high school,before pursuing her certifications in mental health and addictions. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Provider with training in suicide intervention,career development and childhood trauma. She has provided her service to several youth organizations and non-profit agencies in the community, including Crosby Scholars & YMCA Achievers.In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children, as well as vacationing, volunteering,scrapbooking, and attending cultural events.


Tiffany Hall,

Tiffany Hall, MSW, LCSW is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and a 1993 graduate of Carver High School. Tiffany received her Bachelor of Social Work from UNC Greensboro and her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the board for Mental Health Association in Forsyth County and the NC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Tiffany is a member of the AFSP National Loss and Healing Council where she services on the Programs Committee. She has worked in many capacities throughout her 21 years in the mental health field. Tiffany is the owner of No Stigma, PLLC mental health agency and a member of the Salisbury VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention team. Tiffany is an adjunct professor at UNCG Department of Social Work. Tiffany is passionate about suicide prevention and mental health education. She is a 3-time suicide loss survivor and hopes that her efforts can bring an end to suicide and support for those living with mental illness.

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Dr. Alison Harris Welcher

Dr. Alison Harris Welcher, the founder of THRIVE Life Coaching, is an esteemed expert in personal and professional development. Dedicated to empowering Black and Brown mothers to thrive in womanhood, motherhood, and career, she embodies core values of community, compassion, growth, meaning, and empowerment. As a wife, mother, community leader, and professional, Dr. Harris Welcher guides clients on transformative journeys, helping them tap into their strengths, cultivate resilience, and develop strategies for holistic success. Through personalized coaching, she fosters a sense of community and compassion, inspiring others to achieve fulfillment and thrive in all aspects of life.

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Carmen Haskins, LCSW

Carmen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor for those on the path for social work licensure. She is the Owner and Clinician/Behavioral Health Consultant of P.I.N.K. Solutions, PLLC where Psychoanalytical Innovation Neutralizes Khaos (chaos). She is also the published author of a self-help book entitled SecretsKill: Come out of the Darkness. From a young age she knew she wanted to serve others. Carmen began volunteering at the age of 16 for the Special Olympics. At age 18, she became employed with Central Virginia Training Center as a Recreation Aide. This position allowed her the opportunity to assist adults with mental and physical disabilities with enjoying recreational activities outside of the facility in which they lived. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from High Point University (NC), she began to work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a group home setting. The focus was to foster independence in the community. She next desired to broaden her horizons and work with children and families. She obtained her Masters of Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University (VA) and began the work of an Intensive In-Home Therapist. In this role, she learned manythings, chiefly that change does not lay solely with the child or parent individually but is better fostered by working with the whole family. After becoming fully licensed, she spent 4 years working in the admissions department of a psychiatric hospital. This allowed her the opportunity to assist people of all ages through various crisis events in their lives. This arena allowed her the opportunity to give back by leading various trainings for staff to help them better understand how to engage with others enduring a mental health crisis and the impact of trauma on a child in utero. Returning to North Carolina, she began working with adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses as a Team Lead with the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). Afterwards, she worked at the Salisbury and Kernersville VA Medical Center as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator. Taking advantage of further opportunities to advocate for and educate others she continued to lead trainings, workshops and attend volunteer events in the community. Carmen co-facilitated a workshop entitled It Takes two Maybe More to illustrate the process of family reconciliation when the estrangement is caused by one coming out as part of the LGBTQIA community. As an experienced Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Carmen believes that with the proper support, education and hard work, people can change for the better and achieve a better quality of life.

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Brock M. Grace, LCMHC

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In 2020 Mr. Grace and his wife started his own therapeutic company Give Grace Youth & Family Counseling PLLC and for the past two year he has been able to provide individual and family therapy. In the past, Mr. Grace has provided day treatment therapeutic care to K - 12 students and individual and family therapy for youth in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, with Alexander Youth Network; He also provided therapeutic respite care for those with intellectual development disorders with Charles Hines & Sons for 5 years; He has always had a passion for working with youth, as he was a Counselor in partnership with the William G. White Jr. YMCA of NWNC for 2 years; and His journey within the mental health field all began with providing intensive in-home counseling for Beyond Expectations and as an NC Mentor in 2006. Education Mr. Grace is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy in General Psychology with Grand Canyon University; He has his Master of Science in Counseling from Walden University; and He is a proud graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies. Community Mr. Grace is a Winston-Salem, NC native...born and bred. He has strong community ties throughout the triad, having partnered within the Forsyth, Stanley, and Davidson County School Districts. His heart is in this community and he is committed to improving the mental health of families and children around the state of North Carolina. Family Mr. Grace believes in family through and through. He has a loving wife (Dawnielle Grace) and two brilliant and beautiful little girls

Katina Little is married to Lieutenant Dwayne R. Little at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and is a loving mother of three remarkable boys! She is a proud graduate of the illustrious Hampton University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and then went on to Duke University School of Nursing, where she earned her Masters in Nursing in 2009. With over two decades of experience in Pediatric Medicine, Katina has dedicated her career to making a difference in the lives of children and families. Throughout her career, she has worked at federally qualified health centers and prominent hospital facilities such as Duke Medical Center, Atrium Baptist Health, and Novant. It is here that she gained invaluable insights into the gaps present within the healthcare system. Her appointment to key leadership roles within these clinical settings further solidified the need for her to remain true to her commitment of ensuring that families across the community receive compassion, education and empowerment, irrespective of their socio-economic status or geographical location. Her purpose and God given assignment lead to the innovation of Purposeful Pediatrics! Katina reinvigorated “House Calls” due to a sincere, heartfelt commitment of providing equitable, high-quality, personalized and compassionate healthcare options to all the families in the Triad and surrounding areas. As the pioneer of the first pediatric nurse practitioner-owned and operated practice in the Triad that is dedicated solely to house calls, she exemplifies the empowerment and courage that she desires to equip others with. Her decision to step out stands as a beacon of her unwavering faith and genuine passion for innovating a positive change in how healthcare can be delivered. Katina is also active in her community through partnering and serving with various non profit organizations. She is a dedicated leader in her church, serves on the board of H.O.P.E of Winston Salem, and is Board Chair of Lead Girls of NC. She is also a member of the Parental Advisory Board for the WSFCS and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board. Her participation in the Leadership Winston Salem Flagship Class of 2023 reflects her continuous dedication to grow as a leader and an individual to ensure she will be an influential, unapologetic changemaker in the spaces she occupies.


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Tim Pittman,

Tim Pittman is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor serving in the Wellness Center's counseling services. He has worked at WSSU for seven years. His primary focus is functioning as the university's Case Manager and as the counseling services' Assistant Director. He has over 18 years' experience in psychiatric and mental health services. He is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina A & T State University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the North Carolina Counseling Association. He serves on The Forsyth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition. His professional interests are mental health, alcohol and drug, personal growth, academic counseling, crisis intervention and stress management.

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Dr. Keisha Grayson Rogers

Keisha Grayson Rogers, an Associate Professor at Winston-Salem State University in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Rogers has published and presented research on disability related issues, co-occurring disorders, clinical supervision, multicultural issues in counseling and has facilitated trainings locally and internationally in the aforementioned areas. Her current research interests centers around faculty experiences in Academia and she has published on this topic in scholarly journals, academic textbooks and presented on this topic at state and national conferences. Dr. Rogers is the 2022 recipient of the Dr. Bobbie Atkins Research Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), a division of the National Rehabilitation Association, recognizing her volume of exemplary research and associated publications in the areas of multiculturalism, disability, and other marginalized communities. She is also the 2022 recipient of the Professional Writing and Research Award presented by the North Carolina Counseling Association, a state branch of the American Counseling Association. This award recognizes her contributions to the counseling profession through significant writing and research. Dr. Rogers also received the 2023 Joyce Keener Meritorious Service Award by NAMRC in recognition of her continuous and loyal service and leadership to the Association in a variety of capacities and her extensive time and energy as evidence of her love for the Association and belief in its goals. Dr. Rogers was awarded Dr. Sylvia Walker Multicultural Award presented by the National Rehabilitation Association in 2023 at its Fall Conference. This award recognizes Dr. Rogers’ career in rehabilitation counseling and service to the profession that exemplifies her commitment to individuals with disabilities, as an educator, practitioner, and leader at state, national and international levels. Dr. Rogers currently serves as NAMRC's 16th President.

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