Our Mission

Healed Men Heal Men

To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

Meet Our Team

Tasnim Sulaiman is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in sex therapy. Tasnim owns a private practice in the Philadelphia area; serves as a Sexuality Behavioral Consultant to Adults with intellectual disabilities; and is an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality. Tasnim also enjoys training other therapists and serving as an expert speaker/consultant for organizations, radio & television. Tasnim has become passionate about relationship issues as well as men’s issues and the importance of men seeking therapy for mental wellness. This passion has led to becoming the founder of Black Men Heal, a mission dedicated to offering free therapy to black men and working to remove the stigma around mental health care

Douglas McNeil Reed, military veteran and dedicated social justice advocate, has a spansive career that includes experience in law enforcement, organizational management, and working toward achieving greater diversity and equity within our armed forces. Douglas has lectured in courses at Columbia University that address concerns regarding correctional systems and institutions. Reed has served as a mentor to fellow soldiers and sports coach to local young adults. He has proven to be an invaluable resource to his neighborhood, church, and professional settings. Douglas’ vision and commitment to enhancing our social world can be best described through the words of Douglas Adams when he says, “to give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

Reeds most recent venture include non-profit development with a specific focus on justice reform in regional jails and prisons as an extension of his participation in his church’s Prison Ministry. His respect for people, appreciation for law and order, and desire to extend service to his communities drives his passion to ensure that individuals within our criminal justice system receive fair and equitable treatment and experience opportunities that support their access and transition to society upon release. Douglas Reed’s positive and charismatic energy is a strong influential and motivational tool to those who engage with his intellect and his work.

Zakia Williams began her career in the mental health field over 17 years ago after completing an undergraduate degree at Temple University. In 2001 she successfully earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business. During that time she was employed by Resources for Human Development and also Philadelphia Corporation for Aging as a Social Worker/Case Manager. Both are Philadelphia based companies that provide services & resources in the community for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. In 2008, she continued her studies, and earned an MBA. Eager to continue in her field she went to work for Interface Psych Services as the Director of Case Management where she was instrumental in providing clients with mental health resources while ensuring continuity of care. In 2014, the President of Interface retired, and instead of closing its doors Zakia was offered the opportunity to take over the business. In 2015, Zakia Williams became the new President and CEO of Interface Psych Services. Zakia continues to be very passionate about mental health issues and therapy. Her mission is to educate and remove the stigma surrounding mental health in the Black community. She is on the executive board of the National Congress of Black Women (the Philadelphia Chapter) as the Recording Secretary. She is dedicated and works nonstop helping people finding their path to healing. She is now the Communications Relation Specialist for Black Men Heal.

Reginald A. Howard is a Mental Health Advocate, Influencer and Idealist. He uses his life experiences to ignite, inspire and empower others to prioritize their mental health. He has been featured on Comcast, CNBC, The Philadelphia Tribune and in Voyage ATL magazine. On a typical day, Reggie’s contribution to change consist of being an active board member for Lindley Academy Charter School, presentations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and serving as an Advocacy Outreach Specialist for Black Men Heal.

He went through the first cohort of Black Men Heal and is a real life example of a healed man healing other men. Rather it’s through his mentally healing podcast, his paradigm shifting book or his emotionally connecting speeches, Reg puts the motivation into Mental Health so that it can be the focal point of today’s conversation. Reggie’s story furthers his mission to not only impact his community but people everywhere. From police departments to middle schools, he’s just looking to serve and leave the world better than he found it.

Charlotte Andrews is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Behavior Specialist & Professor of Psychology with her own private therapy practice in Philadelphia! She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University. She has also received her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law with the goal of practicing mental health law. Charlotte is currently serving as the Clinical Coordinator for Black Men Heal which is a nonprofit organization that promotes, advocates and provide mental health services to men of color and Girl Secure Yourself which is another non profit organization that focuses on women empowerment. She is also a permanent feature on “After 6pm” a podcast and radio show which airs weekly on PQRadio1. Charlotte also owns an online store that provides education on alternative and holistic treatments for physical and mental wellness which includes a host of wellness products for sale. Her passion is to empower others to become their best selves no matter what they’ve been through. Her goal is to educate the community about the importance of mental health treatment in order to play her small part in eradicating the stigma that plagues communities of color about mental illness.  

Kevana Nixon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who services the greater Philadelphia and Delaware area. Kevana currently serves as a full-time Program manager at a non-profit agency in Delaware by supporting individual, couples, and families. Kevana is co-founder of Black Men Heal, provides individual and couple counseling in a private practice setting, and is in the process of obtaining her Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University. In addition, Kevana supports her community by lending her time and talent to local organizations that promote and support mental health initiatives. Kevana’s love and purpose is to transform the lives of people by providing healing in a safe and supportive environment.