“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. “
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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
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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.
Kevana Nixon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who services the greater Philadelphia and Delaware area. Kevana currently serves as a full-time Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit agency in Delaware by supporting individual, couples, and families. Kevana also served as a staff therapist for Philly Youth Poetry movement where she facilitated group discussions around mental health, relationships, and healthy lifestyles. In addition, Kevana supports other parts of her community by serving on the board for Black Brain Campaign that promotes awareness about mental health in the black community. As a co-founder of Black Men Heal, Kevana’s love and purpose is to transform the lives of people by providing healing in a safe and supportive environment.
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.
Douglas McNeil Reed
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.