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Tiffany Turner-Allen, Executive Director of Nonprofit Prince George's County

Tiffany’s passion and work have been intense across various public health and education issues. Her areas of expertise include Violence in the Black Community, Violence Against  Women, Engaging Black Men and Boys, HIV & AIDS, Adjudicated Youth, Educational Equity, Animal Abuse, Bullying, School to Prison Pipeline, Infant Mortality, Healthcare Reform & Access, Food Deserts, Technology & the Digital  Divide, Returning Citizens, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking and Stalking. As a proven leader with remarkable dedication, she is driven to experience new things, people, and opportunities and lives by her desire and determination to enhance the lives of others! She was the Program Director for Ujima – The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community. She focused on developing the organization’s communication platforms, training, education, outreach, and policy advocacy around domestic violence, sexual violence, and community violence in the Black community. Her work covered the entire US and the territories. Tiffany is currently embarking upon the next and natural phase in her career as the Executive Director of Nonprofit Prince George’s County. Her mission is to see her community, Prince George’s County, MD, become a model of racial equity. Lastly, she is very proud of her roles as mother, wife, daughter, pet-parent, friend, advocate, activist, trainer, mentor, and mentee. 

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Brandon Jones, Executive Director of Minnesota Association for Child’s Mental Health & consultant

Brandon is the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Executive Director. He has a consulting and training background in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master's in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a master's in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. Today, he provides the MACMH staff and board with the leadership and vision necessary to keep MACMH at the forefront of Mental Health education and advocacy.


He lives by the motto of “Live life with Purpose on Purpose.”


Dr. Raj is a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by our youth's resilience and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building, and unpacking implicit biases. He believes in raising consciousness utilizing the restorative circle process. In his latest work, raj explores our justice system's depths and creates a framework in which knowledge, critical consciousness, and heart become the root of our practices.

Raj S, Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University

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W. Curtis Marshall MS, Public Health Strategist/Consultant

Curtis Marshall has a broad background in public health.  He recently retired after thirty-one years as a Public Health Strategist with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.  He served as the health equity consultant with the Wisconsin State COVID Response Testing and Vaccination Teams, advocating the short and long-term effects in minority communities because of toxic and deep social structural conditions.


His belief that ‘public health is everything, and everything is public health’, has placed him in multiple public and private strategic discussions and think tanks to develop population-based health and safety improvement strategies.  He is recognized as an engaged change leader, building, and facilitating partnerships for sustainable momentum and progress to resolve community issues at the community and system levels.

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Sam Simmons, LADC, Behavioral Consultant and owner Samuel Simmons Consulting, LLC

Sam Simmons has over 32-years’ experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant specializing in culturally sensitive trauma informed strategies and working with African American males and their families. He is an Adverse Childhood Experience Interface Trainer in the state of Minnesota. Sam received the 2016 Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma award and the Black Tear Drop Award for his vision and leadership in culturally sensitive trauma informed work in the community and around the country. In 2017 he received the Champions for Children Award for his trauma work with parents. In 2018 Sam received Public Health Hero Award for his innovative and culturally specific trauma informed work from the City of Minneapolis.


Sam is co-creator of the Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing conference called “Groundbreaking and Visionary " For that work, in 2018, he received recognition from both Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayors and Minnesota's Governor.

“A role model is one who is aware that the babies are watching and acts accordingly.” Uncle Big

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