Minds Matter Pittsburgh is an all-day virtual health event focused on empowering Black women. The event includes a 1-day virtual workshop with a series of six mental health-related virtual sessions and the execution of a targeted social media strategy to educate and empower African-American women on mental health.
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The live event kicks off with opening remarks from the Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson.
A yoga session that focuses on rejuvenating your mental health and jumpstarting weightless through an interactive exercise. Apart from the actual yoga instructional session, we will also share critical information about Yoga and its benefits, to include resources such as: https:// newsinhealth.nih.gov/2019/11/yoga-health and https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstruction?000876.htm
This workshop will discuss anxiety caused by pandemic related stressors. During this session will provide techniques to help overcome pandemic depression and provide a safe space for a mental health discussion.
Dr. Felder is Board-Certified in both General Psychiatry and, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; and possessing managed care experience, including clinical strategy, and operations; and parity compliance for Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, State Employed and Retired, Exchange Health Plans, and Pharmacy Management. Dr. Felder joined Highmark Whole care May, 2021 and serves as the Sr. Medical Director-Behavioral Health.
Darla Timbo Psy.D., LPC has 15+ years in the field of psychology and counseling. She is the owner of Atlas Counseling Services; were she primarily serves underrepresented groups of people. She also serves an assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychology at California University of PA, where she teaches in the undergraduate psychology program. Dr. Timbo’s research interests include multiculturalism, diversity, Black client’s response to mental health treatment, and client outcomes in counseling settings. “I am passionate about Black people and women, mental and physical health. If we are NOT passionate about this, who will be?”
Dr. Jewel Scott is a family nurse practitioner working in community-based primary care for nearly two decades. As a clinician, she has experience managing acute and chronic illnesses, providing well-woman and preventive care services, and the Centering model of group prenatal care. In 2020, she completed her PH.D. in nursing at Duke University. As a preventive cardiovascular nurse scientist, Dr. Scott focuses on reducing the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with social determinants of health, stress, and mental health factors among young Black women. In her current position as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, she is developing research projects to examine the relationships between mental health and CVD risk factors among people with cardiovascular complications in pregnancy. Dr. Scott is a member of several nursing organizations and serves on the American Heart Association’s prevention science committee and the community health committee of Pittsburgh’s Black Equity Coalition. In addition, Dr. Scott is an NIH-funded researcher and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar. Follow her on Twitter @JewelPhD.
Rochelle Jackson serves as Founder and Director of the Black Women’s Policy Agenda – an initiative to address the complex challenges Black women and girls across all identities face in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Rochelle has served for many years as an advocate for equity, fighting for social and economic justice. Her passion for this work is inspired by her own personal journey as a single mom and through previously-held roles as the Femisphere Project Director at Women and Girls Foundation and as a Public Policy Advocate at Just Harvest. Rochelle serves on many community boards including the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, and Coalition for Low-Income Pennsylvanians (CLIP), Jeremiah's Place, Dress for Success Pittsburgh and When She Thrives. Rochelle is a graduate of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership’s Women in Leadership Program. In 2016, Rochelle received the Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network for her work over the years on behalf of low-income Pennsylvanians. In January 2020 Rochelle started a new venture and launched the Black Women's Policy Agenda.
Tyra S. Gardner is a Psychotherapist, Speaker, Media Contributor and CEO of At A Moments Notice & The Wellness Center of Mindfulness. Tyra has over 25 years of clinical and counseling experience. Tyra’s mission is to assist individuals to adapt to change and establish a work-life balance while coping with life’s challenges and mental health wellness. Tyra is the author of two books, Maintaining Good Mental Health Workbook that promotes the importance of mental wellness and I Am Way Too Blessed to Be Stressed a guide to combat anxiety . Tyra is professional contributor sharing her expertise with media outlets including Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Today, and The Philadelphia Tribune to name a few. Tyra’s mission is to assist individuals to adapt to change and establish a work-life balance while coping with life’s challenges and mental health wellness.
Brittany is the founder of Brittany Rose Wellness, an online wellness brand passionate about inspiring women to take care of themselves. After a life changing health scare that pushed her to lose 70 lbs, Brittany has been an advocate for Self Love for 5 years, specializing in yoga and making self care accessible to busy women. Her motto is, "When we take care of our women, we take care of our world". Brittany has plenty of beginner friendly yoga videos on YouTube at Brittany Rose Wellness. In her free time she loves dancing, traveling, and making memories with her daughter.
Latika D. Davis-Jones, Ph.D., MPH, MSW is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Highmark Wholecare (formerly Gateway Health). Over the past 25 years, her work has focused on the physical and behavioral health needs of vulnerable populations. She provides leadership and administrative oversight of Highmark Wholecare’s behavioral health program and oversees program development including the development of operations within new markets/business initiatives and the implementation and evaluation of utilization management, case management, and disease/condition management programs impacting the health members. Latika earned her undergraduate degree from Central State University and her graduate degrees (MSW, MPH, and PhD) from the University of Pittsburgh.
Khavah Murray is the Owner of Hope Deals Counseling & Consulting, LLC, a private mental health practice located in Monroeville, minutes outside of historic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Murray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of Pittsburgh where she also earned a Child Welfare Certificate. She received a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University in Human Development & Family Studies with a concentration in Child, Adolescent and Family Services and Counseling. Ms. Murray has extensive professional experience working as a Social Worker providing both social and clinical services in communities, schools, and in-homes. She has worked on projects and teams addressing affordable housing, offering community-based crisis response and treatment, and consultation on behavioral interventions in schools. Ms. Murray provides culturally informed psychotherapy utilizing components of cognitive behavioral theory to children, adolescents, families, and individuals. Other clinical approaches utilized are person centered, trauma informed and solution focused therapies. She values the process of self-actualization and provides a safe space for clients to explore and grow in reaching their goals.
Jamilah MyAnn is owner of Loving Soul Yoga, a Mobile yoga therapy business designed to bring yoga to soulful people who need a little more love in their life. Yoga & representation haven’t always gone hand in hand, which is why she created Loving Soul Yoga, a safe space where people can vibrate higher while having fun and feeling seen. Under this entrepreneurship, she teaches several styles of yoga including Kemetic Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoni Yoga, LIT YOGA, Chair Yoga, Couples Yoga, and more. Jamilah is all about rasing the vibration of the community, one breathe at a time
Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb received a BS in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University and an MHS and PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a tenured Associate Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. She is an accomplished researcher having authored or co-authored over 120 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters, and editorials. Hercurrent research agenda is the culmination of her 20 years of experience working to understand the social/environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control. Dr. Gary-Webb’s research program is divided into three defined areas: 1) the social determinants of diabetes and obesity, 2) interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for Black and other underrepresented populations, and 3) translation of research findings to practice and real-world evaluation. She’s held leadership positions in several national organizations including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Council on Black Health (CBH), and served as the Chair of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) from 2019-2021. She is now expanding her national and international reach to work on larger structural issues that will affect the nation’s progress toward understanding and eliminating health disparities.