B.A. Psychology & Master's Family Therapy/ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Abeke Baker, LMFT is a 2011 graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine's Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree program. She has a unique career path in the Mental Health/Social Services fields that began at the age of 14. She started as a youth counselor for the Red Cross Lock Key Kids safety program and has more than 18 years of hands on experience ranging from a Program Director of a Howard County Parks and Recreation in Columbia, MD which included youth and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, autism, and mal-adaptive behaviors to Inpatient Crisis Stabilization Hospital for adolescents and adults.
Abeke has been an AUU basketball assistant coach since 2003. In 2015, she also began volunteering with a program that helps find housing for homeless LGBTQ youth.
*Available for Intake/Consultations for new clients*
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Zachard (Zay) Roberson, LMSW
B.A. Social Work/ Licensed Masters of Social Work
Zachard Roberson, LMSW is a 2006 graduate of North Carolina A&T and 2007 graduate of Howard University School of Social Work programs. He has a 10 year portfolio that spans the child welfare, public health and social science research sectors. Previously, Zachard was coordinator of the Gay Men's Health Collaborative of Northern Virginia (GMHC). While serving at the coordinator of GMHC he helped revitalize and implement HIV/STI prevention program for 18-34-year-old males within the gay, bisexual, or transgender community.
Zachard has collaborated with the Alexandria Health Department, of Alexandria Virginia, and Virginia Department of Health, participating in outreach program development and public health activities to include community health.
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Raven Davidson, MSW, MEd, LSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Raven Davidson received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Illinois State University with a Graduate Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Raven has worked in social services for 12 years and has worked in a variety of specialties from Addiction and Recovery to Play Therapy. Raven has plans to use her skillset and lived experience as an LGBTQ person to be the catalyst for radical change in the lives of others. Raven believes in total and absolute freedom of expression and love.
“The function of freedom is to free someone else” Toni Morrison
Derrick Sykes, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counseling
Hailing from St Louis Missouri Derrick Sykes is 39 the youngest of three. He is college educated with degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health Counseling and a master’s degree in African American studies. Derrick has been a therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for 12 years with a specialization in Trauma Gender and Sexuality Studies. Derrick is co-author "The Black Mans Guide to Graduate in 2013. He is a Member of Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Sigma Graduate Chapter Spring 2008.
Derrick previously worked for Paraquad Inc. where his job was to advocate for the disabled community in St Louis by making sure the street sidewalks and businesses were accessible. Often during his spare time, he is a disability advocate who is well versed working and learning about Americans Disability Act policies. He hopes to be the visual representation for the community.
Director of Administrative Operations
Chanel Haley is a national award-winning lgbtq gender policy consultant, speaker, and politico. She is a 2019 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshall and one of 2020 OUT Georgia 100's Most Influential. Ms. Haley holds certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University.