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.
Chantel Kufeji, LMSW
B. A. Social Work & Master's Social Work/ License Master Social Worker
Chantel is a Licensed Master of Social Worker with over 8 years of experience serving children, adolescents, adults and families. She is Nigerian and Jamaican and originally from Miami, FL but resides in Atlanta, GA. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Florida A&M University and her Master of Social Work degree from Barry University. Chantel has facilitated various trainings to provide education to childcare workers on how to provide services to underserved youth and their families. She has worked in many roles from case manager for children and families to director of a psychiatric hospital. She has experience working in the mental health field, assisted individuals struggling with substance abuse, and advocated and supported people of the LGBTQ+ community. Chantel has a passion for the social work field and strives to be a strength-based change agent with a trauma-focused perspective.
Zachard 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.