National Resources Coordinator
Breeanna Bellinger, LMSW
Breeanna Bellinger is a passionate mentor, community partner, avid volunteer, and community advocate. Who enjoys pursuing equality and social justice through collaboration and advocacy. Bellinger has experience in various areas most notably with children and families. She enjoys helping clients gain access to resources needed to excel, while advocating and helping to remove systemic barriers to services.
Her "people-centered" and "solution-focused" perspective has earned her opportunities to work with state, local prominent legislatures, organize logistics for a grassroots movement, educate, and uplift disenfranchised people. Bellinger is doing work with the Dekalb County Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Division.
At the age of 28, Bellinger founded a local non-profit called Living Beyond Time to further her efforts to promote education around mental health, physical health, spiritual health, and emotional health. She is the happiest with her husband William Bellinger singing Karaoke, building a family legacy and developing ways to encourage and advance their local community.
Terressa Sanchez-Gamble, LMSW
National Social Amenities Coordinator
Terressa Sanchez Gamble is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Baltimore Maryland.
Ms. Gamble is the CEO & owner of two psychotherapy companies, Lisbon Counseling Services, LLC and Innovating Design Psychotherapy Services, LLC. She has over 6 years of experience providing individual and family psychotherapy to adults, children, and families. Ms. Gamble has used various forms of psychotherapy treatment to care for her clientele, such as CBT, IPT, Art therapy, etc. Within her years of experience, Ms. Gamble has incorporated several creative and unique long-term; short-term interventions for each new client to use, while coping with mental health diagnoses. Ms. Gamble future goals is to bring new innovating interventions to individuals in need of mental health services.
Kenyell Gantt-Luck, LCSW-C
National Volunteerism Coordinator
Kenyell Gantt-Luck, LCSW-C has been working in the social work field for over 16 years and has worked with a multitude of diverse populations. Kenyell earned her B. A. and M. S.W. degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. In the beginning of her career, she worked as a community- based therapist that provided in-home intensive therapy to adolescents and children and worked part-time at a recovery inpatient treatment center for addictions and mental health. After 7 years, Kenyell moved back to her hometown Poughkeepsie, NY where she was employed as a social worker with the Dutchess County Mobile Crisis Team. Kenyell now resides in Greenbelt, MD. She currently works in the Baltimore area at a level 5 non-public school as the Clinical Coordinator and part-time as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist at a mental health clinic. In addition, Kenyell serves on the human trafficking clinician collaborative team for the Human Trafficking Task Force.
Within the next year, Kenyell will pursue opening her private practice and consulting agency that will provide individual and family counseling, trainings, and support groups. Also, in the near future, she will open Rachel’s House that will assist teen mothers and their children by providing wraparound services and help them transition from high school to college.
Kenyell believes social work is her purpose and God has placed her in in this field to
be an aspiring changer, a compassionate soul, a loud voice for those who are unable
to speak and challenge the powerful and intimidating.
Cierra Jordan, LCSW
National Co-Social Action Coordinator
Cierra Jordan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Tennessee, born and raised in the heart of Memphis. She received her master’s degree from the University of Memphis School of Social Work in the very first graduating class for the program. Cierra has over 10 years’ experience in community engagement and providing therapeutic interventions to youth, young adults and families. In additional to lending her experience as a full-time employee with a major insurance company, she is the sole owner of Flourishing Futures Counseling, LLC, established in January 2020.
Phaedra Ruddock-Dunn, LCSW
National Co-Social Action Coordinator
Phaedra Ruddock-Dunn, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey who is committed to working with families, individuals and couples. She is currently the owner of Dunn Therapy and Wellness, a private practice in Montclair, NJ. Phaedra has spent the last twenty years working in communities in Buffalo, NY, New York City, Charlotte, NC, Newark, NJ and Montclair, NJ. It is in these environments where Phaedra gained experience in working with trauma, therapeutic foster care, adoptions, domestic violence and school settings. During her time in one of her beloved communities, Newark, NJ, as a School Social Worker, Child Study Team Member and School Administrator, Phaedra was and continues to be devoted to her goal of inspiring individuals, children and families.
She has experience using various treatment modalities, and specializes in utilizing therapy, which not only strengthens the mind and body connection but better enables the person to understand and heal from their trauma.
Althea Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S
National Programming Coordinator
Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator.
Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars. She also has been a guest on radio programs and podcasts, and authored or co-authored articles for blogs, e-notes, and two anthologies.
Casandra Townsel, LSW, MSW, CTP
National Community Service Coordinator
Casandra has always been passionate about helping others. With over twenty-two years in the helping profession, she has had the opportunity to assist many souls experience healthy change. Her goal and purpose in life is to help others navigate through life's challenges with a holistic and organic
approach. She has exemplified this in her practice as a Certified Trauma Professional. During
her time working with those struggling with substance use disorder, She recognized that trauma was at the root of substance use, and traditional talk therapy didn't always work. Implementing Brainspotting (BSP) into her learning and practice has had such a positive impact with clients.
Her role as a Certified Trauma Specialist for Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CTS-S) has
advanced her the position to advocate for and educate about the freedom of women and children as
well as empower women to raise a collective voice for change. This is why she serves as a board
member for The International Association of Women and on the Advisory Committee for DRK
Beauty. Her passion for assisting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities is what fuels her diligence and
voice for sustainable change.