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The Be the Healing Staff


Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. Her research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of Intergenerational/Historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies and evidence-based model development. Dr. Joy’s seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues.

Dr. Joy DeGruy
Executive Director

Iris Bell
Chief Operating Officer

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Lani Farnsworth
Finance Manager

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Carmen Moody
Community Relations Director

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Nadim Cross
Training Coordinator

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Ebonee Bell

Education Researcher

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Ifanyi Bell
Media Specialist

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