New Podcast Episode Features Doctor of Behavioral Health Students Working on the Frontlines Serving Communities of Color

July 7, 2022

In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: and Integrated Care Podcast, host Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Assistant Director of Academic Programs at CGI, is joined by six Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) students, all of whom are accomplished clinicians of color working in the fields of integrated healthcare and healthcare innovation.

Thank you to our panel of experts:

  • Shadiase Jack LCSW-C
  • Jerrika Henderson, Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Rhea Hill, LPC
  • CDR Sean K. Bennett, LCSW, MSWAC, BCD
  • Jennifer Wims-Madden, MSN, PMHNP-B
  • Napoleon Harrington MA, LPC

Watch or listen to the episode below.

About the Panelists:

Shadiase Jack LCSW-C, is a staff therapist at an outpatient mental health agency where she provides mental health therapy to children and adults. She willingly accepts challenges and pursues everything possible to bring speedy and workable outcomes. She embraces difficulty with the fist of courage, determination and strong will as failure is not an option.

Jerrika Henderson, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, joined the DBH program at CGI after obtaining a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis. She currently works on a specialized team as a community therapist catering to underserved youth and their families where she provides in-home intensive intervention treatment as a way to decrease inpatient and residential admissions. Ms. Henderson is devoted to being a change agent, proactively providing support to all through the facilitation and organization of groups, therapy, training, and events all centered around subjects that promote well-rounded health. Ms. Henderson believes that through our commitment to lifelong learning and collaboration with people from all walks of life we are able to share ourselves with the world. She aspires to continue creating and normalizing mental and behavioral health by providing safe spaces for underserved communities. One thing Ms. Henderson wants everyone to always remember is that you may be bruised but you are never broken.

Rhea Hill, LPC, provides counseling for adult individuals with depression and anxiety. Her areas of concentration include women’s issues, codependency, self-esteem, domestic violence, stress- management, and relationship issues. She is licensed in Texas and has practiced counseling for eight years.

CDR Sean K. Bennett, LCSW, MSWAC, BCD is a Behavioral Health Clinical Consultant with IHSC BHU and works out of the San Diego Field Office. Prior to joining the team, CDR Bennett served as the Behavioral Health Team Lead at Otay Mesa Detention Center (San Diego). His previous assignment was with Indian Health Service (IHS) Headquarters in Rockville, MD where he worked as a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Behavioral Health. At IHS, Sean served as the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Program Official; Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) Nashville Area Project Officer; and IHS National Lead for Zero Suicide.

Jennifer Wims-Madden, MSN, PMHNP-BC is an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has served in the mental health field since 2007. She has experience treating patients with various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings and also enjoys her teaching roles. She currently works full time at a Community Mental Health facility as a medical director and provides direct patient care and also provides outpatient services at her own private practice. Jennifer strives to provide a holistic, individualized, personalized, and comprehensive experience for every patient she cares for.

Napoleon Harrington MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing clinical mental health at Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group in the Metropolitan Detroit area. He also serves as the vice-chair of the State of Michigan Board of Counseling, appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Napoleon is currently completing his doctoral work at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. He is the husband to Faith Harrington and father to twin 2 year olds – Isabella and Imani.