Speakers and Presenters

2020 Mental Health Summit

Rev. Dr. Sheldon R. Shipman is a motivational speaker, community activist, Afrocentric educator, senior minister and pastor for the past thirty-seven years. He is currently in his sixteenth year as the pastor of the Greenville Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Charlotte, NC) the denomination known as the “Freedom Church”, the church [Read more here…]

Mistress of Ceremonies
Monica Fuller Johnson

Monica Fuller Johnson joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in December 2015 and currently serves as Member Engagement Specialist. In her role, Monica helps people with behavioral health needs obtain the services and support they need to be well and improve their lives. As a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant and Tobacco Treatment [Read more here…]
Revella joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in 1998 serving in various roles as a therapist, and in the areas of community relations, and training and development. In 2019, she became the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Revella is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor with 28 years of experience in the areas of behavioral health [Read more here…]
Victor Armstrong , MSW – He is now the NC DHHS Director of the f Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities [Read more here…]
Dr. Sonyia Richardson -Governor Roy Cooper recently appointed her to the Andrea [Read more here…]
Howard Olshansky is the Executive Director of the Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Inc. (JFS).   He is [Read more here…]
Carla Cunningham represents the 106th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Before being elected [Read more here…]
Reverend Glencie Rhedrick, is an ordained Baptist minister. She currently serves as an associate minister at First [Read more here…]
Rev Jordon Boyd, Sr. Pastor Rockwell AME Zion Church and leader for Village HeartBeat (60 plus African [Read more here…]
Rev. Dr. Dwayne Anthony Walker was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He later moved with his family to [Read more here…]
Rev. Phillips is a native of Charlotte, NC. Rev. Phillips attended Myers Park High School and upon graduating [Read more here…]

Imam Khalil Akbar is the Resident Imam of Masjid Ash-Shaheed in the city of Charlotte. He has served in this capacity [Read more here…]

Pastor Frank Garcia is the Lead Pastor of Puerto Nuevo Church, located in the South West area of Charlotte. [Read more here…]
Minister Maurice (Mark) Raley is a native of Charlotte NC and the 5th child out of 6 to Bishop Aaron & Mary Raley. [Read more here…]
Chaplain Harry Burns, BA, MA, BCC, is a Chaplain at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte in the [Read more here…]

Tonya Rivens – Award-winning and TV and Radio Personality. She is currently radio host for Sounds of Inspiration [Read more here…]

Anabel Paniagua-Doyle is currently the Community Outreach Recruiter for MECK Pre-k. Anabel grew up in Cambridge [Read more here…]
Natasha Pemberton-Todd equips leaders with creative strategies for effective living and cultivates effective [Read more here…]
Kody Kinsley serves as the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Read more here…]

Imam John Ederer, is the Imam and Religious Director of the Muslim Community Center of Charlotte. He embraced [Read more here…]

Dawn Lillard is a Registered Nurse and Team Leader on the Therapeutic Alternatives Geriatric [Read more here…]
Sheila Wright, MSN, RN is the Health Ministry Coordinator for the Faith Community Health Ministry department [Read more here…]
Bob Ward is an Assistant Public Defender in the Public Defender’s Office of the 26th Judicial District (Mecklenburg [Read more here…]
Brent W. Jones is Director of Service & Outreach at StoneBridge Church Community in Charlotte, North Carolina. [Read more here…]
Rita Dominguez is the Latino Congregational Health Ministry Coordinator at Atrium Health. She has been [Read more here…]

Ericka Ellis-Stewart is an advocate for public education, the environment, and mental health. [Read more here…]

Candace Wilson is the Director of Family and Peer Support Services for Mental Health America of Central [Read more here…]
Tina Featherstone joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in September 2016 as a Mental Health Substance Use [Read more here…]
Irvin Jenkins joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in 2014 and has served in different roles including Intellectual and Developmental [Read more here…]

Melanie Pratt is a Praise 100.9 Charlotte On-Air Personality and a three-time Stellar Award Nominee for Gospel Announcer of the Year [Read more here…]