Grady Anthony Austin

Grady Anthony Austin, was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and has made Seattle, Washington his home for over 30 years. After serving in the United States Navy, he began working in the community via social services and ministerial work. Austin went on to become the assistant director, assistant pastor, addiction counselor and course facilitator at the Matt Talbot Center, an intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment program in downtown Seattle. He also served as an executive music pastor for several churches in the Seattle area. In 2015, he formed Grady Austin Coaching, which provides a holistic approach to client wellbeing through a combination of traditional counseling methods with wellness practices and techniques. When Austin is not working, you can find him enjoying his family, singing, or riding his motorcycle.

Raven E. Freeborn (née Dickerson), LCSW, CNP

Raven E. Freeborn (née Dickerson), LCSW, CNP, offers healing and holds space as a full spectrum doula, healing justice and liberation strategist, harm reductionist, community educator, and storyteller. She is the founder of Legacy Healing and Therapy Services, LLC and Third Way Solutions, Inc., two unique community focused businesses offering strategy, coaching, and therapeutic partnership for individuals, groups, and organizations. Freeborn’s mission is to build beloved community that reckons with the truth of historical oppressions to actualize equity justice, and liberative solutions for all people, but particularly people who are Black, brown, queer, and trans-identifying.

Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, EAS-C, DCMHS-COD

Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, EAS-C, DCMHS-COD, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive, integrated treatment services to individuals with co-occurring behavioral health disorders. She is sole proprietor of Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services LLC, located in the District of Columbia, where she provides EAP counseling; critical incident stress management; individual, group, couples/family counseling; and CE workshops. She is also the Behavioral Health Training Specialist at the DC Department of Behavioral Health. Moss-Baker is an active member of several professional associations and has been recognized nationally and internationally for scholarly presentations on mental health, addiction, and health and wellness topics. Moss-Baker is the first African American president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC

O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC, is a seasoned lecturer, author, educator, researcher, analyst, and counselor. He has used his talents internationally and domestically in multiple capacities. He holds a Doctorate degree and Master’s degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Porter has contributed internationally to multiple organizations, including conducting research and developing reports, authoring briefings, and producing materials on public health and trauma-related programs, activities, and policies. He served as a technical advisor to the Centro de Atencion Psiocosocial (CAPS) and the Peruvian Ministry of Health in developing and implementing mental health services in Peru. He collaborated with and supported several community organizations in South Africa. In Belize, he provided organizational guidance to Galen University. Domestically, he has worked in a capacity of education, counseling, consulting, compliance, and communication.