Board of Directors

JENIFER GAGER, MPA, MA, CHAIR

Ms. Jenifer Gager leads JLG Consulting, which offers coaching, leadership and team development, strategy, financial sustainability and expert governance support to help leaders achieve social purpose and social change. Her passion is helping clients use breakthrough moments to achieve more together than what could ever be imagined alone. A seasoned program designer, Ms. Gager has developed peer cohort groups focused on governance, race equity, and social entrepreneurship. She holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Ms. Gager is a proud board member with the Restoration Center, Inc. and Mental Health America.

ROBIN L. SHAW, PSY.D, LP, VICE CHAIR

Dr. Robin L. Shaw is a professor in the Division of Social Sciences and Public Services at Tidewater Community College located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  In 2015, she received an award for Exemplary Teaching.  Teaching is her passion.

Dr. Shaw is also a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner of Three Dimension Wellness, LLC., a professional counseling center, providing outpatient clinical services to adults, specializing in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and couples therapy.

 

 

JOANNA UBIWA-WEDDERBURN, Psy.D, TREASURER

Dr. JoAnna Ubiwa-Wedderburn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in Psychology and Rhetoric & Communication; Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University; and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Ubiwa-Wedderburn enjoys helping couples and individuals address their relationship conflicts to improve their relationships with others. She has worked in outpatient/community mental health; public school settings; a college counseling center; and a hospital setting. Her areas of specialty include depression, life transitions, problems related to self-esteem, infidelity, and couples therapy.

GARY L. PRIEST, RECORDING SECRETARY

Mr. Gary L. Priest has worked in the Counseling and Human services field for over 25 years working with youth/teens; the aging; and families.  He is a focused team leader with a history of working well with others to reach a common goal.  Mr. Priest has crisis management experience helping individuals and groups develop plans for improvement and success.

Mr. Priest is involved in community service organizations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including; 100 Black Fathers of D.C. and OC250 Community Program in East Baltimore.

 

D. Fredrica Brooks-Davis, M.A., Psy.D EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Dr. D. Fredrica Brooks – Davis, serves as the Executive Director and Founder of the Restoration Center, Inc., formerly known as the Reid Temple Restoration Center, Inc.,  a professional counseling center and training facility located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Dr. Brooks-Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia; a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan; and both a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, specializing in program development and consultation. She is a Psychology Associate in the State of Maryland and also works as a Personal and Executive Coach.

Dr. Brooks-Davis has published articles, presented at numerous professional conferences, and facilitates workshops and trainings in both the public and private sectors. She is a co-author of “Mental Health Ministry – The Struggle is Real,” a book that provides practical steps for Christian ministries to assist those experiencing mental and relational health difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Brooks-Davis serves as a Subject Matter Expert and Mental Health Consultant with the National Mass Violent Center in Charleston, South Carolina, where she assists in developing and coordinating recovery efforts following hate-based or faith-based mass violent events in the African American community.