Board of Directors


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.


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.


Ms. Lauretta Beckett is an educator with almost 30 years of experience working with children and families, within public school systems in New York, California, and Maryland. She spent twenty-two years as a classroom teacher working with both general education students and students with special needs and partnering with community agencies to serve students.  For the last seven years, she has served as a middle school administrator in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Ms. Beckett is a passionate advocate for students and families and believes that a healthy and strong partnership between families and their local school, results in mentally healthy students, students who excel academically and contribute to the larger society.


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.



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.