About Us

No Health Without Mental Health

Black Mental Health Matters is an international mental health advocacy movement registered as a non profit corporation in Texas , United States to dispel myths, network Mental Health Professionals, encourage open dialogue around Mental health among Black Communities, eradicate stigma and provide an enabling environment for people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD,PTSS or trauma to heal. Each Saturday at 5PM EAT/2PM GMT Black Mental Health Matters runs a weekly show focusing on different aspects of Mental Health.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote mental health awareness, encourage mental health research, advocate for mental health reforms, champion for mental health rights for people of African descent, combat medical racism, create the infrastructure that Africa needs for Mental health, encourage Preventive approaches, dispel myths about Mental Health and eradicate stigma among Black Communities.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide holistic and culturally sensitive mental healthcare ,enable access to Universal Mental Healthcare Services and Eradicating Mental Health Stigma among people of African descent.

Our Team

Dr. Kevin Washington (Mwata Kairi)

 President

Dr. Kevin Washington is an Afrikan centered Psychologist.

Dr. Dia Pfleger

Vice President

Dr. Dia Pfleger is experienced in all areas of Human Capital, specializing in diversity and inclusion (DEI). Dr.
Pfleger is the Chief Executive DEI Consultant,
scholar-practitioner, professor, speaker and former
Chief Diversity Officer

Daniel Mwambonu

CEO & Founder

  • Daniel Mwambonu is an African International Human Rights Activist and Mental Health Advocate.

Claire Nasasira

Assistant Treasurer

Claire Nasasira is a  Ugandan Journalist passionate about health and

Dr. Marsha N Harris

Host

Dr. Marsha N Harris  is a Certified/Licensed School Psychologist  

Amicia Ramsey

Host  

Amicia Ramsey is an experienced television journalist, TV Host and entrepreneur. She uses her platform 

David Naboare

Director

David Naboare is a Health Science Education, Psychiatry student and Mental Health Advocate

Ayomide Ruth Oluwagbenga

Events Manager

Ayomide Ruth Oluwagbenga is a writer and poet passionate about humanity 

Dr. Latonya Thomas, DNP, BSN, RN, CLNC, C-MI

hOST

Dr. Latonya Thomas, DNP, BSN, RN, CLNC, C-MI  is an experienced Registered Legal Nurse consultant

Gathoni Mbugua

Director

Gathoni Mbugua is a Psychologist (B. A Psychology-Egerton University First Class Honours