Rashaad is a social worker and behavioral health professional with experience in leadership, education, and community service. He received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Berea College, and his Masters in Science and Social Work from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work in 2008. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Social Work at Spalding University. Rashaad has worked to lead city-wide efforts to reduce community violence, promote racial equity, support youth, and center responses to trauma. He has been in the field of child and family mental health services since 2004 in various roles as a direct care counselor, case manager, therapist, consultant, trainer, supervisor, etc. In addition, Rashaad spends time volunteering with the Race Community and Child Welfare Advisory Board, participates in various boards such as the Coalition Supporting Young Adults and the Black Male Achievement Roundtable. He has been an adjunct professor at Spalding University, and guest lecturer at Berea College, Western Governors University, and the University of Kentucky. Rashaad believes deeply in the power of community and that in order to foster a transformative society; we must work tirelessly to secure racial, economic, and social justice.