Damon is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Family (CCTS-F). He is the founder and President of the Minority Mental Health Project and works at Jefferson County Public Schools as a Mental Health Practioner. He specializes in working with high-risk populations, children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. The mission of the MMHP is to educate and empower individuals, families, and communities towards positive change by providing a range of culturally sensitive behavioral, mental health prevention, and intervention services. He has dedicated a major portion of his life to the well-being of his community through volunteerism, application of therapeutic skills. He continually seeks to better the community through individual personal efforts. Damon possesses a Master’s of Science in Counseling (MFT) from Campbellsville University and received his BA in Psychology from Spalding University. Damon also received his Clinical Certification as a Trauma Specialist-Family from Arizona Trauma Institute. He attributes his motivation and drive to his spiritual beliefs, life experiences, and education.
My name is Darnell Clark I reside in Pittsburgh pa. I am a UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS veteran I currently work at the VA HOSPITAL in Pittsburgh pa. I am the oldest child from my parents I have 3 siblings and one of my siblings is apart of the BME already his name is DERRICK CLARK. We were born and raised on the east side of Pittsburgh. I was in the real estate business earlier in my life then I went into the club business in which I still do to this day. I am a proud father and a proud uncle.I am blessed to still have both of my parents and my grandmother is still living.
Darryle J. Buchanan is a tireless advocate for youth and community development. He is the former Director of The Obama Foundation’s, My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for the state of Michigan. He proudly served as President of the Southfield Board of Education, of which he was a trustee from 2005 – 2014. He diligently serves as a mentor for students who are in the greatest need of compassion and understanding and he has been instrumental in involving fellow members of the community in this endeavor. He co-founded a non-profit organization, Transition Basketball of Michigan, using players’ love of athletics to inspire them to achieve success in other areas of their lives. As a result of participating in this program, many young men have received athletic and academic scholarships, networked with business and community leaders, and have been motivated to attain higher levels of academic and personal accomplishment. He has also served as vice president of the Michigan Association of School Boards’ Board of Directors (MASB). Currently Mr. Buchanan serves as boys varsity head basketball coach at Southfield Arts & Technology High School. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he is a proud graduate of St. Martin de Porres High School and completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University where he is currently pursuing his M.Ed. He is married to his wife of 34 years and they are the parents of two college educated adult sons.
After graduating from Rutgers University, I moved back to my hometown to run for elected office, where I galvanized residents around a message of civic responsibility. Championing mental health awareness, I founded @Blackmalementalhealth, a nonprofit that creates safe spaces for black men and provides scholarships for economically challenged students. Passionate about bridge building, I excel at designing strategies that authentically connect anchor institutions to community stakeholders. Opportunity is key and I excel at coupling quality programming with thoughtful policy, so change isn’t episodic but systemic. My life feels aligned when I am of service to my community and my people.
Wilkinsburg High School Grad 1981 US Air Force Security Police Academy Grad 1982 Geneva College Grad. B. S. Organizational Development 2013 Port Authority Route Forman 1993-Present US Air Force Retiree MSgt 2014 Four Tours of Service from 1990 Desert Storm, 2006 Desert Shield, 2010 Iraqi Freedom Local 85 Amalgamated Transit Union Black Caucus President – Pittsburgh Chapter Founding Member of Mon-Valley Manhood Training Program Sons of Heru 2018-Present