meet the team
Nadia Richardson, Phd - Founder & Executive Director
Dr. Nadia M. Richardson is the Founder and Executive Director of No More Martyrs. Dr. Richardson is a passionate speaker and educator. In 2017, she spoke at a 2017 congressional briefing on Black women and mental health on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC by invitation from the Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly. co-Founder of the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls. As a university instructor, she has developed and taught college courses on diversity, social justice leadership, health disparities, culturally responsive care and academic potential. Dr. Richardson is a member of the Southeastern Health Equity Council, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Minority Health and Health Disparities Research (MHRC) Community Advisory Board and Children’s Policy Council. In 2018, Dr. Richardson was selected as a top 40 under 40 Leader in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum.
Lanada Williams, NCC, LCC, LCPC
Lanada Williams serves as the No More Martyrs Director of Community Outreach. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (MD/DC) with expertise in family and couples counseling. She is a trained Functional Family Therapist, Family Facilitator, and Trauma Systems Therapist with specializations in conflict, trauma, crisis management, and major transitions. Her practice includes culturally sensitive, respectful, and affirming counseling for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and couples. Lanada is a member of the American Counseling Association, Northern Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and DC Mental Health Counselor Association.
Lauren Carson serves as a No More Martyrs Mental Health Advocate (Location - Atlanta, Georgia). A dedicated mental health advocate, Lauren is the Executive Director of the Lee Thompson Young Foundation, She is also the founder of Black Girls Smile Inc., an organization dedicated to encouraging positive mental health education, support, and resourced geared toward young African American women. Lauren has worked on various mental health advocacy and educational initiatives including working with the Clinton Global Initiative University, SXSW and the United Way. She has over ten years of work experience, including seven years of non-profit management, leadership, partnership development and strategic planning.
Sherron Wilkes serves as a No More Martyrs Mental Health Advocate (Location - Birmingham, Alabama). She is an Instructor at the University of Alabama School of Social Work since August 2018. She teaches macro and policy courses such as Oppression and Social Injustice, History of Social Welfare, Social Welfare Policy, and Social Work in Communities. Prior to her teaching assignment at UA, Sherron served as Assistant Professor/Program Director of Social Work at Miles College. Sherron worked 10 years for a diverse range of organizations, including AIDS Alabama, Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE), Mid-South Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), Economic Development Center of Washington County (MS), and Delta Community Mental Health Center. She was selected to participate as a consultant in leadership roles with W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Mid South Delta Initiative (MSDI) and Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI) through Children’s Defense Funds. Sherron is an active member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Tiffany Elliott serves as a No More Martyrs Mental Health Advocate (Location - Birmingham, Alabama). She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with BA degrees in Anthropology and Communication. She also holds a Master’s Degree in human behavior from National University and a Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Northcentral University. Tiffany served in the United States Navy, studied abroad in Sweden and South Africa, and taught English in South Korea. Armed with a passion for international travel, she has volunteered to work with deported US military veterans in Mexico and has traveled extensively to India, China, Jamaica, Thailand, Australia, Europe and Canada. Tiffany currently works for Samaritan Counseling Center of Greater Birmingham where she provides therapeutic counseling in office and mobile community counseling. She is a suicide, cancer and trauma survivor, who is passionate about women’s health, teens and LGBTQ advocacy.
Angela Clack, psyd, lpc
Dr. Angela Roman Clack serves as a No More Martyrs Mental Health Advocate (Location - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey). She is a licensed psychotherapist, doctorally-trained clinician and owner of Clack Associates, LLC, a private practice outpatient counseling agency in Southern New Jersey. She has been working in the mental health field for more than 25 years. Dr. Clack earned her doctorate in 2002 with a degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Clack is known for her ability to teach, supervise, coach, and provide training in various areas pertaining to children, youth, and their families. Dr. Clack treats adults and youth suffering from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, as well as general emotional distress and relationship/interpersonal problems. She also trains counselors, social workers, and related mental health professionals. Her approach to providing clinical care consists of teaching people to recognize unhealthy patterns in their thinking and behaviors that have resulted in poor emotional and behavioral functioning and choices. Dr. Clack is a passionate mental health professional and inspiring speaker and author.
Lisa Daughtrey serves as a No More Martyrs Mental Health Advocate (Location - Washington, DC and surrounding areas). She is a suicide prevention/ mental health advocate and speaker as well as the founder and President of Be My Keeper and Co- Founder of Talk to Us Blog. In 2012, Lisa’s son (18) died by suicide, that year she initiated a suicide prevention pilot program with TC Williams High School with the assistance of American Foundation Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Lisa has served on the board of directors for AFSP for two years and volunteers for Mental Health America (MHA). In 2018, she joined the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Policy Team. The team is committed to improving the health of African Americans by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting evidence -based health and public health practices and systems. Lisa is a contributing author of ‘Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over’ which is a collection of essays and photos from suicide awareness organization.