Meet The Team
Founder + CEO
Nina Taylor, MA
Nina Taylor has more than 14 years of progressive experience in medical education, research, strategy and new venture development. Nina collaborated with mental health professionals to launch the Psychiatry Innovation Lab and Mental Health Innovation Zone (MHIZ). Nina volunteers her free time to developing and guiding young entrepreneurs through small business startup, sales, branding and contributes fundraising and grassroots marketing to various political campaigns.
Danielle Hairston, MD
Danielle Hairston, MD is a Board- Certified psychiatrist who is Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine, and a practicing psychiatrist in the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hairston is also the Scientific Program Chair for the Black Psychiatrists of America and the President of the American Psychiatric Association's Black Caucus.
Tammara Davis, MD
Dr. Davis is a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist who has served in inpatient, outpatient, and most recently, telepsychiatry settings. She is an empathic, knowledgeable, and effective leader who thrives in environments that provide platforms for mental health awareness, education, and integrity in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.
Dr. Davis remains passionate about minority mental health and bridging the gap between the underserved and underrepresented demographic within the larger social edifice.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Keisha Godwin is a philanthropist extraordinaire, lifelong disability advocate, and real estate investor. She is passionate about charity, financial freedom, and humanity.
Prior to joining MErald.io, Keisha served various global nonprofits and associations advocating for issues from infrastructure to humanitarian relief. Her over 10 years as a philanthropist includes serving on both sides of philanthropy- as a nonprofit consultant and operations professional and as a creative designer.
Keisha is an active volunteer for many boards and organizations. When she’s not working on philanthropy and strengthening communities, she spends her time chasing the sun around the world.
Immersive Therapy Lead
Rev. Robyn McCoy
Rev. McCoy is the founder of TrinityC a coaching, consulting, and spiritual care organization to help clients build satisfying, purpose-driven, and sustainable lives.
Robyn is an organizational and leadership coach with over 20 years of experience in people and organizational development and growth. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Arizona. She was licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 2006; in 2015 she became an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF); in 2018 she became a certified Widow Coach; and in 2021 she earned her certification in 3 Brain Coaching.
Jay Julien is a humanitarian, community organizer, tribal architect, servant leader and storyteller.
Jay has over 20 years of experience in empowering at risk youth, inmates, and returning citizens. He has also been a pivotal part of developing social movements, fighting poverty and food insecurity, and helping Pastors plant churches in the inner city. In 2021, Jay helped launch MBK Tribe, which is a healing and support group for Men. He has dedicated himself to engineering societies that are committed to taking a healthy and holistic approach to building communities and relationships that are rooted in love, grace, compassion and empathy.
Lance is a recent graduate of the masters program for Social Work at University of Maryland with a clinical concentration. Over the past two years he interned at International High School at Largo, working with youth from various cultures across continents, and SMYAL, where he provided therapy for Queer Youth experiencing mental health concerns relating to sexuality and gender identity.
Lance is committed to helping Queer Black Youth live authentically in their truth by empowering them through queer affirming therapy. His work focused on targeting ineffective behaviors, providing psychoeducation and equipping youth with tools to improve their lives. He believes in taking a collaborative approach to help clients reach their goals. Lance is passionate about creating resources for Queer Black Youth struggling with mental health, sexuality and gender identity and expressions.
Mr Gillison serves as the CEO for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Prior to his appointment at NAMI, Dan led the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), where he was responsible for strategic planning, oversight of APAF’s public education programs and formulating strategic alliances and partnerships to further APAF's mission.
Mr. Gillison has more than 30 years of experience and has previously held leadership positions at the National Association of Counties (NACo), Xerox, Nextel and Sprint.
John Torous, MD
John Torous, MD, MBI is director of the digital psychiatry division, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital, where he also serves as a staff psychiatrist and assistant professor. He has a background in electrical engineering and computer sciences and received an undergraduate degree in the field from UC Berkeley before attending medical school at UC San Diego. He completed his psychiatry residency, fellowship in clinical informatics, and master's degree in biomedical informatics at Harvard. Dr. Torous is active in investigating the potential of mobile mental health technologies for psychiatry and has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and 5 book chapters on the topic.
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