Advocates and Organizes for the Mental Wellness of Black and Brown People

About CMHC
Coloring Mental Health Collective (CMHC) advocates and organizes for the mental wellness of Black and Brown people; it also seeks to dismantle oppressive ideologies and behaviors that cause emotional suffering. CMHC does this through innovation and creativity to foster safe and transformative spaces for communities to dialogue, imagine and re-imagine, and create a new future for Black and Brown people to more fully embody healing, freedom, and life-giving relationships.

The three pillars of Coloring Mental Health Collective are:

Continuing Education

Equipping clinicians, clergy & other community leaders with theories & practices of care to optimally care for the mental health of Black & Brown people.

Community Organizing, Care & Counseling

Organizing and mobilizing clinicians, clergy, and other community leaders to care for the mental health of Black & Brown people.

The Musical Arts

Utilizing musical arts to care for the mental health of Black & Brown people.

CMHC STAFF

Nicholas Grier

Managing Director

Elizabeth Pierre

Assistant Managing Director and Director of Continuing Education

Debi VanDenBoom

General Secretary

Andre Dennis

Director of Musical Arts and Business Development

Stephanie Lee

Brand & Marketing Coordinator
Website Designer

Candice Nunn

Director of Community Organizing & Community Care (Chicago)

Tanisha Castellanos

Director of Community Organizing & Community Care (New York)

Kenya Tuttle

Director of Data & Social Analysis

Affiliated Staff

  • Jessica Chapman
    Claremont School of Theology
    Ph.D. Research Assistant
  • Rory O'Sullivan
    Claremont School of Theology
    Work Study Fellow and Logistics Coordinator for LA Conference