Abraham is an educational consultant, mental health advocate, best-selling author, podcaster, and storyteller. His personal struggles with depression in college inspired him to use his platform to spread mental health awareness. As the founder and CEO of Speaks 2 Inspire, the mental health solution for young adults suffering in silence, Abraham’s passion for eradicating stigma and helping young adults drive our company’s efforts and commitment to a world free of mental health stigma.
Kerry Whiteley is a registered mental health counselor intern, yoga instructor, and studio owner of URU Yoga Gulf Breeze. She is also a public speaker, mental health advocate, and practitioner. Kerry uses her experience and expertise to help others heal, learn new ways of thinking, process traumatic events, and gain new coping skills. In her practice, she draws from diverse therapeutic techniques that empower others with tools to overcome even the most difficult circumstances. Kerry believes it takes bravery to heal, and she sees it as an honor and privilege to witness and assist others in that process.
Fani Sculley is a speaker, performing artist, proud Latina, feminist, mental health advocate, and inclusion activist. A native of Venezuela, Fani journeyed to the U.S. shortly after her 18th birthday to pursue the American dream. Since then, she’s earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of West Florida. Fani marries the art of storytelling with evidence-based research to increase mental health awareness, create inclusive spaces, raise multicultural awareness, and advocate for lasting changes in our communities. Her story, cultural background, extensive experience in policy and advocacy, and creative spirit bring a unique and exciting perspective to our programs.
Dr. Wiggins-Jackson is a licensed psychologist, a certified group psychotherapist, a public speaker, and mental health advocate. She is also an assistant professor at the University of West Florida and a decorated community leader. A recipient of the 2022 Trailblazer Award for Educational Leadership, Dr. Wiggins-Jackson brings a no-nonsense approach and relentless passion for BIPOC mental health advocacy. Along with extensive expertise in the field and a passion for helping communities promote mental health awareness. In her “Tell it Like it is Tuesday” series, Dr. Wiggins-Jackson creates safe spaces that encourage vulnerability and eradicate stigma.
Dawn is a licensed mental health counselor and a master’s level certified addiction professional. She is also a public speaker and passionate mental health advocate. Dawn brings a dynamic perspective to her presentations with over 7 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and families triumph over disabling emotions and negative experiences. Her passion is to help others become the primary stakeholders in their mental health journey. As a speaker and practitioner, she combines her story and knowledge in the field to provide practical tools that empower young adults to heal and advocate for themselves.
Lynette Jackson is a speaker, mental health advocate, and the founder of Roar Media Group. Lynette also founded the Vision Publishing Group, a publishing company that develops the visions of new authors. In her book, Hollow: When Everything that Means Anything Is Taken Away, Lynette shares her story of battling depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction. Through her writing and public speaking, she continues to inspire and help others regain entry into life while learning to live, love, and laugh in the process.