Ebony is a Project Coordinator and Certified Peer Specialist whose work is driven by a passion for accessibility for all and creating brave spaces. Ebony is particularly dedicated to creating cultural wealth in her community and sharing her journey to inspire others. Ebony is also highly skilled in program development, training, and group facilitation. In addition to supporting individuals with navigating their emotional wellness, Ebony also has deep experience of working with people in distress. Ebony is a board member for the Council Against Institutional & Psychiatric Abuse (CAIPA). This council is the advisory board for the Disability Law Center.
Prior to joining HSRI, Ebony was the Black Community Connector at Wild Ivy Social Justice Network, where her work addressed increasing the voice, choice, access, and personal and collective power for those who experience life interrupting emotional distress and other challenges. Prior to that, Ebony worked as a Program Coordinator at The Living Room, a peer run crisis alternative, where she provided everyday oversight of the space and staff and facilitated global virtual peer support groups at the start of the pandemic. Ebony is still a part-time trainer and group facilitator with Wildflower Alliance, a grassroots peer support, advocacy, and training organization. In this role, she co-facilitates Alternative to Suicide groups and training and anti-oppression training.
When not at work, Ebony enjoys sarcastic shirts, UFC, spending time with her daughter, traveling, and listening to music—especially rap.
- Certified Peer Specialist
- Charting the Life Course Ambassador
- Alternatives to Suicide Trainer/Facilitator
- Hearing Voices Network Trainer/Facilitator
- WRAP Facilitator
- Founder of A Tribe Called Black (TCB). A Tribe Called Black is a new and growing community of Black and Latinx individuals; learning, healing, and connecting in numerous ways by prioritizing the experiences of people of color.
- Leading the Way program. This is a 6-month series for youth to share their wisdom and gain emotional wellness skills.