Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C
Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is the Director and Founder of Kindred Wellness an integrative practice dedicated to honoring culture, expanding mindfulness, and holding safer space for change-makers, Black women leaders and their families to heal.
She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Shawna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland, QiGong Instructor, Speaker and Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She provides liberation-focused integrative psychotherapy, community healing spaces, professional workshops as well as QiGong and Mind-Body Skills groups that honor the power of movement, breath and connection to nature. She is a consultant to trailblazing organizations ready to tackle tough topics about race from the heart-center.
Shawna has been featured on Good Morning Washington, The Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and honored as one of The Daily Record’s Twenty in Their 20s in 2016. She is often invited to speak to audiences about transforming racist mental health models, overcoming intergenerational trauma and healing using the mind-body modality. As a result of her commitment to Black liberation, she and her team maintain 3 community initiatives, The #HealASista Project (for Black and Brown women), SistaSoulQuest (for young Black girls) and Healing BMore Activists (for Healing Baltimore’s healers).
NaShey Ingram, LMSW
NaShey Ingram, LGSW holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University. Serving as a Psychotherapist in the City of Baltimore, she is committed to the holistic healing and support of young women of color through the lifespan, specifically childhood through young adult years.
NaShey’s passion sparked at the tender age of 14 while working with a local attorney that specialized in child abuse cases. She has since acquired over 10 years of direct care experience in local human service organizations that serve adolescents and young adults. After gaining experience in the child welfare sector, clinical mental health, care coordination, training and community level education, she became even more impassioned. It didn’t take long, after working in those settings, for NaShey to recognize the needs of young women aging out of the foster care system. From this, she created a transitional life skills program for young women addressing topics such as job readiness, self esteem, healthy relationships, housing, post secondary education, and other important topics essential to self sufficiency.
NaShey is working towards certification in Play Therapy and is passionate about providing a safe spaces for young children and women to learn, grow, and support one another.
NaShey is currently the Youth Wellness Advisor for Kindred Wellness, where she facilitates The Usisi Circle Initiative: Sista SoulQuest program monthly, engaging girls and their mothers. Email NaShey@HealASista.com or call 410-205-4932.
Billie Shabazz, LMSW
Billie Shabazz, LGSW holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies & Community Development from Towson University. A mental health clinician at a Baltimore based non-profit, Billie has over five years of experience supporting and serving victims and survivors of gender based violence. She has channeled her dedication to this field through her work with several organizations supporting survivors through providing direct services, conducting advocacy work, community education, program development and management. Working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and human trafficking is her passion.
Billie has trained local churches, community groups, college students and professionals on the following community issues: local statistics and findings related to IPV and sexual assault; the indicators of gender based violence; best practices when serving survivors; and the impact of vicarious trauma.
Amidst her work in mental health, Billie is currently the #HealASista Community Advisor for Kindred Wellness, where she facilitates Mindful Sista Circles monthly, engages women online in The #HealASista Project: Sista Space and is the Go-To for questions about EVOLVE. She strongly believes in the power of mindfulness to support survivors on their journey to healing and recovery from their traumatic experiences. Email Billie@HealASista.com or call 410-870-9228.
Sandi Evans is our online business manager and keeps things running smoothly!