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Dr. John M. Palmer is the President of John Palmer Associates, Inc., a consulting company. Dr. Palmer is also the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). He serves on the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health Planning Council as the Vice Chair of the Codes Committee. Dr. Palmer was recently appointed to the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

Dr. Palmer was the Executive Director of Harlem Hospital Center and the Renaissance Health Care Network for over 12 years, the longest serving Executive Director in the history of both institutions. Dr. Palmer also served as the Executive Director of Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Deputy Regional Director of the New York City Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health and Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.

Dr. Palmer has master degrees, in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Dr. Palmer is a licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. For two years, he authored a regular column on health and wellness in the Positive Community Magazine. Dr. Palmer has published articles in the Journal of the National Medical Association, the New York University College of Dentistry’s Global Health Nexus Magazine and has presented research at the National Conference of the American Psychiatric Association, the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Educations Third Annual Health Disparities Conference, and the Conference on Emergency Preparedness at the Metropolitan College of New York. Dr. Palmer has earned the Advanced Black Belt in Karate. Dr. Palmer is a psychologist in private practice in New York City.

 
 

Erica Campbell and her sister Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 as Mary Mary with the pioneering hit “Shackles (Praise You).” Mary Mary has earned numerous Stellar Music & Dove Awards, four Grammy Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, two American Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and a BET Award.
 
After seven Mary Mary albums and a lifetime (plus 14 years of professionally singing) with sister Tina, Erica released her debut solo album HELP in 2014, a compelling impressive body of work that is both passionate and meaningful. HELP held the #1 slot on the Billboard Gospel chart for seven weeks, in addition to peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 chart. 
 
Erica is a recipient of three Grammy Award nominations, two NAACP Image Award nominations and 10 Stellar Award nominations for her solo debut as well as an ASCAP Award and Dove Award for single “A Little More Jesus”. She’s also received the 2014 Soul Train Award for Best Inspirational/Gospel Song for the title track “Help” featuring Lecrae.
 
In addition to her debut, Erica stars in the hit WE tv reality show Mary Mary, which helped make WE tv a top five cable network on Thursday nights among women 18-49 and 25-54, and was the number one show among African American adults and women 18-49 and 25-54, excluding sports. According to Nielsen Social, Mary Mary also ranked among the top five cable reality shows in prime time on Thursday nights. The show returns for a fourth season in 2015. 
 
Erica is married to Grammy Award-winning producer, Warryn Campbell II, and they have three children — Krista Nicole, Warryn III and Zaya Monique. 
 
Erica also continues to travel with Mary Mary.

 

 
 

Dr. Jeff is one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health. In addition to having a private practice in Manhattan, he has garnered a reputation as being a top motivational and keynote speaker, empowerment and media coach.

Dr. Jeff Gardere, better known as “America’s Psychologist”, is among the most respected mental health professionals in the United States. Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Jeff now has a successful private practice in Manhattan and is among the most highly sought-after media experts in the field of mental health. Dr. Jeff was most recently the relationship expert on Season 1 of VH1’s wildly successful reality show, “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”, as well as Bravo’s new series, “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". Dr. Jeff is now a regular contributor to Roland Martin’s “NewsOne Now” program.

Prior to Love and Hip Hop, Dr. Jeff was host of another VH1 show, “Dad Camp”. He also makes regular guest appearances on “The NBC Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, CNN, MSNBC, and “Nancy Grace”, among others.

Dr. Jeff is an Assistant Professor and Course Director at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College, NYC; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro Graduate School of Psychology, NYC; and a Visiting Faculty at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

 
 

Big Tigger, the Official DJ and in game host for the Washington Wizards, has earned a name for  himself as one of radio and television’s most distinctive personalities. His Djing and hosting talents keep him in demand for celebrities from Shaquille O’Neal to Michael Jordan, as well as corporate entities such as Nike and Macy’s. He reaches millions of fans weekly as the host of his internationally syndicated countdown show, Live In The Den With Big Tigger”, as well as his Emmy winning entertainment TV program on DC’s CW50 Network, “Direct Access with Big  Tigger”.
   
Well-known for his silky smooth tenor, Big Tigger entered the television scene performing voiceovers for  BET in 1997, while still working the radio circuit. Within 2 years, fans were watching him on-camera, on Rap City’s “Hip Hop News” segment. From there, he swiftly advanced to become the co-host in its 10th season. Internal changes at BET led to the reform of Rap City into “Rap City:  Tha Bassment”.  As host, Big Tigger was a prime factor in the show’s success as the longest-running nationally televised hip-hop show.  After a 6 year run Rap City: Tha Bassment, which featured the hottest DJs and artists in hip-hop, plus the very popular “Booth” segment allowing the multi-faceted veejay to showcase his freestyle talents, aired its final program on January 17,  2005. From there he would go on to host “BET Style” and the ever popular “106 & Park” on BET from 2005 - 2007 as well as numerous special projects including “The Blueprint” and “Spring Bling”. He served as the Co-host and “Voice” of the 2011 Soul Train Awards alongside Cedric “The Entertainer”  and for the 2013 Soul Train Awards  he was the show’s DJ  in addition to his duties an associate producer. This year at the BET Awards he hosted the BET Awards Post Show, in addition to BET Centric Acoustic Soul Showcase.

Big Tigger’s newest radio endeavor as of Jan 2013 is “ The Big Tigger Show”, which airs Mon-Friday (2-6pm) on V-103 CBS/Atlanta.

A natural in front of the camera, Big Tigger has been chosen for commercial and television roles;  highlights include a national Reebok commercial, a guest star appearance on The Dave Chappelle Show, and recently serving as an entertainment insider for NBC Washington’s News 4 at 4.  Recently, Tigger expanded his acting resume has  with his role in the feature film “Where Is The Love, and his role in the upcoming film  “Drumline 2”.

As DJing is one of this Bronx, NY native’s 1st loves, Big Tigger has once again embraced that part of his life as the, and recently hired for the 2013-14 season resident DJ for Atlanta Hawks and for the WNBA Dream, after being the 5 year resident DJ for the Washington Wizards and a Cirocboyz DJ for over 3 years.  Presently he is a member of the Core DJs and  Monster DJs. Some of his more notable Dj credits include:

Congressional Black Caucus Official Black Party Sept 2013
Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball Jan 2013
The 2012 World Basketball Festival in Washington DC July 2012
*The Washington Redskins “All-Star Survivors Celebration” 2012 Charity Event!

 *The Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour - 2011-2012
*The Summer Soul Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2009-2010
*Washington DC Niketown Grand Opening 2012
*The 2004 NBPA All Star Players’ Ball

Big Tigger also began offering FREE Podcast Mixes available on iTunes at BT RADIO and on www.podomatic.com/bigtiggershowbeginning in December 2011. To date, he has accumulated nearly 1.8 MILLION downloads of those mixes to date. (12/1/12)

Out of his genuine  concern for the community and youth, Big Tigger organized The Street Corner Foundation (SCF),  a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Complimenting a variety of testing initiatives, SCF and Big Tigger launched an annual three-day charity event in Washington, DC in 2002.  Attended by celebrities from the worlds of music, sports and film/television, the weekend highlights include: HIV/AIDS Testing Program, Youth Sports Clinic, Private Welcome Reception & Silent Auction, HIV/AIDS Panel Discussion, Sponsors Luncheon, and All Star Celebrity Basketball Game. Big Tigger’s 9th Annual Celebrity Classic, was last held in Washington, DC on June 10-13, 2010.

During Big Tigger’s downtime, he enjoys motorcycle riding, cars, gadgets, playing basketball, softball, football, and participating in charitable events.

Whether he’s on the radio or  television, emceeing, DJing or hosting, Big Tigger leaves a lasting impression in the minds of millions of fans.

 

 
 

Terrie M. Williams is one of the country's most highly sought-after speakers, and has shared her unique brand of success and personal development strategies with numerous Fortune 500 companies and countless organizations, including The National Football League, The National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. She has also provided her valued insights in the academic arena at such prestigious institutions as New York University, The New School for Social Research, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Terrie is a frequent online contributor to numerous publications including CNN.com, Ebony.com , theGrio.com and a clinical therapist on WE TV’s SWV Reunited.

In 2005, Terrie wrote the critically acclaimed book, Black Pain:  It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting; her work is credited with starting an unprecedented national dialogue that recounts her own personal struggle depression and the impact the stigma of mental illness has particularly on the African-American community. Her dialogue led to a national mental health advocacy campaign called “Sharing Ourselves…Healing Starts With Us” with a collaboration with the Ad Council’s and SAMHSA’s Campaign of Mental Health Recovery. The campaign garnered $2.5 million in donated national advertising space and 11 million media impressions to significantly heighten the awareness and importance of mental and emotional health. She is a member of the NCAA Mental Health Task Force and spoke at the United Nations’ World Mental Health Day in 2012 where she provided a global perspective on mental health and depression-- and shared some commonalities that exist worldwide.  Williams is the Co-Founder of New Legacy Leaders, a wellness and women’s empowerment movement created to combat depression, obesity and increase awareness of domestic violence and child abuse.

Terrie is one of Woman’s Day magazine’s “50 Women On A Mission To Change The World”,   Ebony magazine’s “Power 150” for Activism, and a Black History Makers honoree on the 2013 theGrio 100 list. She launched The Terrie Williams Agency (TTWA) in 1988 with multi-talented entertainer Eddie Murphy, and the late jazz legend Miles Davis as her first clients. Terrie continues to represent some of the biggest personalities and businesses in entertainment, business and politics and sports. TTWA is a premiere incubator and legendary breeding ground for public relations talent; the Agency’s former employee roster makes up a vast majority of the “who’s who” in the public relations industry. Terrie is a success story that has been built on a foundation of cultivating her stellar relationships with friends, mentors and business associates that have helped her rise to the pinnacle of her profession. She has received numerous awards for her communications excellence and humanitarian efforts, including The New York Women in Communications Matrix Award in Public Relations (she was the first and only woman of color to be so honored in the 30-year history of the award). "I have been blessed," says Terrie. "And I feel that when you are blessed the best way to say thank you is to share your blessings with others.

For more information, please visit www.terriewilliams.com