Meet The Team

SUCCESSFUL BRIM

President & Founder

Successful Brim is a graduate of Howard University and native of Dallas,Tx. She founded The Minority Psychology Network in 2019. Currently, Successful is a Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology student and employee at iHeart Media. Successful is using her platform in media to spread mental health awareness.

DEBORAH PRINCE

Vice President

Deborah Prince is currently a Doctorate student in the Forensic Psychology field.
 She is a firm believer that in order to address mental illness, one needs to first start with the basics and understand it so knowledge and thus awareness can be built upon.

DR. MONICA CAFFEY

Chair of the Board

Dr. Monica Caffey is the Regional Director and Assistant Professor of the Psychology Department at National
University where she runs both graduate and undergraduate programs. She is also the Chair of the Behavioral Health Commission for San Bernardino County 4th District and Governor appointee
for the California Behavioral Health Planning Council where she is the Chair of Legislative Committee and Chair-Elect of the Housing and Homeless Committee.

DWIGHT MAYFIELD

Executive Director

Dwight was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, CA..He has witnessed firsthand, the social stigma and lack of quality of care in the healthcare industry. Dwight is currently perusing a Doctorate degree in Behavioral Health with a concentration in Management from Arizona State University.

TODD HUGHES

Development Director

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Todd Hughes is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Engineering and Architecture, a serial entrepreneur, and community organizer. He has applied his engineering and analytical skills, as well as his project management and business development expertise toward helping establish numerous businesses that practice corporate social responsibility and diversity across the country.

JAY BARNETT

Board Member

Former professional football player turn author, speaker and now Marriage & Family Therapist Intern With over 10 years of highly skilled and acclaimed mentoring and success stories, public speaking and most important, real-life in the trenches business experience, Jay Barnett’s views are radically different. Jay appreciates and shares with his mentees that leadership is a moment-to-moment choice and not about titles and positions.

DR. TIFFANY HARVEY

Board Member

Dr. Tiffany Harvey is a Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and a Psychotherapist at Alafia Mental Health Institute. Dr. Harvey is passionate about helping to rebuild a strong foundation and support group for the youth and their families.

TRAJUAN BRIGGS

Chair of Sports & Mental Health

Trajuan Briggs received his Masters in Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas as the Director of Research and Development for a sports leadership consulting firm called Prime U where he facilitates workshops and develops content for the company.

KENNETH GRINER

Board Member

Kenneth Griner, born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He currently works as an Assistant Principal while pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Sport Management. Before becoming an Assistant Principal, he served as a basketball coach and math teacher. During those years he mentored many young men from through sports.

JANINA DANIELS

Board Member

Janina Daniels brings 8 years of experience as a community outreach advocate for at risk youth. Janina is a tutor, behavioral specialist, and associate MFT with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to children and families. 

ASHLEI LIEN

Board Member

Ashlei Lien is a licensed marriage and family therapist who’s provided mental health services to the greater Los Angeles area since 2011.  Currently, Ashlei is a clinical supervisor at Alafia Mental Health Institute and has run her own private practice since 2015. She is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and wants to help people gain access to the support they need to feel happy and fulfilled in life.

SHELDON MAURICE

Board Member

Sheldon Maurice is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is currently a doctoral student within the Clinical Forensic Psychology program at the
Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sheldon seeks to provide mental health services and psycho-education within minority communities.

VENUS CHANDLER

Board Member

Venus is originally from Akron, Ohio. She has dedicated 33 years of her life to being a nurse for various medical facilities in the Greater Los Angeles area. Venus is also a Life Coach, published Author, Speaker and an Advocate for survivors of childhood trauma.

LEFIFIA LEWIS

Board Member

Lefifia is a California transplant who  originates from North Carolina. She is an alumnus of UCLA. Lefifia is a Co- Executive Director for The Holmes Foundation Inc. & Holmes Family Charity. In addition to her executive director duties, she works as an associate producer for FGW productions where she managed many high-profile projects such as, Girl’s Trip, Night School and All Eyes on Me, The Tupac story. Lefifia is very passionate about mental health—particularly in the minority community.

SHANNON MYART

Board Member

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Shannon Myart is currently an Assistant, Athletic Director at the Boys & Girls Club Wichita Falls Region. Mr. Myart received his Masters Degree from Midwestern State University while being apart of MSU-Texas football program. Shannon hopes to utilize his leadership to encourage others through his work with the youth.”

RICARDO BARRIGA

Board Member

Ricardo Barriga was born and raised in Southern California. He is currently a Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology student at The Chicago School if Professional Psychology. Ricardo is passionate about providing mental health services as well as passionate in educating the importance of health and nutrition to have a healthy mind and body

MICHELLE CALVIN

Board Member

 Michelle Calvin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fresno and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University. Michelle is a fervent Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine, teaching master’s level students about interpersonal skills, personal development, therapeutic change, relationship enhancement, communication, and group therapy. 

CARMEN ARREOLA

Secretary

Carmen Arreola is a very committed individual that displays positivity, dedication, and genuine belief in quality of care for all individuals in need. Her six years of administrative experience working in a behavioral health environment has shown her commitment to support those who are out in the field making a difference.

BRIAN HESSON

Media Marketing Director

Brian Hesson is a Media Marketing Coordinator for Exult Healthcare, an integrated mental health clinic, and works for 97.9 the beat, a hip hop radio station in Dallas. Outside his career, Brian co-founded Turkish Delight Productions where he premieres his sociopolitical podcast “Real With O’Neil” Brian’s ideological stance is based upon the marriage of social and psychological freedom of minority groups in America.

JAMIE JOHNSON

Chair of Education

Jamie Johnson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Her areas of expertise include multicultural, trauma, and marriage and family therapy. Currently, She is currently in school working toward a doctoral degree in Marriage and family therapy. Jamie’s goal is to reach as many families of color as possible.  She wants to bring awareness to the issues family may experience and offer opportunities to live a less stressful and more fulfilling life.

BRANDII PRICE

Board Member

Brandii Price is an Intensive Critical Care Registered Nurse who currently works at Methodist Medical Centers throughout the Dallas Metroplex. She  currently is a spokesman for the incoming nurse hires for Methodist facilities where she develops and facilitates nursing skill task and management. Brandii is also a former speaker and mentor for the Rex McRae Scholarship foundation in Dallas Texas. 

EKA CHILDS-MCTEAR, M.S

Board Member

Eka Childs-McTear, M.S. is a CA Board of Behavioral Sciences registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive background  providing therapy, case management,  and housing primarily to inner-city youth/young adults and their families while being placed under the jurisdiction of the  LA County Department of Children and Family Services and/or Probation.

KEYERRA J. PARHAMS

Board Member

Keyerra is a mental performance coach from
Southern California who grew up involved in athletics and with a strong determination to excel academically. Dr. KJ attended Azusa Pacific University where she received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sport Psychology as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Leadership and Sport Management. Dr. KJ most recently received
her Doctor of Education degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States.

DOMINIQUE LLOYD

Board Member

Dominique N. Lloyd is a full-time second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Quincy University in Quincy, IL. She is currently working as a substance abuse counselor. She is passionate about being an advocate for people living in the inner-city. She is also committed to help individuals who have suffered trauma and dealing with mental illness. Her research interest include adverse childhood trauma, trauma, and sex offenders.

CAMILLE DIAL

Board Member

Camille Dial is registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in Trauma. She works with high risk adolescents and their families as well as adolescents under the jurisdiction of DCFS and/or Probation. Camille is very passionate and dedicated when it comes to mental health and advocating for young people. Her goal is to help young people of color successfully overcome trauma to accomplish their dreams. 

GARRICK BEAULIERE

Board Member

 Garrick Beauliere is a 3rd yr Clinical PsyD student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- DC Campus. He was born and raised in New Jersey then relocated to the DMV for graduate school. Garrick has gained experience externing within the DC Superior Courts and an inpatient psychiatric hospital engaging in clinical and assessment interventions. He’s been invited to be a student representative for his program’s faculty search committee, a panelist at various events, and participated in research. Garrick’s ultimate goal is to have black and brown boys and girls know they will be heard and understood.

Kaitlyn Belle

Intern

Kaitlyn Belle is currently a first year Undergraduate student majoring in Law and Society Philosophy at California Sate Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a rent high school graduate, Kaitlyn has had first hand exposure to the stigma that surrounds students that seek counseling, whether it be within or outside of the school setting. She is also a strong believer in making psychological help more accessible to students and minorities, along with the normalization of making one’s mental health a priority.