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Mental Health Information for the North Omaha Community

This site is a landing page for the project: Healing Conversations for the “Sick and Tired"

Speakers & Workshop Recordings

Our Speakers

Thank you for attending our Spring 2022 workshops. Please read below for more information about our speakers and to view the recorded sessions. 

Chemyeeka Tumblin
April 1, 2022 

Recording available below

Chemyeeka Tumblin is an advocate, educator, and speaker. She obtained her Master of Science in Public Health in 2016 from Meharry Medical College and continued her educational journey by graduating in 2019 from Trevecca Nazarene University with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Chemyeeka has over 7 years of experience in Behavioral Health and currently serves as a Public Health Professional in the field of Maternal Child Health, certified Full Spectrum Doula, as well as, a Marriage and Family Therapist (under supervision) specializing in Maternal and Reproductive Mental Health,with a subspeciality in loss . Other roles in which Chemyeeka serves her community and the public at large are as a certified Life Coach, a National Show Your Love ambassador, the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Tennessee board Co-Chair, and as an active member of Black Christian Influencers and For(bes) the Culture. 

The organizations that Chemyeeka are a part of are representation of her values, desires, and the communities in which she seeks to create change. When speaking she is always sure to give honor to her creator and her audiences know that "She is but a Vessel". Her journey in the field of Reproductive Justice began long before she knew the terminology. As a Preconception Health Strategist with Nashville Metro Public Health Department (2018-2021) she focused on the health of all individuals in prevention of disease, as well as promotion of healthy family planning. In her current roles as a Project Coordinator with CityMatCH, a national Maternal Child Health Organization, Mental Health Consultant, and Birth Professional, she continues that same focus while centering her strategy and personalizing her delivery to families and individuals desiring to have children while using a holistic health approach. 

Chemyeeka's mission is to continue aiding families in changing the narrative around their mental health. Her hope is that communities will encourage deeper conversations around the importance of therapy and the understanding that it is not therapy or God but instead both that aid individuals in walking in their purpose.



Alisha Gentry, LIHMP

Recording available below

Alisha Gentry is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and the practice owner of Innerwork Counseling and Counseling. She has been practicing therapy for the past six years, working primarily with women, couples and parents. Gentry is a lover of all things related to mental health and enjoys being a part of conversations about mental health, especially regarding the black community. She is a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive therapist, specializing in Attachment and Trauma with an emphasis on neuroscience. In addition to her training in attachment and trauma, Gentry is currently in the process of being certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist.







 Andrew Aleman, LCSW

Recording available below.

Andrew Aleman, LCSW (He|Him|His) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Independent Consultant based in Omaha, NE. Mr. Aleman’s local and national work is based in dismantling systems of oppression and shifting power to those who are targets of these oppressive systems. His areas of expertise include: Supporting LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, mental health, case management, community engagement, supervision, domestic & sexual violence, as well as community based sexual health education and advocacy. In response to his community-based work, Mr. Aleman has been recognized by his community with the 2018 Heartland Pride Brad Fuglei Impact Award, 2019 Young, Black, and Influential Award for Advocacy, 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award, and 2021 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award.

Currently, Mr. Aleman’s the Deputy Director: People Power & National Partnerships for Black and Pink National. He leads the organization’s Advocacy and Programs teams, ensuring that system impacted Trans people of color are centered in every aspect of the work. In addition, he is the Principal Consultant for Andrew Aleman Consulting. Mr. Aleman works with national organizations who are working to implement inclusive, equitable and best practice centered service delivery and organizational practices. 

Mr. Aleman is honored to serve as an Executive Board Member for ACLU Nebraska, Nebraska Affiliate Board Representative for ACLU National, and Committee Member for GLSEN Omaha.



Pastor Darryl Brown, Jr. 

Recording available below

Pastor Darryl Brown, Jr. is the only out gay black founding & senior pastor in the state of Nebraska as the Founding/Senior Pastor of Kingdom Builders Christian Center of Omaha, NE (2009) as well as the Manager of African American & Latinx Education at Planned Parenthood. As a nationally recognized author, sexual health educator, and spiritual life coach and teacher, his work is at the intersection of spirituality & healing, black advocacy, and LGBTQ+ identities. Brown’s most recent work, I’m Positive, I Forgive You (How I Forgave the Man That Gave Me HIV) candidly reveals how he navigated his shocking HIV diagnosis and after four years, made the decision to forgive. Seeing the total person “living in their abundance” is the desired outcome of all of Pastor Brown’s work.

Virtual Workshops


April 1: Chemyeeka Tumblin

The audience will be presented with the following learning objectives:

  • Ability to identify 3 myths and facts of mental health in the Black community
  • Ways to decrease mental health stigma within their community
  • Differentiate between mental illness and mental wellness

April 1 Workshop Flyer

View Workshop Recording


April 27: Alisha Gentry

The audience will be presented with the following learning objectives:

  • Increase participant familiarity with approaches for addressing a mental health diagnosis
  • Increase awareness about the impact of mental health stigma in the Black community
  • Increase participant willingness or ability to share mental health concerns with loved ones

April 27 Workshop Flyer


Andrew Aleman, LCSW & Pastor Darryl Brown Jr.

The speakers engage in dialogue around mental health in the black community as relates to LGBTQ+ identities & spirituality. Join them for a dive into their personal stories and their hopes for the communities they serve & represent.