(HARLEM – April 6, 2022) – BmoreNews.com, in conjunction with the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) and the DMFirm, will present Black Wall Street HARLEM 2022 at 275 Malcolm X Blvd. # 2, New York, NY 10027. The event features the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award which is designed to celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, BmoreNews and its partners have honored over 1,800 individuals in a dozen or so US cities.
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Honorees include Dr. Tawanna Gilford.
Who is Dr. Gilford?
Dr. Tawanna T. Gilford is a NYS licensed Psychologist. She received her B.A in Psychology and Sociology from Binghamton University, SUNY; received her Ed.M in Psychological Counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University; and subsequently received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from The University at Buffalo, SUNY.
Dr. Gilford is a trauma informed practitioner whose professional experiences include: clinical supervision, disability assessments and determinations, hospital-based outpatient mental health services, pre-release services in state prison, homeless outreach services in NYC, and state inpatient psychiatric treatment. She is formally trained in competency evaluations, suicide and dangerousness risk assessments, and is also qualified as an expert and fact witness in NYC family court.
Dr. Gilford is an advocate for individuals and families that are impacted by mass incarceration, particularly for those that have experienced wrongful conviction. Based on the cumulative effect of her professional and personal experiences as an impacted family member, Dr. Gilford co-founded the Stop False Police Reporting Group to support individuals and families affected by false allegations. She also co-authored a bill amendment proposal that would increase penalties for civilians and law enforcement officers that intentionally file false reports against innocent people
Dr. Gilford’s additional professional interests/areas of specialization are: counseling, clinical, and community psychology, cultural coping, social justice/advocacy, forensic psychology, health and wellness, exploring intergenerational transmission of trauma, women’s health, and promoting help seeking behaviors amongst underrepresented groups (i.e.- individuals that have had contact within the criminal justice system, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the young adult populations).