Àdisà is the founding Director of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR) at the University of California, Irvine. He has worked nationally and internationally in the global and public health arenas. From 2007-2011 he served as the founding architect for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency’s Minority Fellowship Program (SAMHSA/MFP), where he was responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Minority Fellowship Program, a doctoral training program for ethnic minority Marriage and Family Therapists. His training is in the areas of developmental psychology, health psychology and the social, ethnic and cultural relativity of social science with an emphasis on African cultures and behavior change.
Shellie Stamps is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Black Cultures. She received her Bachelors in Africana Studies from San Diego State University and attended graduate school at San Francisco State in their Ethnic Studies M.A. Program. Her research interests are centered on reclaiming Afro-Indigenous healing practices and healing intergenerational trauma for Black womxn.