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2019 COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders


Michael Lindsey
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is the Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU), the Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow.

At McSilver, Dr. Lindsey leads a team of professionals finding solutions to generational poverty and inequality, investigating the root causes of poverty, developing interventions to address its consequences, and translating findings into action.

Dr. Lindsey’s current research, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, is aimed at decreasing PTSD and depression in children and improving parenting skills in their families. His work developing the Making Connections Intervention for depressed and traumatized teens in schools is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Shawn Ginwright
Shawn Ginwright, PhD is a national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. He is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. His research examines the ways in which urban youth navigate through the constraints of poverty.

Dr. Ginwright is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., whose mission is to design strategies that engage youth of color and adults in transforming their schools and communities. Flourish Agenda does this through its Radical Healing model, which builds social emotional well-being and leadership development.

Dr. Ginwright currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Endowment, with oversight of a $3 billion endowment to improve the health of California’s underserved communities. He is also is the author and editor of a range of articles in the field of Black youth and social change.
Phyllis Hubbard
Dr. Phyllis Hubbard is the Director of Black Male Achievement (BMA) Health and Healing Strategies, an innovative wellness educator working for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). BMA Health and Healing Strategies seeks to improve the health and well-being outcomes of leaders working on behalf of the Black community.

She is a Board-Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Qigong instructor, Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist, Life/Mental Health Coach and Holistic Health Educator. She has provided wellness education and training for CBMA since 2009 when she customized a version of her Transformational Leadership from the Inside Out series of seminars specifically for CBMA events.

Before joining CBMA, Dr. Hubbard founded Radiant Health Strategies, LLC, a privately-owned holistic health education business. She develops and provides health prevention and intervention programs that help correct and restore imbalances in the mind and body through a blend of holistic healing methods.