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IWG LEADERS

  • Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP

     

    Chief Executive Officer

    Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP, author of Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism, is the Founder and CEO of  Integrated Wellness Group, a multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice in New Haven which focuses on at-risk urban children, adults, and families.

     

    In addition to her private practice, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. Dr. Akbar is a graduate of State University of New York at Albany, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and Saint Louis University. She completed both her pre and post doctoral training at Yale Child Study Center.

     

    Active in her community, Dr. Akbar serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. A triathlete, she lives in New Haven with her husband and two children.

  • Kyisha Velazquez, MS

     

    Director of Clinical & Consultation Services

    Kyisha has a Masters of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University, a Masters of Science in Human Services from Post University, and is currently completing her PhD in Psychology. As a dedicated lifelong resident of New Haven Kyisha has previously worked with numerous organizations whose work exemplifies her passion for healthy relationships, youth accountability, parental and youth rights, and educational advancement for all. Her experience includes child-specific behavioral assessments, as well as coaching and training professionals in implementing restorative practice strategies and behavioral management recommendations.

     

    In addition to overseeing Clinical and Consultation Services at IWG, including Early Childhood, Kyisha provides mental health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups plus has coordinated a variety of services to community partners across the state.

  • John Cotten

     

    Director of  V.E.T.T.S.TM & Community Programs

    Reverend John Cotton, Jr. received his Bachelor of Theology from Christian Leadership Bible College in May of 1996. Upon graduating, John embarked on his journey to become a pillar in urban communities. Some of his many accomplishments include being the present Senior Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church providing spiritual and pastoral leadership and training to the membership.

     

    Rev. Cotton engages with his community and serves as the administrator of the congregation. He has also been named as the Executive Dean of Christian Leadership Bible College where he provides leadership and administrative support to the President and student body; while overseeing both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Reverend Cotton was the former Pastor at Gospel Mission Baptist Church where he provided spiritual and pastoral leadership and training to the membership and community.

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