Extracting the Gold Inherent Within
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Staff

Executive Director

Primary Male Facilitators

Co-Facilitator

Lathardus Goggins II

Lathardus Goggins II

Executive Director
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has been an advocate for youth and education for more than thirty years... Read More
G. Kwame Scruggs

G. Kwame Scruggs

Founder, Director of Programs and Training
Founder, Executive Director and primary facilitator of Alchemy, Inc.... Read More
Jerry Kwame Williams

Jerry Kwame Williams

Co-Facilitator | Storyteller
Co-Facilitator, artist, and drummer, has worked with Alchemy since its inception. He has ... Read More
Terrence D. Shelton

Terrence D. Shelton

Primary Facilitator
Terrence D. Shelton, also known as Kwabena Shelton, is an Akron native who vowed... Read More
Jonathan McCray

Jonathan McCray

Co-Facilitator
Jonathan Kwodwo McCray graduated from John R. Buchtel High School in 1992 and attended... Read More

Co-Facilitator

Consultants

Andre McCray

Andre McCray

Co-Facilitator
Andre Kwesi McCray, Co-Facilitator, holds a BS in English and History from The University of Akron and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute... Read More
Christian Kwofi Bates

Christian Kwofi Bates

Co-Facilitator
Christian is Co-Founder/ Operations Manager of Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G.), a United Way after school program based in inner city Akron. Christian studied at... Read More
Marlon Oden

Marlon Oden

Co-Facilitator and School Liaison
Marlon has six years of Military experience serving in the U.S. Army/ National Guard, spending time at Fort Knox Kentucky, Fort Lee Virginia... Read More
Kwa David Whitaker

Kwa David Whitaker

Consultant
Dr. Kwa David Whitaker, Esq., co-facilitator of Alchemy's in-service and training workshops, is a practicing Family Therapist and Attorney at Law and the Founder... Read More
Neora Myrow

Neora Myrow

Consultant
Dr. Neora Myrow is a story analyst and writer, specializing in myth, fairy tales, films, dreams, and autobiography. Neora has devoted 10 years towards developing... Read More

Consultants

Bob Walter

Bob Walter

Consultant
After a sojourn in a Jesuit novitiate, Bob taught elementary school (English, Social Studies, Physical Education)... Read More
Dennis Slattery

Dennis Slattery

Consultant
Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery has taught for 41 years, beginning with Special Education Students in the Ravenna, Ohio... Read More
Sharon D. Johnson

Sharon D. Johnson

Consultant
Sharon D. Johnson, PhD is a writer/scholar who engages literature, the arts, popular culture, and religion / spirituality... Read More
Michael Meade

Michael Meade

Consultant
Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology... Read More
Anne Flynn

Anne Flynn

Consultant
Anne Flynn, MFA, MPS, JD is a Jungian analyst trained in analytical psychology at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Institute... Read More

Consultants

Past Programs Female Facilitators

Former Contributors

Dawn D. Crowder

Dawn D. Crowder

Consultant
Dawn Crowder is a practicing corporate attorney and President of Growth Strategy Advisors... Read More
Laura Turner-Essel

Laura Turner-Essel

Doctoral Student
Laura is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University... Read More
Terri Y. Leslie

Terri Y. Leslie

Therapist
Terri has worked in the mental health and counseling field since 1979... Read More
Milous Meadows

Milous Meadows

Former Contributor
Milous Meadows has also been with Alchemy since its inception... Read More
Jerome Moss

Jerome Moss

Former Contributor
Jerome Moss has been with Alchemy for two years. Jerome was... Read More

Former Operations Manager

William E. Hill

William E. Hill

Former Operations Manager
William E. Hill has extensive experience in organizational development, leadership development... Read More

Student Testimonial

I am able to relate some of the things in the story to real life situations, and able to use the quotes and apply them.

Sam - Alchemy Student