Extracting the Gold Inherent Within
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Staff

Primary Male Facilitators

Co-Facilitator

G. Kwame Scruggs

G. Kwame Scruggs

Founder, Director of Programs and Training
Founder, Executive Director and primary facilitator of Alchemy, Inc.... 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
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

Female Facilitators

Terri Leslie

Terri Leslie

Female Facilitator
Terri has worked in the mental health and counseling field since 1979. She has specialized in prevention work with an emphasis... Read More
Jan M. Rookard

Jan M. Rookard

Female Facilitator
Jan has over 16 years of experience as a social worker, working in both home health care and Summit County Children Services. She has experience... Read More
Jasmine Benson-Williams

Jasmine Benson-Williams

Female Facilitator
Jasmine is a graduate assistant working in the LGBTQ center at Kent State University, where she assists with research... Read More

Consultants

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
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

Consultants

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
Dawn D. Crowder

Dawn D. Crowder

Consultant
Dawn Crowder is a practicing corporate attorney and President of Growth Strategy Advisors... 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