The CBSW Board

The CBSW Board works to fulfill the mission of the CBSW.  Each Board Member is a volunteer and has demonstrated the CBSW Values in their respective communities.

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Charlsey Gibson, LMSW

Board Chair |  Nashville, TN

Charlsey is a native Nashvillian who earned her BSW from Belmont University and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent over a decade serving her birth city in a variety of settings including hospitals, courts, and mental health facilities.  Charlsey is currently pursuing her J.D. at Belmont Law School.

 

 

She is a mother to two gorgeous children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, organizing, and watching countless reruns of The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

Adrianna Carter, LMSW

Vice-Chair |  Nashville, TN

Adrianna Carter is a Nashville transplant from Williamsburg, VA. In 2019 she graduated with high honors from the University of TN with her Master’s in Social Work focusing in macro practice. Currently, Adrianna is pursuing licensure and working full-time at the Oasis Center, a positive youth development agency, as a program coordinator of the Mayor’s Youth Council and co-facilitator of Maptivist, a youth community mapping program. At Oasis, Adrianna is a member of the anti-racism committee and the MLK Day Nashville Planning committee. 

In her community, Adrianna is a founding student member and serves on the board of the Coalition of Black Social Workers and an alum of the Nashville Fellows Program. Adrianna enjoys a good morning walk, a Jasmine Guillory romance novel, and jamming out to all kinds of music. She gives her whole being to her work and is deeply passionate about leaving spaces better than she found them.

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Dr. Keith Ekhator, EdD, LMSW, LSSW, CCTP

Secretary |  Nashville, TN

Keith Ekhator currently serves as a Coordinator for the School Social Work Department with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. After graduation, Keith launched his career as a social worker for the local education agency where he has worked serving the needs of many economically disadvantaged families and youth. This opportunity eventually led to a five-year path to a leadership role where he is able to effectively implement change on a Macro scale. His passion for social work has guided him to serve as an Adjunct Professor for Tennessee State University’s Social Work department where he has created course curriculum for the Institution and taught classes on Social Welfare Policy, Policy Analysis and School Social Work. Keith has made State and national presentations for many professional groups, most recently on Toxic Stressors/ Adverse Childhood Experiences at the Tennessee School Social Work conference.

When Keith isn’t helping in an operational capacity, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and working out. One of his more recent successes includes his recent completion of the Doctor of Education in Leadership & Professional Practice at Trevecca Nazarene University. Keith is a servant leader that values the importance of learner, collaboration, and empowering people to best person they can be.

Justin Singleton, LMSW, LSSW

Financial Director 

Justin Singleton  has served as a youth advocate in various capacities throughout his career. He has served as a residential counselor for the Oasis Center, school social worker for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the state coordinator for Tennessee’s Education for the Homeless Children and Youth Program. Currently he serves as the Operations Director for the Nashville AfterZone Alliance (NAZA).

 

Justin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lander University, and then earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work with a concentration in Management, Leadership and Community Practice. He is an active member of the Eta Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and serves as the chapter's Director of Education.  Justin is currently pursuing his DSW from The University of Memphis.

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Justin Singleton, LMSW, LSSW

Financial Director 

Justin Singleton  has served as a youth advocate in various capacities throughout his career. He has served as a residential counselor for the Oasis Center, school social worker for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the state coordinator for Tennessee’s Education for the Homeless Children and Youth Program. Currently he serves as the Operations Director for the Nashville AfterZone Alliance (NAZA).

 

Justin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lander University, and then earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work with a concentration in Management, Leadership and Community Practice. He is an active member of the Eta Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and serves as the chapter's Director of Education.  Justin is currently pursuing his DSW from The University of Memphis.

Kim Page, LCSW

Founding Board Member |  Nashville, TN

Kim received her B.S.S.W in Social Work from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her M.S.S.W. in Social Work from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was licensed as a clinical social worker in 2000. Currently she is a crisis counselor/ licensed therapist with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Domestic Violence Division, offering crisis intervention, counseling, and court support for victims of domestic violence and any non-perpetrating family members. She has been in this position for over 16 years. She serves as a field instructor for the University Of Tennessee School Of Social Work, Nashville location. Kim also provides LCSW supervision for master's level social workers who are pursuing licensure in social work.

She has trained with International Critical Stress Foundation, Inc. to offer assistance to victims which include a wide range of crisis intervention services including pre and post incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, small group defusings and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). Kim is also training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies2. EMDR is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach. Kim regularly presents information to educate the community on domestic violence and trauma reactions of children and adults.

Kim enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.

LaTamera Woodley, MSSW

Founding Board Member |  Nashville, TN

LaTamera is a 2006 MSSW graduate of UT College of Social Work. Currently employed with the TN Dept of Human Services as a Business Analyst. In this role, she is responsible for assessing business processes and data needs to help improve program operations and service delivery. Some of the work LaTamera is involved in helps improve service delivery by increasing benefit accuracy, informing policy change, maintaining state and federal mandates, updates, and corrections for the state’s SNAP and TANF programs. 

 

This liaison position fulfills her mantra of helping others be their best. Outside of work she strives to be her best at avoiding the gym. This sometimes leads her to running half and full marathons throughout the streets of Nashville and beyond.

Justin Singleton, LMSW, LSSW

Financial Director 

Justin Singleton  has served as a youth advocate in various capacities throughout his career. He has served as a residential counselor for the Oasis Center, school social worker for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the state coordinator for Tennessee’s Education for the Homeless Children and Youth Program. Currently he serves as the Operations Director for the Nashville AfterZone Alliance (NAZA).

 

Justin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lander University, and then earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work with a concentration in Management, Leadership and Community Practice. He is an active member of the Eta Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and serves as the chapter's Director of Education.  Justin is currently pursuing his DSW from The University of Memphis.

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