Robin Nicole Tinnon, born on August 6th, 1991, on the south-side of Chicago, Illinois is an activist, public intellectual, and writer who advocates for the oppressed. Currently an Executive Director for We All Rise: African American Resource Center, she strives to help black youth and their families be positive participants of healthy relationships and be intentional about their investments in black history and culture. As a community activist, Founder, Feminist & Mom Boss—she is impressed with our community members and their intentionality around healing together. Robin works endlessly to ensure that her teachings are derived from the historical foundation of true mentorship which includes creating safe places, belonging and togetherness as we all move forward in progress.
Currently, writing the book Let Me Be Here for YOU While YOU Stand Up For YOURSELF, she asserts that there are no current writings that gives a realistic view of her coined term ‘African Americanism.’ This book discusses race, culture, and spirituality as it all comes together to form the black experience. As a passionate community member, she intends for her work to touch the lives of many and bring homage to those living with the margins or race, class, and gender and managing every day to find ways to live their best lives.
Dena Williams is currently working at We All Rise AARC as a Crime Victim Advocate. Dena also worked at Reach Counseling Services as the Anti-Trafficking advocate in Neenah Wisconsin as well as a weekend overnight advocate at Harbor House in the Fox Valley. Her expertise when working with self-identified Black/African American clients focuses on critical race theory and racial battle fatigue. She currently co-facilitates the Black Girls Healing Group in the Fox Valley area and is a strong supporter for students of color and their experience as stewards in academia. She also facilitates a group for Black women in Appleton and Oshkosh Dena is also a member of the Attorney General SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) for Human Trafficking and Community Coordinated Response-Green Bay(CCR-GB). She is also a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking. Dena has worked with the District Attorney's office to help victims complete the Diversion Program. She has her certification in SAVAS (Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School) and in the curriculum for Dismantling Racism. Her passion is working with people in the community as well helping support victims of Domestic violence and Sexual Abuse.
Keshelle Anderson is currently working at We All Rise: African American Resource Center as a Crime Victim Advocate. Born April 22nd 1994, Keshelle is a native of Milwaukee, WI recently joining the Green Bay community. Personally knowing the lows of addiction, statistics, and oppression of those affected by addiction she pushes for connection with her clients that is lead by love and is motivated everyday to stay present with the best version of herself. As a crime victim advocate of We All Rise African American Resource Center, her hopes are to encourage, build and support the marginalized in the Greater Green Bay community.
Keshelle believes that the easiest way to connect with people is to be yourself and allow the energy you emit to work for you. She enjoys music, dancing, family and friends--and is committed to constantly growing her knowledge of Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault and all other forms of violence and their various manifestations through multiple educational opportunities.
Meet Rajon Hall, We All Rise: AARC youth programming Prevention Educator . Rajon comes to us from UW-Oshkosh as a Criminal Justice major. Born in Chicago, Rajon is an alumnus of Green Bay West High School. His early inspiration was his older sister, who started Black Youth Alliance-WI, a Green Bay program that helps marginalized youth plan for their futures.
Rajon has done research for Fit Oshkosh, a race equity non-profit out of Oshkosh, WI-- interviewing business leaders of color in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Appleton, and Green Bay. In his work he captured the details of their experiences founding and growing their businesses. In particular, he is learned about the obstacles each has faced, and how they approach and solve the problems that entrepreneurs of color regularly encounter here in Wisconsin.
Rajon speaks frankly about his personal journey overcoming the discomfort so many of us deal with when it comes to speaking up on matters of race. He points to a fairly recent unjust encounter he had with local law enforcement and the court system as the event that sparked his new-found courage. Now when white friends make a racist comment “in jest,” Rajon challenges the comment, shares his feelings about it – and they remain friends.
Rajon is very pleased to be working with people he respects, at an organization whose mission he shares. The next step in his career Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What we know is that wherever Rajon is and each youth that gets to learn alongside him certainly benefit from his insights, compassion, and courage.
Prevention Educator, Black Youth Alliance-WI a specialty program of We All Rise: African American Resource Center Inc.
I believe that we are all intimately connected to one another, and because of this, we have a deep responsibility for each other. Too often, fear and shame hinder us, our relationships and our life dreams, preventing us from becoming our best selves and living our best lives. I also believe that we cannot grow and thrive unless we feel seen, heard, cared for, and valued.
I completed a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. I have worked as a psychologist with individuals, couples, and families for the past 10 years in university counseling centers, community mental health, tribal behavioral health, medical centers, and correctional settings. Particular interests include multicultural counseling, trauma, family systems, interpersonal/relational issues, and shame resilience. I also taught various undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, human development, assessment, and cultural diversity, awareness, and privilege. I am passionate about racial and social justice, continual learning, and promoting/creating stronger relationships and communities. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside in nature, reading, music, sports, attending cultural and social justice events.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctoral Degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I have been working in the field of psychology for over ten years in various settings including inpatient and outpatient settings. I serve children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I also enjoy facilitating therapy groups. I have a particular passion for working with marginalized and oppressed populations and helping clients improve their relationships, explore their feelings of shame, and heal their pain. My clinical interests and specialties include trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and childhood behavior problems. I want my clients to tell their story, express themselves fully, and lead more fulfilling lives. I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere where clients can explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs they have about themselves and others. I utilize an eclectic and dynamic approach to mental health based on the principles of client-centered therapy integrated with interpersonal and psychodynamic therapies.
Outside of my professional life, I have two wonderful children and spend much of my free time with them. I was born in Green Bay, WI and grew up in a small town south of Green Bay; therefore, this community is very important to me. I love reading, relaxing, and traveling. I have a strong interest in social justice advocacy and truly want to help make this World a better place for my children and my children’s children.