Keith Mascoll SAG-AFTRA,AEA Actor/Producer/Writer
Keith Mascoll has a New York Critics Choice Award, a Best Actor Award from the Strawberry One act play festival, and has been nominated for two IRNE awards. Keith has been seen in numerous commercial and film projects. Look for Keith in the lead role on Amazon Prime in the film Confused by Love, and as the character Applesauce in the Polka King on Netflix. Keith is also a leading designer of innovative educational programming for middle to high school students. As a founding staff member of Citizen Schools, he played a significant role in that organization's success in transforming the learning day, and improving the educational trajectories of young people across the country. Keith's recent arts education work also includes work with the Moffitt-Ladd House and Garden in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the Exploring the Issue of Slavery in the Era of American Revolution project, in which young people develop historically-focused original scripts. Keith is also a co-founder of a Boston based professional black Theater company. He earned his BA in Theatre at the University of Massachusetts.
Roxann Mascoll MSW LCSW Consultant/Producer
GREATER BOSTON ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIAL WORKERS, Clinical Group Facilitators www.greaterbostonabsw.org
Roxann Mascoll MS. MSW. LCSW is a Black Nuyorican mujerista. She is a staff psychologist at Brandeis University Counseling Center. Roxann also is a lead clinical social worker at Boston Medical Center. She has a MSW and Certificate of Urban Leadership in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College and Masters’ degree from the University of Massachusetts in nonprofit management. Roxann is currently the President of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Black Social Workers.
Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers (GBABSW) was organized in 1968 – as one of the founding chapters of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (NABSW). GBABSW advocates for social change, justice, and human development of African people throughout the world. The GBABSW is comprised of social work students, young professionals and seasoned practitioners of African ancestry. Through the use of shared knowledge we aim to promote our community’s welfare, survival, and liberation as well as advocate for social change at all levels of government.
John Oluwole ADEkoje Writer/Director/Producer
John Oluwole ADEkoje is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a M.F.A. in dramatic writing and an M.A. in film production. He is national award winner of the Kennedy Center: ACTF-Lorraine Hansberry playwriting award for the play “Streethawker,” as well as the 2006 Roxbury Film Festival’s Award for Emerging Local Filmmaker for the documentary “Street Soldiers,” which was shown at Le Festival du Film Pan african (Cannes) and Festival des Films du Monde (Montréal).
Most recently, ADEkoje was the winner of the National Tri Annual New Play Competition for Professional Writers and has received the Brother Thomas Fellowship Award for “Street Soldiers.” His short play “Love Jones” was produced at the Boston Fringe Festival – Company One, Boston Theatre Marathon, and was the winner of the Strawberry One Act Festival in Hollywood. Company One has also produced a full-length mounting of his play, 6 Rounds/6 Lessons at the Boston Center For The Arts; he most recently made his acting debut in Company One’s production of The Overwhelming by, J.T. Rogers. John is a playwrighting fellow at the Huntington Theater Company. Most recently, he was awarded the Emerging Filmmaker Award for “Knockaround Kids” at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
Dr. Martin Pierre, PhD Consultant/Writer of Malik Testimonials
Dr. Martin Pierre is a staff psychologist at Brandeis University Counseling Center. He served as the Co-Director of Behavioral Health at the Steward Carney Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is the co-founder of Ashmont Counseling Associates, a group practice that provides psychological services to children, families and adult populations. Dr. Pierre provided mental services to “at risk” and “high risk” children and adolescents. He has provided mental health services to the Boston Public Schools, the Roxbury District Court and the Community Re-Entry Centers. He has also served as a clinician on the Metro Assessment Unit for the Department of Youth Services. He serves as a Board Member for both the Massachusetts Psychological Association and the Boston Ten Point Coalition.
Dr Pierre earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from Lesley University and doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology. Subsequently, he completed two consecutive post-doctoral fellowships at Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center and the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. During his post-doctoral training, he worked with patients diagnosed with chronic mental illness and served as the traumatic stress intervention coordinator at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Pierre has lectured, taught courses, and conducted research and trauma trainings both nationally and internationally. His clinical and research interests focus on multicultural counseling, culturally responsive interventions and the impact of trauma and race related stress on the psychological functioning of people of color. He has written scholarly articles and book chapters that examine the relationship between racial identity and psychological distress on African American males.
a therapist, Dr. Pierre utilizes a strength-based approach to psychotherapy that appreciates the multiple contexts in which individuals lives are embedded. He believes that people have both shared and unique strengths that impact our unique life experiences as well as shared cultural factors that foster resilience and adaptive coping.