Leaders: Romanza McAllister, Michael Phillips & Kofi Obeng
Sessions: 90 minutes
When : 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7pm ET/ 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
Dates: June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, December 13 & 27 (no meeting)
Each of us has a unique ADHD journey, discovering what we have in common brings us together. You don’t have to figure out ADHD on your own, talk to people just like you.
This group provides support to African American adults with ADHD. This is a safe, non-judgmental environment to learn about ADHD, share your experiences, and discover your ADHD strengths.
We provide trustworthy information:
- Better understand ADHD symptoms
- Learn proven life strategies, and
- Discover the current treatment options
Life is complicated. Living with ADHD only complicates life more. Join us for frank discussions on topics such as:
- Sharing your diagnosis with family
- Culturally competent mental health services, how to find them
- Breaking the stigma
Do you have trouble with procrastination? Losing your keys? Forgetting? So do we.
Join us as we support and encourage each other on Monday nights.
Group Leader Information
Romanza McAllister – bio
Romanza McAllister, LCSW
Romanza McAllister, LCSW is a trauma informed psychotherapist, and a 2008 graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work; where she majored in case management and group- work. In alignment with ADDA’s strong commitment to public service, Romanza is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. ( A public service organization) and the Brooklyn N.Y. chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ) Over the past ten years Romanza has provided solution focused group/individual and family counseling within the inpatient and outpatient setting. Diagnosed with and grappling with symptoms of ADHD since the age of 10, she has personally found support groups to be an essential part of her healing and cultivating resilience. She has facilitated various support groups, with a focus on mutual aid, empowerment, and psycho-education. Support group topics have included job readiness, conflict resolution, interpersonal effectiveness, and stress management. In her current practice she works with adults who struggle with issues centered on codependency, racial identity, and acceptance of their ADHD diagnosis.
Kofi Obeng – BIO
Kofi is ADDA Ambassador and Co-Facilitator of the African American/Black Diaspora + ADHD group. Kofi has been an ADDA member since 2019. Kofi was diagnosed in early 2000s. He is also the father of two young men with ADHD. His desire to help others like himself and his sons led him to join the ADDA team. Kofi brings years of experience from his personal 12 step journey to his work in ADDA. Additionally, Kofi has received Racial Equity training since joining ADDA and is a member of ADDA’s Bias Training Committee.
Kofi lives in South Carolina and is a degreed mechanical engineer who has had leadership roles in sales, marketing and product management across multiple industries (Power Transmission. Material Handling, and General Industrial).
Michael Phillips – BIO
Michael Phillips, Esq
Michael Phillips, Esq is an Attorney who specializes in Real Estate law and land development and has been working in Real Estate since 2003. Working in the legal field, Michael has had a chance to witness firsthand what the justice system and the American socioeconomic system can do to people with ADHD when it is not treated. Michael was diagnosed as an adult, at the age of 40 and discovered ADDA through their educational resources. As important as any medication, is the ability to apply ADHD friendly techniques to develop strategies that one can use to “stay on top of their ADHD” as Dr. Ari Tuckman says often. Michael works with ADDA in several capacities from education to peer support. Michael often works directly with Romanza McAllister, LCSW and Kofi Obeng in The African American/African Diaspora Peer Support group where topics have included ADHD and acceptance, disclosure of ADHD to Friends family and loved ones, and anxiety and stress management. Outside of his legal practice, Michael works to help create programs to work with at risk teens and adults through his Church and a network of other Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches through prison outreach and other community programs.