Meet our team

“Elevating the voices and ideas of psychoanalysts and Black people around the country”

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Janice O. Bennett, PhD

Secretary, Founding Member

Dr. Bennett is a graduate of New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychology and Psychoanalysis where she was the former Co-Chair of The Diversity Fellowship Committee. She is a Fellow at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research...

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Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP

Founding Member

Dr. Kliger is a board-certified psychologist, psychoanalyst, and founder of Psychological Assets, PC and Kliger Consulting Group, LLC. She is fully licensed in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. Within her professional practice, she sees individuals, families, organizations, and...

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Maxine Dennis

Founding Member

Maxine Dennis is a psychoanalyst, member of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), a consultant clinical psychologist, and an organizational consultant. She has extensive experience of working with individuals, groups and organizations, and works in private practice...

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Chanda D. Griffin, LCSW

Founding Member

Ms. Griffin is a teaching, training, and supervising analyst, co-chair of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP), and is a faculty member at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)...

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Anton Hart, PhD, FABP, FIPA

Founding Member


Dr. Hart is a Training and Supervising Analyst and faculty member of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. He also supervises at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University and is a member of the Editorial...

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Dorothy Evans Holmes, PhD, ABPP, FABP

Founding Member

Dr. Holmes currently practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Bluffton, SC. She is also a Teaching, Training, and Supervising Analyst in the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, Professor and PsyD Program Director Emeritus at the George Washington University, and...

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Annie Lee Jones, PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Jones is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Queens, New York. She is co-chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Culture, Class, and Language (CERCCL) at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and...

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Kimberlyn Leary PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Leary is a senior vice president at the Urban Institute, lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School, and an associate professor of health policy and management...

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Doloris Morris, PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Morris is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and is a supervisor/consultant in the Interpersonal Humanistic Orientation. She is a fellow of Divisions of Psychoanalysis, Clinical Psychology and Independent Practice...

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Michael Moskowitz, PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Moskowitz is a former president of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), and is a faculty member of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the NYU School of Social Work.

Throughout his career...

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Craig Polite, PhD

Co-chairs, Founding Member

Dr. Polite is a Psychologist/Psychoanalyst in full-time private practice in Manhattan, where he conducts Psychotherapy and Executive Coaching and Management Consulting. He is currently a Supervising Clinical Consultant at NYU and a Supervisor at the Westchester Center for...

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Dionne R. Powell, M.D.

Founding Member

Dr. Powell is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and The Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) (NYU affiliated. She is also the current vice president of the American Association...

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Richard Reichbart,J.D., PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Reichbart is President-elect and Past President of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), where he is also a Fellow and training analyst. Previously, he was chair of the Diversity Committee at IPTAR. He has also...

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Beverly J. Stoute, MD, FABP, FAPA

Founding Member

Dr. Stoute is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Atlanta, GA. She serves as President of the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, as a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute...

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Kirkland Vaughans, PhD

Founding Member

Dr. Vaughans is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. He is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University...

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Kathleen White, PhD

Co-chair, Founding Member

Dr. White is President of Pogue White Consultancy, LLC. She is a psychoanalyst, executive coach organization consultant, and a Tavistock Group Relations Practitioner. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from New York University and is an experienced educator...

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Cleonie White, PhD

Founding Member

Dr. White maintains a private practice in New York City. She is a fellow, faculty, and supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology. She is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at New...

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Alexandra Woods, PhD

Treasurer, Founding Member

Dr. Woods has been in full time private practice since 2001 in New York City, working with individual adults and couples.

She graduated from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she has been...

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Samuel P. Wyche, D.O.

Founding Member

Dr. Wyche practices psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and psychopharmacology in Wyndmoor, PA, and is on the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP). He also teaches an interactive class at PCOP for third year candidates titled “Diversity, Racism, and...