BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dinisha Mingo

Founder / Executive Director

Dinisha Mingo is the CEO and Founder of MHS Behavioral Services, Inc. MHS, founded in 2016, is an organization that provides outpatient mental and behavioral health services to children, adults and families who experience depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions. MHS also provides ABA services for children with Autism in home and in clinic.

Dinisha began direct service work in behavioral health in 2011, providing outpatient rehabilitative services to children, adults and families. She has worked with diverse populations aged 4-82 individually and in group settings. Dinisha has worked in many areas of behavioral health as a treatment coordinator, case manager and Director of an organization.

Charles Whitby

Charles Whitby

Board Chair / Governance Committee Chair

As a native of Lansing, Michigan and 12 year resident of Las Vegas, NV, Charles L. Whitby has been a staple in the philanthropic community for more than 2 decades. Charles served in youth ministry at his local church for over 24 years and volunteered in multiple ministry outreach activities over that span. He was formerly a board member with the Las Vegas chapter of the 100 Black Men of Nevada, serving during his last term as the Vice President of Development for the organization. He also was an active mentor in the Chess program for the 100. 

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Phyllis Johnson

Treasurer

Phyllis Johnson, Owner & CEO, launched PKJ Consulting in 2015. PKJ Consulting is an Accounting & Consulting Services company for small businesses that provides accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, taxes, payroll, consulting, and startup services. She started her company because growing up in the Bay Area of California, she saw a lot of small businesses startup and close due to lack of resources, planning, and assistance. She became passionate about wanting to help small businesses.

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Kelcey West

Community Engagement Committee

Dr. Rev. Kelcey A. West, has a lifelong passion, which stems from his childhood, for serving others. It is because of his passion that he has and currently serves as the senior pastor of Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church for 17 years. Additionally, he is the President for the Nevada/California Interstate Missionary Baptist Church Convention, founder of the 27th Annual “Unity Through Knowledge” Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tours, Executive Director for the Native Son Spelling Bee, and more.

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Adriane Bell

Fundraising Committee Chair

Adriane Bell is a philanthropist and she has a heart to help communities and individuals where support is needed. Growing up in Lansing, Michigan, Adriane spent a lot of her time as a youth and adult volunteering in her church, multiple outreach ministries, and organizations. When Adriane moved to Las Vegas in 2005, it was second nature for her to get involved in Nevada. She saw a need locally to give her time to youth, homelessness, and other areas impacting the Valley. Adriane’s enthusiasm to pour into the community is contagious to those near and far, and she has a passion to continue to get others involved.

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Jarron Gray

Fundraising and Events Committee

Jarron was born and raised in Las Vegas valley. He attended Clark High School in the Academy of Finance. After graduation, Jarron began his studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas while also beginning his career in banking. After graduating from UNLV with a degree in Economics, Jarron progressed through several roles in the Finance industry. He has also held leadership roles with volunteer organizations. These roles included work with the 100 Black Men of Las Vegas, Chair of the Leadership Advance Program, Member of the Business Council for the Urban Chamber of Commerce, and culminated his role as the current Board Chair of the Urban Chamber of Commerce.

Shaundell Newsome

Advisory Board Chairman

Shaundell Newsome is Founder & Visionary of Sumnu Marketing is a three-time SBA Nevada Award winner; Small business Champion of the Year (2008), Family-Owned Business of Year (2015) and Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Year (2023). He started his first business in 1982, as a teenager while attending the High School of Graphic Communication Arts. He created fliers, posters and tape covers for early hip hop and rap artists in his Bedford Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) Brooklyn neighborhood. Shaundell credits his mentor Michael Collins, owner of Lou-Edna Graphics and Printing for his interest in the industry and entrepreneurship.

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