I’m proud to be a part of a company that’s taking to the time to honor and recognize the significance of Black History Month, especially this year’s theme of health and wellness.
As it relates to mental health, my wife, who is a licensed professional counselor decided (during the midst of the pandemic) to take a leap of faith and start her own private practice as a Mental Health Therapist. She also helped start a non-profit organization that focuses on providing mental health resources to the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community. She’s a founding member of the non-profit Kinnect Wellness Network and owner of Wanda Hudson Consulting.
She and I both have committed to living our lives with mental health at the forefront because it wasn’t a focus in our communities growing up. We both see the value and importance in spreading that message to people of color so that healing can take place from trauma that runs through our lineage. As we all know “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” and we want to recreate a better narrative for those who look like us and come from where we come from.
Director of Advisor Development
Penn Mutual Wealth Strategies
Wanda and Douglas Hudson at the Mesquite NAACP Juneteenth Celebration.