Hope ~ Healing ~ Resiliency

Located in Central Alabama and currently providing services statewide

Board Members

Karen Ann Sullins, M.S., LPC

Founder/President

Karen Ann Sullins earned her Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing from Auburn University Montgomery in 2002. Then she earned her Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology, with a minor in sociology from Troy University in 2005. Later, she obtained her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from South University in 2010. For the past ten years she has worked tirelessly advocating for children and families exposed to trauma and violence. Experienced in the areas of trauma focused behavior therapy, counseling psychology, and the assessment of individuals has led to her vigorously pursuing tools and resources to help reduce the stigma disenfranchised children and families battle daily.

She is an expert in crisis response management and holds more than two dozen certifications. She is FEMA certified in Mass Casualty Counseling, Licensed American Red Cross Disaster Response Mental Health Volunteer for the South Alabama & Caribbean Region and has received advanced certification in the areas of Incident Command, Crisis Response, CISM, Compassion Fatigue, and Threat Assessment for vulnerabilities to violence from the CDP to name a few. She is a committed advocate in the community; addressing issues such as bullying, violence prevention, and trauma, while educating on the importance of healthy relationships, internet safety, peer support, and leadership training. She has completed John Maxwell’s Leadershift program and will graduate in May 2020 with a certificate in Leadership and Ministry from Highlands College. As the president of HH2R she aims to enhance resiliency, engage community leaders regarding growth, leadership, prevention, and holistic wellness; in an effort to infuse resilience. HH2R is honored to have someone of her caliber to represent and oversee the needs of the community.

Dr. Ti’Onya Green, Ph.D.

Treasurer

Dr. Ti’Onya Green graduated from Rowan University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Desiring to be an effective change agent, she attended Seton Hall University Law School. She then continued her academic pursuits and received her master’s and doctorate degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership from Capella University. During her academic pursuits, her tenure in government and nonprofit fields harnessed her commitment to pursue excellence in service delivery programs. Her curriculum vitae is robust noting various executive and senior level roles in the public sector.

 Her tenure with the State of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs was rewarding, providing her an opportunity to oversee the third largest field office in affordable and subsidized housing programs. She managed an annual budget of $13.1 million. Additionally, she has more than twenty-five years’ experience in nonprofit management and leadership. To date she serves on various boards within several states. She currently teaches graduate and doctoral courses at several universities, which she takes great pleasure. Her experience and commitment to research and program management improvement drives her pursuit to serve the community. The outcomes of programs must meet the demand at unprecedented levels that exceed the public’s expectations. She is a successful, serial entrepreneur and owner of multiple small businesses. Dr. Green serves as HH2R’s vice president and treasurer.

Dr. Lawrence Katz, Ph.D.

Chairman
Dr. Larry Katz is chairman of the board and director of mental health services. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 1994. He has served as the Clinical Director of a counseling agency in Illinois until he joined the Army in 1996 and was stationed at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. There he met his wife Andrea, and they have two daughters and three poodles. They live in Southern Alabama and will soon celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Dr. Katz began working as a Psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009, where he conducts individual, group, marital, and family therapy for veterans and their families. He also teaches online graduate and undergraduate Psychology courses for several universities, and he provides clinical supervision for about 10 counseling agencies from Dothan to Birmingham. He has a strong research background, with over 100 professional publications and presentations to his credit, and he is currently publishing a book on how we create joy in life. Furthermore, his experience and expertise as a licensed psychologist benefits in fulfilling the vision and mission of HH2R.

Danan Whiddon, MA

Board Member
Danan Whiddon is a Certified Herbalist, small business owner, and college English professor. Her academic studies centered on women writers and Shakespeare. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama. While continuing her teaching career, she turned to her true passion of natural health. Her natural health shop, Sweet Heart Alabama, is dedicated to implementing a holistic health approach to the community. She serves on the board of HH2R to provide a holistic health approach to overcoming trauma and violence in children and families throughout Alabama.