ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Dr. Daphne Dorce, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. She brings 17 years of clinical expertise evaluating and treating patients with mental health disorders including substance use disorders. Her educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, general psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine and forensic psychiatry training at the Columbia/Cornell Psychiatry and Law Program.
Natasha Mitchell, Ph.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Counseling and Education at The University of Maryland and a Board-Certified Counselor. In addition to publishing research focused on factors that impact minority student achievement, she has served in high level administrative capacities and successfully directed large, multi-year grant projects focused on mental health and improving educational outcomes. Dr. Mitchell is a counselor, coach and consultant whose current passion project LuvYou is focused on bringing the revolution of love and joy to people who need it –which is all of us. You can reach her at LifeYouLuv@gmail.com.
Delegate Mike Rogers is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 at the rank of Colonel after almost 30 years of service. Delegate Rogers is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Russett Community Association. He is a former president of the Meade High School PTSA and coach for the Severn Seminoles. He is the proud father of two Meade High School graduates.
Mr. Devin Tucker is the principal and founder of yUHabi? Philanthropy Advisors. He has over 15 years experiences as a leader and consultant in the non-profit field. His research and policy interests include social determinants of health, bridging the digital divide, asset-building for low-wage households, public education reform, and boosting college access for middle-class families. Devin is a graduate of Harvard University and St. Louis University. He is the former Vice-President, Community Service for the Harvard Club of Maryland and is founder of the Arundel Legislative Symposium (ALS). He is a recipient of numerous awards for civic involvement including the Elijah Cummings Service Award. Devin is an avid reader and a political junkie of the highest order who enjoys gardening, spending time with his wife, two daughters, and his favorite tabby cat "McFly." He still aspires to start his own band and a chain of stores to sell the very best tulips imported directly from the Netherlands. So a future trip to Holland is definitely in order for this aspiring tulips mogul!
Rev. Herbert Watson, Jr., M.Div has over 43 years of ministerial and chaplain experience. He has served in various senior leadership roles in the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Hanover, MD where he has served since 1996. He is also the coordinator of chaplains for the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments. He is a graduate of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice.
He is also a graduate of Garrett– Evangelical Theological Seminary, a United Methodist Church School of Theology, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree and completed his clinical pastoral education training. He is well known to friends and family as a technology geek. He is the proud husband of Rochelle Watson, the First Lady of St. Mark, parent to two children, and grandparent of one grandchild.