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Pamela Barrett Brewer - Host/Executive Producer of MyNDTALK earned her MSW in Clinical Social Work from New York University, New York, New York. Brewer graduated with honors from New York University where she was the first African-American and first Social Work Student in the history of the University to be selected to deliver the Student Address at the graduation ceremonies. Brewer went on to receive her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brewer is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years of postgraduate clinical experience.

Her teaching/field instruction experiences include Brooklyn College Women's Center - Brooklyn, New York; University of Maryland School of Social Work - Baltimore, Maryland and George Mason University School of Social work - Fairfax, Virginia.

She has served on the Montgomery County Victims Services Advisory Committee - Legislative Subcommittee and Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. Dr. Brewer also served as Executive Director of the Life Experiences Activities Program Inc. in Silver Spring -- a vocational rehabilitation agency for adults with disabilities seeking competitive employment.

Brewer has written and produced for television and radio, published many articles and made appearances on local radio programs and local and national television programs. Her professional memberships include The National Association of Social Workers, The American Psychological Association, and AFTRA.

MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer is a relationship/mental health program that initially originated in 1995 as a weekly relationship and mental health program from the studios of Sister Pacifica Station, WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Tri-State AREA.  MyNDTALK became available nationally via the PACIFICA NETWORK to its sister stations and affiliates in @ 2006. In 2014, MyNDTALK transitioned to a daily one hour podcast.

Pamela is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. Brewer is the author of several self-help materials on relationships.  

Brewer's media appearances have included WNBC-TV, WKYS-FM, WOL-AM, WBAL-TV, News Channel 8, DC Cable TV, and WPFW-FM. Workshop presentations have included Healthy Relationships, Relationship Red Flags, Personal Red Flags, Silence, Anger Management and Living Together Well. Workshops venues have included: Domestic Violence Shelter in New York, New York, First Class in Washington, DC , Borders Books and the Smithsonian Series in Washington, D.C.

In 2016, Dr. Brewer received the Distinguished Alumna Award from New York University Silver School of Social Work for her pioneering efforts in the creation and distribution of health/relationship awareness programming. Also in 2016, Brewer was awarded by the CMS (Concerned Members and Supporters) of WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC for her 21 years of service providing mental health education and awareness to the community.
 



 


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                                               Jim Brown (Managing Producer) began his media career in New York City at Henry Straus Productions, Inc. located in New York, New York. While in New York, Jim produced many short films and taught at the groundbreaking WNET-TV Film Training School. In 1969 Jim accepted the position of Director of the Hartford Community Film Workshop Council in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim also created, produced and hosted "Black Exposure," a weekly public affairs program that aired in Connecticut from 1970 - 1972.

In 1972, Jim joined the faculty of Howard University in Washington, DC. In 1980 he developed and managed the Howard University Television station's Student Training Program.  Jim held many positions at Howard University including serving twice as Station Manager of the Howard University Television station, WHUT - TV.  While at Howard, Jim also served on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - Washington, DC Board of Governors from 1984 - 1988 and again from 1994 - 1998. From 1998 - 2000 Jim served as Second Vice President.

Jim retired from his position as Multimedia Manager at the Howard University School of Communications. His responsibilities there included producing programs that aired on WHUT-TV, Howard University's public television station and participating in the design of a new state-of- the-art, five story School of Communications building. Jim was also involved in the design of the School of Communications website – frequently providing video content.

Jim Brown has produced the national weekly live-call-radio program, MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer on Pacifica Network for 21 years.  Jim is now the Managing Producer of the national daily edition of MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer.