cy-rise Board of Directors

Dr. Tracy L. Johnson


President of Board

Dr. Craig L. Adams


Director of Mental Health

Dr. Pamela Martin


Director of Educational Resources

Kimari Dean, M.S.


Dr. Aisha Asby


Sonya Rucker-Hines


Jeffery Johnson


Janine Mayfield

Website Manager

Virginia Degree


President of Board

Dr. Tracy L. Johnson


As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Johnson has dedicated her life's work to promoting the emotional, psychological & spiritual wellbeing of others. Respected for her strong diagnostic and clinical skills, Dr. Johnson has particular expertise in helping those with a range of socio-emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral concerns. She is the owner/director of an active private practice and has worked as a university professor teaching graduate courses.

Other areas of expertise include ▪ Etiquette Training (business & personal) ▪ leadership training    ▪ stress management  ▪ health & wellness  ▪ cognitive training  early learning and language developmentscientific research  ▪ program evaluation.  Dr. Johnson also has authored a book addressing  suicide's impact on families.

Dr. Johnson completed her doctorate studies at Michigan State University and postdoctoral training at Cornell University and Stanford University, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Johnson is married to a wonderful husband, Jeffery Johnson, a mechanical engineer who follows the path of God. With three wonderful children God has gifted to them, Dr. Johnson believes that her own parenting experience has enriched her therapeutic work providing her with greater empathy and understanding for the children and families with whom she works.

Director of Mental Health

Dr. Craig L. Adams


Dr. Craig L. Adams, Licensed Psychologist.  Educated at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Notre Dame, he has been practicing in the field of psychology for over 30 years.  Before starting his private practice in 1991, Dr. Adams worked for 13 years with Alameda County’s Mental Health Dept at the East Oakland Community Mental Health Center.

Areas of work included:

• Head Start Mental Health Consultant

• Establishing male mentoring programs for elementary and junior high school students

• Providing manhood training programs 

• Fatherhood training

• Extensive work on couples & relationships

• Parenting 

Dr. Adams is married to his beautiful wife, Ann; he is the father of 5 children & grandfather of 15.

Director of Education

Dr. Pamela Martin

Pamela Martin is an Associate Dean in the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University, and interim Department Head of Psychology.  She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a M.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. in Ecological/Community Psychology and Urban Studies from Michigan State University.

After completing her graduate training, Dr. Martin was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Programs for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

Influenced by ecological theory, Dr. Martin is interested in examining the person-environment fit between social institutions such as churches and behavioral outcomes. Dr. Martin was the first tenured African American female in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University. While at NC State, she has been responsible for developing three important campus initiatives to address the urgent needs of children from low-income families. Her efforts have helped to deliver after-school science and mathematics education, a service learning student program to assist the effective parenting initiatives for homeless women and their children, an initiative to educate the public on African-American health issues, and support the inclusion and success of African-American males in higher education.