MEET THE TEAM
The Founder of CRSS
De’Nisha Beasley commonly known as Dinah is a Community Activist, Social Worker, and Restorative Practitioner. Passionate about inspiring a positive change in the community, she holds 13+ years of experience in serving the health, social work, counseling, and education arenas. Over the years, she has served the community in numerous important roles and holds 9+ years of experience working as a Discharge Planner, Medical Social Worker, Case Manager, and Rehabilitation Specialist. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Double Master’s Degree in Social Work and Theological Studies, Dinah holds extensive training in the niche of Restorative Practices. She is also a trained Mental Health Counselor who works with at-risk women and children.
Dinah utilizes her knowledge of Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices to help improve interpersonal communication, restore broken relationships, and build healthy communities. She is an expert in leveraging the healing power of Restorative Circles to bring healing and restoration to marriages, families, and communities. Dinah presently serves the University of California (UCLA) as a Curriculum Developer/Trainer and devotes her expertise to train service providers on delivering trauma-informed care to their clients. Dinah also strives to help schools and families adopt a trauma-informed approach to relish the positives of restorative practices on youth’s behavior and school culture. Dinah derives her greatest inspiration from the powerful testimonies, moving transformations, and stimulating experiences that inspire her to reach more people and bring positive changes in others’ lives. Serving as an advocate & activist against social issues impacting vulnerable populations, she aims to leverage her years of experience, training, and expertise to bring about a social change and restoration to communities throughout this world. Native to Detroit, MI, Dinah presently resides in Los Angeles, California, and actively travels from the East to the West coast to represent the voiceless and serve the community
The Co-Founder of CRSS
Sandra has implemented trauma-informed practices while serving as Program Director and Director of Education and Outreach for non-profit organizations, advocating for the most vulnerable families. While serving as Director of Professional Development and Training, she created and actualized a professional development standard for more than 700 employees; a plan that produced extraordinary results earning her even greater respect from her peers and community leaders. Today, Sandra plays a vital role locally and nationally working as the Director of Education and Outreach for an organization seeking to increase awareness about human trafficking, educating the community and initiating change on a local and federal level. Sandra serves on several Board of Directors including Inside Out, the Hope Foundation, Singing Sensation and the Boys
Hope Girls Hope Parent Board. She is a pillar in the community and uses her platform to educate and model trauma and resilience informed care. Sandra has a B.S in Business Administration and Finance, a B.S in Human Services, a B.S. in Counseling, and a Master of Education Adult Education and Training) from University of Phoenix. Sandra is the mother of 4 beautiful children and resides in Detroit, MI.