Dr. Carl Highshaw is the principal consultant of Carl Highshaw, LLC (DBA Resilient Solutions) and he is the Founder and President of the AMAAD (Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease). Dr. Highshaw fully developed the AMAAD Institute as a community-based organization (CBO) that is fully capable of the provision of integrated social work-related services that prioritize Black LGBTQ+ people.  With more than twenty-five years of nonprofit program and administrative management experience, Dr. Highshaw completed his Bachelor of Psychology from Western Illinois University, his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from the University of Southern California.  Highshaw also received a substance use disorder (SUD) Certification from the Los Angeles Training Institute for Drug and Alcohol Counseling as well as a Human Resources Management Certification from California State University-Dominguez Hills.