Dr. Katurah Jenkins Hall
Born and raised in south St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Katurah Jenkins-Hall was the first African-American female to receive her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of South Florida, Tampa (USF) in 1984. Dr. Jenkins-Hall was employed as a professor at USF for 30 years and recently retired from USF in 2016. She has served the Bay Area as a licensed Clinical Psychologist for the past 30 years during which time she served the Florida Board of Psychology for 8 years, and as board chair for 4 years. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, she graduated with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a licensed and ordained minister, who serves as the Executive Pastor at New Dawn Restoration Center, Tampa. She currently volunteers as a mental health consultant for the Pinellas County Urban league, and is the CEO of G.R.A.C.E, Greater Reach Alliance of Christian Counselors and Educators, providing a network of culturally and spiritually competent professional training and services to the Bay area. She is also the President and Chair of LEGACY-56, Inc. an emerging 501c3 organization dedicated to excellence and equity in education in South Pinellas County.