Erica Tatum-Sheade is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She is the co[owner of Integrated Mental Health Associates a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2018, after seeing a growing need for support for young girls, she created a group curriculum called G.E.M.S.™ (Girls Empowered, Motivated, and Strong), where she teaches concepts of confidence, empowerment, self-esteem, and authenticity to girls from elementary through high school. She provides training and public speaking on mental health to the public and other helping professionals. One of the 2021 NAWBO Woman of Vision award winners and the 2022 National Association of Social Worker-Arizona Social Worker of the Year.