Margie Gill is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for mental health professionals. Dr. Gill has been actively involved in mentoring youth, serving the community, and providing humanitarian aid for over 25 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College and master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. After working as the Executive Director for the counseling agency, Family and Youth Interventions, LLC, Dr. Gill decided to advocate for marginalized populations and pursued her doctorate in Counseling at the University of Georgia. She later became the Executive Director for Tabitha’s House, Inc, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and teaches awareness and prevention against human trafficking. Dr. Gill also serves on the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce Workgroups 4, Workgroup 7, and Workgroup 9. She is also the Vice-Chair for the DeKalb County Juvenile Court Mental Health Court – Journey Program Advisory Board. Dr. Gill conducts presentations and participates in community forums and panel discussions to increase awareness about human trafficking, community revitalization, and empowerment. Dr. Gill is also faculty, clinical supervisor, and Assistant Clinic Director for the Psychology Department of Brenau University. She has completed research projects focusing on topics that range from sex trafficking, self-identity, family structure, achievement, juvenile delinquency, and gang affiliation. Dr. Gill is an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additionally, Dr. Gill serves on several boards in various capacities spanning across international borders. In this capacity, she assists in developing schools in Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. The Minister of Education of Rwanda recently appointed Dr. Margie Gill and Dr. Phillip Haynes as the main researchers to explore factors that impact attaining educational achievement for the entire country.
Human Trafficking and the Black LGBTQ+ Community: Identifying and Protecting the Margins