Onaje Muid, LMHC, CASAC, FDLC, is the Clinical Associate Director of Reality House Inc. He creates culturally appropriate, trauma centered social justice human service systems to reverse historical trauma for oppressed populations. He has thirty years of experience in counseling and administration, and serves on the boards of the New York State Association of Substance Providers Board and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault Board, as well as the Community Participatory Research board at the Columbia School of Social Work. Mr. Muid is an adjunct lecturer at New York University Silver School of Social Work, and a faculty member of the Bureau of Talent Management and Performance Improvement at the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.
Mr. Muid serves as the co-chairs for ACHMA: College of Behavioral Health Leadership Diversity Interest Group, and the National Association of Social Workers New York City Chapter Task Force for Social Workers of African Descent. He received the Exemplary Mid- Career Leadership Award in 2014. He served as the Non-Governmental Organization representative to the United Nations for the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities, and was a delegate to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in South Africa in 2015. He is married to Dr. Fatima Hafiz, with whom he shares eleven children between them. He and Dr. Hafiz are active in community healing campaigns including the International Black Summit, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and Transformative Education Associates– a company they started together. His affirmation is: “I am healing. You are healing. We are healing. Our world is healing.”
Mr. Muid holds a graduate degree in social work from SUNY Stony Brook University, a license in mental health, a credential in substance counseling, and a credential in family development from New York State. He holds post-master’s certificates in social work and spirituality, trauma, and African centered social work.