Amen Ptah is currently the Senior Health Project Coordinator for the U of R’s Department of Psychiatry’s Office of Mental Health Promotion. His work involves advanced community training, education, action and advocacy in mental health promotion in virtual and agency-based settings. He currently informs RCSD students on the importance of critical media literacy pedagogy, branding, and self-concept. Amen is a poet and has lead poetry and discussion workshops involving issues around stigma and historical trauma (at NCBI and U of R’s Diversity Conference). He has also facilitated group learning across diverse perspectives on race and privilege – in addition to coordinating Community Based Participatory projects around violence transmission and suicide prevention. As a graduate of LCCP Cohort XII, Amen has been able to assist community stakeholders in elevating their leadership capacity; provide students with tools that increases their capacity to mine for their optimal potential; all while advancing opportunities that encourages personal growth and development.
He is the previous Digital Media Specialist/Program Coordinator for the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County’s ImagineYOU teen digital media learning lab and was the lead trainer and Coordinator for LRNG Rochester. Mr. Ptah is also the founder of a small local multimedia business brand “APVisuals”; credited for producing informative products for Rochester Monroe Antipoverty Initiative, Community Place of Greater Rochester, Action for a Better Community, and several other notable nonprofit agencies. Amen has been involved with numerous community initiatives including the Gun Involvement Violence Elimination Program, Coordinated Care Services’ Cultural Competence and Linguistics Initiatives, and keynote speaker for ROC The Peace. In addition, Amen is the recipient of the SUNY College at Brockport’s prestigious Diversity Engagement Award.