Osadeba O. Omokaro, Co-Founder of “Dead the Silence”, is a Houston Native by way of Nigeria. He is one of five siblings, and son to two amazing Nigerian parents that blessed him in life. Although these are pillars of strength in many people’s lives; these factors alone were not enough to keep him from dealing with the trauma of losing a brother to sickle cell, and doctoral malpractice at an early age. This experience coupled with other life situations caused him to feel immense anger for most of his life resulting in fights, emotional isolation, and confusion. Luckily, through time and communication with loved ones he was able to “Dead the Silence” of fear & anger in his life. His true turning point was in college. He is a alumni of Prairie View A&M University where he was very active founding a few organizations on the campus as well as holding the mantel of Mr. Prairie View A&M University. Now, in his adult life he resides in Washington, D.C. where he works as a business analyst at Nestle & continues his community work through Urban League & other organizations.
Anthony Thomas Duncan is the Co-Founder of “Dead the Silence” which is an initiative that creates a space for unspoken mental health issues and provides resources for healing and support. With an earned Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta,Georgia, Anthony recognizes the importance of education, leadership, and community engagement. Anthony is currently enrolled at New York University Steinhardt in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Masters of Clinical Nutrition. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club where he serves as a mentor to a young man. With a strong background in the natural sciences, Anthony is pursuing a career in Health and Nutrition with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian with a focus on Community Nutrition. Anthony is a creative, learner-centered practitioner, researcher, and mental health advocate who is committed to encouraging others to “Dead The Silence.”