Dr. Kiah E. Nyame Has Been Named Coordinator of the Office of Neighborhood Safety for the City of Rochester

Dr. Kiah Nyame serves as Founding Executive Director of Ujima Rochester/Ujima Atlanta, Inc., a positioin he’s held since January 2002 to  present. Ujima is a pro-social development agency serving severely at-risk youth and their families. 

Dr. Nyame created African World History Classes in Rochester and Atlanta in 2011 to support lay  -persons, youth, human service and education professionals increase knowledge of the historical contributions of the African Diaspora. 

 Dr. Nyame also serves as a Social-Justice and Program Evaluation Consultant, as well as a Cultural & Social Trauma Educator. He co-founded in 1997, Umoja  Recovery, a chemical dependency recovery group dealing with issues that are specific to African Americans. He has served as a founding member of the Rochester Fatherhood Resource Initiative Inc. He has served as an Effective Black Parenting and Family Consultant and Young Men’s and Young Women’s Rites of Passage curriculum developer and trainer. 

Dr. Kiah E. Nyame has over twenty years  experience in the education, mental health, juvenile justice, and youth behavioral fields. His expertise is in family, youth, and generational cultural trauma and youth intervention/prevention. 

Dr. Nyame is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Certified Diversity & Inclusion Trainer, Certified Program Evaluator, and an Organizational Equity Transformation Consultant.

Dr. Nyame completed his Doctoral Degree in Counseling & Human Development at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. He completed his Master’s Degree in Human Service Administration at St. John Fisher College.