These awesome professionals are very passionate about serving single parents. Take some time to get to know them by reading below.

Board Members

Kenita Smith
President/CEO & Founder

Kenita Smith graduated from the American Intercontinental University of Buckhead with a B.B.A concentration in Healthcare Management in 2007, and also obtained an M.B.A concentrating in Healthcare Management from the same University in 2008.

As founder and chief executive officer, her responsibilities encompass the overall leadership and development of the organization. In addition to her vocation, Mrs. Smith is a published author and stays actively involved in the local church as she serves as a leader for many church functions.

Steven Dowdley
Board Chair

Steve is a seasoned healthcare executive with broad experience in management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, business development, and R&D. He currently serves as Global Director of Regulatory Affairs for a medical device firm, where is responsible for setting the strategic regulatory direction for the company and leading a global team of professionals who work with health authorities around the world. He also serves on several international industry boards, focused on proactively influencing healthcare policy and establishing industry guidance.

Steve is passionate about helping others and believes that life is too short to not live it to its fullest. He believes that every day gives us a second chance to live, laugh, love, and learn better than we did the day before.

Lisa Larry White

Lisa Larry White is a native of Bessemer, Alabama, and has resided in metro-Atlanta since 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), receiving a B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism with a minor in English. Over the course of her career, she has worked in various industries including healthcare, pharmaceutical, property management, and currently in tax and financial education. She currently works as the Office Manager for Protax Plus Financial Services, LLC, a full-service tax preparation and accounting firm, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She also serves as the Vice President of Operations for the firm’s satellite offices in Alabama, Virginia, and South Carolina. Lisa was recently promoted to EVP Platinum with myEcon, the Personal Financial Success Company, located in Snellville, Georgia.

Lisa is passionate about her community and uses her life experiences and “gift of gab” to motivate others. It is her desire that through her written and spoken word, people are inspired, encouraged, and strengthened as she shares her knowledge. She works tirelessly to ensure that the community is educated on matters that impact their daily lives in the areas of taxes, credit repair, and financial literacy. She is also a motivational speaker, writer, editor, and entrepreneur. Lisa is the mother of three young adult children; D’Lisa, Davida, and David Jr.

Wassia Kamon

Wassia graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Since then, she accumulated over a decade of progressive experience in corporate accounting and finance, with a focus on strategic planning, financial analysis, and business process improvements. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She currently serves as Vice President of Finance for Low Income Investment Fund.

Aside from work, Wassia enjoys gardening, cooking, and of course eating, while trying to keep up with her 2 young children. She believes that happiness is a choice and loves to spread positivity around her.

Program Director

Danielle was born on the Portsmouth Naval Base in Virginia and moved to Georgia at a very young age. Being in a military family, moving around a lot was common but very challenging for Danielle when she was a young girl. Danielle’s life experiences have taught her how to have compassion for others and ultimately is what lead her to the career path she is on today. She graduated from Colorado Technical University in 2013 with a B.B.A. in General Business Management, and in 2015 she obtained her M.B.A. concentrating in Human Resources. 

As a young, single mother herself, Danielle understands the struggles and challenges that come with raising children, working, and attending college full-time. Danielle’s motivation to climb the corporate ladder changed after she became a wife and gave birth to her second child. Now, as a dedicated wife and mother of 3, her passion has become about helping others and giving back to her community. She believes that life is a gift, and each day should be lived to the fullest. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring the beautiful areas in and around North Georgia with her beloved dog, Duke.

Ann Leal

Ann is an energetic motivator who creates extraordinary workplace dynamics by building strong business relationships, supporting business growth, and aligning objectives with the company’s mission and vision. She currently serves as the Vice President of Quality and Claims for a publicly traded logistics company, where she is responsible for elevating excellence in education and team development, ensuring best practices along with compliance of policy and procedures. She also serves as a co-active coach assisting people by being the spark that ignites their joy to the surface.

Ann is passionate about servant leadership and believes to make a difference, you need to be part of the difference. She’s a certified digital photographer and enjoys sharing God’s natural beauty through her lens as one way to inspire adventure.