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Kenita Smith – President/CEO, Founder

Professional Picture for website-2Kenita Smith graduated from the American Intercontinental University of Buckhead with a B.B.A concentrating in Healthcare Management in 2007, and also obtained a 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.


Marion Quaye – Treasurer

Marion D. Quaye is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from East Carolina University in 1998 and Master of Business Administration from Meredith College in 2004. She currently works in the financial services industry and is responsible for the risk management oversight of a commercial real estate portfolio with over $1 billion in exposure.(LIHTC).


Desha Jason – Secretary

Desha Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Florida State University as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from The American College. Working as a leader in the insurance and financial services industry for more than two decades, her responsibilities have focused on hiring, training and developing employees within her organization.


Steven Dowdley – Fundraising 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.


Lisa White – Board Member

Lisa Larry White is a native of Bessemer, Alabama and a graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she received a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. As a seasoned professional, Lisa has worked in several professional genres including pharmaceutical and education. She is currently the coordinator for new business and the leasing consultant for InTouch Properties LLC. Lisa has been heavily involved in community service most of her life including, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Birmingham, Southside Civitan Club, EAP of American, Freewishes Foundation and other organizations where she has volunteered. She is an active member of her church where she also works with different ministries.


John Bowers – Board Member

John is a native of Savannah, GA and graduated from Georgia Tech. He has spent the majority of his career in business development and sales leadership roles, and has spent the last several years in the BPO industry. He currently leads the business development team for a finance and accounting services firm.