I have spent 35 years in the public sector, identifying the needs of Georgians and helping them access the best resources to address those needs. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to help countless individuals, small businesses, healthcare providers and community groups across the Metro Atlanta region.
Through my work with the Atlanta Housing Authority, Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services and the Atlanta Food Bank, I’ve navigated thousands of Georgians through a maze of government programs granting them affordable housing, financial assistance, food, Medicaid, job training and mental health services.
I have solid experience working to improve the lives of people of all ages.
As program director of an early learning academy, I steered the lives of young children as by obtaining state-level grants, overseeing curriculums, and supervising school activities.
I’m also firmly committed to improving the lives of Georgia’s older adults. In my current role as Director of Resident Services at a senior residence community, I seek and seize opportunities that help promote better health and greater independence for the nearly 120 residents in my care, allowing them to age well and to age in place.
I have solid experience working with State government.
Since 2011, I’ve worked with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for Metro Atlanta, in three distinct ways.
I initially partnered with ARC as a volunteer educator for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, providing educational presentations on a variety of health and wellness topics.
Later, in my capacity as a service coordinator, I offered insight in the development of several educational programs for seniors.
In 2016 I was appointed to the ARC’s Advisory Council on Aging, to advise and submit recommendations on matters related to the area plan, to promote awareness among the public of federal, state and regional resources available for the elderly, and to assist others in the development of programs for the elderly.
I’m deeply involved in my community, far beyond my work.
I’m an active member of all of these organizations:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Omega Chapter
The Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
The Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly
In my personal life, I’m a member of Word of Faith Cathedral Family Worship Center. I’ve been married for 35 years, I’ve raised three wonderful daughters, and I enjoy spending time with my 6-year-old grandson.
And I’m not finished! I’m now taking the next step in my story—to put my hard-earned skills, my commitment, and my passion for improving lives to use as the next state senator for District 35.