Board of Directors
Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you"re going.
A native of Little Rock, AR, founder of RG MindfulHealth 4OUR Youth Inc is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) holds a MN from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She currently sees children and adults in an outpatient setting. She has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for more than 20 years and also a Veteran (6 years AD AF).
She is a wife, a mother of four and four grandchildren. She enjoys reading and singing. Her passion is youth with the focus of mental health. She believes that if the youth understands mental health at an earlier age, they will become positive productive adults within the community.
A native of Mobile, AL, is retired Human Resources Director and is currently looking for ways to give and serve others, be it tangible or intangible. At this season in her life, she feels that her purpose is to combine her experience as a seven - year stroke survivor, with her Business and People Services experience to support the varied needs of people in her community, by advocating herself as a resource that promotes self-awareness to self-improvement.
Her hobbies are Home and Holiday Decor, mastering Sudoku Puzzles and being a PPP (Passionate Pet Parent) to her beautiful Maltese. She is also becoming an active advocate of appreciating the art and benefits of healthy cooking and dining.
ANative a Gulfport, MS, is a Material Expenditure at Keesler Airforce Base for Vectrus Inc. She has been employed with government contractors for the last ten years. She maintains material and parts for inventory and gives status and expedites movement / transfer of the materials throughout the base. In her previous employment, she was a manager in the casino industry for 14 years in the banquet and catering department.
She is currently in school and spends her time helping those who wouldn't have the means necessary to help themselves. One of the main goals is that she wants to see, in her community, the youth become productive citizens. For that to happen, we must ensure that they have proper care, guidance, and unconditional love and support.
A native of Cleaveland, Ohio, is a Phlebotomist at a hospital. In her former life, she was a Credit Repair Specialist and Educator. She is a mom of two. She has a son who is 16 and a daughter who is 13. They are her reasons for wanting to learn more and teach more. "Mentor 1 Change 2". Teaching has always been my passion. Before leaving high school, I thought being a teacher in a classroom was my purpose. My passion is still teaching and encouraging others just in many other aspects other than the classroom.
A native of Gulfport, MS by way of Colorado Springs, CO, is the Project Director for the Mississippi Tobacco - Free Coalition of Harrison County serving under the direction of the American Lung Association. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi from 2005 to 2007, where she received her BSBA with an emphasis in Accounting and transitioned to the MS. State Department of Health where she began on her path to assisting mothers with their breastfeeding journeys. She later received her MBA from the William Carey University in Gulfport, MS in 2009.
In addition to running a successful coalition in Harrison Co., she is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), so we can safely say that she’s fluid in infant and children's safety from the early days. She is the mother to her 16-year-old son who is currently in his Junior year of high school.
A native of New Orleans, LA and currently serves as Director of Operations and has more than 20 years experience in Healthcare Management. She is certified in Leadership through LSU with an Associates of Arts in General Business.
Tawana is a notary public for the great State of Mississippi. Her first and most important job is Ministering for the Lord.
She has 5 children, 9 grandchildren and currently resides in Perkinston, MS with her husband of 15 years.