Malesha Taylor

Director of Business Development

Malesha Jessie Taylor is an operatic soprano, music professor, writer, and speaker with over a decade of experience in non-profit administration and arts education. She has served as an educator at all levels from pre-k to college, written and devised literacy curriculum, directed instructors and leadership teams in after-school programs and has also designed enrichment programs for foster youth in residential facilities and group homes. Malesha has also worked in operations and program management with public, private and charter schools throughout metro Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles. She has been a featured artist, speaker and panelist with Arts for Changing America, a 5-year national initiative whose mission is to reframe the national arts conversation by embracing the cultural assets of demographic change.  Ms. Taylor has published articles on cultural equity and the arts through Emerson College’s HowlRound, a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. Malesha was apart of the 2019 Cohort of the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute along with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism Training. Malesha is the Founder of museSalon Collaborative, an international network of organizations and arts practitioners working at the nexus of arts, culture, and social change. Malesha currently resides in Decatur, GA with her children, twins aged 7 and a four-year-old. On her downtime, Malesha can be found salsa dancing, hiking and doing yin yoga.     FUN FACTS 1. What is your favorite destination? A metropolitan city, especially overseas! I’m an Expat at heart. 2. What was your first car, any cool story behind getting it? My first car was a black Honda Civic! Best first car ever!   3. What gets you excited about the day? I love waking up and knowing I’m…

Sheronde Glover

Strategic/Operations Advisor

Sheronde Glover is a high-energy focused professional with over 15 years of diverse experience working with entrepreneurs, business owners, visionaries, leaders, organizations and groups as well as numerous for-profit, non-profit, healthcare and health-related organizations in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, and implementation strategies. She is an experienced business consultant with a keen ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement. Sheronde has lent her strategic planning prowess to HTI’s portfolio on an Asset-Mapping project in South Cobb for United Way and a strategic planning retreat for Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. She has most recently been a driving force behind the strategic planning and rebranding of HTI Catalysts. Sheronde is the owner of The Business Practitioner, Inc. and is a self-published author. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of West Georgia (formerly West Georgia College). Area of Expertise: Strategic Planning, Marketing Services: Leadership Coaching, Community Asset Mapping Years with HTI: 7 years   FUN FACTS 1. What is your favorite destination? The beach. I can spend hours upon hours at the beach and never venture into the water, lol.   2. What was your first car, any cool story behind getting it? I don’t remember what kind it was, but I do remember it was a gift and I was super excited to have my own car.  I would never have thought all these years later, I’d own a women’s empowerment brand (Car-Buy-Her) that helps women take control of their car life.   3. What gets you excited about the day? I always say, the blessing is waking up. The joy is in the things that unfold thereafter, which could be facilitating a great meeting or strategy session, speaking at an event, conducting a training, reading a good book, playing tennis, going skating,…

Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams

Chief Catalyst

Folami Prescott-Adams, Ph.D. is President of HTI Catalysts, a collaborative network whose mission is to empower and grow organizations, leaders and the greater community through coaching, curriculum, and catalytic courses. Folami is best known for her effective style of facilitation, training, and group facilitation that offers a blend of theory, practice, the arts and insight in an engaging, interactive and relaxed setting. Folami is a community psychologist with expertise in youth programming, leadership development and education reform. She spent ten years of her career founding and directing three independent schools in Atlanta. All three schools were committed to utilizing cultural heritage as a foundation from which to build student commitment to community building. She is the author of SETCLAE – http://africanamericanimages.com/setclaeinfo.htm, a self-esteem through culture curriculum and is currently promoting Come Be With Me – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-be-with-me/id82004901 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sistafolami2, her latest CD compilation of her unique brand of Family Music. Folami has made significant contributions to school reform and youth development initiatives working with Morehouse School of Medicine, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Georgia State University, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. She completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology of Education at Brown University, a Masters in Educational Administration from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Georgia State University. She has four children (all graduates of Atlanta Public Schools) that constantly remind her all education begins at home.   Fun Facts 1. What is your favorite destination? The mountains! (I own 5 acres of mountain land in Turtle Town Tennessee (Polk County) and will be building a house and retreat center by 2020!)   2. What was your first car, any cool story behind getting it? Mitsubishi Colt. It was one of the first square-shaped cars and I thought it was…

Naeemah Chike

Finance Manager

Naeemah Chike is a former corporate worker with a background in management, accounting and taxation. She combines all areas of her expertise by working as a supervisor for a national tax service and as the owner of Naeemah’s Personal Service, a bookkeeping service where she services other business owners. Naeemah received her liberal arts bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology from Agnes Scott College. She also holds a diploma in Computer Information Systems from Atlanta Technical College and an Associate degree in Accounting. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Naeemah is the mother of four thriving adults and grandmother to four highly intelligent grandchildren. Naeemah has worked with HOME Training Institute since 2001.