For over 15 years, Mashona Council has been fortunate to work in her passion and impact the lives of teens, families and communities through her work with youth development nonprofit organizations around the country and abroad. Beginning as a college volunteer within a national nonprofit and ending her professional career as the Director of Operations for a youth development nonprofit organization, she has seen and experienced a wide range of organizational efficiencies and inefficiencies. Recognizing that most youth serving nonprofit organizations do not fail because of a lack of passion and commitment, but rather a lack of sustainable and capacity-building practices in the areas of staff training, program and curriculum development and evaluation; Mashona launched Council Consulting, LLC. Mashona has facilitated professional development trainings at Boys and Girls Club Keystone Conferences, Association of C5 Youth Programs Annual Summit, Crossroads for Kids summer staff training and the National Afterschool Association. She is also a certified Weikart Center for Youth trainer. She is committed to helping organizations grow by providing leadership training and coaching, strategic planning and visioning and program design, evaluation and management.
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
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.
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.