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Yolanda Gibbs

Founder/Executive Director

Yolanda Gibbs is a BSN-RN-BC at a local hospital in S.C., a wife, a mother of two amazing young men, and the “Mema” to one curious grandson. She has mentored young people; particularly, young women in grades 5th through 12th since 2015. Using the pain and heartache she experienced in her childhood, Yolanda feels empowered to help in areas where young people struggle the most and support them through life’s challenges. She is passionate about young people and excited to expose them beyond their experiences.

Board of Directors

Zelda McCoy


She is a Charleston native with 30+ years of federal service. She has held various positions as a APWU Union Member- formerly Vice President, currently Secretary and Treasurer for the State of SC and treasurer for Charleston local union. She’s diligent in her pursuit to serve those in need and does so with fierce drive and tenacity. Her role as President is like iron sharpening iron.

Ann Heyward


She is married with 2 amazing, married adult children and 1 loving granddaughter. Ann is organized and precise. She maintains meticulous records and knowledge around purchasing for the past 30+ years as the bookkeeper for a Charleston County Public School. Her wealth of experience has proven to serve them well with their family business.

Twanna Ladson


She is a Charleston Native with a BS in Sociology from the College of Charleston. She serves with 10+ years as a
Public Servant assisting low income families, as well as individuals with disabilities. She lives by the Golden Rule.
Most recited scripture Luke 12:48 “To whom much is given; much is required.”

Celeste M. Scott


She is a Medical Technologist with 30 years of experience. For the last 20 years, she has been in a management position.
Her passion is mentoring and sharing her experiences and knowledge with others. Celeste is a great listener, supportive, and encouraging towards others attaining their goals, aspirations, and through self-development. She willingly supports others through problems and real concerns.
She loves traveling with her husband of 13 years, liturgical dance, and her girl’s trips. She is the mother of 2 boys and looks forward to grand-parenting.

Fharen Grant

Grant Writer

Fharen Grant, MSN, RN-BC, CNL is an accomplished healthcare professional with 10+ years of nursing experience providing quality, patient-centered care in the hospital setting. Expertise in developing education and professional development program evaluation and assessing continuing education worthiness. Ms. Grant is committed to promoting professional development and advancing healthcare education. She has done multiple poster presentations at national conferences related to quality initiatives that she has implemented. Ms. Grant is also the Vice-President of the Tri-County Black Nurses Association and holds memberships in other national organizations.

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