Program Directors

LaCreshua Daniels - Home for the Holidays


David Hern - Soothing the Soul


Lauren Swanson - Special Events


Josh Swanson - Special Events

Special Events

Advisory Committee

Demetrice Clayton


Mrs. Clayton is a senior executive administrative assistant to the president and CEO at a not-for-profit system operations company, operating as a cooperative. She thoroughly loves her administrative role and has been in the field for over 33 years. 

She previously served on Because One Matter Board as Vice Chair. Some of her additional volunteer activities include working with the Salvation Army, serving as a regional judge for FBLA, and assisting neighborhood kids with various life skills. Demetrice is an avid reader, a word game enthusiast and special events decorator.

Tana Session



Mrs. Session has built a successful career in Human Resources spanning over 20 years.  In 2014, Tana established her award-winning, WMBE-certified coaching and consulting practice.

She was recently recognized as a Huffington Post “Top Female Expert to Follow in 2018.” to date she has released three books. Tana is also a contributing writer for and, and has been featured in Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, and on various television, syndicated radio and podcast shows. 

Tana holds a MBA in Organizational Psychology & Development. In her free time, Tana likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.  

Daphne Parker



Mrs. Blow is currently employed for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She lives in Lawrenceville with her husband Butch. They have three kids and six beautiful grand babies with another one due in January. 

Daphne is passionate about serving kids. She was a volunteer in the nursery at 12Stone Church for five years and then became the Preschool and Nursery Director for the Buford Campus.

Lakia Goodman



Ms. Godman is a CPA with over 15 years of accounting experience working with small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and CPA firms. She has experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliations, investments, bank reconciliations, payroll, budget implementation and tracking, audit and tax. Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters in Certified Fraud Examiner. Extensive knowledge of maneuvering through any accounting or payroll software.

She has worked with Youth Empowerment Success Services, Urban Residential Development Corporation, United Methodist Children’s Home, Urban League of Greater Atlanta and Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential to name a few.