Quiana M. Shamsid-Deen, is an Employee Incident Social Worker for Fulton County Schools. With over 10 years in social work experience, she has developed a voice for compliance, policy and governance. Her passion has led her to support several issues concerning youth development and academia. As a Fulton County School administrator, Quiana provides high level support for principals relating to employee incidents with senior leadership, school administrators and staff. Additionally, she serves as the district liaison for employee incident and child abuse/neglect cases with the Department of Family and Children Services.
Previously, Quiana supported the DeKalb County Juvenile Court system as a Juvenile Program Administrator. During her tenure with DeKalb, Quiana managed, directed and evaluated staff processing employee concerns and problems. Moreover, Quiana provided, hands on support for families and youth through juvenile enrichment and academic programs providing thought leadership and solutions to robust challenges.
Adeidra D. Washington has over 10-years of nonprofit and small-business management experience. After obtaining her BA in Journalism from Hampton University in 2006, Ms. Washington attended Troy University where she received a Master's in Public Policy in 2011. Currently, Adeidra serves as Director of Operations for Youth VIBE nonprofit.
In 2009, Adeidra formed a boutique consulting firm Detail Endeavors, LLC to provide nonprofits and business start-ups with successful business solutions to solve their organizational needs.
Over the years, Adeidra has worked with local and national nonprofits including: Martin Luther King, Sr. Collaborative Center, Urban League of Greater Columbus, Morehouse College, Tennessee State University, DeKalb County Office of Youth Services, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, The Allen Houston Foundation, Keri Hilson Foundation, Our Children’s Keeper, Kerwin B. Lee Family Life Center, and more.
Delores is currently Vice President of North America Cloud Infrastructure at Oracle. She has 20+ years of experience leading high performance teams in Sales, Sales Management, Finance and Operations in the Information Technology industry. Delores has successful sold over $1 Billion of IT solutions (hardware, software, mobility & services) into the C-suite and has managed strategic relationships for Fortune 500 companies and Small & Medium Sized Enterprises across the Financial Services, Media and Entertainment, Travel and Transportation, Sports Association, Industrial & Manufacturing, Health care (provider and payer), Non-profit and Retail.
Preceding my role at Oracle, Delores was the North East Regional Business Unit Executive at a privately-held, Information Technology (IT) value-added reseller that provides comprehensive IT solutions to its clients. Delores led an initiative to help the reseller successfully expand into a new multi-million geographic territory and achieve their long-term growth strategy. Over 15 months, the company grew “new logo” business by 70% and continues to show great potential for further acceleration.
Albert is a passionate educator who teaches English to speakers of other languages. He received a Master of Arts in TESOL from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT where he focused on curriculum development and computer-assisted language learning. He also specializes in content-based ESOL, academic writing instruction and grammar acquisition. In the classroom, Albert utilizes a student-centered approach and believes learners perform best when they are provided with a safe space to develop opinions and draw conclusions about material they find both stimulating and relevant. In his ten-plus year career, Albert has taught abroad in Morocco, Turkey and Italy, and domestically in New Haven, CT. He is a native of Danbury, CT and currently resides in Baltimore, MD where he is an ESOL instructor and the assistant director of the English Language Program at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
Tamora A. Callands, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, College of Public, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. She is a trained clinical-community psychologist and Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. She earned her degree and received her training from the Psychological Science Department at Purdue University and through a T32 postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Prevention and Community Research within the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She worked on the ground in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia in intervention implementation strategies, research and clinical training techniques, and evaluation methods. Over the past ten years, Dr. Callands has focused her attention on understanding facilitators and barriers to ameliorating mental and sexual health disparities among youth and emerging adults exposed to poverty and violence in low-resource settings both domestically and internationally. She has managed, trained, and supervised local research teams and mental health clinicians in Sierra Leone and Liberia on mental health and sexual risk behavior among war-exposed and at-risk youth.