ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Danielle discovered early in life that her purpose was to listen to someone’s story and to use her God given talents to assist others in overcoming adversity, pitfalls, and barriers to their destiny. She has vowed to be a voice for abused and neglected children, a mentor and educator of teenage parents, and a counselor to women. Danielle is the Founder and Executive Director of “Women Just Like Me Foundation” an outreach program that aims to offer critically needed services to girls and female adolescence. The organization focuses on the personal, emotional, and social development through it’s “VISA” program which is a series of workshops that empowers girls by showing them there is Victory in Sustaining Abstinence.
Anyone that knows Danielle, knows that her hobbies are shoe shopping and getting dolled up but, at the top of her priority list, is her passion to mentor girls and women of the importance of self care, fostering healthy relationships, and promoting internal and external beauty, through fashion!
Danielle was a teenage parent and conquered experiences that tried dismantle her whole existence. She was determined not to be depicted as a teen drop out, a welfare recipient, or a victim of her circumstances. She has obtained her BA in Business Administration and Human Resources Management, and is continuing her education to obtain a MA in Clinical Counseling. She serves as a CASA (Court Appointed Specialist Advocate), Guardian Ad Litem with Franklin County. Danielle is a mentor and life coach for girls and women that seek guidance in both their professional and personal life. She feels blessed that God has given her a platform to reach and inspire others.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Board Member, Sophia Jackson
Sophia Jackson has over 25 years of professional experience working with students of all ages. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Pre-College Programs at Bowling Green State University responsible for the administration of the College Credit Plus Program. Sophia has an MBA and previously worked in public, private, and non-public sectors as an instructor and accounting professional. Sophia has many interests including gardening, volunteering and serving others while working in ministry. Sophia’s greatest joy is her family which include her husband of 30 years and their five children, whom she homeschooled. She resides in Sandusky, OH.
Board Member , Marion Gamble
Founder of Me2Concepts and Solutions, a learning and development company who creates transformational spaces for Professional/Personal awareness through (SEL) Social and Emotional Learning, defining Healthy Relationships, and strengthening confidence for growth and positive change. With over 15 years of serving her community Marion has partnered with many entities in her role as a facilitator, trainer, mentor, case manager, and consultant but always remember the importance of her position as a wife, daughter, sister and friend.
Board Secretary, Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson has been employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2011, Previously served as an Advanced Medical Support Assistant, Secretary for Patient Advocate and present position, Patient Advocate/Representative. Mrs. Sandra Dallis-Anderson has a strong background and experience in Office Administration and Human Resource Management with a combination of over 15 years' experience.
Mrs. Anderson is a member of New Tabernacle Church of Christ, where she is actively serving as Missionary Leader and Youth Church Teacher. Her community work includes outreach to serving those in need of food, shelter, and life-skills. Her ministry has allowed her to travel overseas to provide aid to those who have suffered devastation from natural disaster.
Board Member, Maria Mock
Maria Mock has over 20 years in the healthcare industry working her way up from a Nurse’s Aide to Administration and her own home healthcare facility. She currently assists other entrepreneurs to identify and carry out their Purpose, especially those in the healthcare industry. Maria has a BA in Business and Accounting, is a speaker and upcoming Author sharing her story in her book, “The Purpose Behind It All.” Her aspiration is to use her platform to inspire and encourage girls and women of all ages. Maria truly enjoys being an inspiration to everyone she can, but finds the most joy in inspiring her 19 grandchild and 8 children, With the help of her Wonderful Husband.