Dr. Priscilla Hubbard, (MBA/ President)
“You Can Succeed and overcome life’s obstacles and be a Survivor”
Priscilla M. Hubbard, the President and CEO, YCS Consulting, Inc, in Atlanta, Georgia has overcome several life-changing challenges with faith endurance and courage to persevere to the end. She knew the situations she faced were not just for her but to help others to endure and to know that it is not over until God says it is over. Her words of inspiration are; “When you put God first in all challenges you face you can succeed. When the enemy puts you to the test God is getting ready
to bless. If God can bring you to it he can bring you through it”.
Priscilla Hubbard is a single parent of one child and has two grandchildren. The journey included many life-changing events and YET Priscilla has not looked back. In 1987, she overcame a horrific robbery attack, which left her physically and emotionally scarred. However, with God, a faithful family and church family, she overcame this experience to make her the person she is today. Priscilla is a also a domestic violence victim and survivor which made her realize that what she went through was not just for her but to help others persevere through life’s obstacles toward excellence.
Currently, Priscilla serves as a source of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement to many women and men. Throughout her career, Priscilla shares as a speaker and a life- coach at seminars for women’s ministries and as a motivational speaker at events in the Metro Atlanta area, Spelman College, and Morehouse College.
Priscilla educational credits include a Bachelors of Business Administration from Herzing University, a Masters of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.
Available to speak on the following topics: Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Life-Changing Events,
Self-Esteem, Enduring and Preserving During Difficult Times.
Phone: 678-488-0795 Email: email@example.com
Dawn Jones, (OTLR / Board Vice President)
Willie E Jones Jr., (LPC, PHD, CFO / Board Member)
Dr. Willie E. Jones is the co-owner and Clinical Director of Counseling and Therapy at Stepping Stones Intervention Services. Dr. Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and was educated in the Atlanta Public School System. Dr. Jones earned his B.A. in History Education from Clark Atlanta University, his Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of West Georgia, and earned his Ph.D in Educational Leadership from Capella University. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Jones has worked with families and individuals on various issues such as behavior modification, grief, depression, couples therapy, family roles and dynamics, and much more. Dr. Jones has 6 years of clinical therapy experience utilizing his counseling background to offer individual, group, and family counseling services. Using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, Dr. Jones has helped children and their families develop and accomplish behavioral and counseling goals in a calm and nurturing environment that allows for continuous growth.
Sharon Saffold, (Board Member)
Sharon Saffold began her career as a motivational speaker nearly 20 years ago
with just one story to tell, the story of beating the odds. One of eight children,
Sharon spent her early life being victimized through molestation, rape, violence,
kidnapping, and years spent in difficult foster environments. Giving herself a new
script, she decided to use those challenges to inspire those overcoming traumatic
experiences and educate those who serve them.Her commitment to not just raising awareness about commercial sex trafficking, but also helping victims reclaim their lives led to years of dedicated advocacy work with law enforcement, political, medical and service organizations. National media,
including New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nicholas Kristoff and PBS
Now‘s “Fighting Sex Trafficking” have shaped in-depth coverage of this issue through her experience and expertise. Broadening her message, Sharon now includes her path to professional success. Before climbing the corporate ladder, she had every job imaginable – often several at a time – including being a tax preparer, a legal secretary, and owning mobile detailing and house cleaning businesses. Her speaking toolkit also incorporates messages of encouragement around making the impossible possible: She received a jumpstart to her career through personal guidance from renowned speaker Les
Brown, whom she pursued after learning about him through a television appearance. In her seminars and workshops, Sharon relies on all of her life experiences in training audiences to rediscover their passions and reach their highest potential. Taking her own advice, she got her GED to encourage her daughter who was having a challenging high school career. She and her daughter are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees at Spelman College, after which Sharon plans to attend law school.
Sharon is the co-author the Cake and Combat Boots…Able Giant book series and
the creator of numerous transformative DVDs and CDs. She is regularly called upon by organizations like the Department of Justice, the National Labor Relations Board and Blacks in Government for workshops and keynote addresses. Through corporations, churches, schools and community groups, she has motivated thousands to take charge of their lives with her “If I can do it, you can do it” style of delivery. In appreciation of those opportunities and her path, Sharon has launched the Giant Movement, an initiative that honors those who exhibit ordinary behavior that has extraordinary impact. “Everyone can live their giant life,” says the Atlanta native, who is married and the mother of six children. “I help them by teaching perseverance and the importance of identifying patterns and people that support their achievements and have common goals. The goal is to become an independent authority on telling the story that creates your glory.”
Mr. Glenwood Ross II (Treasurer)
Glenwood Ross III serves as the Website and Business Manager for the IUGB Foundation Inc. He is responsible for supporting and maintaining the IUGB website, as well as aiding in the creation of the IUGB Foundation website. Glenwood is a recent graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a focus in Leadership. At Morehouse, he was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and graduated Cum Laude. While in school, he volunteered with at-risk teens, helping them to obtain their high school diplomas and preparing them for college. In addition, Glenwood worked at Atlanta City Hall where he provided support to Councilperson Cleta Winslow, Atlanta District #4. He also worked for the Morehouse College Community Revitalization Initiative in conjunction with AmeriCorps conducting research and land surveys for the Atlanta Beltline project. Upon graduating, Glenwood became the Program Coordinator for Foreverfamily Inc., where he provided services for children with incarcerated parents. These services ranged from overseeing an after-school program to taking children to visit their incarcerated parents on weekends. He has always been devoted to assisting underprivileged individuals and connecting them with the resources needed to overcome obstacles. Glenwood’s passions are reading, traveling and building websites for small business owners.
Deatrica W. Pullens
I was born in Fairfield, AL., but raised in Buffalo, NY and Bessemer, AL. I attended Alabama State University, served as Freshman Class President, Simpson Hall dorm president, and worked with the SGA in the same year, while also being a part of the Miracle Band, “The Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets” where I marched for 2 years. During my junior year, I transferred to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and later went on to graduate from Faulkner University earning my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
I have been a resident of South Fulton for 12 years and a member of Crossroads Church South Fulton for 5 years. I have served as a teacher for our wonderful Children’s Ministry for 2 years and a member of Margie’s House. Margie’s house is a non-profit organization designed to make a positive difference in the crusade against hunger, homelessness, poverty, violence, domestic abuse and illiteracy in our community.
I served as leader for our Debt Freedom Team Ministry for over 3 years, also being a part of its conception. I currently still serve as a co-leader and team member. While employed with Citi Bank, I began to volunteer with the Community Initiatives project. This work sparked a passion in me to want to help my friends and family become debt-free homeowners with GREAT CREDIT! This project included building homes for Habitat for Humanity and visiting elementary, middle, and high schools near our job site providing financial education courses. I asked if this program could be shared in other communities, especially our Urban communities. Once I received the approval, I began to visit schools in the DeKalb County school system. While working with students from the 9th -12th grade, I was awarded the Ambassador’s Award from Ronald E. McNair High School. Through this experience and God’s Divine Intervention, it has opened so many doors for me, such as being invited to other churches and conferences to speak, educate, and empower people. I don’t know what the next chapter has in store for me, but I am giving God “Total Control”.
My motto: Financial Fitness is just as important as your Physical Fitness. If you are not financially fit, then you are still not your best “You”. We all get off track but just like exercising and eating healthy, you have to get right back on it. Financial Fitness is a Lifestyle.
“Money needs a manager, don’t let your money manage you!” –author unknown
Additional volunteer and community service initiatives:
Project Open Hand
Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Books for Africa
Gina Lawton (Board Member)
Gina Lawton is a Healthcare administrator with over 20 years of experience in the medical and dental field, where she oversaw and managed private practices and executive offices. Gina worked for the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation for public hospitals such as Kings County Hospital and Harlem
Hospital providing ongoing exemplary administrative support to senior-level management hospital-wide. While working at the historic Harlem Hospital Center she oversaw the coordination of corporate fundraising events with Governmental agencies and local and state politicians. Gina served as a liaison for donors including Harlem Haberdashery, #Take Care of Harlem and the NBA Wives which these donors donated money for services, equipment, and programs for Ambulatory Care Clinic, Pediatrics and the Pediatric NICU Departments.
Gina was also responsible for curating and managing multiple art installations and exhibits throughout many ambulatory care clinics and hospital administrative departments where her work still remains on display. She has also acted as the historical guide for the WPA Murals and other artists showcasing in the historical Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion.
Gina proudly served in the United States Army and Army Reserves for 12 years as an Automated Logistics Specialist and Weight Control N.C.O.I.C where she kept a unit of 206 soldiers in compliance with Army standards. She is currently completing her degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Education.
Bridgitte Hatfield (Board Member)
Bridgitte Hatfield is a wife, mother, businesswoman, humanitarian and philanthropist. “I am constantly inspired by others and want to do my part by ‘Refusing To Do Nothing’ to honor my Biblical stewardship. I want my children to notice that random acts of kindness can be in our own zip code or 6,000 miles away. We do not have to be directly affected to do something. Each act of service that we make locally, nationally, or globally, makes a profound ripple effect toward the greater good.” Hatfield resides in Milton, GA with her husband Craig of 23 years, their six children, two foster children, and two furry babies.