Meet The Board of Directors

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Chairperson

Dr. Shanda Y. Smith

Dr. Shanda is a firm believer in Jesus Christ. In her counseling practice, she discovered her heartbeat which is working with women; she is inspired to help them find their value, worth, identity, and love in themselves and

in Jesus. THAT'S FREEDOM! As a result of her work with women, she founded Finding Love For Today® Women's Organization, a non-profit. In her free time, Dr. Shanda enjoys all things self-care-related.

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Board Member

Marie Antoinette Walker

M. Antoinette Walker lives in Seattle, WA where she has a private practice, M. Antoinette Walker Counseling, PLLC. The practice helps individuals to achieve whole health through a neuroscience approach with an emphasis on mental health and substance use. Further, the practice uses cutting-edge interventions, including neurofeedback and biofeedback which provides clients the opportunity to control their healing process. M. Antoinette Walker enjoys spending time with friends & family, adventurous activities, and traveling, and finds comfort & peace through her faith in Jesus Christ.

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Board Member

Elisa Smith

My name is Elisa Smith, a California native who has been part of the performing arts community for the majority of my life. My musical training began at an early age, 4 years old, with piano lessons. My lessons were classically based, focusing on the Suzuki Method. In addition, I studied contemporary dance and ballet with local schools and companies. This eventually led to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of California, Riverside. In my last year of college, I had the opportunity to travel to and study the music of several countries which included: Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, and India. I have worked as a ballet piano accompanist for classes throughout Los Angeles and in Pasadena. At Chapman University, I studied and worked as a music therapist, and also
studied elementary education at the University of LaVerne and worked as an elementary school teacher in public schools. Currently, I have my own piano studio, teaching piano to children as well as adults, hopefully
fostering an appreciation for music and the performing arts in general.