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; helping them find their value, worth, identity, 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, traveling, and finds comfort & peace through her faith in Jesus Christ.

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Board Member

Deviyani Shanika Gunesekera

Shanika Gunesekera, born in Sri Lanka, emigrated with her family to the United States of America for her higher education. She graduated with a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio and has an M.A. from New York University in New York.

Shanika has lived in Sri Lanka, Ohio, London, New York City, San Francisco, and now resides in Los Angeles. She works at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach.

She loves to travel and enjoys baking, cooking, and other activities such as hiking, watching historical movies, and chatting with close friends and family. She is a Christian and is grateful to God for all the opportunities and challenges she has overcome with God's help.