Lori A. Manns Biography
Lori A. Manns is founder and board president of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. She is responsible for organizational management, fundraising, program management and assets management. Lori has five years of leadership with LHTYF and over 25 years experience as a multi-media manager and business development as well as sponsorship procurement executive.
Lori A. Manns is CEO of Quality Media Consultant Group LLC, a media consultancy firm providing business solutions pertaining to advertising, marketing and sales. Lori specializes in helping small business owners gain more clients, generate brand awareness and increase revenue. As marketing mentor and business strategist, Lori’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs for quantum success. Because of this mission, she founded the Trailblazer Business Academy, TM a mastermind training program for entrepreneurs.
Since establishing QMC Group, Lori has received the following recognition: 2014 W.I.L.D.E. Award for Executive of the Year, 2014 R.I.C.E. Award in the Non-profit Leadership cateogory by the Rising in Community Excellence Organization & Carter Unlimited, 2013 SWIBA Business on the Rise Award by Stiletto Woman Media, 2011 Super Tuesday Awards finalist by Atlanta Business League and 2010 Business Superstar Award by People You Need To Know Magazine. Prior to QMC Group, Lori worked for CBS and Cox Radio as a Multi-Media Account Manager.
Lori has a passion for philanthropy which is what fueled her to start Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting kids’ health. Lori has been a community volunteer since she was a teen and grew up believing that one person could really make a difference in their own community. With a heart for kids, she set out to ensure that the children in her community are empowered to lead healthy lifestyles and avoid preventable illnesses. Lori is passionate about giving children the best future they can possibly have.
Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Auburn University/ Montgomery. Her professional affiliations include; Dekalb Chamber of Commerce, National Sales Network and Leadership Dekalb.
Cherryl M. Harris Biography
Cherryl M. Harris began her career with Georgia Power in 1990 in the financial accounting and reporting department. She’s currently a Project Manager in the Diversity and Inclusion organization where she’s responsible for supporting Georgia Power’s employee diversity training programs, and implementing an inclusive leadership curriculum to help managers create inclusive work environments, and lead diverse work teams.
Before joining Georgia Power, Cherryl was employed at Turner Broadcasting System in television research. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, is a 2008 graduate of Leadership DeKalb, and a certified facilitator for Development Dimensions International’s Learning Systems.
Cherryl is the immediate past-president (2012-2013) of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE®) – a national, non-profit energy policy and education organization of energy professionals.
Her other professional affiliations include the American Society for Training and Development, National Association for Female Executives, National Notary Association and Toastmasters International®. Cherryl’s civic and community service includes the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless organization and her homeowners association.
Shondrae Knight Biography
Shondrae’ Knight is a poised, gifted and committed community volunteer and advocate, who cares deeply about her community and its constituents. Ms. Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kennesaw State University and a MBA/ HRM from University of Phoenix. She is a talented orator, writer and corporate training consultant. In addition to her many talents, Ms. Knight has over sixteen years of experience in property management. Her professional affiliations include: Toastmasters International, Association for Talent Development-Atlanta Chapter, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, National Coalition of 100 Black Women- Mecca Chapter, The White Dress Project and Douglas County Junior League.
Rhonda Turner Biography
Rhonda is an educator with over 15 years experience in the Dekalb County School System. As a seasoned STEM leader, teacher and coach at Narvie J. Harris Elementary School, Turner received the “Teacher of the Year” Award in Dekalb County School System in 2014. In addition, Turner was chosen by the Georgia Department of Education to write measurable student learning objectives for health and physical education as part of the state’s ‘Race to the Top’ initiative in February 2013. Turner was also selected as Adopt-a-Stream facilitator in 2014, and was responsible for testing water in local stream and sending data to DeKalb County Watershed Management in an effort to improve water quality.With a passion for children and education, Turner is committed to helping children lead healthier lifestyles and giving back to her community.