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 Mastermind; TM an business training program for entrepreneurs.

Since establishing QMC Group, Lori has received the following recognition: TWE Business Woman of the Year by Progressive Techniques in 2017, Spotlight Award from the Atlantan Magazine in 2016, Legacy Award by Live Your Legacy Summit in 2015, the  W.I.L.D.E. Award for Executive of the Year in 2014, the R .I.C.E. Award in the Non-profit Leadership category by the Rising in Community Excellence Organization & Carter Unlimited in 2014; the  SWIBA Business on the Rise Award by Stiletto Woman Media in 2013,  Super Tuesday Awards finalist by Atlanta Business League in 2011 and thee Business Superstar Award by People You Need To Know Magazine in 2011 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, Leadership Dekalb and the Forbes Coaches Council.


Cherryl M. Harris Biography

Cherryl M. Harris is a licensed real estate agent with Drake Realty in Atlanta and retired from Georgia Power.  Cherryl worked with Georgia Power from 1990 to 2017. She began her career at Georgia Power in the financial accounting and reporting department. In her last position, she was a Project Manager in the Diversity and Inclusion organization where she was 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 served as president 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 from 2012 to 2013.

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.


Rhonda Turner Biography

Rhonda is an educator with over 17 years experience in the Dekalb County School System. Presently Turner is Assistant Principal at Oakview Elementary School in Dekalb county Georgia. As a seasoned STEM leader, teacher and coach formerly 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.


Krystin O’Mara Biography

Krystin received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees simultaneously from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Julian Gray.  Believing strongly in community outreach, Ms. O’Mara acted as a site coordinator for The Creative Access (Peabody Conservatory’s student outreach initiative) while in Baltimore. In Cleveland, she regularly performed through CIM’s community outreach program and is currently an active performer for outreach and community concerts throughout Atlanta. A passionate and dedicated guitar instructor, O’Mara serves on faculty at Agnes Scott College as an Artist Affiliate, and as adjunct instructor of guitar at Truett McConnell University.  She also teaches at Guitar Decatur as well as throughout the Greater Atlanta region.