Bernetta Knighten

Bernetta is a Chicago native, a married mother of three who lives in Tampa, FL. She currently hosts a podcast, Dream Girl, Dream!, works for PwC, a 2x published author, publishes a lifestyle blog, BernettaStyle.com since 2010. She’s a proud Alumni of Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. During her maternity leave for her youngest child, she came up with the idea of creating an organization whose sole purpose is to change people’s lives, one dream and positive action at a time.

After watching Oprah & Ellen consistently give to others, their actions ignited Bernetta’s philanthropic passion and deep desire to change people’s lives. She aspires to restore hope in everyday people who have given up on their dreams because of the day-to-day life routines.

Shatavia Elder

Shatavia is known for bringing transformative ideas and ground-breaking solutions to the field of education. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Education for the Atlanta History Center, where she leverages diverse resources of the institution to develop innovative and immersive experiences for students of all ages.

Shatavia trains global educators and leaders to integrate practical leadership principles into their core curriculum standards. Her personal vision is to include self-discovery, purpose, and planning into the curriculums of formal educational systems on a global level so that students will use their time, talents, and resources more effectively in society. Shatavia enjoys dreaming up big ideas in her spare time, wearing cozy socks, and traveling with her husband and son.

Nadine Samardzija

Nadine is from Indiana and now lives in Tampa, FL. She earned a Master’s of Science in School Counseling from Purdue University.  After spending 10 years in education as an academic advisor and instructor, she made a career change and is now working at PwC.

Nadine is passionate about animals and has 2 rescue dogs.  In her spare time, she enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, and going to amusement parks.  She believes one kind word or deed can change a life and believes giving back is important, especially to animals and kids.

Elizabeth Sutherland

I’m an author of a story in the book “Growing up in the Care of Strangers” – Where eleven former child welfare clients share their experiences, insights and recommendations for improving services to and the outcome of children in foster care, orphanages, juvenile justice and mental health placements.

Now college-educated adults who work with or on behalf of children in placement, their individual and collective wisdom questions current “best practice” and offers alternatives.