Our Team

Regina Coleman

Founder/President, Children’s Protective Services Supervisor

As a survivor of physical child abuse my heart has always been filled with the desire to help other. It has been my passion for as long as I can remember which is why I continued higher learning and obtained my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Alabama A&M University and in May 2019 I will be graduating with my Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I realized over the years that although I had experienced the traumatic effects from my childhood, there was nothing more difficult than trying to heal from it. My heart was wounded, my spirits were low and my self-esteem was diminished. For years I thought that there was no way out until one day, I decided to give it all to GOD and from that moment forward he transformed my life. I believe there is no better way to “Save a Sister” than to provide transparency about my own truth. To show them there is still BEAUTY in their BROKENESS. Helping other women mend what was once broke, restore what was once torn down and walk as a living witness that GOD can and GOD will bring me great joy. Saving Our Sisters by Knowing My Truth provides a platform for women to freely learn and experience what it means to have faith in GOD and themselves, heal from their past and gain hope for their future.

Kamaria Curtis-McNeill

Vice President

A Graduate from Western Michigan University. She is a high performing human service worker who is dedicated to serving her community. Mrs. McNeill is a social worker, leader and advocate for woman, children and mentor to many. She has expertise in non-profit organizational systems with over 10 years of experience. She has experience with Children’s Protective Services, Third judicial court system, restorative practices, school to prison pipeline, and community reform through block clubs. Mrs. McNeill believes in keeping families together, empowering woman and improving the education of our children by beginning the learning process within the home. Mrs. McNeill is a product of the DPS system. She comes from a two parent Christian family home. She currently resides in the city of Detroit where she and her husband are raising their children in the DPSCD system.

Angela Payne

Treasurer, Clinical Therapist, LLPC

I've been a clinical therapist for over 10 years providing therapeutic outpatient services to clients seeking treatment for crisis intervention, marriage & family, domestic violence, depression, anger management, addiction, anxiety, and grief/loss. My services include individual, family, and women specialty groups. I also provide direct treatment services in several schools, foster homes and detention centers etc. My purpose is to help give women the tools to recognize, accept, and cope with their endeavors. Develop healthy cognitive patterns, positive self-image, establish an inward sense of self-worth, confidence and strive to maintain knowledge of the events that diminish them as a woman. Saving Our Sisters by Knowing My Truth was a mission that I had to join because I'm a woman who faced hardship and pain and by the Grace of GOD, there was a Woman who helped me rebuild self-worth that was much needed. It is only right to give back and teach what was taught to sisters who feel conflicted and alone. So with Prayer and Saving Our Sisters non-profit organization we strive to dedicate all our time and positive energy on helping those who want to help themselves.

Shanti Bailey

Community Outreach Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation Manager, MSW

Shanti Bailey has worked in and around the metro-Detroit area in social work in various roles for the past 12 years. A proud Wolverine, Shanti graduated from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. She has used her knowledge and experience to protect and serve at-risk families. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Saving Our Sisters by Knowing My Truth, Shanti will use her networking skills to spread the word about the programming SOS offers to various community entities in the Detroit area. She hopes that not only will program participants heal from their traumatic experiences, but they come to know the perfect peace offered by Jesus.

Roshundra Simmons, Esq.

Secretary, Attorney/Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem

The majority of Roshundra’s career has been in the area of Child Welfare. She has worked in the following capacities, Psychiatric Social Work, Children’s Protective Services Specialist, Foster Care Specialist, Permanency Planning Facilitator, and Departmental Analyst. Presently, Roshundra is a Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem. Roshundra provides legal representation to children on child welfare cases and juvenile delinquents. Roshundra’s passion is advocating for children and encouraging higher education pursuits. Being a part of an organization that exemplifies women that are dedicated to empowering, educating and mentoring other women and the community on multiple levels is ground-breaking. Saving Our Sisters by Knowing My Truth provides an opportunity for me to advocate and educate women on a macro level

Rosemary Norris

Board Liaison, Certified Nursing Assistant

I have always had a passion to help others, which is why I decided to go into my current field. I am a single parent of two amazing young men, with one of them soon to be a 2018 high school graduate. Being a part of such an organization is a personal journey for me because I used to be one of these young ladies. I am a sexual and physical child abuse SURVIVOR, and I am still healing daily. I’ve overcame many trials and tribulations in my life and deep in my heart I believe THEY CAN TO! Saving Our Sisters by Knowing My Truth is a great way to give back to women within the community. I plan to put my heart and soul into making sure this organization thrives. I wish these resources were available for me!!!!

Courtney Collins

Photographer/Image Consultant, Biology Professor

Courtney Collins was educated in the Detroit Public School System, graduating from one of the city’s top High Schools of Choice. She went on to obtain both her Bachelors and Masters of Arts degrees in Biology from Alabama A & M University. Currently, she is an Instructor of Biology at a local community college. Her tenure has not only allowed her to provide guidance in various sciences. It has also offered an opportunity to give counsel to those under her instruction in matters of life. Despite coming from a model middle-class two parent home, she faced many challenges. However, her persistence to overcome those challenges was greater than the struggle. She now hopes to share her story and mentor other women who may face similar struggles.

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