ABOUT OUR BOARD MEMBERS

           Latonia Hendry 
          President-Fouder  
              April 2003
       Colleen Cooper
         Vice-President
          March 2008
Latonia is a native of Savannah, but was raised in Estill, S.C. until the age of 14.  She is a product of Beach High School and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Human Services.  
She presently attends Agape Worship Center where she is a minister and resides under Pastor Lucy Frazier.
She is married to James Hendry and has three children--Shekeyta, 32, Jamall, 24 and Jalen, 23.  
Her passion is to help people and to share her wisdom and insights with them.  She has a special love for women issues and that is her main purpose in the organization.  She thrives on seeing improved relationships with women and drawing all people closer to God.  She loves to joke and have thought-provoking conversations.
Latonia speaks at many churches and events in Savannah and surrounding areas.  She loves to see people draw closer to God and does all that she can to help make that happen.  Her favorite scripture is "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me!' 
Latonia is self-employed.  Her company is called Spirit of Xxcellence where she sells natural products.  She loves being self-employed and the freedom that it gives her to pursue other interest and be an asset in the community.
She networks at many functions for her business and for the organization.  
She is also a published author.
     Tamara Brown-Hodges
           Chairwoman
          October 2013
Colleen is a native of Savannah and a product of Groves High School.  She has three children--Sophia, 33, Isadore lll, 30 and James, 28.  
Her passion is to feed people both spirtually and physically.  She has a motherly spirit and tries to help anyone that she can.  She is a down-to-earth woman that loves the Lord and loves serving in her community and beyond.
Colleen speaks at many functions giving her testamony of being a breast-cancer survior and inspiring women with her everyday walk.  She is branching out into speaking at other venues so that she can be an encourager to many.
She is the president of the Coalition for a Safer West Savannah. This coalition, since founded in early 2013, has lowered the numbers of crime in the West Savannah area. They have formed marches for peace and unity in that area in conjunction with some of the local churches, community, and the Savannah Metro Police Dept.
Colleen loves to cook, and baking cakes is one of her favorite past-times; scrumptious delictables that will make your mouth water.   
Her role in the organization was as Chairwoman, but as of April, 2015, her hard work and diligence elevated her to the role of VP.  She seeks out ways for SHSSOFW, Inc. to aid the community in any way possible.
Tamara is a native of Savannah and a 1997 graduate of Savannah State University. She has been employed with the Department of Human Services for over 11 years. She has 3 children---Shantira-23, Shemari-16 & Shakari-10. Tamara's passion is encouraging & motivating others to achieve their goals. She loves people & enjoys helping others in anyway she can. Tamara is also an independent promoter for Visalus Sciences in which she promotes the Body By Vi 90 day challenge. She has benefited from using the product & shares her testimony of losing over 60 lbs. Tamara loves to inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle. Her motto for her life is to show concern, compassion & care for others & she strives to live by this motto in her everyday life. She loves the Lord & is a faithful member of her church. She enjoys reading inspirational books & is very passionate about Gospel music. Tamara's role as was Co-Chairwoman but has moved up quickly during her membership and is now Chairwoman because of her hard work and the love she has for the organization and for women.  Her duties is to develop ways to aid the community in any way possible.