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 graduated Cum Laude in June, 2017 with her Bachelors in Human Services and minor is Psychology.  
She presently attends Agape Worship Center where she is a Minister sitting under Pastor Lucy Frazier.  She is also a Published Author, community and women activist, Empowerment Speaker, and Coach.
She is married to James Hendry and has three adult children--Shekeyta, Jamall, and Jalen and 2 grandchildren--Khalilah 20 mo. and Turner 16 mo.  
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 an entreprenuer.  Her company is called Body Beautiiful where she sells natural products. She loves being an entreprenuer 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.  

     Catherine Brown-Gray
        Co-Chairwoman
             May 2013
Colleen is a native of Savannah and a product of Groves High School.  She has three adult children--Sophia, Isadore lll, and James.  
Her passion is to feed people both spiritually 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 testimony of being a breast-cancer survivor 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.
Catherine Gray is a proud member and Co-Chair in the Sister’s Helping Sister’s Social Organization For Women supporting the Vision (support system for women with the initial emphasis on the betterment of women in a stressful society) and Mission (to build a network of women that help other women) to the best of her ability.
Catherine was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia in 1959 to Elijah and Pecola Brown. She is the proud single parent of 3 beautiful daughters, Kanesha, Samantha, and Teffany. She also has 2 Adorable grandchildren, Z’Kaiyah and Kashif.  
Catherine attended the public schools of Chatham County graduating from Sophronia Tompkins High School in 1977. She continued to obtain higher education at Savannah State University Graduating with a Bachelors of Social Work in 2003 and Masters of Social Work in 2004 and a Masters of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training in 2009. Catherine currently is a Social Worker at Greenbriar Childrens Center from 2005 to present. Her position allows her the opportunity to pursue her passion of providing various outreach services to empower families during a crisis. The Services consist of counseling, parenting education, life skills, and other tools/skills.
Community Service is another passion of Catherine’s that’s always been a part of her life since a young child in elementary school when she would accompany her mother and aunt to the neighborhood playground to feed children and homeless adults during the summers and holidays.
Catherine’s Faith and life is guided by the Lords promise in the following scripture…..“5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5 & 6 (Selah)