Gail Satchell – President
Professor Satchell has been married to husband, Arthur Satchell for 28 years. They are Baltimore County residents. She is the mother of two married daughters: Shonda and Asia. She has three grandchildren as well as two great-grandchildren. In 1994, Professor Satchell and her oldest daughter (Shonda), graduated from Coppin State University. In 1996, she earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. In 2002, she also earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. Professor Satchell is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at University of Phoenix and will graduate in fall 2016.
Professor Satchell is an educator; her collegiate experiences include 20 years of teaching at post-secondary institutions. She worked as an Adjunct Professor for four years at Baltimore City Community College (both campuses). Since 1997, she has served in several different teaching positions at Coppin State University. She served first as a part-time Adjunct Faculty Member, later as a full-time Instructor, and then as an Assistant Psychology Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. She is currently working full-time at Coppin State University as the Coordinator of Community Standards/Judicial Advisor as well as a Title IX Team Member. Most importantly, she is also serving as an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching upper level counseling courses. Professor Satchell has worked within the counseling field for several years, conducting family, group, and individual therapy. Her clients have included children, unwed mothers, displaced homemakers, college students, and people in recovery.
In addition to teaching and counseling, she has also assumed various leadership roles. Professor Satchell is currently serving as the President of the Board for the Light of Truth Center. She served as the Coordinator for the Applied Psychology Program. In Addition, she served as the Faculty Advisor for the Psi Chi International Honor Society as well as The Psychology Club for over ten years. She also served as a Faculty Mentor for student-athletes. Professor Satchell has traveled internationally with students in study abroad studies to Egypt and Ghana. She is a published author and has presented her research at regional, state, and international conferences (London and Spain).
Carolyn Ali – Treasurer
Carolyn Ali serves the Light of Truth Inc. with zeal and love. Her responsibilities consist of assisting in financial activities With more than ten year’s experience in Business Accounting at The Maryland State Department of Education, Mrs. Ali has expertise in a Finance Management Information System which is used for managing the entire State of Maryland Finances. She is responsible for the agency cash and checks. She maintains a fifty thousand dollar working fund The Baltimore, MD native earned her high school diploma from Southern High School. She completed courses in Business Math and Business Laws and Procedures and earned accounting credits at Baltimore Community College.
Rose Fauntleroy – Secretary
Rose Fauntleroy is the owner of Fauntleroy Enterprises, LLC, an entrepreneurial small business growth management company that evaluates business operations and efficiencies’ to strategically implement new ideas for continued small business growth. With greater than 20 years of experience in the legal and corporate fields she has varied actual experience in helping small businesses grow. She has also served as a Litigation Paralegal/Office Manager for a law firm in Virginia for the past 16 years with a focus in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. She is an upcoming author of “Capturing your Dreams to Live the Life you Desire” to be released in early 2014. She believes that we all have “Life Dreams” and in order to “Capture” them you need motivation and a plan to assist you on your journey. She has a caring interest in helping people grow and thrive through service and philanthropy. Her life’s goal is to be a continual ” Truth-seeker”. She attended J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University concentrating in Business and Paralegal Studies/Litigation.
Kim Farabee – Member
Kim has roots in the Light of Truth Center. Her struggle with cocaine addiction ended once she became a resident at the Light of Truth Center in 2004. The programs and support she experienced during the twenty-two months she lived there helped her stay clean and sane for the past ten years. She is practicing principles learned and has become a successful employee, homeowner, grandmother, and mentor.
Kim has always been a compassionate person and a positive influence to everyone. She is eternally grateful for God’s grace and mercy; and for The Light of Truth Center. Kim is a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School. Upon her gradation from the Community College of Baltimore County in 2014, she will receive her Associate of Arts Degree. Kim was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland is the youngest of five children.
Nilene Harris – Member
Nilene served within the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. She is skilled in Project and financial management as well as a Proofreader. Her key skill is conducting studies and evaluations for organizations, thus providing them with accurate and statistical data that enhances their day-to-day operations She is an active member of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church. She is currently an active volunteer at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women and the Kairos Prison Ministry International Inc.
Jessie Watrous – Member
Jessie Watrous, Senior Associate on the Evidence-Based Practice Team at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has significant experience advising state and city child welfare agencies on organizational transformation and system reform. Her current work involves grant-making to support evidence-building and the use of evidence for practice improvement in human services. She additionally provides technical assistance to the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet in their implementation of the foundation’s Evidence2Success initiative.
Prior to joining the Evidence-Based Practice Team, Watrous was a consultant with the Casey Strategic Consulting Group. Clients included Indiana Department of Children’s Services and the Washington, D.C., Department of Children and Family Services. Additionally, Watrous has worked in the child welfare field as a residential program staff and program manager and as a trainer. Watrous holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, where she concentrated on program evaluation and nonprofit management.
Pamela R. Frazier – Member
Pamela R. Frazier is the grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of two and mother of five. Pam is a National Certified Addiction Counselor and is also certified in Domestic Violence and HIV Awareness. Pam worked in the field of addiction over 30 years and retired in 2012 from The Women’s Treatment Center after working there over 21 years. Ms. Frazier was named Addiction Counselor of the year in 1995 by The State of Illinois Addiction Certification Board. Ms. Frazier felt that addiction counselors should be acknowledged for the work we do; working with people struggling with addictions and helping them rebuild their lives and relationships with family, so in 2002 she initiated National Addiction Counselor Day, and on September 25, 2002 The First National Addiction Counselor Day was celebrated across America, today it is referred to as National Addiction Professional Day and is celebrated every year on September 20, during Recovery Month.
The vision came because of her own recovery (26 years) from addiction and her spiritual teachings from The Johnnie Colemon Institute, where she has a Master and Master Plus Certificate. In 2002 she founded N’ The Spirit Transformational Living “Where Miracles Happen” (NTS) Recovery Home for women, which is licensed and funded by Illinois Department of Substance Abuse (DASA), she has helped over 350 women, who have lived at NTS.
Ms. Frazier is presently Vice President of The Black Ensemble Theater Auxiliary Board, she has been the Vice President of The Jessie “Ma” Houston Prison/Jail Outpost Ministries of the Rainbow/Push Coalition, where she continues to minister to women and men in jails and prisons throughout the State of Illinois. She is the Past President and current Board Member of Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP), The Illinois affiliate of National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). Ms. Frazier was presented with The Harriet Tubman Trail Blazer Award in 2014 by The Creativity United “We Dream In Color” Organization. Ms. Frazier’s belief is that there is a great need to heal holistically and that her assignment is to always be there to help women and men on their journey. Ms. Frazier is a Motivational Speaker, and has spoken at Today’s Black Women Expo. She also has a tape “Empowerment, Moving on to a Higher Level of Consciousness” and has done Workshops on “Healing The Child Within.”
Alicia Daye – Member
Alicia D. Daye is a retired Gunnery Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. She completed her Masters of Science degree at Strayer University in Information Systems Management. She is currently a motivational speaker for compulsive behavior change recovery; traveling nationally and internationally. She is a retreat and event planner and conducts a support training group for the Light of Truth women monthly.