Princess Fumi Ogunleye Hancock holds a dual Bachelors degree
in Nursing, English, and a doctorate degree in Communication Arts.
She is a practicing Registered Nurse, a Counselor,
was a group leader for “Real Women” at Cottonwood Christian Center
in Southern California, where she also facilitated an Addiction & Recovery Life Group
alongside her husband, David Hancock.
living in New York, she hosted, produced and directed
a local Christian show “Straight Talk from the Heart of Jehovah God” in conjunction with the Rhema Prayer Ministries,
Inc. as well as a 30 minute talk show called “Stepping Out with Dr. Fumi.”
she has coordinated several programs for women and children with many social service agencies in the New
York and New Jersey area, ranging from foster care, adoption, second chance homes
for pregnant teenagers to crisis intervention programs for battered women and Tennessee
where she now resides with her family.
her books, she shares her story of growing up in a Nigerian Royal family, her sorrows, her healing, and her greatest
victory in the valley of hard times.
Since then, she has written "Starting Right
Now" and BEYOND IDOL WORSHIP: Diary of an African Warrior Princess.
has considered a number of entrepreneurial ventures–selling floral arrangements, painting, sculpturing, consulting services
for corporations and nonprofits groups, grant writing and even national franchise businesses
– she discovered exactly what that something else should be after spending time with a good friend. She has always enjoyed fashion and home decor. She never thought
she would have the opportunity to do it. After
meeting with her good friend Fumi and talking about how to connect fashion with giving back she knew exactly what the business
would be for this season of her life. She realized with ADASSA BRAND she would
be able to combine making women feel good about fashion/ design and giving back to children and families worldwide. Yolanda says “Adassa is not just about clothes, it is also about making a difference in the lives
Yolanda has a B.S. in Education and Social Work from Austin Peay State University and M.S. in Nonprofit Management
and Leadership (Fall 2009). She has held several management and consultant positions
during her professional career. She has provided services for corporate and nonprofit companies across the country.
For over 19 years she has devoted her life to helping others, so it’s no surprise that she is seen as a gifted
leader and advocate in her community.
She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas
of marketing, media relations, and business development, program best practice, celebrity charity management, fund development,
special event planning, strategic planning, professional development training, and organizational sustainability. Yolanda is sought after as a leader in her field to participate in brainstorming discussions
on how to improve customer services, as well as fund development sustainability strategies in the nonprofit and corporate
sector. Yolanda takes leadership seriously.
The same zestful energy that she packs into being a great leader was also packed into building her career in the area
of corporate and nonprofit management and training. She desires to serve with
integrity and leaves nothing less than a trail of excellence wherever she’s involved.
has earned the respect of individuals as well as the community in which she’s involved because she hones in on the day-to-day
human contact skills that allow people to feel comfortable with her in order to accomplish the desired goals of their company
or community group. Organizations that contact her to provide a service are left
with not only exceptional knowledge, but with the encouragement needed to continue on a path to accomplish the strategic goals
for their companies’ growth.
Yolanda Shields also knows the importance of Philanthropy; she has worked hard to bring together generous givers to
make a difference in communities with the goal of promoting the well-being
of the communities most at risk. Over the years her leadership skills, along with her commitment
as a community leader, have worked to her advantage in establishing partnerships with several small and large corporations
across the country. She is looking forward to bringing generous givers together to make a difference in the projects and programs that
the Adassa Foundation implements.
Dr. David Allen Hancock received his BSA in Management Information Systems from the University
of Michigan in 1981. In 1991, Dr. Hancock received a Masters in Interdisciplinary
Technology from Eastern Michigan
University culminating years later in his Doctorate in Management and
Organizational Leadership. Dr. Hancock brings a wealth of experience in multiple industries and organizations to provide progressive
solutions to today’s organizational issues. Dr. Hancock spent 22 years, the majority at Ford Motor Company, learning
various aspects of the automotive industry… from Information Technology to Purchasing/ Procurement models as well as
the science of Logistics and Distribution in Supply Chain Operations Management.
In the Health Care Industry, Dr. Hancock has worked with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the United
States, notably Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wellpoint,
in the development of new strategies for membership enrollment, claims processing, business analysis,
and project management.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Expert on issues relating to trust within organizations affecting productivity and profitability.
Keen observer and good listener to diagnose and solve problems of organizations. Able to meet obstacles and challenges and
overcome them. Have worked as a consultant to major corporations and also managed teams in a corporate environment. Responsible
for numerous projects that were managed to a successful conclusion.
LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Insightful and knowledgeable with regard to issues in transportation and logistics. Managed in-land
transportation and distribution of goods by marine, rail, and truck modalities. Involved with import and export operations
and the challenges inherent with these operations. Able to manage overall distribution network and personnel to maintain and
grow organizational profitability.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Experienced in bringing innovation solutions to data management challenges. Able to
manage teams of developers and guide them to achieve project and organizational objectives. Industry experience includes automotive,
health care, insurance, and software development. Brings unique perspective
and inter-disciplinary skill set to provide answers to questions that may challenge others limited
by a single, uni-dimensional viewpoint. Software utilized include: JCL, COBOL, DB2, IMS, PL/1, FORTRAN, and FOCUS. Query languages included: SQL, Showcase, and Advanced Microsoft
Access. Platforms operated upon: IBM/MVS, Honeywell, Burroughs, MS/DOS, and AS400.
entered the investment industry in 1998 with Putnam Investments where he specialized in modern portfolio construction and
advanced client marketing. In 2001, Brian became the youngest Vice President in Putnam’s 60 year history and ran Putnam
and Allstate's joint marketing arm in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In 2002, Brian was promoted
to Vice President, Regional Marketing Director in charge of Putnam Retail Management’s distribution in Tennessee
and Kentucky. While still at Putnam Brian raised private
equity capital and became an owner, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of Last Pairs Inc., a division of American
Athletics. Brian went on to lead the start-up to generate over one million dollars in gross revenues within the
first year. In 2004, Brian accepted a position to become the General Manager, Managing Director at Shoemaker Financial, an
independent wealth management firm that currently manages over 500 million dollars for its clients.
In four years,
Brian has planted new branches in Nashville, TN and Evansville, IN for the 30 year old firm
and has built a team of 28 employees who generate more than 2 million in revenue annually. Brian recently was named
Managing Partner at Shoemaker Financial, becoming the youngest to do so in the 130 year history of the Securian Financial
Network. In 2008, Brian was the recipient of the prestigious Kruger award on behalf of his firm from GAMA International .
Brian is a co-founder and resides as Board President,
Chief Executive Officer for a business consulting and invention incubation firm called the Aslan Guild. He also serves as
Chairman of the Board of the Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee benefiting underprivileged children.
Brian has a B.A. degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney
College, holds a Certificate of Financial Planning from Belmont University and is a Registered Principal
with series 24,7,6,63,65 qualifications.
Les E. Stouder, attended Notre Dame and Indiana Universities,
focusing on law and business. Currently, he is President and owner of Consolidated Appraisal Systems, a Brentwood, Tennessee based Real Estate Appraisal and consulting firm, established
Les is also Vice President of Stro-Bro Incorporated, an Indiana
based commercial real estate Holding and Management Corporation, established in 1965. Prior to this, he began as Superintendent
and rose to Vice President of Planned Unit Environmental Development Corporation.
Les holds two patents on products in the Automotive, truck and boat industries. Through
the development of these products and subsequent patents, Les conceived the initial vision and concepts that eventually became
the Aslan Guild.
Les has been engaged in consulting services in various capacities within the real estate industry,
as well as intellectual property. Consulting services provided include clients
within the banking and lending industries for capital packaged loans, bank acquisitions and developmental projects.
Additionally, Les has consulted with various clients
and entities in intellectual property pertaining to strategies for protection, development, manufacturing
options and providers, and product concept and features claims for patent filing.
Lisa Conner began her career in banking over ten
years ago as a retail associate at a large regional financial institution. Her
background in sales management gave her an edge in the development of methods and sales initiatives for her team. When she was recruited by a smaller locally owned bank, she developed more of her skills in customer service
while specializing in Individual Retirement Accounts and other investment services.
Lisa’s drive and determination to diversify her banking experience led her to a position in loan operations,
where she was promoted to the compliance area, responsible for all of the HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act) and CRA (Community
Reinvestment Act) audits and review of every loan origination at a prominent locally owned institution.
Within a short amount of time, Lisa was again recruited and accepted the role of Assistant Loan Operations Manager
for a local bank that was growing at a rapid pace. She continued to utilize her
skills in heading up audit and compliance in the areas of HMDA and CRA. While
in this position she also began identifying and implementing many “best practice” procedures and policies in relation
to the operational and retail components of banking, specifically as it pertains to the origination and maintenance of loans
and lending practices. She designed and facilitated multiple training seminars
and workshops for all lending staff in the areas of compliance and administration of loans, and was also the key contact and
trainer for all new lending associates. In August of 2007, that bank merged with
the fastest growing bank in the U.S. among all those chartered in the year 2000. It is the largest locally owned financial services firm in Middle Tennessee, and Lisa accepted a position
supporting executive management with a significant commercial and residential real estate loan portfolio. Her current role affords her the opportunity to once again enjoy direct client contact and continue to
utilize her detailed skills in managing loan files and legal compliance issues.
Because Lisa has held key positions in the areas of front line client contact as well as back room operations, she
has a unique perspective for analyzing and developing best practices to increase efficiency and teamwork while maximizing
productivity and streamlining workflow in operational and sales roles, especially in the areas of accurate data collection
and quality control. Her experience in training and designing forms and procedures
has been key in providing an environment conducive to excellent audit results and scores from external auditors and federal
In her spare time, Lisa is also an entrepreneur. She is a fashion stylist
and make-up artist who started her own business and is quickly building a clientele of celebrities, including actors, music
artists, business professionals, and individuals who want to look their ultimate best.
Her desire is to see people encouraged, realizing their inner beauty through the services she offers that change or
enhance their outward physical appearance.
Lindsay Daly - From the time she was a young girl, Lindsay Daly
knew she would work with children. She spent her growing up years teaching and
coaching those younger than her so it was a natural progression that she would study Education in college. Earning her B.S. in Education from Lipscomb University
in 2005, Lindsay immediately entered the non-profit arena. Beginning as an after-school
teacher serving at-risk youth, she quickly learned the skills needed to assess the basic needs of students and families and
assimilate the necessary plans to effectively reach them.
Within a year, Lindsay took on a new position as Program Director in the organization.
The responsibilities to assess, serve, and train now applied to front-line staff rather than just a classroom of students. Lindsay has managed a team of ten (10) after-school teachers, covering six (6) community
sites and approximately 160 children. This required overseeing adult-student
interaction, effective lesson planning and implementation, hiring and training new staff, and assuring overall quality of
services provided. Research in best practices and programmatic structures and
flows allowed Lindsay to assist in developing the academic enrichment and character focused after-school program with measurable
results and outcomes. Training new and on-going staff also became a critical
piece in maintaining a high quality of excellence. Lindsay provided training
in the areas of Classroom Management, teaching reading, Lesson planning, and the Benefits of Tracking Outcomes.
Trainings Facilitated or Co-Facilitated
Teaching Reading/Forming Reading Groups
Benefits of Tracking Outcomes
Classroom Management Best Practices
Planning Based on the Learner: Using learning styles to effectively teach
Creative ways to teach Mathematics
Asking Questions: Open-ended vs. Closed
Best practice for Youth Development