Dr. Ayanna E. Davis
Dr. Lynn Y. Corner has been a youth advocate for over 25 years, “Dr. Mom” has taught in charter schools and churches with diverse and at-risk populations. Her passion to help young people succeed motivated her to earn a USC Master’s of Arts in Teaching Degree and a Certificate in Educating Students with Emotional Disturbance from UCLA. As a result of her interest in supporting foster youth, she began volunteering at Living Advantage, Inc. She recently earned an Ed.D. from USC where her research focused on supporting foster youth as they transition to adulthood. Dr. Mom also teaches Double Dutch jump rope in the Crenshaw Youth Boot Camp Program at the City of Los Angeles Van Ness Recreation Center.
Professional affiliations: Black Doctoral Network, USC Black Alumni Association Legacy through Leadership Mentoring Program
Dr. Ayanna E. Davis is a Los Angeles Unified School District Principal, and a dynamic and innovative leader whose early childhood education expertise has provided services for over 3,500 children and families throughout her 19 years as an administrator and 22 years in the field of public education. She is a mother of one son, Joshua, a recent graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana and currently a graduate student at the University of Southern California. Ayanna holds a B.A. in Political Science, USC, M.A. in Education Administration from California State University at Dominguez Hills; and M.A. in Educational Administration Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University at Northridge. Ayanna earned a doctorate of Education focusing on organizational change and leadership at University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Professional Affiliations: member of the National Black Child Development Institute, Organization of Early Education Center Administrators, Black Doctors Network, National Association of University Women, and National Sorority of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated.
Janice Elizabeth Kreh, MSW
She became a USC Master Graduate in Clinical Social Work in 2016 and she has dedicated her career to supporting individuals and families affected by crime. JaniceElizabeth, (JE) believes in the power of resiliency, to propel her to be an agent of change in the community both for public safety and rehabilitation. She has both a BSW and MSW in social work, and has spent her entire career, almost a decade, in social services. JE has worked with at-risk, special-needs, foster, and probation youth as a behavioral assistant, mentor, tutor, and finally, as case manager. Moreover, she has also worked as a resident advisor for a women's re-entry program and now as a Clinical Social Worker for a men's jail and now men's state prison.
Professional Affiliations: Alumna Women’s Fellowship, NASW, Disability Committee CA Chapter Member, Interfaith Council Los Angeles, CA, CCC Alumni Association, Social Work Club, Vice President
W. H. Sawyer & Company, Inc.
Dominique Sawyer obtained her Real Estate Salesperson License at the age of 18 years old. She is solely responsible for managing over 120 units from Brentwood to 110th Street and Normandie in Los Angeles. As a Real Estate Salesperson, she has successfully closed numerous deals, but has discovered that her strong suit is in Real Estate Development. The knowledge and passion she has acquired as a Real Estate professional has awarded her a relentless motivation to protect and enrich her community through Property Development and Management and to expand the Real Estate Company her Father founded close to 40 years ago. Dominique’s main objective is to assist in improving the lives around her and, ultimately, to become a philanthropist.
Willie T. Clay
In 1960 Willie T. Clay was the first American to walk across the United States. His purpose was to survey the Black economic situation and to find out the pros and cons of integration. This is Willie’s contribution toward the determination of Who We Really Are. A fascinating true story written by the Torch Bearer himself, Willie T. Clay, who is famous in his own right and our task is to illuminate Willie’s sojourn to Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit, Chicago, and New York to name a few places, for interviewing and filming for those who know Willie, his work and what his work means to them and the rest of America.
Eugenia began her career with Living Advantage in May of 1996. Eugenia has provided experience and knowledge, having over twelve years of continuous service to the care of youth for the California Court system. She is currently the Facility Administrator, whose daily duties include acting as liaison between Public School District's, Department of Social Service, Licensing, Mental Health and the Courts. Her other duties include managing and supervising employees and residential properties, ensuring that the facility is operating up to code, rules, and regulations.
Professional Affiliations: Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Department of Social Services Group Home Standards Forum, California Community Care Licensing Advisory Board, California Coalition of Foster Care Stakeholders and California Alliance of Child and Family Services.