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Additionally, Mya is particularly gifted in providing families, companies, and organizations the necessary tools in order to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and/or mental health challenges. This tool kit is imperative to the strength and longevity of any family and organization.
As a graduate of North Carolina A&T and Capella Universities, respectively; Mya has obtained not only a wealth of experience but also possesses an advanced educational background. In an effort to constantly grow and evolve, she is currently completing her Ph.D. which will serve to further fuel her devotion to individuals who are struggling to overcome substance abuse and mental health obstacles.
Paula has over 14 years of healthcare experience. She is a proud married mother of two. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She is an Army Veteran, and she takes pride in providing patient care.
LaToya Thompson is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and is continuing her education to pursue a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
She has over a decade of experience in Office Management, Administrative and Executive Assistance, and Directing Operations in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She possesses a wide variety of skills and enjoys strengthening those skills by reading books and articles, listening to podcasts, and attending various training courses to promote success in her career.
Those skills include, but are not limited to excellent customer service; project management; effective office and employee management; human resources; internal auditing of personnel records, client charts and financial documents; staff recruiting; cultural competency and diversity; policy and procedure creation and revision; multitasking; department coordination; process improvements; conflict resolution; budgeting; and public speaking. In addition, she enjoys traveling and learning new skills that enhance her personal fulfillment.
A native of Rockdale County, GA, Arleshia Henderson Little has dedicated her life to helping others achieve their goals. From the time she was a child, her parents instilled in her a love for helping others to succeed. She has assisted others in various ways. As a mother of four, she learned firsthand the sacrifice and the reward that comes with nurturing.
As a Pastor’s wife for over twenty years, she has helped people accomplish their spiritual goals; helping them to strengthen and maintain their walk with the Lord. As a banker, she has helped people achieve their financial goals in an effort to help them to live their best lives. Arleshia states, “It gives me satisfaction knowing that I’m making a difference in the community and impacting others’ lives in a way that will help them improve their quality of life.
With over 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, Arleshia understands the value of hard work and determination. She faithfully served BB&T financial institution for 22 years in various capacities with Assistant Vice President/Market Leader being her last role. She has been a recipient of Top 10 Women of Newton County Award in 2009. Always being a woman of faith and consistency, she has had the ability to pivot in life whenever the circumstances called for it. In June 2019, Arleshia began serving at Synovus Bank as their Vice President. She is living proof that by keeping God first, helping others whenever you have the opportunity, and perseverance; it leaves room for one to be elevated in life.
Maintaining a career in the banking industry certainly can be challenging and time consuming. But through it all, Arleshia has been a loving and devoted wife, raised four wonderful children, dedicated her time to the church and Kingdom of God at large, and has greatly impacted her community. In fact, her children describe her as “patient, confident, courageous and loving”. Her demanding schedule did not stop her from being an ambassador for the Henry, Newton, and Rockdale Counties Chamber of Commerce and participating in their development programs.
And as if her spiritual, natural and career accomplishments are not enough, Arleshia has been hard at work ensuring she is constantly growing for the benefit of others. In July 2018, Arleshia completed her Certificate in Ministry from Trimm International. In December 2019, she will receive her Certificate in Executive Life Coaching from Trimm International. She shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to develop herself so that she can positively influence the world for good through servant leadership. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, spending time with family and friends, and worshipping with her children. She, currently, serves Grace Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA as a member of the Voices of Grace and the Ladies of Grace Women’s Ministry Steering Committee.