LEADERSHIP & STAFF

Our leadership and staff are dedicated professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including education, healthcare and business management.

Meet Our Team


Dale Cain, Visionary

Founder & Executive Director


Dale M. Cain is a Professional Nutrition Specialist, Certified Plant-based Nutrition Cooking Coach with over 20 years of work experience in the health promotion industry. Dale Cain has worked with community nutrition education programs for more than 16 years. She is a graduate from Professional Career Development Institute and Roosevelt University where she received her bachelor's in Business Management with a concentration in Sales and Marketing. Dale Cain is dedicated to promoting health literacy education, wellness and fitness through nutrition education and hands on cooking classes for individuals, families, children, and seniors.


Regina Hopkins, MSN, FNP-C

Director of  Health Education & Program Manager


Regina Hopkins is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Masters of Science in Nursing from Saint Xavier University. Regina has worked in the medical field for over 16 years. Her areas of experience include family medicine, cancer awareness education, diabetes education, heart disease and chronic disease management. She is an international researcher having completed research in Bangkok, Thailand focusing on body image, self-concept, and personal health behaviors for adolescent females. Regina is also a published author of two books. She works diligently to promote health education and disease management for families in underserved communities.


Dr. Christopher Howard, Psy.D.

Director of  Mental Health Awareness Education


Dr. Christopher Lee Howard, holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University with a special focus in Neuropsychology. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. One of Dr. Howard's main areas of interest is helping raise interest in mental health awareness, especially with respect to underserved populations, particularly highlighting ways to show the correlation between overall health and mental health.


Cheriamor Houston, MNA

Community Engagement Coordinator

Cheriamor Houston is a nonprofit professional with over 20 years experience. She’s held various positions as Development Manager, Office Administrator, and Administrative Assistant in local, national, and international organizations. Cheriamor is experienced in special and annual events, fundraising, graphic design, volunteer coordination, human resources, and office management. Cheriamor has a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University, as well as three certificates: Fundraising Management, Nonprofit Management, and Nonprofit Governance. Cheriamor enjoys teaching and training. She is the Founder and Creator of eTeach uExcel.


Shirley Mims

 Community Relations & Special Projects Director

 Shirley Mims has more than 10 years of extensive experience in working with senior level personnel across multiple industries. Her background includes events coordination, marketing, and administration. She was the administrative assistant to the Vice-President of Hilton Hotel Corporations for which she was in charge of coordinating events for various regional affairs. For nearly 10 years, she worked as a legal assistant providing administrative support to more than 15 attorneys along with managing and coordinating special events. In addition, Mrs. Mims worked as a manager assistant for the National Safety Council, which is a nonprofit, public service organization promoting health and safety in the United States. 

     BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dale Cain

President

Founder

Regina Hopkins

Vice-President

Dr. Christopher Howard

Board Member

Evangelist LaVada Patterson

Board Member 

Co-Founder

Shirley Mims

Board Member