The Board of Directors
As you read the Bio of the executive director/founder, Cheresse Davenport, you can understand why she has the heart that she does. Losing a child can not be easy, but taking all that pain and hurt to bless others is such a wonderful Blessing. Mrs. Davenport has such a big heart and if she could safe the world, she would do just that. She is going to make sure that Smiley's Sweets help as many people as Possible. Outside of being the Founder, CEO of the organization. She will be running the department, Smiley's Blessings. This department is the heart of the organization. Mrs. Davenport loves to say, "We Have To Be That Shining Light For These Children." Mrs. Davenport has an education background in Human Services, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and an Honorary Doctorate in Spiritual Counseling.
Dr. Brian T. Long
As a young man Dr. Brian T. Long became immersed in gang culture and faced 35 years in prison. Prayer and divine intervention allowed him to complete only three years in prison during which he changed the trajectory of his life. Dr. Long shares his triumph over tragedy through motivational speaking, mental health counseling, life skills training, and advocating for at-risk youth and former offenders.
Jamal O'Neal enjoys being a father and riding motorcycles. He believes in opportunities with second chances. To make a difference in young people's lives. He also does the community service program just for that purpose. Making sure that their hours are completed. To move past the huddles and move forward with goals of succeeding. He is honored to be apart of Smiley's Sweets. One of his top priorities is seeing the foundation succeed.
Deon McBride has been employed with the USPS since 2006. Whenever he is not working, he is travelling, sleeping, bowling, doing some self care, and shooting some pool. He joined Smiley's sweets team because he loves what the mission stands for. It is nothing more gratifying than seeing the smiling faces of the people that we have helped in the past and now as Smiley's Sweets. His favorite words are Sharing is Caring. Mr. McBride is also a veteran as well.
Mrs. Summers is employed with Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency (PHSSCA) for 23 years as the Program Director for the Sickle Cell Division. This agency provides Sickle Cell comprehensive case management to seven counties in North Carolina. Mrs. Summers supervises the Sickle Cell staff, provide comprehensive case management to pediatric and adult clients with Sickle Cell Disease. She is also the coordinator of the Sickle Cell Summer Enrichment Camp for fourteen years. She has a deep passion for children. Outside of being the secretary, Mrs. Summers also coordinates the Fish 4 Tish at the Sickle Cell Summer Enrichment Camp.
Advisory Council Chair
Kimberly Ukuzato is with the Winston Salem Police Department. She works in the community outreach department. She has a heart for helping people and a soft spot for animals. She goes above and beyond her duties even without her uniform on. The purpose of Smiley's Sweets Foundation, Ms. Ukuzato is the best advisory, she also oversees the Smiley's Love 4 Pets Program.