Cassandra Tarver- CEO
Cassandra is the founders of Killian Lamont Tarver-Dancing Through the Pain. Cassandra graduated from Ohio Dominican University with an undergraduate degree in Busines Administrative. She has worked for several nonprofits including The Urban League and Child Development Council of Franklin County. Sickle Cell Disease is close to her heart having a brother in law Killian Tarver pass in 2007 due to complications with Sickle Cell and also having a niece who also has Sickle Cell Disease, and having to undergo two bone marrow transplants. Cassandra has often donated her time to her community from coaching basketball at her local Recreation Center to, helping to feed the homeless alongside her father. Cassandra is also an Author of Children’s books, where she spread motivation, love and confidence to children all over the world. She is a married and a mother of Seven, but she still finds times to be an humanitarian. Cassandra believes that it is more rewarding to give rather to receive and believes in identifying needs in the community and filling them.
Vexilla Konkobo - Treasurer
Vexilla Konkobo is the owner of Almasi Accounting and Business Solutions. She earned her BA in Accounting from the University of the Virgin Islands and her Masters in Accountancy from Bowling Green State University.
She look forward to serving on the team and helping Mrs. Tarver be a beacon of hope for the sickle cell community.
Sylvia Davis - Secretary
Rasheedah Biles - Social Chair of Events
Rasheedah Biles is a native of Columbus Ohio, and a single mother to six beautiful children with ages ranging from 4-16. Rasheedah is a graduate from The Ohio State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology/Sociology, and later pursued a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Rasheedah is currently an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho of Iota Nu Alumnae Chapter of Worthington Ohio. Aside from working as a Truancy Officer for the Franklin County Juvenile Courts, Rasheedah also operates two successful businesses. R.E.S.E.T. Housing where she provides transitional housing for persons with mental health disorders, and AOD issues. She also operates Costume Palooza, an event party planning service for children. Rasheedah is very familiar with sickle cell, as her youngest daughter was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell (SC) genotype. As the Community Service Chair, she plans to bring awareness, education, and create a safe haven for children all across Franklin County who suffer from this “silent disease.”