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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. 

 

Carlotta Underwood -      Treasurer 

Carlotta Underwood currently works as a Purchasing Agent at a non-profit organization working to better the lives and living conditions of people. She has BS Degree in Business Management,BS Degree in Business Administration,MBA in Finance. Carlottal attended Indiana University majoring in Marketing.

Mrs. Underwood personal experience with Sickle Cell comes from a relationship with a childhood friend, Urban. Throughout his life he would endure crisis, missing school, but he always remained happy and non- complaining.  Urban married Mrs. Underwood's best friend and fathered two sons, he passed at an early age of 32. Mrs. Underwood is the fourth child in a family of nine children. Mrs. Underwood is very family oriented,compassionate, and believe in the betterment of people. Mrs Underwood look forward to working alongside Mrs. Tarver in her commitment to Sickle Cell Awareness, and  her commitment to the community.

Sylvia Davis -       Secretary 

Sylvia Davis was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is the youngest of 4 and is extremely family centered. She is a married mother of four with children ranging from the ages of 3 to 23 years old. Her passion is in public service ranging from volunteering for the community to taking on the official role of Secretary in KT-DTP. She is a Legal Management Analyst for the State of Ohio whose work has been mainly focused on finance throughout her career. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Franklin University with a focus in Business Administration and currently pursuing her Masters Degree. She is a self proclaimed foodie who enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family!

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.”

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