Lakesha has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, serving in diverse roles throughout her tenure. She has experience in program development, community mobilization, and evaluation. After earning her B.S. in Human and Environmental Studies from Southeast Missouri State University she continued her education and earned a Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University. Lakesha believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Lakesha provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.