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Who We Are

Executive Director
Ms. Shontel​
Shontel Booker  is the oldest girl of six siblings. She found her individuality by engaging in different camps and summer programs as a youth.  Her involvement in these programs propelled her to attend college, explore different workforces, and inspired her to create the Let's Be Ladies Foundation.
Shontel is a proud St. Paul native, from the historically black Rondo neighborhood. She has a strong passion for empowering youth and giving back to the community. She has a bachelor's degree in Human Services and is the author of the story "Grandma's Gifts", published in the book "Story to Story" by Strive Publishing.
 Shontel is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys traveling, car shows, live music, and spending time with family. She feels a good work & life balance is the key to a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Youth Creative Director -
Ms. Jy'ala
Jy'ala is our 13 year old inspiring artist. She specializes in motivational art and stories. As our youth creative director she brings fresh eyes to our programming and curriculum. 
Site Coordinator -
Ms. Kia
Keandria Cobbins is an education assistant with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science. She is currently pursing her Bachelors in Social work. " I never knew how passionate I felt about working with kids until I started working at a high school. I realized that children need us whether its a small task like helping with school work or guidance about what's next in their life."
Lady Liaison - 
Ms. Detra
Detra Miller is passionate  about building community and helping others discover their voice. She has a professional back ground in Public Health and Human Services, former organizer of Sista's in Christ Youth Ministry , a public speaker at Healing House, and CEO of Giving It A Voice.
Lady Liaison-
Ms. Summer
 Summer Nelson is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Health Services Management. She is focused on becoming a health educator through communal public health leadership. She currently is Human Resource Administrative Assistant and is eager to reach out and give back to her community; the community she has lived in for 20 plus years. Inspiring others comes naturally for summer and will strengthen her journey as she is beginning a new chapter of her own. "Sharing these experiences as I go along is what excites me the most."
Parent Involvement Coordinator 
Mrs. Catillia 
Catillia Johnson-Glasgow is a Chicago native, a wife, and mother of four wonderful young men. She has been in the Human Resources field for 10 years and had been passionate about helping women for many years. "There's nothing more important that family" ​
Lady Liaison-

Ms. Noelana “Noey”  is a Human Resources professional with 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources with a concentration in Training and Development and a focus in American Sign Language. 


As a public servant, she is passionate about providing the community with resources, building strong relationships, and is an advocate of diversity, inclusion and a commitment to advancing the workforce to be reflective of the communities we serve. 

She is a strong believer in holistic healing, the importance of self care and loving ones true self, and truly enjoys helping people navigate their personal and professional journeys and working through/overcoming adversity.

She is a dreamer, yogi at heart, and a believer in continuous learning and self development.

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