Darnell Taylor takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategies, and hard work. She intuitively recognizes issues within her community and formulates strategic plans to address them, engaging and strengthening her community. She is an inspirational leader, and helps her team to extend their thinking, which has helped her to earn her place on any team she has served.
Currently, as the Founder and Executive Director of the Taylor Made Foundation, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Darnell spearheads programs serving disadvantaged children and families, the homeless, and the elderly in the Metro Atlanta area.
Previously, Darnell has been formally recognized by the Fairview Estates HOA for her community and professional contributions, of leadership and service.
Darnell holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, from DeVry University. During her stay at DeVry University, Darnell became involved in the National Society of Leadership and Success. The NSLS is a program that develops leaders, and helps them to understand the importance of Volunteering and giving back to the community. Darnell then became a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, and Boys and Girls Club of America. It was in the capacity of a volunteer, that Darnell realized that in order to change a person’s mindset about their environment…you had to change their mindset of how they viewed themselves.
Darnell serves on several Board of Directors, in hopes of positively impacting the communities she serves.
Shaquana “Q” Sutton is an accountant based out of Atlanta, GA by way of NYC.
Equipped with over 12 years of experience in different areas of accounting and finance, she is the owner of Q. Sutton Consulting LLC, a consulting firm and QTax Services LLC, a financial services business. She has held several positions in different industries such as Non-profit organizations, property management, film production, trucking and transporting, digital magazine, event production and more.
Shaquana’s purpose is based on improving communities like the one she was raised in by guiding better financial decisions and rerouting funding back into the community. Specializing in business development and financial management, she is a qualified and valuable addition to any path that she crosses.
Wendy Rodriguez grew up in the Covington, GA area and is excited to continue working in her hometown that she grew up in. She holds the Vice President position in her neighborhood’s Home Owner’s Association where she works closely with other community leaders in making changes that benefit the entire community. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and is working on her Master’s of Science in Law at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. Recently, Wendy joined Becton and Dickinson’s Urology & Critical Care as a Post Market Clinical Follow-Up Specialist in the Medical Affairs Department. She is focusing her efforts in the latest European Union Medical Device Regulation. Wendy was also appointed to the Newton County Board of Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) on May 2019 and hopes to foster a positive link between the county DFCS and the local community. Wendy will serve as the OUAP Program Coordinator. Her grant-related duties will include coordinating the new program with all other operating chapters and with our partners. She will also work with the OUAP Advisory Committee and stakeholders to track the program’s implementation process.