Team

Our Team

Carefully crafted elements come together into one amazing design.

Darnell S. Taylor

Executive Director

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.

Brianni Taylor

Strategic Planning Manager

As Strategic Planning Manager Brianni Taylor oversees all operational aspects of the Taylor Made Foundation’s programs. Her expertise is in strategic planning, organizational development, People management, and operations management.

Brianni’s goal at TMF is to manage each program from conception to execution and to help build and sustain the Foundation’s organizational structure.

She has Program Managerial extensive experience in the events production, retail, non-profit, and entertainment industries.

Favel Edwards

Volunteer Coordinator

Favel Edwards is CEO and founder of her company “Know Your Roots” which specializes in the establishment and maintenance of Sisterlocks ™. Prior to founding her company, she served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for eight years. Favel Edwards held a position in the Community Outreach Unit where she was one of four deputies who taught “CHAMPS” to fifth graders, and was also very active with the Neighborhood Watch Program. She also served as a Crime Prevention Officer, where she was instrumental in bringing this position to the Sheriff’s Office. One of her duties was visiting Senior Living facilities as well as Religious Organizations where she would do assessments and recommend different ways to combat crime and active shooter incidents. Favel Edwards also served as a New York City Police Officer for twenty (20) years before retiring and relocating to Georgia. In her spare time she enjoys painting and spending time with her three grown daughters

Genesis Cooper

Director of Business Development

Genesis Cooper is an experienced business woman and double honor graduate of Mercer University. She has earned two degrees in both English and Philosophy and three concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Law and Public Policy, and Africana Studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in business. After previously acting as the Human Resources Manager of Z Beans Coffee Shops, LLC for two years, Genesis is now the Regional Manager of two Z Beans Coffee Shops and owns her own business, Pro Success E-Learning. Her extensive background in business brings a knowledgeable and professional outlook to the Taylor Made Foundation!

James Richardson Jr

Director of Educational Development

James Richardson Jr. serves as the Executive Director for the 4 Horsemen Rehabilitation Services Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated citizens make a successful transition to community life after their release from a correctional facility. He is a Senior Management professional with expertise in Operations Management, Organizational Leadership, Personnel and Program Management with a career track record of performance excellence.

James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 and served in  various leadership positions from Team Leader thru Command Sergeant Major. His honors include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Sapper Tab, the Bronze de Fleury Medal, and multiple other service-connected awards. He retired from active duty in February 2019 after a 30-year career. His organization currently operates primarily in the South Metro Atlanta area. He is also a passionate professional Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.

La’Nissa Rozier

Director of Marketing and Communications

La’Nissa Rozier is an entrepreneur, passionate storyteller, writer and skilled creative. She is a Junior at Mercer University’s School of Collaborative Journalism and Stetson School of Business studying both Journalism and Marketing. With an extensive background in public relations work, La’Nissa is a very well published and skilled journalist, photographer, and media strategist. A plethora of her work can be found in publications such as: The Covington News, The Macon Newsroom, and WMUB Broadcasting. She spearheaded freelance projects with multiple clients before launching her very own public relations company Picturesque PR, LLC.

LaToya Samuel

Secretary

LaToya Denae’ is a native of Newark, New Jersey and started her career as a child performer and perfected her craft at the Newark Community School of the Arts (NCSA) and then at Alabama State University. LaToya is highly experienced in providing administrative services and has a profound knowledge of business processes and corporate governance frameworks. As the owner/CEO of Denae’ Consulting  LaToya Denae’, she offers various administrative services for companies, individuals, and groups. She specializes in industry planning, developing, and implementing successful client promotional programs.

Currently, she oversees the safety operations of Neighbor To Family, a multi-million-dollar non-profit sibling foster care agency. In addition, as the Leadership Coordinator of the Ryan Cameron Foundation, LaToya Denae’ has led leadership and business development for children all over Georgia through a strong curriculum and ensuring that leaders are created through several leadership modules. This former child performer has been featured in various plays, radio programs, commercials, and television shows.

She upholds the TMF mission through her belief in responsible citizenship as she deems non-profit to be important to our social development as human beings.

Natalie Ferguson

Vice President

Natalie has been in the medical field for over 20 years and has been a Registered Nurse since 2014. In 2015, Natalie gained experience working with youth and special needs children at Bayada Pediatrics Home Health.

 

Natalie was a member of several professional organizations and has served on oversight committees throughout Metro-Atlanta to include the Rockdale Nurses Leadership Committee and the Grady Hospital Nurses Leadership Committee. Due to her commitment to her patients’ care, she received the Daisy Award for Exceptional Nursing in 2018.

 

Natalie has an extensive background in working with the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Due to her expertise in dealing with the elderly, she serves as the Program Manager of our Adopt-An-Elder Program.

 

Natalie currently works as the Assistant Director of Nursing, at the Laurel Heights Children’s 

Psychiatric Hospital. She is on her way to receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in BSN. 

Robert Pierce

Director of Community Engagement

A native of New York City, Robert D. Pierce Jr was born on November 18,

  1. He grew up in the Bronx, where he attended and graduated from

Christopher Columbus High School. Robert holds a B.S in Organizational

Leadership from Lewis University, in Chicago, IL. Robert’s professional career

consists of 15 years in the Telecommunications industry, where he held mid-level management positions at AT&T, BellSouth, T-Mobile, and XO Communications. In 1998, Robert accepted his call to Christian Ministry and is now an ordained Elder. He has served at various churches on their full time staff for 20 years. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Congregational Care at New Mercies Christian Church, Robert also hold a position as Sr. Talent

Manager for Sunni Gyrl Inc. This is a full service entertainment company

founded by Hip Hop Legend MC Lyte. His ability to maintain his Christian

principles in the entertainment industry had resulted in being invited to speak to several civic organization events. Robert has been married to Fostine Pierce for 25 years and they one 23 year old daughter named Diamond.

Shaquana ``Q`` Sutton

Bookkeeper

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.

Steffan Roberts

Member

Steffan Roberts is on a mission to help serve his community; he currently serves, as treasurer of the T.M.F. Steffan is a native of Trinidad & Tobago and has worked in the community of Covington as Vice President of ALANHS for the last two years. Steffan developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a youth nearly 25 years ago as he worked closely with the CPA of a church. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our community. One program at a time.