I am a wife and mother of 3 children all with different mental health challenges. I am a proud graduate of the number one HBCU, NC A&T State University. I am a Certified Family Peer Specialist and the Collaboration Coordinator for the NC Youth & Family Voices Amplified program. I currently serve on the NC InK Family Council and the Co-Chair of the NC InK Partnership Council where I share my expertise and lived experiences as a caregiver of a child with mental health and learning disabilities and the former Family Co-Chair of the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families. I am a strong advocate of family voice and choice.