DDP Board of Directors

Cassandra OliverBoard Chair Cassandra Oliver is currently an Area Manager for Global Ordering Sales Support at AT&T in Technology & Operations. She leads a team of Client Support Specialists with responsibility for the post sales customer experience for Business Voice over IP services. She is a customer focused leader and is passionate about providing excellent customer service to all those she supports and beyond. She is a native of Detroit living in Atlanta with her two daughters.

Cassandra is a servant leader who believes “A life of significance is about SERVING those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.” — Kevin Hall. She is passionate about transforming our future by empowering our communities today. Cassandra currently sits on the National Executive Board of Community NETwork African American Telecommunication Professionals-an AT&T Employee Resource Group.

Cassandra joined DDP because of it’s mission of empowering young girls to realize the greatness that they already possess to be the next generation leaders of our communities and world.

Interesting fact about me: I love adventure!


Vice Chair Cathye Robinson is currently an Information Technology Director at Georgia-Pacific LLC in the Corporate Financial Systems area. She is a North Carolina native, and holds a B.S. in Office Systems Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Cathye has served in many organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Girl Scouts, and other church and community groups.  She has been a Special Needs advocate in Cobb County Schools, and enjoys being a professional and personal mentor.

Cathye join the board because she has been blessed with amazing personal and professional female role models and mentors, beginning with her mother and sister. She believes in the core values of Destiny Daughters of Promise (Commitment, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence), so it seemed natural to want to help the young ladies of DDP develop leadership and life skills.

Interesting fact about me: I live in an “only-girl zone” with my husband and two sons. Over the years, I have gotten much-needed girl time by spending time with my nieces, friends’ daughters, and by volunteering.


Secretary

Rebecca Thomas is originally from St Thomas, USVI. She completed her BA in Sociology at the University of South Florida. Rebecca holds two positions including her long term role for Publix Super Markets and as a Virtual Assistant for Virtually Organized. Rebecca has a passion for organizing and helping others get organized.

Rebecca joined the board as the Board Secretary. She is excited about the challenge and is looking forward to utilizing her organizational skills in this role. Her hope is that these qualities will also help further the goals and vision of the organization.

Interesting fact about me: I am a huge smooth jazz fan and enjoy art festivals.


Treasurer Ufuoma Ogaga is the CEO and Founder of Goshen Bookkeeping & Consulting, a full-service accounting firm providing bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and QuickBooks consulting services to service-based firms and nonprofit organizations onsite and virtually. She has helped clients increase revenue growth by 30% and implement cost savings strategies to reduce expenditures and improve staff productivity. Prior to opening her firm, Ufuoma wore multiple hats as an Accountant, HR and IT Manager working for a multinational nonprofit organization that served as a voice and network for top digital agencies and elite production companies around the globe to increase collaboration, knowledge-sharing, business support and use technology to transform consumer experiences. She has a Master’s degree in Accounting and Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University.

Ufuoma joined Destiny’s Daughters of Promise in 2015 because of the mission and passion of the organization to provide a safe environment and educational resources to prepare teen girls for college and long-term success. She has served for the past two years as the Comptroller/Finance Manager for the organization and looks forward to continuing her involvement with DDP as the Treasurer.

Interesting fact about me: I love singing and learning new technology tools.


Director Sharon Baker has been an attorney for over 30 years. She’s a graduate of University of Georgia Lumpkin School of Law. Currently, Sharon is a Contract Attorney at Alston & Bird, LLP. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, as well as, the author of the soon to be published book entitled, “Powerful Decisions in the Classrooms of Life.”

Why did I want to join the DDP Board? I was looking for an organization that was aligned with my values of serving young people, especially young ladies. I wanted to provide guidance, encouragement, and direction to them. I want them to be in a position to take the baton, run their laps in the relay of life, and go to the next higher level. I look forward to learning from them, sharing information, and all of us growing together.

Director Shalawn McMillan is currently a Senior Consultant of Vendor Management for Verizon Wireless. Shalawn holds a BA in Psychology and MS in Human Service from the University of Argosy. Shalawn is originally from Pittsburgh PA as well as an all-around sports fan but most of all a diehard Steelers Fan. She believe that in order to be successful in life, you have to be proactive.

Why did I want to join the DDP Board? One of the main reason I wanted to join Destiny’s Daughters of Promise is to show our young adults that the road to success is not a destination but a journey. I believe this next generation can take this world on by storm if shown how to stay on the journey and learn how to navigate it, as well as understand it will not always be smooth. Learning to grow through, what you go through helps on the journey.

Fun Fact: I love traveling the world and learn about different cultures, I my goal is by the time I am 40 I want to have visited 20 different countries.