Amecia Childs
Female Retreat Host

Amecia Alyss Childs was born in Augsburg Germany, however a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud member of Alpha Alpha Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated. Amecia currently holds the position with the Veteran Health Administration VISN 9 in the capacity of Management Program Analyst for Managerial Cost Accounting. She is the owner and founder of By Grace Consulting, where she provides administrative, grant advice, tax preparation, and notary assistance to various individuals for 18 years.   
As mentor and founder of Tomorrow’s Generations, she gives back to the community by volunteering with Tennessee Achieves Promise Programs by guiding upcoming graduating high schoo seniors with achieving their goals in career options and plans.  Amecia has served the community for 10 years with Shelby Youth Sports in variety of Capacities, The Holiday Foundation, Feed the Needy and The Winner’s Foundation.  With the common goal of servicing all and meeting the needs of the people, her main concern and focus is ensuring the purpose and plan that God has ordain for her life is accomplished.  Amecia is an ordained Evangelist, which serves at Dominion Transformation Center, where Apostle Kevin Davidson is the pastor within the Whitehaven area.  Amecia believes in leaving a positive impression, she believes what you say and do should always reflect your heart posture.
When all the work in the community is completed and accomplished, home is where her heart is.  Amecia is a mother of 3, 2 girls and 1 boy, ages ranging from 26 to 17 and a grandmother of a beautiful 4-year-old. In her spare time, she loves spending time writing and journaling.  Just as she serves the community, she serves her family in creating a culture of family, faith, and love.  She believes before you can serve in the community, you must serve your family first.   
Amecia’s heart desire is for everyone to accomplish their dreams and goals and allow nothing to distract them from their God-given Purpose.

Rhonda Logan

Rhonda Logan

Councilwoman Rhonda Logan was elected to the Memphis City Council on November 14, 2019. Councilwoman Logan serves as the Director of Operations for Breath of Life Christian Center, where she has also held the position of Community Engagement Officer. Before leading the Breath of Life staff, Logan was the Executive Director of Raleigh Community Development Corporation. During her tenure, she spearheaded innovative solutions by building strong, equitable and sustainable communities through education, engagement, and collaboration.

Councilwoman Logan also serves as the Chairwoman of Raleigh Police Joint Agency, a collaborative partnership between public agencies and concerned residents planning crime prevention and improving community conditions. As the current Board President of Friends of Kennedy Park, she leads an organization of dedicated community leaders in advocating for the restoration and sustainability of a 260-acre greenspace in Memphis. Logan’s passion for her community also led to the creation of a local Farmers Market.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis, Logan later received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Memphis 2021, BLDG Memphis’ New City Builders, and an Emerge TN Alum. Councilwoman Logan has the distinguished honor of being recognized in the 2021 Memphis Business Journals Power 100.

With over 25 years of experience in organizational development, strategic planning, project management, employee relations, leadership and community service, Councilwoman Logan has a strong commitment to helping constituents and communities reach their full potential. She is a solution-oriented individual, devoted to advocacy and helping others. She is dedicated to restoring broken or damaged lives, dreams, and paths. Her faith, education, and life lessons fuel her uncanny talent for bringing order and direction to every challenge.

Councilwoman Logan serves as the Chair of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and Vice Chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee. She serves as the Council Liaison for the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) and the Memphis Housing Authority Board.

In her private time, Councilwoman Logan enjoys cooking, but her most important and beloved role is being a devoted wife to Calvin Logan and “mom” to five awesome children and two grandchildren.”

Michelle Jones
Power Speaker

As the heartbeat of The EXPRESSIONS Experience, Small Business Planning & Consulting, Michelle Jones established this endeavor to create a platform and assist fellow, aspiring entrepreneurs, visionaries, and small business owners with their visual interpretations of success. After 15+ years of experience through continued education, community projects, ministerial and social events, she found a passion for developing strategies to successful Project Management and Business Development.

From gifted, purpose driven youth and inspired visionaries to established small business owners, Michelle has served her clients as an experienced professional, coach, consultant, advisor, and mentor in business as well as the community as an advocate for youth and young adult intervention, injustice and anti-symbolisms as the Founder & Executive Director of WEE Care Juvenile Success & Community Re-Entry and the Co-Owner of LEGACY Transport & Brokerage, LLC.

Sheleah Harris
Power Speaker

Sheleah Harris is a proud Memphian and servant leader in the community. She currently serves as the Corporate Affairs Director for Kroger, where she manages Government Affairs, Media Relations and Community Engagement for 93 stores across 5 states in the Delta Division.

She leads the charge for innovation by collaborating with community stakeholders and local legislatures to drive equity by addressing food disparities in our most vulnerable neighborhoods, and implementing Kroger’s environmental and sustainability commitment to end hunger in our community and waste in local Kroger stores. 

As a former high school educator, Sheleah remains steadfast in her dedication to youth in our community. In 2016, she created a non-profit organization that advocated and provided immediate resources for hundreds of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in Memphis. She successfully advocated for two Tennessee state laws that removed barriers for unhoused students and elevated the conversation on the global issue of homelessness with local impact.

In August of 2020, she became the first Woman and African-American to represent Memphis-Shelby County Schools District 5 as a School Board Commissioner. With a unique lens on implementing policies and programs that directly impacted students and educators in Memphis, Sheleah remained steadfast and diligent in her service to Shelby County.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Mid-South, Board of Governors for New Memphis and the Board of Directors for both Tennessee and Arkansas Retail and Grocer’s Associations.

Sheleah earned her Master’s degree in Education from Freed-Hardeman University, Bachelor’s in Marketing Management from The University of Memphis and is a proud alumna of Cordova High School.

Her most valuable tool to success is remaining focused and aligned to God’s purpose with courage.

Randi Hill
Power Speaker

Randi R Hill, born in Memphis, TN, product of a large family, has always known she wanted to start
her own nonprofit organization. Randi realized, early on, she has a calling for children who feel they
don’t fit in. Becoming a mother while a senior in high school, she’s set out to shatter any thoughts
or limits placed on teenage mothers.

In 2014, she became a leasing agent and has, over the course of her career, received over 9 awards
for outstanding performance, most leases, and highest renewal. In 2018, she was promoted to
Assistant Manager. In 2021, she left the Property Management field and became a Teacher
Assistant at Chickasaw Middle. Realizing her passion for property management, she returned to the
field and in January of 2023, she became Property Manager for a different company.
Randi is currently a student at Memphis Success Real Estate School receiving her Real Estate
License and Property Inspector License.

Vinessa Brown
Power Speaker

Vinessa Brown – Current Executive Director of LIFEline to Success.  A proud graduate of Stanford University, Vinessa moved to Memphis in 2000 to open a division of a packing company she worked at for 15 years.  With the thought of moving home within a few years, God had other plans.  She met her husband, DeAndre, found a purpose and has been pushing for equality for the ex-offender for over 14 years.  Shelby County named Vinessa the 2023 Shining Star, an honor she does not take lightly.

Vinessa is a proud mother of 8 and a GiGi to two grandchildren.  She is the chairman of the board for Libertas School of Memphis, where she has spent the last 5 years learning the process of education.  Where she once was a parent that supported the schools, she is now a voice for the children that are screaming for more from their education experience.  She is also on the executive board of the Shelby County Crime Commission and the Tennessee Corrections Resource Board.  People matter to her, and she will give her all to help make this world a better place.

She loves traveling, sports (diehard Pittsburgh Steelers, Memphis Grizzlies and Oakland A’s fan) and spending time with her family.  She’s addicted to Barnes and Noble where she can sit and read for hours.