Board members and staff
Waleed Shamsid-Deen is President & CEO of Supreme Foods Worldwide, a family owned franchise company with 10 locations in Metro-Atlanta, Georgia. Waleed has over two decades of business experience. His drive, political savvy and keen insight for intelligent investments, has allowed him to establish numerous successful businesses and community-oriented ventures nationwide. In the past decade, Waleed has served as a consultant for Athletes, Entertainers, Entrepreneurs and Producers; managing and protecting their personal business and philanthropic interest.
Waleed is also founder of Youth V.I.B.E., a non-profit business mentorship program for high school students. Celebrating 23 years, the mentorship program has expanded to include global cultural exchange programs. Waleed has recently authored a book, Excellence at a Minimum: The Plight of an Entrepreneur. An avid traveler, Waleed has led academic and business delegations throughout several countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Founder and Chairman
Quiana M. Shamsid-Deen, is an Employee Incident Social Worker for Fulton County Schools. With over 10 years in social work experience, she has developed a voice for compliance, policy and governance. Her passion has led her to support several issues concerning youth development and academia.As a Fulton County School administrator, Quiana provides high level support for principals relating to employee incidents with senior leadership, school administrators and staff. Additionally, she serves as the district liaison for employee incident and child abuse/neglect cases with the Department of Family and Children Services.
Previously, Quiana supported the DeKalb County Juvenile Court system as a Juvenile Program Administrator. During her tenure with DeKalb, Quiana managed, directed and evaluated staff processing employee concerns and problems. Moreover, Quiana provided, hands on support for families and youth through juvenile enrichment and academic programs providing thought leadership and solutions to robust challenges.
Adeidra D. Washington has over 10-years of small-business and nonprofit management experience. After obtaining her BA in Journalism from Hampton University in 2006, Ms. Washington attended Troy University where she received a Master's in Public Policy in 2011. Currently, Adeidra serves as Director of Operations for Supreme Foods Worldwide, the parent company of Supreme Fish Delight, Supreme Burger, Supreme Seniors, and, Supreme Family Foundation.
For more than a decade, Adeidra has managed franchisee relations for nine Supreme Fish Delight franchisee locations through Metro- Atlanta and the newest quick-service restaurant concept Supreme Burger. Adeidra also oversees vendor relations, restaurant expansion, acquisitions, and government contracts for all profit and nonprofit Supreme brands. During the 2020 Covid pandemic, Adeidra and the Supreme Foods Worldwide executive team acquired nearly $1 million in funding through government contracts, grants, and community partnerships.
Albert is a passionate educator who teaches English to individuals who speak other languages. He received a Master of Arts in TESOL from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT where he focused on curriculum development and computer-assisted language learning. He also specializes in content-based ESOL, academic writing instruction and grammar acquisition. In the classroom, Albert utilizes a student-centered approach and believes learners perform best when they are provided with a safe space to develop opinions and draw conclusions about material they find both stimulating and relevant. In his ten-plus year career, Albert has taught abroad in Morocco, Turkey and Italy, and domestically in New Haven, CT. He is a native of Danbury, CT and currently resides in Baltimore, MD where he is an ESOL instructor and the assistant director of the English Language Program at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
Dr. Kyeanna M. Bailey
Dr. Kyeanna M. Bailey is a higher educational professional with over 15 years of experience working in private and public education. Dr. Bailey obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University. Dr. Bailey’s professional and scholarly interest center around faculty and women of color and their ascension to leadership positions. Dr. Bailey believes she can best serve the community by engaging in activities and events that promote the safety, wellness and empowerment of black and brown girls. Dr. Bailey is a native New Yorker, currently serving as a Director of Faculty Services with the City University New York. She currently resides in Queens, NY with her partner and children.
Tamora A. Callands
Tamora A. Callands, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, College of Public, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. She is a trained clinical-community psychologist and Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. She earned her degree and received her training from the Psychological Science Department at Purdue University and through a T32 postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Prevention and Community Research within the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She worked on the ground in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia in intervention implementation strategies, research and clinical training techniques, and evaluation methods. Over the past ten years, Dr. Callands has focused her attention on understanding facilitators and barriers to ameliorating mental and sexual health disparities among youth and emerging adults exposed to poverty and violence in low-resource settings both domestically and internationally. She has managed, trained, and supervised local research teams and mental health clinicians in Sierra Leone and Liberia on mental health and sexual risk behavior among war-exposed and at-risk youth.
Lawrence Shamsid-Deen assist Supreme Family foundation as a youth community engagement leader, fundraiser, philanthropic and youth outreach strategist as a board member; in efforts to better our cooperate social responsibility and community empowerment. Before joining the board, Lawrence served as a part-time permit technician for the city of Atlanta where he assisted in architectural plans for commercial realestate in the city, while attending Georgia State University. Currently, Lawrence works full time for Supreme Foods, leading the companies catering efforts domestically.
Lawrence is now an alumni of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business with a degree in Business Economics. He is passionate about service, community empowerment, and entrepreneurship; with interest in economics, real estate, branding, and small business profit maximization. Other interest include exotic cars and international soccer.
Sherida R. DeFrance
Sherida R. DeFrance has over 25 years of experience in finance, sales, and marketing. Ms. DeFrance is currently a Relationship Manager with Capital One Auto Finance, where she has also served on their volunteer committee and sought after community involvement opportunities. After graduating with a B.A. in Business in 2014 from Georgia State University in Marketing, she continued her membership with the American Marketing Association. She worked as a volunteer, offering marketing services to include but not limited to Google Ads.
Throughout the years, Sherida has led philanthropic efforts for Susan G. Komen, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Relay for Life, and Legendary Gives, to name a few. As a leader, she has participated in the Civic Leadership Program for Hands on Atlanta and been a board member for Youth V.I.B.E. and Truly Living Well.
When Sherida is not volunteering, she spends her free time creating and consulting for her brand, The Transitional Foodie -A guide to living a healthy plant-based lifestyle.
Niyogushima attends Agnes Scott College and hopes to double major in Psychology and Education. She currently is the Community Service Co-Chair for Agnes Scott College’s Black Student Union. Prior to Agnes Scott College, while a student at George School, she was a member of the Student Inclusion and Diversity Committee where she worked on implementing institutional inclusion initiatives for the Co-Curricular Sub-Committee. She also worked on the Inclusion Oversight Committee which consisted of Trustees, Faculty, Staff Liaison, Parents, and selected students to ensure that the George School community understood diversity as an asset and inclusion as an expectation. Under that committee, she worked on the Unity Project which consisted of yarn to make a beautiful art piece to showcase that in the end we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community. Edithe is also the founder of Break Free formally known as Empower Me, and a club called Leading Ladies of Today and Tomorrow which are all empowerment groups for young adults of color. Not only is she passionate about empowerment, but is just as equally passionate about doing community service. Edithe has volunteered at Woodridge Elementary as a Liberian and Administrative Assistant for the past eight years. Currently, Edithe works at the Friends School of Atlanta in their extended care program and hopes to continue to help lead our younger generations through education and empowerment.