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Breaking Barriers Youth Services, Inc.  is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Board of Directors

Secretary

Mrs. Pierre has always had a passion for helping others, she was inspired at the age of ten to become a nurse. Her inspiration for nursing was developed during her grandmother's progression through Parkinson's disease. She has a collective 18 years of experience in, mental/behavioral health; substance and alcohol detox; developmental disabilities; rehabilitative care; geriatrics; medical/surgical care, acute care; patient care coordination; case management; nursing administration; quality improvement, including policy audits and management. She believes that all citizens have a civic responsibility, to promote quality of life in under-served communities. Mrs. Pierre is a member of the International Nursing Honor Society and the International Association of Forensic Nursing. Currently, Mrs. Pierre is employed as a Nursing Director of Resident Care. Her goal is to promote health and disease prevention, while providing responsible clinical leadership. Her number one focus before her professional and educational responsibilities, is her amazing daughter who inspires her daily.

Leslie N. Pierre

Treasurer

Ms. Dunn is a native of North Carolina, she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Winston Salem State University. Upon graduating, she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently employed with Veteran Affairs where she provides emotional support to veterans experiencing emotional distress and suicide crisis. Ms. Dunn has been within the social work field for 8+ years and has worked with a variety of populations. She has experience with counseling at-risk youth, criminal offenders, mentally ill patients, and individuals with drug and alcohol addictions.

Yolanda Dunn

Chair

Mr. Harrison is an Atlanta native who prides himself on educating individuals in financial education and empowerment. He is the Founder and CEO of International Intelligence LLC, where his team educates clients on financial trading, and investing. At an early age he struck an interest in the financial market after weekly stock picking with his father.  In addition to finance, he works with Harry Norman Realtors as a successful realtor. He attended Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he studied Executive Financial Planning and Investments. He is certified in Equity Investments, Forex, Futures, and Options Trading. One of his core beliefs in life is "Each One, Teach One". This philosophy is very prevalent to the minority community. He believes when one has reached a point of wisdom and growth it is vital to spread knowledge to the youth through mentorship. Through his extensive knowledge in finance and real estate, Mr. Harrison will assist in the overall development of the organization. 

Jeff Harrison

Director

Mr. Knighton is originally from San Francisco, California. He spent his early life living overseas for several years in Europe and Asia, once he returned to the United States; he attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama. While attending Troy University, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Mr. Knighton relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2013 and has worked a host of jobs involving educational planning, auditing, resource networking, and regulatory compliance. Currently, he is employed with the State of Georgia as a compliance consultant; with the Department of Early Care and Learning, where he assists early childhood education programs across the great state of Georgia in reaching high standards of operational excellence. He brings to this organization, fervent attention to detail and the ability to collaborate with team members across different organizations.

Stephen Knighton

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin