Our Board of Directors

Founder & Executive Director of Home4Me

Donna Lee Reed

Growth Coach & Strategist, Motiovational & Inspirational Speaker and Author 

Ms. Reed was raised in foster care and is a sought after Keynote Motivational & Inspirational Speaker & Preacher with a unique and compelling way of inspiring her listeners to take action on following their dreams, persuing their passion and making things happen. Her passion is in the field of  foster care and adoption, empowering women, and entrepreneurial and church/ministry development. 

Home4Me Chairperson

Lisa SantiagoMcNeill

Founder of Empowerment Publishing Multi-Media
Entrepreneurial Coach
Charlotte, NC
Lisa has experienced homelessness and abuse as a teenager on her own since the age 13 after running away from her abuser and is very passionate about empowering youth, foster care, and entrepreneurship. She is married to the “Sales Rhino” Brian McNeill.

Home4Me Vice Chairperson

Judith L. Bentley

Resource & Insurance Consultant
Health Benefits Specialist and Consultant
Charlotte, NC
Judith is very passionate about senior citizens and youth and intergenerational programing. Judith oversees all of our events.

Coach and Educational Advisor

Dr. Emma Fraser Pendleton


Life Coach – Charlotte NC 

Dr. Pendleton “P” is a retired superintendent of schools in New York and was raised in foster care.  Dr. “P” is a phenomenal coach to young ladies who aspire to discover their greatness within.  Dr. “P” was raised in foster care where she experienced abuse on many levels until she ran away as a teen. She went on to follow her educational dreams and is now dedicated to and passionate about the outcomes for our youth of color in foster care. 

Education Consultant - Advisor

Dr. Gerald Martin

Leadership Coach – Educational Consultant – Hartford CT

Dr. Martin is a retired middle school principal who has returned to the field of education as a consultant. Dr. Martin has rebuilt school infrastructures and is a sought after consultant. Dr. Martin also happens to be the biological uncle of the founder of Home4Me. Ms. Reed wrote a book about her search for her biological family which is how she met her Uncle Gerry and when she realized where her passion for youth education and development comes from.

Advocate - Advisor

Gen "Jennifer" Almonor

Gen “Jennifer” Almonor , Atlanta, GA 

Jennifer is a Senior Business Analyst at a Telecommunication company and the Co-Leader for the Professional Development of the Employee Resource Group. She is passionate about helping teenagers aging out of foster care find permanent housing, enroll in vocational or higher education programs, and learn essential life and money management skills. She is pursuing an MBA  at the University of Arizona, working toward her fifth degree.

Financial - Entrepreneurial Coach

Jay Mattier

Financial Coach, Charlotte, NC  Therapeutic Foster Partner

Mr. Mattier, is a Financial Coach and Small Business Development Consultant. Retired Business Development & Finance Professional in Charlotte, NC  Mr. Jay Mattier is currently a financial advisor, trainer, business consultant, and entrepreneur.  Jay is very passionate about foster care and youth and young adults starting their own businesses and being financially successful.

College Student - Mentor - "A Voice for Teens in Foster Care"

Tionna Lee Reed

Tionna is a Sophomore Culinary and Hospitality Major at Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC. Tionna is passionate about children and youth having everything they need to be happy in life. Adoption and Foster Care is important to hear and she strives to be a voice for youth in foster care. Tionna is an assistant to the Director of the Bridge Program at Livingstone College mentoring new students to college life. She aspires to be an Influencer and Youtuber to inspire her audience to put their trust in God and let Him lead them to their passions and success.   

College Student - Mentor - "A Voice for Teens in Foster Care"

Kay Riley

Kay Riley is a recent (2023) graduate of the Ohio State University, currently focused on earning her masters degree. Her goal is to open up her own facility for struggling women, to help the, get back on their feet emotionally and physically. She is also very passionate about health and well-being! Kay plans to incorporate her mental health background and her ability to help individuals get into shape together. Kay is a registered Behavior Technician who works those those who are  developmentally challenge. Kay aspires to be a mouth piece for the lord, by spreading her truth throughout her social media.