Founded in 2017, SKIP Georgia Chapter, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA, that supports, empowers, and advocates for the enrichment of at-risk youth that have experienced parental incarceration.
To make a remarkable difference in the lives of youth to combat the lack of services available, and bring awareness around justice impacted families
Bring awareness to the socioeconomic disadvantages that youth with incarcerated
parents face and increase the probability of their success rates.
Equipping youth with innovative resources and programming through educational
enrichment to counter the cycle of generational incarceration.
A recognized trailblazer, Valencia H. Miller, holds the title of CEO & Visionary for SKIP Georgia Chapter Inc. (Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents), a non-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle of generational incarceration. SKIP Georgia is making a significant mark by providing innovative educational programming and supportive wraparound services to children and families impacted by incarceration, the justice-involved, and other at-risk youth within marginalized communities. Valencia has accomplished over 30 years of leadership as a corporate, community, and educational leader. She is a business professional passionately involved in various initiatives to improve youth self-awareness, academic achievement, family empowerment, and business operations excellence.
After serving for 21 years Valencia recently retired from her assignment, in the criminal justice reform arena, as Business Operations Manager/Statewide Reentry Services with the State of Georgia. She is a certified youth empowerment coach, presenter and trainer to public school teachers, administrators, parents, school system leaders, and community stakeholders on various platforms. She attributes most of her leadership expertise and training to several successful corporate and leadership positions held at companies including Cox Broadcasting & Communications/ WSB-TV and Radio, H.J. Russell & Company, FDIC, Fulton County School System, and the State of Georgia.
Valencia is gifted with a strong passion for the welfare of underserved families and children. To this end, she has committed her working years to giving back to those less fortunate by sharing her accomplishments and talent, all because of her appreciation and love for the gift of life. She holds a B.A. degree in Business Management from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s in Education from Central Michigan University. She and her husband, Curtis, live in Metro Atlanta.
After relocating from Newark, New Jersey, Angela H. Marshall currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is President of T57 Ventures, LLC.
Angela retired from law enforcement as an accomplished professional with a Master of Administration degree and more than 25 years of experience in the field of criminal justice, public safety, and human services combined (14 of those years specializing in reentry).
She also served as an Adjunct Faculty at Essex County College and provided first-year course instruction for Rutgers University NJ STEP Program inside Edna Mahan Correction Facility for Women. Angela is best known in her previous roles as the State of New Jersey’s Coordinator of Women Reentry for the Division of Parole and a passionate advocate for transformative education in prisons.
L. “Neicey” Johnson is a registered nurse and attorney. She is the founder and Executive Director of VSNS, Inc (Visions), a Georgia non-profit personal service and mentoring organization in Metro Atlanta since 2003. Its purpose is to provide an environment where people are empowered to improve their economic status through education and skills development by simply changing how they think. Neicey has over 25 years of varying administrative and clinical healthcare experience and is the founder of a healthcare consulting firm. She is an active volunteer and participant in several community-based business boards, including SKIP Georgia Chapter Inc (Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents).
Pam Braxton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in social service. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Kennesaw State University and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Governor’s State University in Illinois. Pam has acquired experience in leadership, management, marketing, development, branding, and community outreach/event planning, where she has built and maintained collaborative relationships among non-profit organizations and government entities. As a therapist, Pam has a broad scope of therapeutic experience, including working with children, adults, adolescents, families, couples, and groups who have challenges with depression, anxiety, anger, communication, and substance abuse, in a hospital, college, and community-based settings.
As a licensed, practicing Certified Public Accountant in the States of Florida and Georgia, Linda has over twenty-five years of experience as an Accounting/Tax Professional in the public accounting environment. She provides a broad range of accounting, tax, auditing, and consulting services to corporations, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Linda has worked as a university Adjunct Accounting Instructor with strengths in accounting curriculum application while educating adult learners. Her competencies include strong business initiative with decisive collaboration skills that build strong, lasting relationships with leadership, associates, and clients across all levels.
Linda’s core competencies include Accounting Principles and Procedures; Research and Analysis; Financial Reporting; Auditing; Regulatory Compliance, Federal and State Income Tax, and Big Four Tax experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, and a Master of Taxation & Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Monica Echols provides administrative and logistical support to get projects done. With over 15 years in the public and private sectors, Monica has experience in strategic implementation, grant management, and data management. She currently works as a contractor with the government and holds a Master of Public Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia.
Offering 20+ years in education, Christian education, and executive management positions in high school, post-secondary education, and community outreach. Proven abilities in leadership, policy and procedure development, instructional programs, organizational plans, strategic planning processes, and account executive. Fostered teamwork among educators and effectively mentored teachers to promote student advocacy. Expertise in curriculum development and instruction includes supervision, counseling, and collaboration. Resourceful and visionary administrator widely experienced in program development and budget management. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Supervised and monitored grant implementation procedures to ensure compliance. Knowledgeable of annual budgets and financial management.
Reosha is a top-performing instructional specialist with proven results in Instructional leadership that meet the learner’s educational needs through research-based instructional strategies. She has extensive curriculum and testing development knowledge and program implementation with an emphasis on data-driven results.
Theresa L. Mullins has 35+ years as a recognized youth, family, and community life coach known for inspiring, promoting, and providing networking opportunities for youth and families, which enabled many to move to the next level. She has also served as a partnership specialist/liaison to numerous profit and non-profit organizations, being their link to success. Mrs. Mullins is the founder and CEO of the Pursuit of Happiness Organization & Co-Founder of the Walk It Out/Talk It Out Childhood Obesity Program. Mrs. Mullins has worked for the Title One Program, served as Site Coordinator for Communities in Schools, and is a Partnership Strategist. Mrs. Mullins has attended Georgia State University, Shorter College, and the University of Georgia Adult Extension Program.