BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
Somalie Inez is a writer, director, producer, an empowering and motivational speaker, community activist and humanitarian – as she has a big heart for humanity. She takes on projects that inspire her, which is what urged her to start Point of Love Foundation.
Lauren Samoth is currently a Program Manager for an E-commerce company which specializes in the food and apparel industry, prior to this, Lauren was an Account Manager for a Fortune 500 Marketing and Advertising company for 12 years.
Kelly resides in the Cotswolds in England. Her day to day job consists of helping young minds find their career path in life. Kelly enjoys playing netball, cooking and loves being outdoors. Kelly has previously worked as a PA in the engineering industry as well as within children’s social care.
DIRECTOR, CHILDREN SERVICES, PR & MARKETING
Kay-Ann Phipps was born in Jamaica and grew up in New York City. Kay-Ann loves helping people.
She has been working in child protection for several years as an investigator, in a specialized unit dealing with sexual abuse, serious injuries and fatalities with the NYPD Special Victims Unit. Kay-Ann is trained to conduct forensic interviews with children. Kay-Ann has worked at the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and was a former director at University Settlement after school program.
DIRECTOR, VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Originally from the Metro Detroit area, E.J. Lewis moved to Los Angeles after completing her Bachelor of Arts. Lewis joined fellow alumni like James Earl Jones and Madonna, as a graduate of The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) in 2015 with a dual major in Drama and Film. While minoring in Environmental Studies, she enjoyed learning abroad in Costa Rica at the School for Field Studies Research. Following the move to L.A., EJ took on opportunities to hone her skillsets. She interned with entertainment public relations guru Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates where she learned to schedule appointments and interviews, create press releases and electronic press kits, organize databases, coupled with social media management and video production.
Jamal Barbari is a freelance writer, food blogger and podcaster who lives internationally. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Political Science at Bowie State University and his Masters Degree in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute.
Daniel Solbach grew up in the DMV and has been a family friend of our President and Founder since childhood. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Management and an Associate's Degree in Web Design.
PRODUCTION, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EDITING
Jesse is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Southern California, specializing in documentary production and foreign affairs.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Barbro Elisabeth Andersson
Barbro E. Andersson lives in the US mainly and spends a few months in Sweden every year. Barbro is the CEO of a multilanguage translation company and is fluent in Swedish, English, Italian and taught Italian and English for several years in her hometown Boras, Sweden.