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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Somalie Inez
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.

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Kelly White
SECRETARY


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.

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April Swalley
TREASURER

April Swalley is a Californian native,  an Executive Assistant as the right-hand to a C-level Executive at a Web Design Agency.

April is a natural giver with a true servant’s heart. She is always there for friends and family in a time of need without any hesitation, and she is known to nurture and love any stray animal that comes across her path.


In her free time, she focuses on her personal endeavors as a natural creative in writing, poetry, comedy, music, and the arts. Her lightness of spirit and childlike heart allow her to easily tap into creative flows and the Divine. She is also a Level 1 Compassion Key® Certified Practitioner and utilizes her natural gifts as a healer to help people transcend their trauma so that they can thrive as their best selves. When she is not out helping others, you can find her cuddling with her two doggies, Camila and Chaska.

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Kay-Ann Phipps
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.

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E.J. Lewis
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.

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Jamal Barbari 
DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING

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.

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Phoebe Pearson
GRANT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Phoebe is based in Warwickshire, England and her day job is working in energy consultancy helping businesses renew their contracts. In her spare time, she enjoys going for long walks outdoors, running and socializing with friends. She has a foundation law degree and has previously lived and worked in the U.S for a few months under the Camp America program as an administrative assistant.

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Nilda Mojica
GRANT COORDINATOR

Nilda Mojica, located in GA, brings a wealth of experience as a versatile organizer with a background spanning various fields. Eager to contribute to this organization, she aims to play a pivotal role in driving positive impact catalyzing meaningful change in both individuals' lives and our communities.

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Jesse Mechinic
PRODUCTION, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EDITING

Jesse is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Southern California, specializing in documentary production and foreign affairs.

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Vanessa Carter
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST/DIGITAL MANAGER

Vanessa Carter, located in the DMV (Washington D.C) is a Project Manager for an elite organization. Her enthusiasm for being part of this organization as a Social Medial Specialist / Digital Manager goes beyond professional responsibilities—it is a commitment to giving back to the community and making a meaningful impact on individuals' lives and creating a meaningful impact in the lives of others.

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Daniel Solbach
WEB DESIGNER

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.  

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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. 

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The Board of Advisors also includes silent advisors.
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