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.

Lauren Samoth
TREASURER

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.

Adri Marie
SECRETARY

Born and raised Chicago Southside, Adri is a Social media handler, Writer, Photographer, Editor and Graphic designer currently a student studying entertainment business.

Kay-Ann Phipps
DIRECTOR, CHILDREN SERVICES

Kay-Ann Phipps was born in Jamaica and grew up in New York City. Kay-Ann loves helping people and providing them with resources during her spare time.

 

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.

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.

Jamal Barbari 
GRANT WRITER

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
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.  

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. 

The Board of Advisors also includes silent advisors.