The mission of Sacred Sistahs is to empower, serve, and improve the overall health, well-being, spirit, and vitality of African American and African women and children by nourishing and elevating the mind, body, and spirit.
|Tonia R. Causey-Bush, Ph.D., President/CEO
As the founder of Sacred Sistahs, Inc., Tonia has also provided community service in Oakland, CA, across the Inland Empire as the Assistant Director of the Imani Saturday Academy in Pomona, CA, as a big sister at the Delmann Heights Boys and Girls Club in San Bernardino, CA, and to the community of Lubbock, Texas. She has had over 18 years experience in public K-16 education having taught elementary school students in New York, California, and Texas and was selected for a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Award to visit Japan. Tonia has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Quantitative Research from Claremont Graduate University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University, a second Masters in Educational Administration from Cal State San Bernardino, and a Bachelors in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. Tonia is currently a principal in the Fontana Unified School District. She is also a published author, a wife of 14 years to Dr. Lawson Bush, V, and mother to two daughters, Chioma Agyei and Thandiwe Deliza, and one son, Lawson "Heru" Bush, VI.
|Akua Maat,Vice President
Akua is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Akua holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications: Public Relations from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She holds a certificate as an Anger Management Counselor and a Freedom from Smoking facilitator for the American Lung Association. As a major student's rights and dyslexia awareness advocate Akua tutors and aides children and their parents in areas such as tutoring and advocacy. She is the founder of the Making It Happen Society, a group that collectively works on manifesting dreams into reality, she teaches participants on topics ranging from marketing and sales to fear free public speaking and, diversity in the workplace, and ethics. She is married to Dr. Ahmses Maat and is the mother to Alexia, Sheldria, Gye Nyame and Mnsa.
|Jenise Earl-Bush, Secretary
Minister Jenise Bush is the Founder of Powerful, Praying, Wives, Incorporated (PPW). Led by the Holy Spirit PPW was formed in 1999. Powerful, Praying, Wives mission is to support and strengthen the daily lives of wives in an effort to promote spiritual, loving and healthy families. The group does not chat, eat or give advice but uses Prayer as a tool enhance the daily lives of wives. PPW holds an Annual Wives� Conference and wives have been delivered and blessed in their relationships with their husbands. Mrs. Bush has been married to Rev. Dr. Edward Bush for 14 years, and they have two beautiful children, Nia and Khari. Mrs. Bush holds a Master of Science in Educational Counseling along with a PPS Credential; Master of Arts in Education along with an Administrative Credential and is currently working on her doctoral degree at the University of La Verne. She has been employed with the Rialto Unified School District for the past 10 years serving in the capacity of teacher, counselor, and district level administrator.
|Jerilyn J. Boykin, Treasurer
Jerilyn Boykin is a Customer Insight Analyst with the Neiman Marcus Group. She received her BS in Mathematics graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2004 and her MS in Statistics from Southern Methodist University in 2006.
Sadikisha Majadi is a Senior Systems Analyst with AETNA.
Elaine Jefferson is an Educational Consultant who works on various continents with organizations who empower women and children and who works with a major publishing company.
Ivonov McLeod is a Home School Teacher