June Wood retired from Georgia Power of Southern Company with 26.5 years of service. Wood began her career as a Civil Engineer in Plant Construction at Alabama Power and later served as Georgia Power’s Metro South External Affairs Manager, Lighting Services Sales Manager, and was selected for leadership development in the office of the President and CEO of Georgia Power. Wood is the Past Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, past Chair of the Southern Crescent Technical College Board and member of the Piedmont Henry Hospital Board. Wood also served on the Henry, Butts & Clayton United Way Advisory Board and the Communities In Schools of Henry Board of Directors. Wood is the Founder & CEO of the Virtuous Women Life Academy Inc.
Tange Parsons is a Process Leader for GE Power Services. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of Neriah Church where she serves as the Homeless Ministry Leader providing food and daily essential supplies to Atlanta’s homeless community. Serving on the Advisory Board of Virtuous Women Life Academy gives her the opportunity to use her organizational and management skills to make a difference in other’s lives and most importantly help them reach their goals.
Junette Radford is currently employed with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department. Junette previously served as one of the original Virtuous Women Life Academy (VWLA) Advisory Board Members. She is now serving as Program Manager. She has a deep passion to help others and is now the VWLA Program Director. Junette is a single parent and has committed to helping other single parent head of the household women.
Dodie Cason is passionate about serving the local business community in her role of Business Banker with Heritage Bank. Dodie is proud to serve her clients with a friendly smile, a compassion for their needs and a commitment to excellence. She desires to positively impact the community in which she lives and because of this, she is active with several Henry county organizations. She teaches Financial Literacy classes for the Pregnancy Resource Center and for Connecting Henry’s S.W.A.G students. She chairs Main Street McDonough’s Promotions committee and leads the Henry County Chambers committee for the Annual Women’s EmPOWERment Summit. She also serves on the Board for Our World H.O.P.E. Park and the Virtuous Women Life Academy Board. She and her husband spend their time jogging around the McDonough square, visiting with their families, or serving in their church as Youth Leaders.
Angela Craig is a life-long resident of Locust Grove, GA where she attended Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. She has earned two Bachelor of Science degrees majoring in Human Services and Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Community Counseling. Her career began at Clayton Center Community Service Board and later was hired by the Henry County Juvenile Court as a probation officer. She is a licensed professional counselor with a practice in the community. She has served on the Connecting Henry Board of Directors. She enjoys collaborating with community partners for providing resources to the citizens of Georgia.
Quenise is a Georgia native. She earned her bachelors degree in Political Science and Sociology from Kennesaw State University. After completion of her undergrad, she earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School and has been sworn in to practice law by the Georgia Superior and Supreme Court. Her goals have always been aligned with advocating for those who unable to do so for themselves. Quenise is dedicated to making an impact in youth’s lives that will have positive longterm effects in our community. She is apart of various organizations and volunteers in her spare time.
Junee’ Radford is a Master Cosmetologist and is the business owner of JuneyBees Total Care. Junee’s mission is to enhance the inner and outer beauty of women and men that will result in a positive Spiritual, emotional and physical self image and life purpose. She uses her education and training combined with my attention to details to become an effective, goal oriented, and self-motivated individual and professional. Junee’ is the mother of her daughter Zion and shares her experiences to inspire other single mothers and small business owners. Junee’ has been involved with in several charitable organizations include providing MLK Day Service work to local community organizations and offering free hair care services to charitable organizations. Junee’ is the Virtuous Women Life Academy’s Program Director. She helps develop mentoring and inspirational experiences to women from all walks of life. Junee’ is most recognized for her weekly conference calls and inspirational messages.
Les began his career at Exxon Mobil immediately following high school. After his corporate career, he has been self-employed. Most of his assignments have come through demonstrating my ability to apply critical thinking to solve problems. He currently serves a Minister of Evangelism at The Stonecrest Church of Christ.
Brendan “BD” McNeal was born and raised in Lancaster South Carolina. He is US Navy Veteran who earned a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and currently a Problem Management Engineer for a Global Network Provider. Brendan is also an Author, Speaker and Workshop Facilitator. He is a man on a mission to bring families back into alignment with God’s holy will. Brendan has been married to his wife Tanya for 26 years and a father of three. BD always loved sharing God’s word and wisdom, and volunteering in the community. It was not until he and his wife served as marriage counselors at a local church for several years that he had an epiphany: the root of discord was lack of focus on the family. It was this insight that led BD to write his acclaimed book, The Queen’s Kingdom.
Dr. Annapurna Bhat. M.D., known as Anu Bhat, is a physician with super specialty in Rheumatology and was awarded Top Georgia Rheumatologist in 2018. Dr. Bhat is an active board member in numerous organizations including serving as Executive Board Member IAICC, Washington, D.C., Current Acting Chair of Women in Business& Leadership of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, Advisor on the Board of Clayton State University, Founder of Karnataka Med and Dental Association and serves on board of numerous other organizations. She is married to Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat who is a Pulmonologist, and they have one son Kiran Bhat who is pursuing a literary career. Dr. Anu Bhat has been involved in a multitude of charitable organizations as a donor, sponsor of causes impacting education, women, orphans, and abused children and women, in addition to promoting cultural activities.
Currently, all staff and advisory board members serve as volunteers and work from their individual home offices.