Dr. Deetra Poindexter
Dr. Deetra Poindexter (Director & Owner)
An Atlanta philanthropist, educator, community leader, and Chief Executive Operator for Change 4 Hope, Dr. Deetra Poindexter, is an educator with 30 years of experience and of Change 4 Hope's founder.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Deetra Poindexter received her education from Dunwoody High School, Atlanta Area Technology, Atlanta Junior College, and Georgia State College where she majored in Early Childhood. She went on to serve with the U.S. Army Reserve and with the Internal Revenue Service for 13 years.
Deetra’s love of education led her to open her own daycare center. After several years of noticing the flaws lacking in her own children’s school curriculums, She saw the need for young Black youth to have workforce training, networking, and exposure to the community. Consequently, she founded Change 4 Hope, which gives students an open mind to explore a variety of careers firsthand. Students have gone on to visit historical sites, meet with political figures, and gain opportunities through Change4Hope.
Deetra has done many things within her community. She served as President of a nonprofit organization The National Hook Up of Black Women Atlanta Metro Chapter which helps support victims of domestic violence and provides shelters and safe houses to troubled youth.
Deetra serves as the Youth Director of Gresham Park Christian Church, where she encourages the local youth to learn more about Christ. Gresham Park Christian Church hosts events for the community such as Back to School Bashes, Vacation Bible School, Food Drives, and more.
Deetra and her husband are serial entrepreneurs and have instilled their work ethic and community involvement attitudes in their children.
Dr. Poindexter serves as an Elected Official for Georgia District Supervisor for Clayton County Soil & Water Conservation and plays a vital role in activities related to soil and water conservation. Her work as an elected official includes developing comprehensive plans for the conservation of soil and water resources, working to implement soil and water conservation practices, and participating in the management of soil and conservation projects undertaken by the State of Georgia.
Deetra also serves as Chairperson for the Clayton County Library Board of Trustees overseeing governing board review policies, budgets, and more.
With the Ride To The Olympics Foundation, Deetra is the Director of Community Engagement, exposing students of all ages to equestrian, education, leadership, polo, fashion, internship and much more.
Deetra’s mantra is 'One Team- One Dream'.
Ms. Sallie M. Larthridge
Ms. Sallie Larthridge (Communications Director)
Sallie M. Larthridge was born in Selma, Alabama, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended and graduated from Central High School in Grand Rapids. After high school, she furthered her studies at Ross Medical Education Center in Madison Heights, Michigan, and received her Medical Assistant Certified Phlebotomist Technician; attended Training Associates Professionally, LLC, and received her certification as a Child Development Associate, and attended American Intercontinental University Buckhead, GA., and earned her Associate degree in Business Administration. In pursuit of a better life for her and her three children (two boys and one girl), she relocated to Atlanta, Ga,. In 2007 and has never looked back.
Sallie is a sixteen year Cancer survivor. She attributes her strength and survival to her faith in Jesus Christ. When meeting other women in a current battle with the dreaded disease, she always has a kind word and encourages them to trust God every step of the way.
In, 2015, a wonderful change took place in Sallie’s Life. She was trained and elected as a minister at Divine Impact Christian Outreach Ministries, Int’l, Inc., in Griffin, Ga., under the leadership of Apostle, Dr. Sonnet Ford-Grant, after serving as her armor bearer for four years. She later joined Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga., led by Bishop Daniel Smart, and in 2017, received her ministerial license. In July of 2022, she was officially ordained under the leadership of Bishop Smart. She serves on the Ministerial Board, the Praise Team, and the Outreach Ministry, and sings in the Edgefield Baptist Church choir. Sallie is also heavily involved in the community.
Sallie's memberships include The Eastern Star (Julia I. Chapter of Grand Rapids, Michigan), The N.H.B.W. (NationalHook-Up of Black Women) Atlanta Metro Chapter, where she serves as chaplain, Change 4 Hope Organization, where she serves as Communications Director, and has done so for the past seven years. She does outstanding work as a volunteer at various women’s shelters. She also served for three years as Vice President of Venus Purpose, Inc., a home for pregnant teens and young adults mothers, and she continues to show up wherever and whenever duty calls.
While Sallie loves to help others, her greatest joy is the role of a mother to her children. Her favorite pastimes are spending quality time with them and other family members and friends, singing, shopping, traveling, and of course, going to church. Her sincerest desire is to do the will of the Lord.
Joewona D.S. Randolph
JOEWONA D.S. RANDOLPH (Operations Manager)
Joewona Randolph has lived in Georgia for 30 years. She is a Christian, woman of faith active in several outreach ministries. Co-pastor and youth pastor of a growing ministry. She is a dedicated mother of 7, daughter, sister, and friend. She is currently studying to become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Coach J. sits on 4 boards as well as her county school Title 1 committee. Although she studied and completed her dream of becoming a Cosmetologist she begins and ends her days as a Minister of the Gospel (Ambassador J).
Her journey is about love and compassion. After the loss of her younger sibling at the age of 28. She vowed to help those who deal with anger and pain. Stemming from domestic and family violence to just needing a cheerleader to get you back in motion.
Her Outreach consists of prayer, helping the homeless, and feeding and clothing those less fortunate. Ambassador Randolph, to the community of faith, exhibits the love of people and addresses the needs of women of divorce, single parenting, and its excessive sacrificing. She has a mentorship program for young girls and is the founder of Women Of Consecration, which is an empowerment platform for ladies of all ages.
She is a facilitator and owner of House Of Thorian, LLC. Located in Clayton County. Georgia State certified as a Family Violence Intervention Program, She is also certified in Anger management, Theft Prevention, and Shoplifting. Certified substitute, Early Childhood, Certified Peace Officer in the field of Corrections. A Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in Christian Coaching.
Her journey is about love and compassion. Her teachings of empowerment are " Do not cast your Pearls before swine". She teaches a series on 'Demons and Diamonds'. Stemming from brokenness to regaining everything that has been stolen from them.
Her motto is "Be Strong, You are never alone, and a Diamond is Forever! Beloved, lift your head, Your Crown is TILTED...