DEBORAH OLIVER-HENRY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
S.M.I.L.E.S is an outreach ministry that was founded in 2005, and serves as a charitable organization to provide spiritual, emotional, and parenting resources to single parents of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds by interchanging love, empathy and support throughout the single-parent journey.
In the fall of 1999, founder DeBorah Oliver-Henry became a single-mother to her 18-month old daughter. Her desire to be a "servant leader" to single-parents developed when, in the midst of divorce, she could not find a resource in the community that could assist her in managing her feelings of anger and resentment while she transitioned to a life of single-parenthood and a "new normal."
DeBorah decided to aspire for a 'true healing' by helping other single-parents break down the walls of devastation to find the "shero/hero" within.
Our treasurer ensures we are fiscally responsible and good stewards of our blessings.
Our Secretary makes sure we are organized and communicating with our clients and each other.
Our Legal Counsel provides guidance and assistance with all legal matters.
His background in business and finance helps us to reach people and live up to our mission.
Her experience in community relations and efforts ensures that our calendar of events provides support to our families.
Our community relations and events coordinator seeks opportunities to serve our clients and engage them in their communities.