Founder & Director
Pamela has worked in the public sector for twenty years starting out in the Portland Public School District, working as an educator in the field of Special Education. Following her passion to support youth in need she was led to work as a Youth Care Specialist at an Emergency, Short-term Youth Shelter. While working there she became more knowledgeable about the needs of “At Risk Youth”, their families and how to best serve them. Overall, she believes her greatest accomplishment to date is successfully raising 2 sons and 10 daughters in whom she instilled integrity, values and a desire to be an asset to their community.
This is where Pamela became educated personally in the plight of an At Risk Youth; while raising her own children as a single parent. Understanding the struggles and obstacles that her own children had to overcome having a single parent household was key.
It is Pamela’s belief that without Holistic Care, the plight of our most at risk youth will be detrimental for themselves and society as a whole. She is a firm believer that “The youth literally are Our Future”!
Marissa is the Operations Manager for Abundance of Hope Center. She has studied Nursing, Business, Economics and Non-Profit studies. During her personal and professional experience, Marissa has observed a need for People of Color service providers in leadership positions and is passionate about being a part of filling those positions. Marissa is dedicated to uplifting her community and creating opportunities for the next generation.
Salenna graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a Bachelor's degree in Community Psychology. Growing up, Salenna was inspired by her mother whom worked first as a Teacher and then as Youth Care Specialist III. Salenna discovered her passion for nonprofit work after witnessing the impact her mother made in the lives of her clients. Salenna is passionate about building up youth of color into leadership positions and Serves on the Board of African Women Business Alliance. As a women of Nigerian decent, she is dedicated to social justice and racial equity.
Angeilea’ Yancey-Watson is a Tacoma, WA native. Angeilea received her dual bachelors in Community psychology and Health Administration from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) in 2017. Since then, her career has been focused on the advocacy and care coordination for underrepresented populations. Angeilea became a certified in-home caregiver in 2014, which was the catalyst to discovering her passion for African American behavioral health. Her community health journey has led to currently coordinating African-American Reach and Teach Health Ministry’s Elders Living & Aging Well program.
Angeilea is intentional about using health promotion to expose new ways of social awareness. She is dedicated to AofH’s board to by discovering and increasing existing resources that improve quality of life.
Da'Vonya Jackson is a native of Seattle, WA with roots stemming from the inner Central District Area. Growing up she attended Garfield High School and later on obtained an AA degree in Human Services from Highline College. Although her professional background is in DV Services and Human Trafficking, she has also spent countless hours volunteering with the homeless population . As a mother of 2, she devotes her love, time and wisdom to her children and family.