Team Building Is
Our Family Mantra
The Youth Aiding Humanity team is made up of a professional, well experienced staff that are invested in its success and all of its activities. Our Y.A.H. family sees to it that our common resources are used to support each program's effective development, operation and expansion. Each of our devoted team members have proven time and time again to be of sincere service, demonstrating our core values and commitment to the Y.A.H. vision. Under the strong direction of our current President, Amonica (Eden) Ferrell, Y.A.H has been reordered and refreshed to not only meet the needs of our targeted demographic but also expand its programs internationally.
We understand that organizations of today face many operational and business challenges and must be adaptable. New and growing organizations must anticipate and respond to external forces, including competitors, financial options, ever-evolving media trends and regulatory bodies. At the same time, they must effectively manage huge influxes of data, across multiple touch-points while maintaining a closeness with the people they serve. Youth Aiding Humanity Inc. has developed an experienced team of experts offering variety of solutions and professional presence. Our team provides our communities with over 100 years of collective experience in education, leadership and community development.
Chief Operation Officer
"If you want to lift yourself up,
lift up someone else."
– Booker T. Washington
Amonica Ferrell is a successful business woman, author, community leader and is considered a true visionary in interpersonal development. Amonica has always been concerned about the health and welfare of her community. In 2011, she started a career in nursing but for her that was simply not enough. By delving deeper into her calling, in 2016 she embarked on a life journey by building a business that focused on addressing the social and emotional needs of young women.
With a bachelor's in psychology and a certificate in relationship coaching, she has been recognized as a dynamic innovator in women's empowerment and personal transformation. Ms. Ferrell remains at the forefront of the fight, educating and inspiring young women to be more health-conscious and to strive for excellence. Amonica Ferrell brings to the Y.A.H. family over two decades of work experience in community service, non-profit building and organizational management. She has a proven track record of success - a 20 year history of effectively functioning within the administration of various organizations, serving both adults and children.
As the founder of Youth Aiding Humanity, Patrick Bolds has built an international network dedicated to the service of building a better world. Mr. Bolds has twenty five years of community development experience and has served within countless institutions aimed at providing many life-essential resources to those in need. Mr. Bolds has spent significant time traveling throughout Africa galvanizing like-minded men and women in the pursuit of effective social-economic development. He has been an instrumental social, political and financial figure in the building of redemptive institutions in the U.S. Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Israel. Mr. Bolds passionately lends his skills and talents to the Youth Aiding Humanity vision, pursuing a dream to create sustainable environments where the youth of today may thrive, and, have what they need to build a better world for tomorrow.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Malloy has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. In addition to serving her community through her work with Youth Aiding Humanity Inc., she has experience managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of grants from corporations and individual donors. Furthermore, provides advanced level financial management services for grants through the award life cycle, oversees the budget creation process, the internal processes for proper documentation of program expenses, and is the lead on donor compliance and reporting.
For the past decade, Maggie has worked in communications and program support, holding roles with ACDI/VOCA, International Organization for Migration, and USAID. Ms. Malloy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Justice Studies from the Honors College at Claflin University and a Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from United States International University – Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her professional contributions to our organizational development and financial infrastructure is greatly appreciated by everyone on the team.
Executive Program Director
Ahneeahm Ben Khazriel is an educator and consultant that has been working with young people throughout the United States and Africa for almost 10 years. After being trained in world history and cultural studies in the Institute for Regenerative Truth, he was hired as a paraprofessional educator in Clark Atlanta University's Philosophy and Religion Department. The unique and engaging approach to cultural education which he formulated there was expanded while designing and facilitating workshops with the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI), a grant-funded program for inner-city youth that was sponsored by United Way.
As Executive Program Director, Ahneeahm helps push us forward by recruiting talent, structuring programs and forging partnerships that fulfill the vision of Y.A.H. He also represents the organization at numerous international conferences, community events and business meetings. Over the years has led educational tours through the African/Edenic Heritage Museum, Center for Civil and Human Rights, the King Center, Jimmy Carter Center and more. He is currently pursuing training from the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists as a Life Coach in order to help strengthen our ability to help develop a healthy new generation of leaders.
Program Director - Peace Diet
Zarakyah Ahmadiel is the Founder and Program Director of The Peace Diet, a comprehensive bio-social, mind-body support program designed to support those impacted by Complex and Chronic Trauma. Zarakyah is an experienced and well-respected orator, organizer, advisor, and activist. He is also a former Senior Counselor for the Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) Program. Troy has worked with trauma impacted youth for nearly a decade on Chicago’s South and West Side, offering trauma informed therapeutic and restorative justice services.
Zarakyah studied at Howard University, Ben Gurion University and Roosevelt University, where he received with a BPS in Sustainability, completing his thesis in “Meat Consumption and its Impact on the Global Environment”. He is also an advisory board member of Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living, as well as an apprentice farmer in their Rotating Apprentice Farming Program based in Pembroke, IL.
Program Director - Dream Mapping Academy
Asha has always been passionate about helping people craft strategic plans towards fulfilling their dreams. After obtaining her Bachelor's in Education at Emory, she went on to teach for three years in Spain while obtaining her Master's Degree in School Management from Universidad de Alcalá. Upon the completion of her international agenda, Asha has returned to Atlanta to join Youth Aiding Humanity and launch the Dream Mapping Academy. The unique 21st century curriculum that she developed empowers students with the skills required to succeed in the emerging new world.
Program Director - Legal Awareness Workshop
Brian Gaither is the founder and principal attorney of Gaither Law, LLC. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. As an Atlanta native, Brian has a special connection with the community, and prides himself with the service he provides assisting people in their times of need.
Mr. Gaither started his legal career as a Public Defender with the Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit. There, he zealously represented indigent clients who could not afford private legal representation. Brian protected the rights of thousands of people, and later to worked as a prosecutor in both DeKalb and Fulton counties. Serving as the Community Prosecutor in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office, Brian developed a reputation as a champion for the people in and outside of the courtroom.
Communications & Media Director
With a Bachelors in Public Relations and a Masters degree in Journalism/media Kenta is a vital member of the Youth Aiding Humanity team. Kenta's rich experience is has served as the public relations coordinator for and representative for several marketing firms. As CEO of the Rahm Group LLC she has created and managed a global professional network.
Program Director - Kinder Gardens
Program Director - Life's Gambit
"No one can whistle a symphony.
It takes a whole orchestra to play it."
– H.E. Luccock
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Board Of Directors
Hillard Goldsmith III is the CEO of J.P. Goldsmith tax preparation and accounting services with clients across the U.S. He is a certified and an enrolled agent, financial consultant and tax advisor who is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. Goldsmith brings over 20 years of established experience to our team. Being very active in his community, Hillard is very passionate about teaching financial literacy and fiscal management. Mr. Goldsmith lends his professional skill-set and accounting expertise to our team.
Monet Travis is an active and respected member of the community. She is a successful business owner and contributor of many grass-roots initiatives. As the owner of Legacy Early Learning Academy in Tallahassee FL she has, as the primary educator, established an institution that has become a pillar of hope and beacon of light for the Youth of Tallahassee. Ms. Travis has contributed to many international projects and has spent time in Kenya. With over ten years of experience as an educator she lends a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Youth Aiding Humanity and its programs.
Master Gerald Murphy is acknowledged and acclaimed as an international legend. With over forty years of experience as a world champion fighter, martial arts instructor, sports coach, educator and musician, Master G. Murphy provides great wisdom insight and perspective to our Youth Aiding Humanity family. Master Murphy motivates, inspires and instructs daily, gifting many children and adults with his innovative approach to the martial arts. He is a successful business owner, mentor and is known as a integral member of the community.
Carla Joseph is a board-certified advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) and entrepreneur. She currently works at the Broward County Nancy J. Cotterman Center where she completes forensic examinations on physically or sexually abused children and adults who are sexually assaulted. She is the co-founder of Vital Hydration and Wellness, a concierge IV vitamin therapy company; and the sole founder of Zula Essentials, and Burger Hive. With over 10 years of experience in her field, she has served in many various departments such as medical-surgical, oncology, hospice and intermediate care. Mrs. Joseph graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. She then obtained a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Barry University in 2014.
Attorney Antoine Dumas, Esq. is a business and entertainment lawyer whose law firm consists of these and several other practice areas. As a serial entrepreneur and small business consultant, Antoine has all the tools to ensure his clients’ protection and prosperity. While in Law School, Attorney Dumas made a living, in part, by serving as an Efficiency Expert and Turnaround Specialist. His biggest strengths include maximizing a company’s earning potential by identifying his clients’ industry specific winning edge and eliminating their institutional worst practices. Additionally, Attorney Dumas has created a proprietary system of coaching known as “Dr. Turnkey” by which he teaches clients how to build a system dependent/owner independent business and secure the freedom they desired when they first decided to become an entrepreneur.