Our Staff & Board
Founder | Executive Director
Precious Unique Chiles-Walter
Precious U. Chiles- Walter, LMSW is a native of Compton, California, currently living in Lawrenceville, Georgia, received her undergraduate BSW at California State University of Los Angeles in Social Work (2004) and her Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, Whitney M. Young School of Social Work (2012). She is currently a travel License Master Social Worker servicing seniors as a Care Manager, Therapist and Medical Social Worker.
Chief Financial Officer- Treasurer
Executive Assistant to Vice President of Information Technology/ CIO at
Georgia Gwinnett College
President, California- Chapter
Hana Hawthorne, LMSW
Hana Hawthorne, is a mom, and licensed social worker.
As Founder & Executive Director of Lyfejourneys, an organization that guides women along their journey with coping skills to decrease stress and lean into intentional practice of radical self care, she offers professional life coaching that engages women to decompress and redevelop a positive relationship with self.
Hana, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from, CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently residing on the west coast in Corona, California. She enjoys working with the youth and women to challenge themselves to feel seen, nurture themselves, and shoot for the stars.
Director of Community Relations and Fundraiser
Executive Board Secretary
Dorietta Thomas is a 20 -year veteran Human Services Consultant, specializing in Anger Management, Grief, Mental Health, Theft Prevention, DUI, and Home Studies. She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Savannah State University in 2003, followed by a Master's in 2006, within the same field. She is currently working on her LCSW. Dorietta has worked with several organizations and hospitals, helping Children suffering from physical abuse and neglect and individuals dealing with mental health and substance abuse. She also has experience in field work, conducting in home therapy for children with mental and behavioral issues and she facilitates mental health and substance abuse group meetings.
California Volunteer Liaison
LaQuisha Anderson- BLAYD Board Secretary
LaQuisha Anderson is an advocate for public education, children and families. LaQuisha is a small business owner and a dedicated volunteer to organization like AYSO, Soccer Region 1031 and Precious Unique Women's Foundation Inc.
It has always been a deep passion of LaQuisha’s to advocate on behalf of disadvantaged youth. She says, "In my eyes, any child is at a disadvantage if they don't have someone fighting for their future." Being a part of PTA has allowed LaQuisha to fulfill that purpose as well as richly impact the lives of her family and community.
She has served on the ABC PTA, LaQuisha has served as the Unit Council at District levels. She has served as a Unit President, Unit Treasurer, Council VP of Communications, Unit Mentor and Council President. She is a member of School Site Council.
Because of her hard work, dedication and passion for children and families, she has also been the recipient of the Honorary Service Award.