Whitaker spent 24 years at Universal McCann Advertising Agency where she served Fortune 500 companies. She
is a former inspirational FM radio talk show host, and author of two inspirational books. She is the founder and Executive
Director of New Beginnings for Women of Houston, Inc. Shamarion holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from
the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Vandetta Levingston worked 13 years for the
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a Procurement Officer. For the past 12 years, she has worked as an independent contractor serving
the needs of the elderly by providing home health care services. Vandetta is also a Board member of The Treatment Center,
formerly Hold My Hand Emergency Shelter, and has served as a volunteer In-take Coordinator at Bering Omega. Vandetta currently
serves as Treasurer for New Beginnings for Women of Houston, Inc.
Elaine Wiggins is a certified Elementary Education Teacher, teaching in the Katy
Independent School District. She is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor in Tae Kwon Do
and has served as Coordinator for Keep Kicking It, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that teaches life skills to children through
Martial Arts. Before her career in education, she served twenty years in the computer technology industry. Elaine holds a
Masters Degree in Instructional Technology (M.Ed) from Prairie View A&M University.