Meet Our Board  
 
 
 
  The function of the Board of Directors for Forgive for Health Ministries, Inc. (FFHM) is to provide administrative oversight and set the strategic direction for the organization. The Board meets quarterly to accomplish this work. The Board’s Executive Committee comprises five officers that include our Executive Director/Chairperson, Secretary, Pastoral Lead, Treasurer, and Co-Chair that conduct business in between board meetings to ensure continuity of services, enhance accountability, and fulfill the fiduciary responsibilities of the organization.

FFHM is guided by a set of by-laws that are reviewed and adopted as needed by the Board of Directors. Our by-laws outline the organization’s purpose and commitment to each other and the community which we serve. In the end, Forgive for Health Ministries’ goal is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit, and work with churches, temples, mosques and other places of worship, schools, worksites, government agencies, other non-profit organizations, and volunteers in a collective effort to encourage, educate, enlighten, emancipate, and empower our citizens, workers, communities, and congregants; to accomplish stated objectives, preserve traditional values, and the institution of family through the healing power of forgiveness. This is the basic premise of FFHM.
 
   
 


FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

  Dr. Magon Saunders, Sunday School Teacher, Divorce Support Group Facilitator, Author, and Forgiveness Advocate is the Fou​nder and Executive Director of Forgive4 Health Ministries in Stone Mountain, Georgia. A forgiveness researcher, Magon is particularly interested in how forgiveness impacts the health of minorities, especially African Americans. Magon holds a doctora​l degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Global Health. A Registered Dietitian, Magon has extensive experience working with diverse clients to improve their nutritional status and to manage their medical conditions. She has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in Georgia and across our nation, including the 2019 Hubert Humphrey Award for Service to America, 2018 CDC Public Health Impact Award, the 2006 Community Services Award from former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, and the 2006 Georgia Department of Public Health's Community Services Award. Magon is passionate about making a difference, and believes that volunteerism is the best way to "pay it forward". She is a mother and grandmother and resides with her family in Stone Mountain, GA.

 
   
 


SECRETARY

 








 

 

Mrs. Janeth Steward is the current Board Secretary for our Ministry. A native of Jamaica, Mrs. Stewart has more than six years as a Telephone Operator/Receptionist and 14 years of progressive experience as the Senior Administrative Assistant and Property Services Supervisor. Mrs. Stewart has a record of relationship building, a strong work ethic, and high-quality performance. She consistently demonstrates the ability to work under different administrations and directives, ensuring seamless transitions while maintaining the organization's integrity. She is excited to bring her talents to help move the Ministry forward.
 
   

 


TREASURER



 

  I am Sheika Saunders-Warmington. I am honored to be the treasurer for Forgive for Health Ministry. I have a B.Sc degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. MBA in Business Administration concentration in Human Resources. I have enjoyed over 7 years of a successful banking career. Despite my love for numbers, my love for people and service supersedes the love for numbers, which explains my current occupation as a Flight Attendant. I am excited about service and serving others. My motto is: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Outside of my work life, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, traveling, experiencing new cultures and volunteering to advance humanity.

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past- but you sure do change the future.” Bernard Meltzert

 
   
 


PASTOR/LEADER
 

  Rev. Emanuel Williams, M.Div., was born and raised in San Francisco, California. In 1953, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1954, he entered the army as an infantry 2nd lieutenant and served for twenty-eight years to include two tours in Vietnam. During his service in the army, he was actively involved in the army chapel program and the Officers Christian Fellowship. Upon his retirement from the army as a lieutenant colonel, Rev. Williams sensed a call to ministry and completed a Masters of Divinity degree at Emory University in 1984. He was ordained by the Georgia District in 1988 and has served as chaplain at the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta from 1985-2002. He subsequently served Healthcare Representative with the Chaplaincy Department of the Headquarters of the Assemblies of God denomination from 2002 until his retirement in 2009. During the period 1985 – to the present, Rev. Williams served as an associate pastor at local Assemblies of God churches in the Atlanta area and currently serves as Visitation Pastor for the Tabernacle Assemblies of God church in Decatur, Georgia. He and his wife, Thelma, were married for fifty-five years until her death in 2012. Emanuel has three adult children and five grandchildren.
   
 


VICE-CHAIR

  Pamela Barnes is a born again Christian and a member of The Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Decatur, GA. She is from Michigan, by way of Alabama at 6 months of age, as part of the Great Migration, and now resides in Georgia since 1992. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology; a Masters in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University while working as a Paraprofessional at the kindergarten, first and second grade levels; later as an Assistant Teacher at the SAND Preschool, while working toward her Master of Science in Human Services, specializing in Social and Community Services from Capella University. While furthering her education, she have served in her churches’ Food Pantry and worked with the Dream Center, headquartered in Los Angeles and a part of the Southern California District of the Assemblies of God. While with the Dream Center she participated in their SafeHouse, spending time with victims of Sex Trafficking and Abuse, taking them to doctor/counseling appointments; Princess Night where they ministered to women in the throes of prostitution by giving them opportunities to get out of that life, making ourselves available to conversation and giving them roses to let them know how special they are. She has also worked with the Refugee Center in Clarkson which involved getting to know families and being of assistance to them through teaching them to drive, navigating the various city departments, taking them grocery shopping, sharing meals with them and being on hand when needed. Her longest lasting endeavor has been with the Forgive for Health Ministry, Inc., as Board of Directors Secretary and now Co-Chair. The Ministry offers a wealth of programs benefitting all ages, as well as children, women, and men. As part of the Art, Tea and Forgiveness Program, The Founder, Dr. Magon Saunders and Pamela have produced a manual, ‘Art, Tea and Forgiveness Circles Implementation Guide: Using Stories to Heal’ currently available through Amazon and local bookstores.
 
   
 

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

  Mrs. Kym Smith, MBA, MS, BA,
Business Owner /Entrepreneur
Mrs. Smith is a highly successful businesswoman and real estate investor. Originally from Barbados, Kym presently resides in Roswell, GA. Kym owns and operates several businesses, including Prestige Procurement, Pair of Hands, LLC, and Harvard and Main Boutique! Kym has lived all over the USA and brings her business acumen to help move Forgive for Health Ministries forward.

 

 


DIRECTOR AT LARGE

  Dr. Yomi Fabayo has extensive experience in public health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has expertise in providing technical assistance and training to health districts, local health departments, communities, coalitions, and organizations on tobacco/smoke-free related initiatives, addressing health disparities, chronic disease prevention, and improving population health. Yomi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Georgia Public Health Association, the American Public Health Association, and the International Society for Disease Surveillance. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Delta Zeta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.

 


DIRECTOR AT LARGE

 

  Dr. Karen Boone is a change agent, knowledge generator, and experienced, committed Public Health Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the federal and state government administration industry. Dr. Boone is skilled in community health education, program implementation, chronic disease prevention, and health promotion, focusing on health equity. Karen is a cancer health equity researcher with robust community health and nursing professional experience. Dr. Karen Boone recently retired from the CDC after over 40 years of experience working in public health.

 


DIRECTOR AT LARGE

  Mr. Robert Howard is an Army and Navy veteran who has traveled and worked extensively worldwide. Most recently, Mr. Howard spent over 20 years providing services to veterans at the Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs. He has received training and certifications from the Navy Advance Communication A & C Schools and DeVry Institute of Technology. He has been a deacon at the Tabernacle Church in Decatur, GA, and is a mentor and friend to many. He is a proud father and grandfather and resides in Conyers, GA, with his family. He brings this global experience and ministry of service to Forgive for Health Ministries.
 
 
   
 


 

  Other Team Members include Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Registered Dietitians, Nurses, and other Forgiveness Advocates.

Call us at 404-216-0621 for more details about our team or to volunteer at our ministry.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

     
     
     
 

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