Motivated by hardship, Dretona Maddox, RN, PHN, LCSW survived homelessness as a teen stifled by life and forced by circumstances to abort her first child at 15. She crushed all her adversity going on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.
Maddox’s challenges were the catalyst to her life’s work dedicated to trailblazing as an in-demand public speaker, a Teen Parent Advocate®, and the founding Executive Director of Purposely Chosen, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support and advocacy services to pregnant/parenting teens in foster care, that includes two maternity homes in Southern California.
Working over 25 years as both a nurse and nurse social work practitioner, Dretona balances her love for impacting lives with supporting her husband of 27 years, Keith L. Maddox, a family of six, and three beautiful grandchildren.
Burn Your Cape with Minister Chenelle B. Price Ph.D.
Dr. Chenelle B. Price is the founder of the LIMBright Scholarship Foundation. As a Pastor, Author, Educator, Certified Life Coach, Women's Empowerment Influencer and Motivational Speaker, she has impacted lives all over the nation.
Dr. Price is a graduate of Hughes Center High School's Program for Teaching & Technology (class of 2005) and received her bachelor's at Union Institute & University in Early Childhood Studies. She furthered her education to receive her Masters in Teaching at Liberty University and has recently completed a Ph.D program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education at Union Institute & University.
For her impact in education and the communities, Dr. Price has been featured in numerous magazines with global reach and is the recipient of the following awards:
SWOAEYC's (the Southwest Ohio Chapter of NAEYC) 2021 DEI Advocate of the Year Award
Millennial Monument Award
2021 Eugene S. Ruehlmann Social Justice Fellowship
Megan started Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank in 2015 after learning diapers weren’t covered under any government assistance programs. She has grown the organization into one of the largest basic needs banks in the country, and with a team of 5 staff and hundreds of volunteers, distributes more than 2 million diapers and 500,000-period products annually from a 16,000 sq ft facility in Cincinnati. Megan is a Miami of Ohio alumnae with degrees in Journalism and Creative Writing and worked in higher-ed publishing before leaving the corporate world to run her nonprofit full-time. She currently serves on the board of Cincinnati-based nonprofit Leadership Council for Nonprofits and is on the Advisory Committee for the National Diaper Bank Network. Megan is a graduate of BOLD (Board Orientation & Leadership Development) Class 3 and C-Change Class 15.