ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.
     ACHI Women Supporting      Women Association, Inc.

                 Atlanta Chapter Board 

President, Ruth Mayner

Board Vice President, Tamara Charles 

Tamara Charles is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Sisters In Charge, a nonprofit organization for battered women with children based out of Georgia, that gives women a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Ms. Charles takes her vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development.The mission of Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter, and a variety of educational, recreational and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and surrounding communities. Ms. Charles, who was Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, came into the U.S in 1986, at the age of five years old. She was raised in Lynn, MA and Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of Carol and William Charles. Ms. Charles is the oldest out of four sisters and two brothers, all of whom she cared for while both parents worked to make ends meet.

Ms. Charles has a set of twins (boy and girl ages 19) who are now in college, as well as a 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, all of whom she raised as a single mother. Despite being a single mom and working two jobs, Ms. Charles also worked hard to further her own education. She attended Marian Court College, where she obtained an Associates in Science in 2011, and a BS in Business Administration, with a minor in Health Care Management in 2014. She is currently working towards her MBA in Health Care Human Services with minor in nonprofit organization, from Strayer University.

Tamara Charles is a survivor of domestic violence and is currently living with multiple sclerosis. Her personal experiences allow her to understand the physical and psychological barriers that prevent many women from leaving their abusers. Ms. Charles also understands the potential fatal nature of domestic abuse, which makes seeking assistance imperative. By providing, a home where battered women and their children may seek temporary shelter, Ms. Charles hopes to help these women understand they are not alone. Her shelter will be designed to provide a safe space where victims may share their stories and meet other survivors to support them in their journey. Additionally, she hopes to provide these women with resources to help them gain control over their lives.


Members Recruiter & Relations Manager, Tiffany Woods

Social Media Manager, Nicole Blake


Nicole is CEO & Account Director of NUBIA Media + Marketing, a boutique agency specializing in marketing for startups and small businesses. She has an extensive background in digital marketing as well as traditional PR and manages a growing roster of fashion brands, tech start-ups and non-profits. Prior to launching NUBIA Media + Marketing, Nicole was a senior account executive at Cramer Krasselt Public Relations. She spearheaded strategic planning and media relations initiatives which resulted in top tier placements with Forbes, Food & Wine, People and NY Times. Nicole also ran publicity campaigns for USO concert tours and events which featured celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Boyz II Men, Alfonso Ribeiro, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Tichina Arnold, Carrie Underwood, and more. Before joining Cramer Krasselt Public Relations, Nicole managed media relations for B2B, retail and non-profit accounts at Stanton Communications Inc. and began her career at Island Def Jam Music Group. Nicole holds a BA in Communications with a specialization in advertising and public relations. She graduated cum laude from The City College of New York. She was named PR Professional of the Year by ACHI Magazine in 2016. Nicole resides in Johns Creek, Georgia with her daughter and son.

Activities & Events Manager, Melinda Yao

Mentoring Program Manager, Lateka Carter


Throughout the years, Lateka has worked with groups of women, men, and youth, as well as businesses, schools, and churches in creating events, workshops, conferences, and outreaches in various communities within southern Virginia, North Carolina, and now Atlanta, GA. She has assisted many by empowering, educating, and offering services, per the need. She is a Community Activist, Coach, and Mentor. She understands the many struggles in life and how “easy” it is to want to give up, but utilizes her acquired wisdom/knowledge and God given talents to be of service to her communities and audiences all over the world.

Lateka speaks to the hearts, minds, and souls of women, men, and children. She has mentored many for personal and business growth opportunities. She is a Transformation Coach who empowers and inspires many to excel to their "God-given" potentials of greatness. She speaks at workshops, conferences, and groups, as well as sought after to help mentor others to excel in life.

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