Digital Navigators : 72




my name is nahomy rodriguez I’m 18 and I’m currently working in painting i love being there for someone that needs me and I would love being able to help out more people with this program




My name is Mikia. I’m from Florida, but I now reside in Kansas City. May of 2020 I received my BS in Business Administration from Bethune-Cookman University. In my free time I enjoy serving the community and indulging in a good book.




My name is Mary Taylor, a retired Federal Employee, currently working as a Certified Peer Specialist with a local Mental Health Agency. I have an associate degree from Penn Valley College in Policial Science, went on to attend Alivia College where I earned my Bachelor in Policial Science. One of my passions is working in the Vineyard, reaching out and helping in various areas of the community.


I have been in healthcare for about 23 yrs now. I have worked with youth, adults and seniors in locked down facilities, residential homes, TLP 's ( transitional living programs). My goal is to apply my years of experience to assist families in need with a wonderful team of experts. Together we will make a huge impact and change many lives.


I have a passion for working with families who have young children to help and support them through these crucial and exciting years. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families. My roles have included being a second grade teacher, a parent educator with Parents As Teachers, a service coordinator with Missouri First Steps (an early intervention program for families who have a child with a delay or disability) and as a mom of three. I love making connections with families and partnering with them on their journey through parenthood.


For nearly 40 years, I have provided software, telecom, and marketing solutions that solve problems. In other words, I enjoy solving problems. In fact, a problem is not an issue for me, it is an opportunity to serve, and help someone "left behind" because of the Digital Divide.


Lavon T Boyd, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. I have been a licensed provider since 2011, and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I have worked in a variety of settings with adults, young adults, teens, couples, and families. I am a wife, mother of 6, and love that in life I get the opportunity to inspire others as well as be inspired by others.


April has been working in the field of mental health for more than 20 years and has extensive experience working with youth and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues. She has received specialized training in treating trauma and issues related to grief and loss. April is an advocate for mental health being accessible to all communities. As a woman of color, she is intent on examining how the trauma of systemic racism impacts the individual and collective mental health of those in BIPOC communities. Her passion has caused her to be a leading educator in the field with a focus on increasing mental health awareness and reducing the stigma connected to therapy and other mental health services.


I am experienced in community outreach through my family's community food pantry, prayer events and civil rights activism. I am also experienced in business and technology consulting through a consulting career that spans 10 years.


Cynthia Corn-Wattree is a highly experienced parenting coach with over 20 years of expertise in education and child development. Throughout her career, she has worked with families and children of all ages, providing guidance and support to help parents raise happy, healthy, and successful children. Cynthia's passion for child development began early in her career when she worked as a teacher and later as a school administrator, specializing in alternative education. Her dedication and commitment to helping children thrive led her to specialize in parenting coaching, where she helps parents navigate the challenges and joys of raising children. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Kansas State University, a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University, and is currently prepping to complete her dissertation for her Education Doctorate.


When it comes to navigating what family's need, I’m here to assist and guide you through your challenges. I was a teen mother and had to figure out everything on my own. At times in life, we can feel misunderstood, disconnected, and hopeless. Now you don’t have to walk alone. I will support, empower and walk along side of you to help you release any burdens and help you create a new path. I can help you balance family, identify your parenting style, time management best practices, and how to navigate relationships to ensure that you and your family have a better quality of life. I utilize a collaborative approach to problem solve your needs. This process allows me to understand your individual strengths as well as identify your areas of growth. I’m excited about this opportunity to help you and I'm looking forward to our journey together.


Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a passion for helping individuals and their families. She has been in the field for seven years and has gained both immense educational and field experience. No matter where you are in life, Crystal meets you there without judgement and feels grateful to be apart of your journey.


Essence Prince-Lewis is a young professional, passionate about making a positive impact on the community. She is an active volunteer in her community, working with various organizations to create positive change. Essence believes that everyone deserves a chance to succeed and is committed to using her skills and resources to make a difference


I am a medically retired Amry vet whom currently works for the Wyandotte County Government. I also have a music business that consist of producing studio music and live performances. I have a lovely family, wife and two girls all of which are beautiful and intelligent.


I am a social worker and have been for 20+ years. I truly enjoy being around and working with people. I want to empower people to be the best they can be. I also want to help them to the best of my ability.


Hello there! My name is Aliuwa Unoke and I am a Social Worker. I have over 10 yrs of experience in case management and counseling. I have seen individuals thrive as I partner with them. I am looking forward to working with you.


Thank you for taking the first step to being a better you! Stopping the cycle of chaos, confusion or feelings of being out of control can all feel overwhelming and seem like an impossible task. I am here to help. I would love an opportunity to help you reach your goals to becoming a healthier, whole and healed you. Whether that is getting through a difficult moment in life or overcoming consistent challenges, let’s talk through it. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families who are looking for an opportunity to break cycles that has kept them stuck and compliance in life. If you are seeking more out of life, then I am here to help. I offer a safe space for clients to be their true, authentic self. My style of engagement is down-to earth and nonjudgemental. I use various treatment modalities and shape sessions to be a best fit for each clients. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus therapy, and motivational interviewing. All sessions are trauma informed, patient-centered, and strengths based


I have over 31 years of experience working with Children and Families in the Greater Kansas City Area.


Hi ! My Name is Jennifer McConico. I am mamma of 3 Amazing kiddos. I am Social Worker by education , but am a Community supporter and advocate by heart. I love and advocate for all things health and mental health. My lived experiences allow me to understand, the aspects of life that make us all unique. I love connecting and supporting others! In my free time you can find me spending time with my children and trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.


I am about helping my community. Specifically youth ages infant to 21 years old. I have worked with youth since I was 14 years old in many different capacities from Full Employment Council, the teen moms mentor program at Truman/University Health Clinic to Kids Zone Youth and Family Program Coordinator. I've done a ton of volunteer work as well.


Alicia Smith, LMSW, currently works with the Kansas City Public School district as a Trauma Sensitive School Clinician. Alicia comes to the organization with 10 years of experience serving individuals, groups and families within the Kansas City area. Having a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development (Missouri State University), a Masters of Social Work degree (UMKC), along with the ability to connect with various “at-risk” populations, she knows all to well the importance of how feelings of belonging and socialization factors into a child's self-esteem. When both; psychological needs are met, coupled with stable and consistent basic needs one’s ability to achieve their full potential is limitless.


Friendly, outgoing person who wants to help the community and assist in elevating the way of life.


Hi, my names Keegan Slaughter and I am currently a Junior at UMKC pursuing a degree in Business Analytics. As a kid I grew up around technology and began using it in my everyday life at a very early age. Whether it was browsing the web on the family computer or completing assignments for school on my laptop, as the use increased my knowledge for fixing problems did as well. I haven't done any tech troubleshooting in a professional capacity but have helped various friends and family members throughout the years with their own routers and computers. I look forward to gaining more knowledge and the ability to help others utilize their own technology!


I am a GOD fearing family man. I am married, and have five children. I was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and grew up between there, Atlanta, and here in Kansas City. I served in the United States Marine Corps and am a combat veteran. Afterwards, I worked in law enforcement for several years, and realized that I preferred using the muscle between my ears more than my arms and legs, and now I currently work in Information Technology. I enjoy helping others. I have years of experience resolving conflicts, mentoring, and protecting people. I love traveling, sports (football, basketball, and combat sports are my favorites), video games, bike riding, my wife says I love shoes, as we often end up in a shoe store whenever we travel. I look forward to having a life full of service, and pray that my life is used to make the lives of others better.


My name is Gloria Clark-Bailey and I am a new mother of one and freelance digital marketer/content creator. In my free time I also sponsor women in a 12 step fellowship for substance abuse, participate in BBBS, and volunteer at a warming shelter hosted at Hope Faith. I have a Bachelors degree in Business Management and have experience with tutoring and small group learning of mathematics at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO. I have a passion for teaching and helping out in my community wherever and whenever opportunities arise. I would love an opportunity to help bridge the digital equity gap that my community is experiencing by working with your organization. Thank you!


Hello my Name is Debra Lee. I am currently working with the Kansas City School District as a Restorative Justice Coordinator for the last 4 years. My background is working with families who have suffered from Substance Use Disorder for the last 27 years. I have worked in various roles working with children and families. My passion has always been supporting and helping people navigate through life's systems. I know I will continue to offer my services to help others and feel that I have a wealth of resources. I look forward to supporting you.


I am life long resident of Kansas City and also a product of the Kansas City Public School System graduating from Paseo High School. I received my BA from the University of Central Missouri. With 2 years of classes, I received a certificate in American Sign Language Studies from Johnson County Community College. I prefer college sports over professional, soup over salad and salsa dancing over line dancing.


My name is Ebony Rivera, born and raised in Kansas City, MO. I've spent years working in my community to provide access to equality of care to those I serve. I have extensive trauma informed care training and worked in the foster care industry for over 10 years. I volunteer often in my community and always strive to be a resource to those I serve.


Experience with assisting urban multicultural and sensitive populations at or below the poverty income and housing.