Quentessa is a servant at heart with a passion for her community. Having experienced many hardships of her own, Quentessa identifies with many of the challenges her fellow community-members face each day. She has been a mentor, life coach, and workshop facilitator for many ministries and organizations. She has committed much of her life to volunteering and helping individuals make the steps necessary to gain self-sufficiency through employment, education, and mental and spiritual health.
Prior to joining the team at Stand, Quentessa worked at the Excel Center, a high school for adults. During her time there, she spearheaded many outreach and recruitment efforts resulting in increased student enrollment and community engagement network-wide. Quentessa is also a Crisis and Suicide Intervention Specialist at Families First where she volunteers to answer crisis calls on their hotline. In addition, she serves on the organization’s Emerging Leaders Council.
Quentessa is happily married and the mother of three children. She is an avid music lover and enjoys singing and writing worship songs with her husband, Charles. She also enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog, Xena. As the mother of a child with a learning disability, she continually strives to ensure her own children receive a quality education and adequate support. Quentessa hopes to continue to impact her community by empowering parents to advocate and fight for quality education in her role as Indiana Organizer at Stand for Children.