W.I.N. Breakfast Panelist
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.
For over forty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.
OCTOBER 26, 2019 – SATURDAY
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Women In NAACP (W.I.N.) Breakfast & Workshop.......York
Tara Evans is Vice President of Enrollment Management at International School of Indiana. This role provides strategic oversight for new-student recruitment and supports the enrollment of all students at ISI. Evans, a doctoral candidate at Indiana State University, brings 20 years of professional experience to ISI, including leadership positions in the admissions departments for Franklin College, Purdue University, and Butler University as well as service to the city of Indianapolis via roles in the Office of the Mayor and at Employ Indy.
Evans, recently left Franklin College as its Director of Admissions, and has generated growth in key enrollment categories in each of her previous positions while managing new processes in such a way that academic quality and student performance remained consistent at the various institutions.
Tara maintains her knowledge of industry standards via involvement in state and national admissions associations, and currently serves on the Executive Board as Credentials Co-Chair for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling. She has recently joined the National Association of Independent Schools to stay abreast of secondary school specific admissions best practices.
Tara serves her community as one of the co-chairs of the College Admissions Process (#CAP) program, an initiative of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc. Alpha Mu Omega Chapter and volunteers with the New Era Church Children’s Ministry.
Tara is a proud wife and mother. She is married to Jose, and together they have four children, Malcom, Tayshaun, Landon and Langston.
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Leadership: Indiana State University; Expected 2020
Master of Public Affairs, Non-Profit Management: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; August 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish: Hanover College; May 1999
Dr. Adia McCellan Winfrey
Dr. Dia, is a Doctor of Psychology, published author, curriculum developer, and mentor to youth around the country. She has been an advocate for emotional wellness, social justice, and Hip Hop culture for over 20 years. At age 16, she received the honor of Olympic Torchbearer for her activism in these areas.
Dr. Dia earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University and Doctorate of Psychology degree from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Her doctoral dissertation, Healing Young People thru Empowerment (H.Y.P.E.) was the first to integrate Hip Hop culture and psychological theories, and was the foundation of her first book Healing Young People thru Empowerment (H.Y.P.E.): A Hip-Hop Therapy Program for Black Adolescent Boys (African-American Images, 2009).
In 2011, with the success of her first book H.Y.P.E. and the widespread attention it garnered, Dr. Dia founded the company Elevating Us, and established The H.Y.P.E. Movement, the community outreach component of her company, in Atlanta. In 2014, she moved back to her family's hometown of Talladega, Alabama to bring her Hip Hop Empowerment Model to the community. Through Elevating Us and The H.Y.P.E. Movement, Dr. Dia has worked to improve emotional wellness and build hopefulness within communities through multi-generational events and unique partnerships, which have served nearly 6,000 youth around the United States.
Dr. Dia has been featured in many publications and media outlets including The Tom Joyner Morning Show, MSNBC,
NPR, JET Magazine, Refinary29, American Urban Radio Networks, Psychology Today.com, Blackdoctor.org, The Association of Black Psychologists, and several local and online news sources.
In 2018, Dr. Dia ran for U.S. Congress (AL-03) and was among the 70 Black women who ran for office in Alabama. Although she did not win her Democratic primary, her #AEIOU (Agriculture, Education, Innovation, Opportunity, Unity) platform and the infusion of Hip Hop culture into her campaign resonated with thousands nationally. In 2019, Dr. Dia was elected Chair of the Talladega County Democratic Party. Dr. Dia is the mother of four children, Donovan, Daymion, Ameerah, and Aidan, also known as The Winfrey 4.
Chloe S. Motley
Chloe Motley, 23 years old, was born and raised in Jeffersonville, Indiana to former Pastor Douglass Motley and Shajuana Campbell. She is an active member of the NAACP Chapter of Jeffersonville, IN, where she served as Treasurer and other positions up within the youth council up until she graduated from high school.
Chloe went on to graduate and receive her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. During her undergraduate time, Chloe was very active on and off campus serving as the Vice President for L.E.A.D (Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction), Administrative Vice President for the Black Student Association, joined and served as treasurer for the Rho Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a Smooth Transitions mentor for minority students, mentor for adolescent age children at the Boys and Girls Club, and finally her senior year serving as the president for the Black Student Association.
It was during her time as a 4-year intern at Humana that she developed a passion for diabetes and ultimately public health and how the health of minority populations is impacted based on their surrounding environment. Upon graduating Xavier in 2018, Chloe would then go onto pursue her Masters of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she still attends. There she is studying Global Health with a concentration in Community Health Development and is the social and academic chair for the Association of Black Public Health Students.
Ultimately, Chloe would like to intervene NOT for communities but in partnership with communities that are suffering from food deserts in order to empower and educate from within and improve health outcomes.