Meet Our Team


Keisha Smith

Executive Director

Keisha Smith is the Founder of Crowned for Purpose Organization and  serves as the Executive Director. As the Executive Director, Keisha is dedicated to ensuring that the programs and services offered by the organization contributes to the organization’s mission and reflects the priorities of the board. 

Keisha is an Author, Transformational Speaker & Coach. She currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and as the Chair of one of Atlanta’s most prestigious Women’s Resource Business Groups. Keisha holds an extensive background in Psychology, Retail Banking, Management, and Customer Service. 

As a  sexual assault survivor, Keisha  is committed to helping  other survivors. A story that is familiar to so many others, Keisha shares her truth and transparency to empower survivors to find their voice. Keisha has one goal in mind - to help empower, equip and build individuals around the world to live their truths. Keisha’s faith, knowledge, experience and dedication to being the change she wants to see, is her driving force.


Angela Robinson

Operations Director

Angela Robinson is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Crowned for Purpose, as well as the Operational Director. She has 16 years of experience in Customer Service, 6 years in Retail Banking Operations, and 5 years in Retail Management. 

Angela, herself knows the trials and tribulations of becoming a young single mother. She is also a survivor of Domestic and Sexual assault, which is why her heart is so near and dear to Crowned for Purpose.

She brings to the table a strong drive for excellence, a spirit of giving, and a heart of gold. 



Ciara Rush

HR Director


Shade Gladney

Marketing Director

Shadé is a Marketing Director at Crown for Purpose Corporation where she coordinates, develops and oversees implementation of marketing strategies including campaigns, events, digital marketing and PR.

Shadé has work with reputable Nonprofit Organizations such as The Urban League of Greater Columbus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta and Kids in Need Foundation among others. Shadé has help Improve the quality of life of those she serve by continuously putting her clients first, providing quality of service and creating strong business relationships.

Shade is a Graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration Marketing, and is currently pursuing a second degree in Sociology.

Shadé is a foodie fascinate with art: music, painting and interior design; She also enjoys traveling.
Shadé is available for marketing inquiries and volunteering opportunities. 


Emile Smith 

IT Director

Emile Smith is the IT Director for Crowned for Purpose Organization and the owner of Techie Geeky Mobile Device Repairs. Emile develops and implements long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the organization’s programs.  

Emile has a total of 16 years of experience in the IT industry, Customer Service, Management, and Entrepreneurship. Emile’s experience brings a greater understanding to ethical behavior, and best business practices that ensures behaviors are consistent with the standards and values of the organization.