Myra Smith Frye is a certified educator, business/government professional, wife, mother, community worker and neighbor from Rural America. She works with neighbors to help other neighbors understand about and complete their life assignments regardless of obstacles, setbacks or lack of formal credentials.
Ms. Myra believes that every individual, family, and neighborhood has unique contributions that are needed to improve the quality of life for all neighbors locally and globally.
Ms. Myra continues to serve faithfully in her community in professional, community and spiritual capacities. She coordinated the collaboration between individuals, churches, and organizations to create a Community Worship event that broke through denominational and cultural barriers.
Ms. Myra, a certified Motivational Career Coach (Dynamic Works Institute) was honored to be selected as part of a team (T. Wayne THE BUILDER Inc.) that taught a STEM class during a Youth Summer Program on the campus of West Virginia University.
Ms. Myra holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Education upgraded from Business Administration/Accounting from Wiley College.
Verkeya L. Holman - Davis is a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently working for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. Prior to this, Verkeya served for three and a half years as the staff of The Door’s Supportive Housing program. Verkeya has been in the profession since graduating from New York University's Silver School of Social Work in 2008. Since that time, she has worked with youth, young adults, families, and individuals from a strengths-based perspective, while often incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.
Verkeya's skill set lends to a variety of settings, utilizing both long-term and brief interventions including schools, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics. Her passion is to aid families and individuals in meeting their life goals. Verkeya has spoken at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and Columbia School of Social Work on Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Chronic Illness in pregnancy. As Panelist for What Happened To My Happy: An Intimate Look at Postpartum Depression, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter, Verkeya had the opportunity to discuss Postpartum and Perinatal Depression and the effects on Women of Color.
Most recently she has hosted for The Grace of Hannah’s After the Pain women’s conference in Rochester, New York. In August 2018, Verkeya created Verkeya Speaks, to share her story about Child Loss, Postpartum Depression, Living with Lupus and many other topics. Verkeya is the wife of Kiione Davis, and together they parent one amazing son, The Kaid. With a giving spirit, she hopes that sharing her story will benefit others.