2myPlace is governed by an active Board of Directors, committed professionals who oversee the organization’s strategic plan to ensure alignment with its vision, mission, and goals.
Cindee Sapoznik, Founder and CEO
After 34 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a trailblazer for women and one of the first four women nationwide to become a pharmaceutical sales rep, Cindee Sapoznik embarked on a successful second career as a Certified Life Coach.
Cindee is known for her humor, honesty and a true sensitivity to the needs of each person she meets. She brings these same strengths to her life coaching events and one-on-one sessions.
As a life coach, Cindee helps teenagers, young adults, single moms in shelters, and sex-trafficked, abused, and/or addicted women find peace in their lives. She does this by listening and creating a safe environment for them to regain self-confidence and self-esteem, teaching methods to relax and refocus on their positive qualities.
2myPlace is designed to help those in need with access to Dance, Art, Music, Meditation and Yoga, Nutrition and Exercise. She has worked with Wellspring Living and The Career Academy (2016-currently), The Drake House – as a teen coach; North Fulton Community Charities; Alpharetta High School-panel on Sex Trafficking Awareness; Hidden Dangers-ST Awareness with Out of Darkness / Atlanta Dream Church (Jeff Shaw)). And currently is a partner with The Hired Authority-a Boutique Outplacement Company of Executive Career Counselors.
Member of RCEHT Rotary club to end human trafficking.
Sunny Nastase, Executive Director
Sunny Nastase is a retired UPS senior executive and has held leadership positions in 3 Fortune 500 companies over 30 years. She currently serves on several public, private and non-profit boards and is a sought-after speaker on issues such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Sunny is particularly committed to the rights, safety and well-being of women and girls.
David S. Cochran, Board Advisor
David Cochran has over 35 years of leadership experience at four Fortune 500 companies. A dynamic leader, talented & motivating team player.
David enjoys being active in the local and global community where he serves on boards of educational and philanthropic organizations. David is President and COO of The Global Impact Group, a non-profit focusing on using technology to solve social and humanitarian issues. David is Executive Producer of a virtual reality film titled “The Sight of You” which highlights the impact individuals can have on issues such as transitional homelessness and youth suicide
Anu Whitaker, Board Treasurer
Anu Whitaker is the South East Regional CFO for a publicly traded company, responsible for the financials of a $1.6B Business Unit. In addition to her professional role, Anu is an active member of the North Fulton community. She serves on several non-profit boards supporting the advancement of women and children.
Yanic Jean-Jacques, Social Services / Therapist
Fulton County School Social Worker
Student Against Destructive Decisions
Be The Voice (anti bullying program)
Yanic earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She tarted her career being an advocate for children working as a therapist with The New Horizons Community Mental Health Agency in Miami, Florida. Worked with the Haitian women and children fleeing their country from political persecution and sexual trauma; mentored youth with Family Impressions Foundation, Inc. Additional volunteer experience includes City Of North Miami Police Athletic League (PAL), The I Have a Dream Foundation, and Well Spring Living in Atlanta, Georgia. Active member of School Social Work Association Of Georgia (SWAG) and The National Association of Social Workers
Dr. Kevin McKinnon
President at KeMe62 Medical Solutions, LLC
Dr. Kevin McKinnon’s career spans more than 25 years of healthcare experience.
He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Keme62 Medical Solutions. Was employed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in many different leadership and management positions.
Volunteer services consist of a Board Chairman with the Dekalb Community service Board, Brighter Foundation, an associate minister; “Forward” Conference Youth Convention, and other youth organizations and mentorship programs. Dr. McKinnon is the author of “Next Level Pursuit”.
Al Smith, Business Coordinator
Al Smith is an Amazon #1 Bestselling author of multiple job search manuals and has been dubbed: “The Hired Guy.” His contributions include some of the life/job skill programs necessary for at-risk individuals to become Overcomers. Executive counselor and career coach with a passion for helping people develop, manage and advance their careers. My goals align with the mission of educating children and teens and helping them to prepare for a more “normal” life.
Michael James Borgerson, UPS Vice President
Mike Borgerson is a UPS Senior Executive currently consulting to bring healthcare and Covid-19 Humanitarian relief to underserved countries through the UPS Foundation; Borgerson is active in the Alpharetta, GA community…”raising three children has been a blessing, however parenting blindly to the real and immediate risk of human trafficking in our or any community needs to stop”…Borgerson is passionate to ensure the voice of 2myPlace is heard.
Karen Brown Williams
Principal – The Williams Firm, P.C. Firm focuses on Family, Employment and Probate Law, Atlanta, Ga.
Former Cobb County Magistrate Judge, Dekalb County Public Defender and Solicitor with the City of Atlanta.
Boston College, Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Emory University, Juris Doctor.
Fleeing Domestic Violence: A Proposal to Change the Inadequacies of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in Domestic Violence cases.
International Custody – Publication date May 2011, ICLE – State Bar of Georgia – Family Law Institute.
Volunteer: Turner Chapel Senior Food program, State Bar of Georgia Investigative Panel, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Executive committee, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Visions Anew.
President of Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane helps organizations build better cultures through teamwork, scientifically-based assessments, and coaching. She holds a masters in industrial-organizational psychology and an undergrad in psychology. A survivor of an abusive and traumatized childhood, she is in alignment with the mission of 2myPlace.
Annette Mansfield, Chief “Get it Done Officer” / Fundraising
Associate Director Novartis Pharmaceuticals ( Retired )
With 28 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, holding various leadership roles. Some of my skill set’s include sales, contract negotiations, public speaking, account planning and project management.
I am profoundly honored to have been asked to be on the board of 2myplace. It’s mission to provide services to young people who are at risk or who have experienced trauma is close to my heart. I look forward to being able to make an impact.
Email : Annette@2myplace.org
Alana Peralta, Chief Administrative Officer
I am currently finishing my Bachelors degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University. I have an Associates of Science from Georgia state. For the past 6 years I’ve worked with children Ages 4-16. I have always had a passion for kids and challenging young minds. 2myplace is a culmination of everything that I want to do! 2myplace is where teens have the opportunity to learn, be challenged, and be inspired~ all at the same time and having a safe space to express themselves. So many kids today are challenged in proper life and social skills. I want to be part of the team that heals trauma and sets individuals up for success.