About Us

Life-Skills, Empowerment, and Development Services, Inc.


Strengthening Families

Founded in 2017, LEADS engaging programs are now present in six Florida counties. Woven into the fabric of the community, the trustworthy team lives in the areas they serve, and their passion for helping others is their collective mission. The programs provide an invaluable service by improving family dynamics and communities alike.

Core Beliefs

  • There is strength in diversity
  • Well-functioning families form the foundation of strong communities
  • All people benefit from the 5-Rs: Reflective abilities; Regulation of Self; Respect for Self and Others; Relationship Skills; and Responsibility-taking

To strengthen families in the communities we serve.

We envision a State of Florida with well-functioning families, thriving individuals, and strong communities.

The LEADS Team

LEADS helps youth and families achieve healthier relationships by providing accessible, evidence based programs at no cost. Empowering people to strengthen relationships with peers, coworkers, friends, dating partners, and family.

Aisha Grant

Executive Administrator Data Manager

Dr. Vicki Draeger

Director of Development

Dr. Tiffany Chenneville

External Evaluator

Dr. Kemesha Gabbidon

External Evaluator



Meet Our Board Members

Robert Dorsey

Board President

Dr. Sabrina Truesdell

Board Vice President

Irene Batson-Rumph

Board Treasurer

Barbara Patterson

Board Secretary

Shandale Terrell, PhD

Board Member

John Draeger, M.D.

Board Member

Craig Bryant

Board Member

Paige Tucker

Board Member

See LEADS in Action