Shaquille N. Hodge, USAR, ABM, a retired United States Army Veteran and graduate of University of Phoenix (2018), is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the PAMAH Foundation, Inc. After the loss of his wife, Percilla, to Pneumococcal Meningitis Mr. Hodge started the Foundation in honor of her memory and to raise awareness about the disease. A single father of three, Mr. Hodge wanted to ensure PAMAH could provide support for families adversely affected by Meningitis.
Mr. Hodge works diligently with his local community to bring awareness to this deadly and preventable disease. Whether the foundation is partnering with local health departments assisting with immunization clinics; providing financial support for families who need hotels or assistance with funeral costs; holding fundraising events; or advocating for mandated vaccines; the PAMAH Foundation and Mr. Hodge plan to continue in the fight to eradicate this disease.
Curtis Padgett, is owner of Padgett Motor Sports and community philanthropist. The married father of 5 has 20+ years of automotive, organizational leadership, and finance experience. In the local community, Mr. Padgett has been involved with many charities and philanthropic activities including partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Autism Awareness and Epilepsy Awareness. It was no surprise when Mr. Padgett agree to be a part of the Board of Directors for the PAMAH Foundation.
Mr. Padgett’s wife is epileptic so he has a personal connection to epilepsy awareness. Mr. Padgett is also close with the Hodge family and has a personal connection with the PAMAH Foundation as well. Mr. Padgett has helped to organize or been involved in various charitable events to include communications and security at the Peachtree Road Race, natural disaster relief and weather reporting to the ARES network and working with the Boy Scouts of America organization.
Reverend Joseph Nathaniel Cousin, Sr., D. Min. is a graduate of Hampton University (1995), Boston University School of Theology (1998), and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. Dr. Cousin holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduate and post graduate degrees in Divinity with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Cousin also completed further study at Oxford University, in Oxford England in conjunction with the Oxford Round Table.
In 2017, Dr. Cousin was appointed to Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock GA, where he’s had a positive impact on the community. Since arriving at Allen Temple, he has been blessed to serve the church and community as the President of the Cherokee County Chapter of the NAACP. Dr. Cousin works with PAMAH Foundation and through his connections within the local and surrounding communities he supports the foundation’s mission to raise awareness. Rev. Dr. Cousin is also an advocate for various programs the Foundation provides.
Shanda D. Hartley, FNP-C, MDiv., is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampton University, respectively earning an undergraduate degree in Nursing Science and a graduate degree in Nursing. Mrs. Hartley is also an ordained itinerant minister of the African Methodist Episocpal Church with a graduate degree in Divinity and a post graduate degree in Religious Studies.
Mrs. Hartley works in long term and acute care and has experience with case management. She and her husband Michael started Hartley Health and Wellness, LLC in 2014. Hartley Health and Wellness, LLC provides caring, convenient, quality primary and transitional care, as well as chronic disease management to residents of assisted living facilities and homes.
As PAMAH’s medical advisor, Mrs. Hartley provides medical advice and connects the foundation with medical professionals that keep the foundation abreast of the most current issues, challenges and opportunities regarding Meningitis and other medical needs in Cherokee and its surrounding counties.
Danielle Hodge, BSBA, BSM, MDiv., is a graduate of University of Phoenix (2007) and the Interdenominational Theological Center’s Turner Seminary (2017), respectively. Mrs. Hodge has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Management and a graduate degree in Divinity. Mrs. Hodge is also an ordained itinerant elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church where is serves as the Director of Next Generation Ministries and Youth pastor at Allen Temple Church in Woodstock, GA.
Mrs. Hodge is a United States Army Veteran with 20+ years of corporate, office management, and office administration experience, as well as several years of non-profit experience. Mrs. Hodge is one of the co-founders of PAMAH Foundation, Inc., responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the foundation.