Deatrice is a business owner, community leader, and volunteer. Through her marketing firm, she serves socially responsible private companies, non-profits, and community groups. In addition to running her own business, Deatrice served on a committee for Dress for Success, helping women make the most of their second chance as well as Chill Sacramento as the Marketing Strategist for the wellness brand. She has also served on the NAWBO-Sac Valley Board of Directors, helped bring NAWBO SB 826 to the floor (women on corporate boards), and was nominated by NAWBO in 2018 for the Achievement Against All Odds award.
Deatrice earned her Bachelors degree from East Carolina University and is currently pursuing her Masters at NC State for Psychology/Family Life Coaching. She attended high school in Charlotte and after 5 years of building in California, she relocated back to Charlotte to be closer to family and to find ways to give back to the community that shaped her. She joins the Families Forward Charlotte team with hopes of pushing the mission of helping families toward long-term stability and economic mobility.