“We are a Social Enterprise composed of diverse individuals who are seeking to be the change that we wish to see in the world.”
Gandhi once said: be the change that you wish to see in the world. In this realm, the BlackSpeaks.com team is exemplifying change by providing resources and opportunities for underprivileged populations to foster economic and social empowerment. BlackSpeaks has the same leadership as the PharmPsych Communications Network. Here are some members of our team:
F. Zaria Chinelo, Pharm.D., Founder & Chief Executive Officer
F. Zaria Chinelo is a pharmacist, artist, scientist, and entrepreneur. She possesses 6+ years experience in teaching education, and web development. Zaria holds dual degrees in Molecular Biology and General Chemistry. After being hired by Vanderbilt University, she led urban students to academic success before starting Felicity Motivational Group. She has been honored as a National Merit Scholar and by Texas Instruments for her achievements. She serves as PharmPsych’s editor…Learn more:
Vladmire Herard, M.S., Chief Communications Officer
A print journalist for 21 years, Vladimire Herard freelanced for the National Senior Living Providers Network, (nslpn.com), the Guidance Channel and Longtermcare.com. Under CD Publications, Ms. Herard wrote about senior health, substance abuse prevention, and elderly housing. Under Inside Washington Publishers, she covered health care financing for Inside HCFA and food and product safety issues for FDAWeek. Ms. Herard also covered education, crime, and county affairs for daily newspapers such as the Chicago Defender. She currently resides in Chicago.
Mercy Adaobi, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Mercy Adaobi is a physician and philanthropist. She possesses 12+ years experience in teaching, education, and healthcare. After obtaining her M. D. from Vanderbilt University, she completed her residency in anesthesia at Duke University, Durham, N.C. and her fellowship at Cornell University, N.Y. As a former track and field athlete, she is familiar with the importance of both academic and physical well being for students. She uses her knowledge of health and education to lead Felicity Motivational Group/PharmPsych in its mission of building a better future for America’s youth.
Daniel Mihaita, MLB, Esq., Legal Adviser
Daniel Mihaita is a legal consultant, entrepreneur, and philantropist with a passion for developing educational initiatives. After studying law at the University of Bucharest and serving in the Romanian Army, he served as president of Mihaita Enterprises, Inc., before emigrating to America in 2008. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering & Physics.
Felicity Udoji, Pharm.D., M.S., Senior Adviser
Felicity Udoji is a pharmacist, scientist, and former educator with the Metropolitan Nashville School System. After teaching chemistry at magnet schools, she obtained her Pharm.D. from Samford University in 1998. Prior to Felicity Motivational Group/PharmPsych, she held various pharmaceutical management positions with Kroger, Wal-Mart, and CVS. She resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with her 5 children.
Black Speaks is a Social Enterprise project of the PharmPsych Communications Network (PPCN).