JoWanda Rollins-Fells, Ph.D., is a Virginia resident who is passionate about empowering the lives of others. She taught elementary school and served in several leadership capacities in the public school system for 15 years before transitioning into business and politics. JoWanda has been instrumental in converting failing systems into thriving ecosystems by integrating her training, natural instincts, love for people and passion for learning. She has been an aha! Process certified trainer since 2003 and has worked with K–12 education, Head Start, community organizations, business workforce development initiatives, and the local and state departments of social services and juvenile justice. Whether it is working to support education as a school board member or advocating for small businesses as a senior consultant, JoWanda can be found serving and leading.