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MEET THE FOUNDER

Dr. Juanita Britt McDonald (Dr. J) is a Comprehensive Victim Prevention Specialist. Specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Intergenerational Trauma.  Dr. J holds a Doctorate Degree in Christian Psychology, and minor in Human Behavior.

 

She’s also credentialed as a Victim Service Provider in South Carolina, and Nationally through National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA). A Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury Task Force Advisor for Pink Concussion. Certified as a Mental Health First Aide, Suicide Prevention, and Facilitator. Dr. J is the author of the Mental Safety Plan, The Releasing Journal, & Emotional Colored Rainbow, as well as the creator of the “Trigger Cloud”. 

When Dr. J isn’t developing training programs, counseling, or supporting her community, you can find her laughing and loving-on her family. She’s the mother of five amazing children: four daughters and one son, ten grandchildren (5/5), and twin niece and nephew that always find a way to keep the laughter going. 

ABOUT RE-DISCOVER ME

Re-Discover ME was born in the halls of Midland Technical College, where Dr. Juanita Britt McDonald and her classmates would gather to discuss and navigate personal challenges. Since our founding, we have dedicated ourselves to serving underserved communities in Columbia, South Carolina, impacting over 2,000 women, teen girls, and community leaders.

 

Remarkably, 72% of the women we've worked with have made significant personal life changes. Our reach extends beyond in-person interactions, with substantial engagement through social media and a 98% success rate in individual and group counseling sessions. Today, our services have expanded nationwide across the United States.

Our statistics reveal that 1 in 3 women (30%) experience some form of abuse, leading to trauma and mental health disparities. At Re-Discover ME, we provide survivors with the tools and techniques needed to manage their healing journey. Our programs are designed to empower women to rediscover the “ME” they aspire to be, fostering resilience and personal growth

MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS

Meet the board members of Re-discover Me, who ensure that the organization operates effectively and adheres to its mission. They ensure that the organization complies with legal and ethical standards. 
 

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Dr. Juanita McDonald

Executive Director & CEO

Founder Re-discover Me

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Morries McDonald

Vice Chair

Developer and CEO of B-Square (App)
Assistant-Supervisor for Richland County Parks and Recreation (RCPR)

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Edna Samuel

Board Chair

Founder & CEO of Children Association of North Columbia

Founder & CEO of Sweetheart Pageant 
Resident Service Coordinator 

 

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Kathy Brown

Treasurer

CEO of Community Resources Depot
Community Engagement Coordinator for South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

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Pele Hunkin

Secretary

Retired United States Army Combat Veteran
Founder of Pele Inspire- “Embracing Authentic Love”
Best Selling Author of “Heart of a Warrior”

OUR SPONSORS

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