Board of Directors
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Ebené Givan founded Mike's Mission Inc. (MMI) in 2021 after the loss of her 15-year-old nephew to suicide. As the President of the Board of Directors, she has tapped into her purpose by embracing her creative passion for communication and conflict mediation. She brings program development, leadership, as well as family and child engagement experience to the Board of Directors.
Krys McDonald is a Pastor, Business Owner, and Life Coach in Central Arkansas. She is the creator of When Krys Speaks LLC, a Christian Lifestyle and Empowerment brand. As the face of this brand, Krys is a dynamic motivational speaker who aims to engage her audiences with the love of Christ, equip them with wise counsel, and empower them with the word of God. Krystle joined Mike's Mission Board of Directors in 2022 as the Director of Mental Health Services.
MaKethia Curtis joined Mike's Mission Inc. Board of Directors in 2021 to honor the memory of her nephew. As Treasurer of MMI, she oversees the organization's financial affairs management and encourages the board's strategic thinking about it's short and long-term economic vitality concerning its advancement of MMI's mission.
Aliya Givan serves as Secretary of Mike's Mission. Aliya brings leadership, communication skills, collaboration, and initiative to the Program and Nominating Committee. As the youngest of the Board of Directors, she brings a vibrant and refreshing point of view.
Gina Smith joins the Board of Directors serving as the President of the Nominating Committee. With over 10 years of Human Resource Management experience. She is the owner and operator of Rock Region Consulting Firm assisting corporations with tactical planning with onboarding and employee placement. Gina is present in all aspects of the organization and lends her expertise to a wide variety of opportunities. With a focus on the Nominating Committee, Gina is able to assist with the recruitment of the Board of Directors and general board members.
Tamara joins the Board of Directors and dedicates her time and experience to the Fundraising and Program Committees. Working as a Little Rock Police Officer for the past four years has truly taught her the importance of valuing life. Being a witness first-hand to mental illnesses, domestic disputes, suicides, suicide attempts on a frequent basis. She also has had to experience suicide within her family with the loss of a brother-in-love as well as a young cousin.
Audrey Cobb joined the board in 2023 and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community through Mike's Mission. She works with a national suicide prevention research center.
As a member of the Board, Nikita serves on the program and marketing committee. She is the Dean of Students at Lisa Academy High School.
Shanese P. Brown
As a member of the Board, Shanese serves on the program and marketing committee. She is the President of shanese p. brown Ministries, Inc. shanese p. brown is a Coach/Mentor with over 10 years experience in handling multiple clients unconventionally. Her unique experience stems from years of providing excellent one on one support, creative problem solving and building client loyalty.