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Founder & CEO


Rose is the founder and CEO of Develop Empower Smart And Mighty Youths, (DESAMY) Inc. She leads the mission and vision of the organization, along with the Board President. She serves as the liaison between the board of directors and the managers of DESAMY and oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization once the board approves annual plans, budgets, and strategic plans. Rose partners with the board of directors to set important goals for the organization and work systematically to meet them.

Additionally, she informs the Board regularly of internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding, and program success and priorities. She forges alliances with like-minded organizations and sponsors to further the mission of empowering underprivileged children to become socially responsible global citizens and shape a sustainable future.

Rose is an experienced counselor who provides counseling services to children, adults, and families in school and home settings. After graduate school, Rose worked for Arbour Counseling Services providing mental health treatment and case management services to children, adults, and families. She also served as a Master Level Addiction Therapist at Charleston Center and has led support groups and individuals in learning different ways of dealing with problems through therapeutic approaches.

She currently serves the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and is assigned to Berkeley County School district where she provides direct mental health services including intake assessment individual, family, and group therapy to assigned clients. She plans, organizes, and leads structured programs of counseling activities for students. Rose enjoys helping others while using strength-based approaches and integrating various treatment therapies to best meet the needs and goals of her clients.

Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from American Public University in 2012 and earned a Master of Science in clinical counseling from Mary University in 2017. She has been married to her husband, Moise, for more than 20 years and has three daughters. She is an active philanthropist with a special interest in students with learning disabilities and helping to rectify the absence of equal opportunity in education for underserved children.