Dr. Sherone Smith-Sanchez, Ed.D, MA, MSc, BFA, is the author of several policies and practice manuals for the Government of the City of New York. She has also served the city of New York as part of the faculty of York College and New York University. Dr. SmithSanchez is the author of Talawah Turf: celebrating victory over child sex abuse; and the soon to be released: Sabbath of the Mind. Her company, Talawah Turf international, is a consultation company focused on helping organizations and individuals build capacity and strength via grant writing, training and technical assistance. Talawah Turf international also works to build individual strength by philanthropy and gives a scholarship to a student of Shortwood Teachers College annually. In addition, Dr. Smith-Sanchez has more than 30 years of expertise in the fields of Organizational Design & Management and Educational Leadership.