Our Powerful Speakers and Professionals



Dr. Cherry Collier

Dr. Cherry A. Collier, is a Life Coach and a College/Corporate Speaker that is often seen on TV and heard on radio. She spent over 15 years developing her mastery with a Ph.D. and Masters of
Science from the University of Georgia in the field of Applied Social Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts graduating Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College in 1991. She has worked with numerous fortune 500 companies and colleges: including the Coca Cola Company, SunTrust, Sharp Electronics and Auburn University just to name a few. Dr. Cherry has studied, learned and applied the theory of Attitude to earn the title “Dr. Cherry”. Dr. Cherry specializes in Self Esteem, Self Management, Self Discovery and the Secret Psychology of Success which includes self- love.


C. W. Copeland

C.W. Copeland brings more than 14 years financial services experience as a consultant to the Georgia Center for Non profits.   Among his areas of concentration, C.W. specializes in Risk Management & Retirement planning. 

Prior to founding C.W. Copeland & Associates, C.W. served as a Professor with Clark-Atlanta University (1998-2009) where he taught Finance and Insurance classes in the School of Business.  Consumer Credit Counseling Service (Atlanta, GA) where he was Director of Community Outreach & Education; and as a Financial Planner for Prudential Preferred Financial Services, New York Life Insurance, and American Express Financial Advisors.

C.W.  received a Ph.D. degree in Financial Planning from the University of Georgia (2011), and holds a Masters of Science from Georgia Tech, and a Bachelors of Science from Tuskegee University.  He holds Series 7 & 65 Securities licenses as well as Life, Accident, Health, Property and Casualty insurance licenses and is a member of a number of industry associations.


Ashanti Curry

Ashanti is a sophomore at Northside High School with a 4.3 grade point average.   She is ranked # 12 in her class out of 238 students.  Ashanti is also her sophomore  class president, plays on the varsity girls basketball team and stay busy in school organizations like Student Counsel, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Christian Athlete & Science Club just to name a few.

She is a 3rd place National winner for her speech “ I Am Montford Point” with Modern Woodmen of America.  After graduation, Ashanti plans to study in biology and attend UNC Chapel Hill with aspirations of becoming a pediatric surgeon.

V. Aislee Smith, Esq.

V. Aislee Smith, Esq. is founding Member and CEO of Tax Concepts, LLC - a progressive multidisciplinary business, legal and tax firm in the historic "Sweet Auburn District" of downtown Atlanta.  Attorney Smith obtained a Bachelor of Arts  from Morehouse College, a Juris Doctor Degree from Howard University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  Attorney Smith's practical knowledge of tax law, corporate law, finance and public policy stems from positions held with the National Headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, LLP.

Attorney Smith believes providing competent business and legal counsel combined with the personal attention to educating each client maximizes the potential success of every individual or business he represents.  This unique comprehensive approach to business, legal and tax services has garnered Attorney Smith a national client base of individuals, corporations and tax-exempt organizations.


Hakela Scales Miller


Hakela L. Scales-Miller is the Managing Director of Scales Wealth Management; A member of Integrated Financial Group Consortium and full service comprehensive   financial planning firm.
For 19 years, Hakela has built a reputation in the Financial Services and Insurance Industry helping individuals and business implement strategies that minimize taxes and maximize the value of their business and personal assets.  

As a financial planner, Hakela’s expertise has proven beneficial to individuals planning for retirement and protecting assets.  Her clients include corporate executives needing expert advice, closely held business owners in unique business planning situations and individuals. 

Hakela is a graduate of, Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently completing her coursework towards the CERTIFIED FUND SPECIALIST (CFS) designation with the Institute of Business Finance and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) designation with the American College.

Attorney Althea DeBarr-Johnson

Attorney Althea DeBarr-Johnson received her Juris Doctor Degree in 1981 from Howard University of Law.  The early years of her legal career focused on business, criminal and constitutional law in Pennsylvania and as adjunct professor of law for Saint Leo College at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Since 2001, Attorney Johnson has served as Ad Hoc Judge for the DeKalb County Recorder's Court presiding over traffic and county ordinance violation cases.   Services are currently provided to Fulton County as Guardian Ad Litem for the Fulton County Probate Court and as a Court Appointed Attorney for Adult guardianship.
In private practice since 1997, Attorney Althea DeBarr-Johnson concentrates her expertise on wealth protection and probate law; including wills, trusts, integrated  estate administration and guardianship.  Attorney Johnson's talents, knowledge of the law and years of experience in intergenerational wealth building, retirement planning and wealth protection are applied to each unique situation to secure the maximum benefit for her clients.      


Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson is a financial coach and author specializing in personal finance and credit. Wilson is passionate about helping people identify their deepest values, set goals and manage the complex decisions and risks involved with dealing with money. He is an zealous consumer advocate, exposing the deceptive practices, egregious fees, scams and unfair practices that derail people’s financial lives. As former Executive Producer and Host of “Solutions and Remedies” in Atlanta, GA his expertise is frequently sought throughout the nation. He has mesmerized audiences on syndicated radio shows: ABC Network Radio's “The John Arnold Show” and the Tom Pope Show just to name a few. It seems only natural that he would become the WealthMaster of the airwaves in his own right.   


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