"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"
At The Table (ATT) was founded on July 25, 2017, with a focus on enhancing the lives of women and girls in the Columbus Metropolitan area through health awareness, domestic violence awareness, mentorship, and educational resources. Our Executive Board consists of six (6) talented members, community-focused decision-makers who serve diligently in making positive impacts in the lives of women, girls, and the community. They represent entrepreneurs, mentors, teachers, and volunteers who work towards collaborating with community leaders, agencies, and individuals to establish partnerships to expand the missions and goals of At The Table.
“There’s something about the power of women, especially when we come together! We cannot win this race alone. We must support each other and be an example to future generations! We must stand strong, move firmly, and boldly – and know we have each other’s back – Together We Stand! – We Build! - We THRIVE!
- Dushon L. Johnson
Deniece R. Pittman
President & Co-Founder
As Co-Founder and President, Deniece has humbly chosen to sow her finances, time, attention and other blessings in the lives of young women and girls who may not otherwise realize their full value and potential. Like the strong women entrepreneurs that have come before her, Deniece hopes to leave a legacy of strength and empowerment. If she is able to impact a life, she has fulfilled her purpose!
We believe all women can embrace who
can define their future, and can change
Our mission is to empower women and girls to reach their full potential through social awareness, well-being, mentoring, and educational resources with a focus on the African American Community.
We envision a world where women and girls are whole in Mind, Spirit, and Body, and where she knows all things are possible!
A) Favorite Color-Dark Blue and Fuschia
B) Favorite Movie- Just Wright
C) Favorite Restaurant- The Fish Market
D) What does it mean to be At the Table—What it means to be part of At the Table to me is Epic. The women on the board are movers and shakers. That has the heart and compassion to touch the lives of women and girls around the world. For that reason and many more I’m glad to be part of an impactful organization.
A) Favorite Color : PURPLE, GREEN, ORANGE, & TEAL
B) Favorite Movie: Imitation To Life
C) Favorite Restaurant : Fusion Japanese Steakhouse
D) What does it mean to be At The Table - Utilizing My voice to advocate for women's rights and equality, breaking down barriers and spreading awareness.
Raise Your Voice, Speak Out!
A) I am a lover of a great read of any kind and always look forward to an energized chat.
B)Living a purposeful life with intentional actions are two of my primary drivers and motivators of pure joy and happiness.
C) Fun Fact- I am a doula
D) Why she serves ATT: I love serving as a meaningful conduit that connects people with others and things/resources that serve their interest, passion, or need.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: I watch a diversity of movies
Favorite Restaurant: Brios, Cheesecake Factory
Fun Fact: Love Monster Trucks
Sanita has a natural innate desire and passion for teaching and developing people. A significant part of Sanita's mission is to help other people to grow holistically with a focus on internal reflection, redirection, transformation, and leadership development.
Sanita is excited to have the opportunity to serve as a board member of At the Table to empower young girls and women to achieve their dreams and become agents of positive change and impact in the community:
A) Favorite Color - Fuchsia
B) Favorite Movie - wow - I love a good movie - I’m a Star Trek fan - or I like things with espionage, action and romance all in one
C) Favorite Restaurant - Lawry’s (Chicago) or Pappadieux’s
D) What does it mean to be At the Table - Great things happen at the table - great learning, memories are created, loving going on, nourishment is provided
Tonya Kelly, MEd, is the CEO/Founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization called Empower our Youth Foundation and sports multimedia company called On The Move with SportzKelz Media. Tonya by career is a fourth-grade teacher at Horizon Science Academy Elementary in Columbus, Ohio. The non-profit organization began in 2017 when her second daughter experienced being bullied till she had thoughts of suicide. I love being a community activist in sharing my personal story and purpose to families and youth in the realm of Bullying prevention, virtual educational learning services, journalism for youth, and mentorship/tutoring for youth/teens.
I am excited to be a Board Director of AT the Table because of the organization's passion and purpose of advocacy/ awareness of women's health wellness. At The Table provides physical, emotional, and social aspects of women's quality of life that are impacting women and girls in being a trusted source of information and an opportunity to share that women's health is essential to living the life you want that looks like for you.