One Such Outstanding Woman is Dr. Johnecia L. Mason, Educator, College Professor & Creator of Rodney’s Gift Nonprofit. Thanks so much to Dr. Johnecia for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.
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Dr. Johnecia L. Mason is a Business Professor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Beulah Heights University. She is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Spelman College and furthered her educational studies by obtaining an MBA in Management/Leadership in 2006 and a Doctorate in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business in 2010.
She is a 2008 Power 30 under 30 Finalist for the City of Atlanta and was one of six 2007 Upcoming Superwomen under the age of 25 by the Atlanta Tribune Magazine. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia and she was recently selected to be included in the 19th edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
High scholastic standards and service have always been a major factor and influence in her life. She brings a plethora of skills to any organization, including marketing, volunteer management, and fundraising. She has volunteered with several organizations, including The American Cancer Society-Relay for Life and March of Dimes-March for Babies. She serves because she loves helping others.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Berean Christian Church, and Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of GA, where she currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Dr. Mason and her husband recently started a nonprofit, Rodney’s Gift, Inc., in memory and in honor of their two sons, Rodney III and Rodney IV.
Rodney’s Gift, Inc. has three aims: 1) educate individuals and communities on the benefits of having healthy pregnancies and support research efforts to prevent the birth of unhealthy babies and maternal death 2) provide resources to families that face complicated pregnancies and births, and 3) offer financial scholarships to individuals entering the medical field, specifically in the area of neonatology. She resides in Covington, GA with her husband, Rev. Dr. Rodney Alex Mason, Jr. and they have two sons.
Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books.