Meet Our Board Members!
DEVIN L. PATTERSON, MSCP, LPC, NCC
Profession: LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORDevin Patterson has 22 years of experience in the social service field. He is a mental health professional dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for adults, adolescents, and children. Devin is currently a Counselor at Community College of Allegheny County. He is also a Mobile Therapist for Glade Run Lutheran Services, and a Psychotherapist at DLP Mental Health Services. Devin has held supervisory positions at Family Resources and The Parental Stress Center. Devin’s social services work is not limited to the above named agencies. He has also worked for NHS Human Services, The Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh, and Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.
Michael H. Smith, M.A.R., CPC
Profession: Senior Pastor and Founder of Destiny International Ministries
Certified Professional Life Coach
Rev. Michael Smith is the Senior Pastor and Co-founder of Destiny International Ministries (DIM), a non-denominational church located in the Lincoln-Lemington section of Pittsburgh. Pastor Mike, as his congregation calls him, has been in full time ministry since August of 1994 and served as the Senior Pastor of DIM since 2001. He has previously served as a deacon, minister, and finally as an elder at Petra International Ministries from 1994 until 2001. On November 15, 2001 Pastor Mike started DIM with only nine members. Since then, the ministry has grown numerically and financially. Finally, on September 30, 2008 DIM purchased the former Lemington Elementary School, Debt free, from the Pittsburgh Board of Education.
Tanya A. Hankins
Profession: Family Development Specialist
Owner of Tanya's Catering Company
Tanya has served as a community organizer and Family Advocate for over 14 years. She has played a major role in outreach, advocacy and the organization of quality events and services for Inner City Families. It is at the Kingsley Association where Tanya has served in various roles requiring her to be responsible for recruiting families to provide a system designed for the effective service of families and children. As well as provide home visits to ensure a safe, nurturing environment for all families. Credentialed in Child and Family Development and carrying training certificates in Various social service related subjects; Tanya is well versed in supporting and strengthening families.