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Meet Our Board Members!


Michele Rice, CEO, Rice Enterprises LLC dba McDonald's
Michele began her career in 1987 working in the family business, Rice Enterprises LLC dba McDonald’s Restaurants. She has worked her way through all levels of management.  In May 2012, Michele was appointed CEO of Rice Enterprises LLC. 
A native of Akron, OH, Michele attended the University of Akron. Michele attended and is a member of The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is on the board of the National Black McDonald’s Owners Association, South Hills Chamber of Commerce, and CCAC Educational Foundation. Michele is a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce and the South Hills Chamber of Commerce.



           Devin 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.