TheWISEorg is currently vetting professional (women and/or men) who have a passion and are advocates for women suffering with mental illnesses.  TheWISEorg’s Board is NOT a working board; however, the Board meets once a month and provides support through advocacy, resource/fundraising  and awareness while aligning with our Mission, Goals, Vision and Objectives.  Board positions are elected (or in special cases appointed by the President) one year term seats.  If you are interested in being considered for a Board of Directors position, please email
Open Board seats are:  Secretary; and Treasurer.

Dr. Thomisha M. Duru, EdD

College Professor
Certified QPR (the CPR of Mental Health)
Certified Mental Health First Aider

Dr. Thomisha M. Duru aka “The Mental mobility Guru” is an educator, philanthropist, author and entrepreneur who is passionate about eliminating the silent suffering of women in crisis (mentally immobile) through her organization The Women’s Inspirational and Self-Empowerment (WISE) org, which provides educational, resources and skill development to help them regain, rediscover and repurpose their lives.  Mental mobility her goal; promoting good mental health is her mission.

After a series of tragic incidents, Duru experienced over three years of depression and suicidal ideations; but after working with a group of professionals, she eventually learned how to reclaim her life—and now she relishes every opportunity to help others do the same.


Mrs. Noelle Winder, Esq

Vice President

Ms.  Winder is a graduate of Morgan State University, in Baltimore, and attended The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, where she was on the Trial Advocacy Team, student attorney with the Family Law Clinic, and co-wrote a Supreme Court Amicus Brief for World Organization Against Torture.  After receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2005, she was hired as a law clerk in the Felony Division of the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, MD.  In November 2006, Ms. Winder came to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and has been serving its citizens as a prosecutor.  She is currently a prosecutor in the Homicide Division.  In 2015, Noelle established the first Community Engagement Unit in State’s Attorney’s Office and served as its first director.  The unit serves as vessel to educate the community, through community liaisons, about the nuances of the criminal justice system and resources to help the community and victims. 

For over 10 years, Ms. Winder has distinguished herself as a talented and well-prepared prosecutor, trying a number of notable and high-profiled cases. An active member of a number of state and local bar associations, she is the current President of the Monumental City Bar Association.  She also serves on a number of boards including AIRS/EHM, an organization that provides low income housing to vulnerable communities.  


Ms. Christina Garcia, MBA, PMP

Board Member
Local and International Business owner

Ms.  Garcia is a solution and result oriented Professional with 15 years of local and international Business contracts. Experience in the technical, government, and service sectors she possesses strong management skills, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal skills.  Garcia is fluently multi-lingual in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.  Internationally seasoned, Ms.  Garcia leverages professional creativity towards helping communities in understanding the world we live in and how we can contribute, especially in creating solutions to the challenges facing our society of urbanization, poverty, and climate change adaptation.  Committed to making a difference, she has relocated to the USA upon finishing management project for UNESCO first international Engineering Report: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for Development. Presently, in her entrepreneurial pursuits, she has established  C.G. LLC, Maryland MBE women-owned certified business sustainable development and serves on the board of the Maryland Legal Services corporation.


Mrs. Dominique C. Dawson-Wallace

Board Member
Former House of Ruth Residential Supervisor

Dominique C. Dawson-Wallace is a graduated of Briarcliffe College in New York city earning a degrees in Criminal Justice with a minor in Juvenile Delinquency. Dawson-Wallace found her calling when she left the government sector and began working for House of Ruth MD located in Baltimore, MD as a Residential Shelter Supervisor. At The House of Ruth Dawson-Wallace empowered, uplifted and directed victims with various intimate partner violence backgrounds. Ms. Dawson-Wallace assisted with the safety and housing of victims dealing with abuse from their partners.  Her extended time is committed to serving the Baltimore City/ County communities through her membership with the Order of the Eastern Stars, PHA Maryland and its Jurisdiction.  Dominique lives by the quote “Life begins when you learn to LIVE”. 


Ms. Georgia Vernon

Board Member
Business Owner
Brightwood Career College, Faculty

Ms. Georgia Vernon, owner of ActionTime CPR, is a certified CPR Instructor as well as Faculty at Brightwood Career college.  Ms. Vernon has more than 12 years of experience in emergency medicine and has served as a procurement technician for organ donation agencies.  Ms. Vernon has a passion for assisting underserved populations through education and resource development in and outside of the classroom.  Ms. Vernon serves as a liaison for Brightwood Career College and TheWISEorg and is responsible for hundreds of students educational and workforce development within the Allied Health field.



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