Founded in October 2018, our organization started a mission to invoke change while healing one another amongst the women in our community. Outreach is a major part of Sisters Healing Sisters mission through feeding the homeless population in the Hampton Roads Community, sponsoring families on such occasions as back to school and Christmas, and also creating a closet of gently used and new clothes and shoes for people in need to shop for free. In addition to outreach Sisters Healing Sisters Inc. links clients to resources and also holds free educational workshops on topics and issues that are relevant to the community. Through community partnerships, our organization has been able to impact the Hampton Roads community in a large way. Since forming Sisters Healing Sisters has fed hundreds of people in need, connected many clients to resources, sponsored a great amount of families, and helped to educate groups of learners on various subjects such as financial literacy, career readiness, mental health, and bullying. There is still work in Hampton Roads and beyond to do, Sisters Healing Sisters will continue to do our part in completing the task.
Meet the Board
Rickkita Riddick, President & Founder
Rickkita Riddick, a Virginia Beach native, the president and founder of Sisters Healing Sisters Inc, a wife, a mother, and community leader. She earned an associates degree in Business Administration at TCC in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Social Work at Norfolk State University. She started Sisters Healing Sisters Inc in October 2018 to help empower, educate, and elevate women from all walks of life through different resources, workshops, and outreach. Since forming the organization has fed thousands of people in the Hampton Roads Area, held numerous free educational workshops on issues relevant to the community, and also started a closet of free clothes for people in need to shop for free. Her heart is for the community and she has been recognized as ACHI community leader of the year in 2019 and most recently was recognized by ELLEN Degeneres in October 2020. She plans to open a transitional home for women in the near future.
Nicole Atkins, Vice-President
I’m Nicole a mother of two and owner of “Neveah’s Touch Mobile Day Spa LLC.” My daughter Anaja is an 18-year-old honor student and future Psychologist. My son Ameer is a 16-year-old aspiring Zoologist who knows any and everything you would like to know about reptiles or any other animal for that matter. Between the two of them, they not only keep me busy and on my toes. They keep my life filled with endless joy, love and laughter.
My passion to help those in need goes back as far as I can remember. I’m the person who feels guilty for not having cash to give a homeless person that we may pass or will give them the food that I purchased for myself. I have raised my kids to have that same love and compassion for people. So it was only natural that when our President and Founder Rickkita Taylor asked me to become the Vice President of her organization I accepted the challenge.
Matthew 25:34-40 reads……..
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
This is what I envisioned when she shared her vision. For me a vision that mimics Gods heart is a vision that I want to help come to fruition!
Jestina Victorine, Secretary
Jestina is the secretary for Sisters Healing Sisters Inc. She joined SHS because she always wanted to be a part of an organization that helps the community. She also always had a desire for helping in whatever capacity I could. Being a part of an organization where a huge portion of the mission was community outreach was enough for to say yes to the opportunity. Though SHS is a non-profit organization, she has gained so much in the work that we do and the people that we interact with. Being there for someone in their time of need more than pays for her heart's satisfaction. She is thankful to be a part of SHS.
Courtney Ferebee, Event Host
Courtney Ferebee, A charismatic individual and has a dedication to succeed. Courtney is a person who expects the best from herself and those around her. Average things are not of Courtney and this is the reason she produces every day. She has adventured out to do what she loves, self image advocating which speaks her passion for fashion and inner beauty. She also adventured to a YouTube channel which she expresses her fashion and life.
Her motto is “keep God first in everything you do”.
The name speaks great volume sisters healing sisters and I wanted to be apart of a organization that helps women and I have always had the desire to as well as serving the community. On the board my role is a very important role the host, it brings the energy to each event making every women that walk through the door feeling very welcomed and most importantly appreciated.
Brianna Boomer, Brand Ambassador
Brianna B, Norfolk Native, Graduated from Norfolk State University in 2019 with a degree in Psychology and Human Services. She has a passion to see people progress and change their life for the better. As a special education teacher for the city of Norfolk, life coach and event host, her goal is to help people reach their full potential through providing educational resources and consistent motivation. By doing so she has helped hundreds of people achieve success, this is one of the many reasons why She joined SHS board team to be apart of the change and help her community. She believes in the mission and wanted to help as much as she could to help women and families to reach a better future through resources , education and empowerment provided by SHS non-profit organization.
"Live Freely, Laugh Often, Love God, Yourself and Others" -BriannaB
Kristen Terry, Volunteer Liaison
Kristen Terry is the Volunteer Liaison with Sister’s Healing Sister’s Inc. She is responsible for recruiting and managing volunteer staff; she also works closely with the president to organize volunteers for each event/workshop. Kristen has always had a passion to care for and help others, and that is the main reason for starting her nursing career at such a young age. After graduating from Medical Careers Institute in 2009, Kristen began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has worked with various populations from children to the elderly to those experiencing and recovering from severe illness to some of the poorest people of the country. Each experience has been an opportunity to care for and provide resources to those who need them the most. It was not until working for her state’s Medicaid program, that she realized there were so many resources and programs available to people that most are not even aware exists. Kristen has been able to help domestic violence victims find shelter, mothers with infants find diapers, and help people with getting extra food during times of need. She has been an advocate for those who lack social and family support. Joining Sister’s Healing Sister’s was a way for Kristen to take the abundance of knowledge she has obtained over the years and spread that to women who are in need. Outside of nursing, Kristen also has a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She also has a son who takes up much of her free time with various sports activities. When her schedule is clear, Kristen enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading a good book, and fashion/beauty. Before getting into healthcare, another one of Kristen’s passions was makeup!