Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kaifa Anderson-Hall, HT
Kaifa Anderson-Hall, President and CEO, and founder of Plants and Blooms ReImagined, is a thirty-five-year Washington, DC social service, non-profit, and horticulture professional, rooted in DC’s urban garden community and horticultural therapy practice. Plants and Blooms ReImagined was born in response to Kaifa’s recognition of the need for more accessible nature-based connections for vulnerable and marginalized communities most challenged in accessing gardens and natural outdoor spaces and the significant benefit derived from them. Additionally, the creation of PBR was in response to Kaifa’s commitment to advancing the application of socially conscious and environmentally friendly end-of-use practices for sourcing indoor plants and cut flowers. Kaifa saw the opportunity and need to tap into the DC metro area’s high volume of underutilized (“one and done”) post-event flowers and the often time displacement of (“orphaned”) indoor plants (resulting from homeowner and workplace relocations) as a means of diverting premature waste while cultivating a viable source of indoor plants and cut flowers. Through the process of recovery and repurposing (“reimagining”), this source of plants and blooms, in large part, has formed the basis for facilitating indoor nature-based experiences, which are more readily accessible nature-based connections for those in greatest need. Kaifa cultivates and works in partnership with a wide array of public and private service providers and community organizations to achieve maximum impact of distribution and engagement, as well as to grow awareness and adaptation of plant-based activities and programs to enhance the overall well-being of those they serve.
Ngozi Hall is a native Washingtonian who has dedicated her personal and professional life to the service of family and community. She is an institution in the DC community, having provided complimentary wholistic health services for over 30 years. Most recently transitioning from her 20-year colon therapy and wellness counseling practice, Internal Focus, Ms. Hall continues as a navigational life coach, where she provides a safe environment for compassionate listening and reflection directed towards clarification and movement. She is also a workshop presenter centered on similar goals of healthy, loving self-care and balanced living. Ms. Hall is passionate about caring for our natural resources and helping others understand how essential nature is in sustaining life and being an available source for healing.
Treasure L. McClain, JD, MBA, has been an attorney for 18 years and a Counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for seven years, with experience in corporate, transactional, finance and bank regulatory matters. A native of Brentwood, TN, Ms. McClain earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Fordham University. Ms. McClain has been proud to call Washington, DC home for nearly a decade, and is a member of various local and national organizations, as well as an Ambassador for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In her free time, Ms. McClain enjoys tennis, traveling, museums, oil painting, and music, in addition to spending time with her book club, theater group, family and friends.
Ms. Smith is a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton with 13 years of professional management consulting experience with multiple government agencies, including at the Department of State, Consular Affairs; United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of the CIO; Department of the Army. She most recently served as Schedule Portfolio Lead for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) supporting Department of Homeland Security before transitioning to support Agile project management for Poseidon (PMS450); PMW220; and R2D2. When Ms. Smith is not navigating major projects, she’s traveling the country and the world!
Deborah Boddie, Esq.
Deborah Boddie is the principal attorney of DC's The Law Office of Deborah D. Boddie, PLLC (ProbateLawDC.com) specializing in wills, trusts, estate planning, and elder law for more than 30 years. She has a strong passion for the elderly and is a strong advocate on their behalf -- believing seniors should be protected and treasured! When she is not working, she is working in her garden, or perhaps on a travel adventure.
With more than 20 years of progressive leadership and effectiveness working in executive management, advancing social justice issues, and creating opportunities for vulnerable populations through service delivery, community engagement, and public and private collaboration, Ms. Thompson is presently and has served as the Executive Dir of DC's Voices for A Second Chance for 7 years. VSC empowers justice-involved persons while incarcerated and newly released in order to create, maintain, and strengthen family and community ties to increase their successful transitioning back into the community and build better futures for themselves, their families, and the community.