Keischa J. Higdon

As a Founder and CEO of Sisters Together Achieving Results, Inc., (STAR, Inc.), Keischa J. Higdon holds dearly Psalms 31:23-24 & 32:8; giving all praise, glory, and honor to God in blessing her in being a vital part of the success of STAR, Inc. To date, her vision is the moving force behind the growth of the organization. A native of Rochester, New York, Keischa is dedicated to the nurturing and development of young women globally, but in particular, those in her home town whose lives are changing by their participation in STAR, Inc. Such passion has not gone unnoticed: In August 2017, at the “10th Anniversary A.B.O.V.E. (Achieving & Bringing Our Vision to Excellence) Afrikan American Festival”, Keischa received "The Outstanding Leadership in the Afrikan American Community Award". READ MORE

Diane E. Bowens

Founder and Finance Manager of Sisters Together Achieving Results, Inc., (STAR, Inc.). As a past participant of the Rochester Debutante Club she desired to see more positive female role models involved in the community. Due to the humbling beginnings imparted in her at an early age by her parents, Diane realizes her ability to connect with young ladies to help empower them to uncover their purpose through guidance, inspiration and motivation. She serves as a devoted, resourceful and team-oriented individual dedicated to producing timely and cost-effective results. READ MORE

Tonya L. Barnes

Founder and program coordinator for Sisters Together Achieving Results Inc., (STAR, Inc). A native Rochesterian. A graduate of the University of Buffalo. She received her Family Development Credentialing through Cornell University in 1999. Tonya has also been trained in Lean Six Sigma and has successfully completed 3 projects using its methodology. Tonya has a passion for working with youth which began soon after graduating from college. She spent the early years of her career counseling youth through the Salvation Army, Urban League and Center for Youth Services. READ MORE

Sonya L. Lawhorn

Founder and Preventive Education Manager​ of Sisters Together Achieving Results, Inc., (STAR, Inc).​A native of Rochester​, New York. ​Sonya is a highly motivated and seasoned advocate with more than twenty plus years of progressive experience in all areas of Youth Counseling​ and working with those dealing with Mental Health issues​.​ Sonya has always had a passion to work with the young people of the Rochester Community since her High School years. Sonya feels blessed to have come together with the other founders to see The STAR, Inc. Program come to fruition. ​READ MORE