Cheli Chappell, Founder & President
Ms. Chappell is a native Californian and a United States Air Force Veteran. She is the mother of two sons and a daughter. Ms. Chappell is the Founder and President of Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports, encourages, and focuses on strengthening the bond between mothers & her children. In Aug 2009, she began hosting an annual Mothers and Daughters Luncheon with her daughter and many of her friends with daughters. It was during this time, that she realized the importance of their gathering and after several years of hosting the luncheon, in January 2012 she created the organization Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. The organization promotes the general welfare of women & children in education, health, parenting, leadership, and relationship building. Ms. Chappell volunteers as a Natural Helper (Mentor) for Reclaiming Futures, an initiative that offers a new approach to helping teenagers caught in the cycle of drugs, alcohol, and crime. Ms. Chappell serves on the Advisory Board and chairs the Community Project Committee for the Women Leadership Collaborative of Greater Dayton. She's coached her daughters basketball team and they won the 2016 HHYBA Championship for Girls 6-8 years old. She's a motivational speaker and speaks to issues concerning women and girls.
Jackie Williams, Vice-President
Ms. Williams is a native Californian. She served seven years in the United States Air Force as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Administrative Specialist Supervisor. Ms. Williams is a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and domestic violence. She has been committed to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault in the military. Ms. Williams is an advisory board advocate volunteer with Protect Our Defenders, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates the rights of MST survivors. She is a co-facilitator for the monthly Sexual Assault Support group for women and a board member with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI of Montgomery County, Ohio). Ms. Williams is actively involved with the Dayton VA Advisory Council. She serves as Vice-President at Mothers and Daughters United Inc. She enjoys volunteering with other women organizations and mentoring homeless women veterans. Ms. Williams is the mother of four adult sons and three granddaughters.
Chanda Smith, Secretary & Director of Volunteer Services
Ms. Chanda Smith currently serves as the Administrative Assistant at Dayton Job Corps Center. She is also the Founder & Photographer of "A Flash Forever Photography". Ms. Smith has earned her Associates Degree in Business Information Systems at Sinclair Community College and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University. Ms. Smith became involved with Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. for a project that was required for a college credit at Wright State University. Once she completed the semester, she believed should could serve in a role that would benefit the Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. organization. Ms. Smith primary passion is to help strengthen young people and their relationship with others. "We all need somebody", says Ms. Smith. She supports Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. by performing the duties as Secretary and also serves as the Director of Volunteer Services. She is a mother of one amazing daughter Markita Smith.
Kelli Smith, Director of Program Development & Special Projects
Mrs. Smith is a lifelong Daytonian, wife of twenty-three years, and a mother of a son and daughter. Both children are currently students at Wright State University. Her passion for higher education and serving others is evident as an Administrative Specialist for the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department in the College of Business at Wright State University. Mrs. Smith has also completed three years of American Sign Language at Sinclair Community College. Mrs. Smith became a involved with Mothers and Daughters United, Inc. as a volunteer. She looks forward to bringing her passion for education to Mothers and Daughters United, Inc.