A Legal Luminary: The Distinguished Career of Attorney Kusimo-Frazier

Attorney Kusimo-Frazier has built an illustrious career, beginning as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kanawha and Jackson Counties, West Virginia, where she excelled by winning nearly all her trial cases. She transitioned into private practice with a Charleston law firm, successfully defending numerous clients in criminal cases across municipal, state, and federal courts. After several […]

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From Research to Real-World Impact: Dr. Yvonne Lee-Long’s Dedication to Family and Behavioral Health

Dr. Yvonne S. Lee-Long , a licensed Graduate Social Worker, has been practicing since 2011. She holds a PhD in social work with a focus on Family Intervention and Preservation, where her research explored the relationships between stress, family support, and family resources among custodial grandparents in Appalachia. An entrepreneur, Yvonne owns “My September Case […]

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Tamara Rush: A Businesswoman who Champions Community Service and Advocacy

Tamara Rush, a proud alumna of West Virginia State University, has dedicated two decades to the field of social work and community service. Growing up in Washington Manor, a Charleston Housing apartment complex in Charleston, West Virginia, Tamara’s childhood environment inspired her passion for fairness, advocacy, and community service. Tamara’s career began as a Child […]

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Ashley Wright and Chef Ke: Culinary Trailblazers

Ashley Wright Ashley Wright is a second-generation restaurateur who developed her entrepreneurial spirit early on by working in her father’s businesses before and after school.  Before joining the family business at Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill in 2017, Ashley enjoyed a successful 10-year career as a department manager at Publix Supermarket. Her management experience […]

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Women in Business: Consandra Leonard, Silhouette Boutique

Consandra D. Leonard is a seasoned Risk Management Property Adjuster with 32 years of dedicated service, licensed in nine states across the country. Her academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from West Virginia State University. Consandra is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Charleston Institute Alumnae Chapter, serving on the […]

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