Staff

JaniceSmithCEO & FOUNDER
Janice Smith

Founded the CASOE organization in 2004, after spending 15 years in middle management working for nonprofits. Born in Detroit, MI, raised by a single father who engaged his children intellectually and loved them unconditionally. Her childhood was marked by years spent in foster care, destructive behaviors in adolescence and early adulthood and a private and painstaking search to know God. She embraced a spiritual way of life that would eventually lead to finding meaning and purpose. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and her Master of Management from the University of Phoenix.

She taught writing classes at Renaissance University offering training for novice and accomplished writers. Her plays include; “Catch the Wind,” “Ain’t Nobody Stoppin’ This Train,” “A Dream that Never Sleeps,” “Long Way from Annable St.” and more.

“I know what it’s like to feel alone, lost and misunderstood, needing a place to belong. It is from this knowledge and difficult experiences that I sought to build the CASOE. I pray that my life demonstrates my great love for humanity and my understanding of the kinship of all people throughout this world.”

  
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Gerald McLean

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DIRECTOR OF VISUAL ARTS & MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS
Dr. Jamie Feldman

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SOUND ENGINEER
Phil Wallace

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Chantel Hicks

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