Alandes Powell knew there was something that needed to be done. With a vision and a plan of what she would like to see, she began to execute with urgency. After penning the poem, "We Want What You Want," she has continued to work tirelessly to see that vision come to life.  


Raised with understanding the importance of taking a stand for what was right and having a passion for the community, she has inspired many with the fire lit by witnessing her father's activism. Today, Alandes continues to fight for the rights of her people both in the corporate setting and in her community. 




Tashawna Thomas Otabil currently serves as the Director of Managed Care for TriHealth a $2B Health System in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has nearly 20 years of Management experience and proven performance leadership with Managed Care Payer Contracting and Strategies. Tashawna is responsible for contractual relationship management valued at over $1.3 billion dollars in revenue. 

Before joining TriHealth in 2017, she worked for both payer and provider organizations in various Healthcare leadership roles. She always strives for academic excellence which is evident in being recognized as one of Ohio’s National Diversity Top 15 Business Women (2018). In addition to her award, Tashawna is the published author of three books, “It Takes Money Honey” (2019) and “Leadership Tidbits” (2019) and “Leadership Tidbits 2”. All these publications empower women and young leaders to be the best version of themselves, providing useful practical tools to enhance both their personal and professional lives.

Tashawna received a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Business Administration from DeVry University. Tashawna is also committed to public service and is actively involved in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio, Southwest Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association & the St. Aloysius organization.