Meet the Board
Founder and Director Of Community Engagement
Executive Director and Director of Operations
Teshima is extremely family focused by being a mother of 6 and a grandmother of soon to be 14 grandchildren. She has lived in the Dorchester Waylyn area for over 30 years. She brings a family and community perspective. She previously worked in nursing, retail management. She is now taking all of the experience and opening her own business. Teshima is a serial entrepreneur and is a business owner of Gems Of Glam located in Goose Creek. She also connects different parts of the community by providing low-income households for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. Her biggest hobby right now is staying motivated and encouraging others since falling iIl in 2019 being diagnosed with depression, anxiety, thyroid disease, lupus, adrenal insufficiency, lupus, fibromyalgia and other health impairment. She has also added health advocacy to her passions. “I love helping others”.
Ashlei Robinson brings over 15 years of experience working in social services. She has a BA in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. Her experience includes working with high school aged at risk youth and working with children and youth in foster care. She has worked in a psychiatric facility with different populations such as geriatric, children and adolescents, general adults, addiction, and acute care for over 10 years.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked with clients dealing with various types of mental illness which fuels her passion for making mental healthcare accessible. As a native in Charleston Sharing her experiences with WHT is just another way that Ashlei gives back. She volunteers throughout South Carolina and a member of the service-based Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Ashlei enjoys being outside, friends, family, volunteering and travelling.
“I value my career and the opportunity to impar positivity in the lives of young people.”