Team K.A.S.S.I.E.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement
 
The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities but are not limited to the selection of volunteers, vendors, clients, partners, sponsors or provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 

 

Khrystian A. Styles – Visionary & President

A graduate of The School for Creative & Performing Arts along with a background in Broadcasting & Entertainment Khrys’ is an accomplished entertainer with credits inclusive of but not limited to; morning radio-show personality; syndicated radio show host; news/traffic anchor; producer, director, Music & Entertainment TV host; CNN correspondent, Impact Speaker, and commentator. Ms. Styles is also an award-winning stage, film & commercial actress. She has recently added published Author to her list of credentials with ‘Debilitating Silence’ released in September 2017.

In 2012 Khrys added Activism to her list of accomplishments by founding the now, award-winning non-profit organization The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project (Keeping All Survivors Safe Informed & Emancipated)- a non-clinical approach to healing for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.  Khrys is working to end the cycle of generational abuse encouraged by the too common debilitating silence among victims/survivors. This movement encourages all survivors to use their voices by sharing to begin healing and to start living a healthy life after abuse.

Quote: ‘Without HIM I am nothing’

 
 
 
 
Mary Reid-Treasurer
treasurer@thekassieproject.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shelly Mathewis – Secretary
Secretary@thekassieproject.org

She received her education in Kansas City, graduating from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. Shelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications; Masters of Arts in Communications and Organizational Ma
management from. Shelly is currently an Organizational Management Doctoral Candidate at the University of the Rockies concentrating in the areas of Human Resource, Training and Development, and e-Learning. She is also an Ordained Minister. Shelly serves as a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and serves on the Women of Color Caucus for NCADV. She serves as a mentor and volunteer for several non-profit organizations, where she provides training, development, and coaching for lower-income adults with job interview and resume techniques, as well as personal and professional business etiquette. Because of her love and passion for helping women, she has previously served as an educational trainer and crisis counselor for the Rape and Crisis Center in her local community. She develops and facilitates workshops and seminars in both the private and public sector. Her most popular and requested seminars and workshops include, “Beautifying the WHOLE Woman…The Anointed Diva©”, “I Deserve to Be Free…Break the Chains©”, “The Right to Live a Depressed Free Life©”, “Praise and Worship…The True Experience©”, “I Need to Grieve…Please Allow Me My Space©” and “Young, Gifted, and Anointed…Yes, I Can Have It All©”
 
 
 
 
volunteers@thekassieproject.org

La Shanda Sugg, LPC is a native of Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Her passion and calling to help others gain insight into their pasts in order to positively inform their futures motivated her to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Cincinnati Christian University and found Labors of Love Counseling and Consulting, LLC. Through an understanding of mental health, the brain, EMDR, and Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy, La Shanda assists families, individuals, agencies, and companies identify challenging and disruptive behaviors, understand the purpose they once served, and build resilience to develop new practices that will lead to fulfillment and success.  She is driven to help those who have experienced trauma and other adverse experiences gain an understanding and feel relief from their symptoms, especially those who are on the front lines of the various helping professions.