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Our Mission

 Stillborn And Infant Loss Support (SAILS) is dedicated to helping those  who have lost their child by letting them know that they are not alone. 

COMMUNICATE

CONSOLE

INSPIRE

How We Impact

Through outreach programs and fundraising, we aim to increase awareness about stillbirth and ensure that those affected have a strong support network during their time in need.

Our Mission

Provide a platform of community, mentorship, education and advocacy to families impacted by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby before their first birthday.

Our Vision

A world of hope and healing with unconditional acceptance, honor and respect.

Meeting Room

 Who We Are 

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Sadija A. Smiley

Founder and CEO

Dedicated to raising awareness and creating a supportive environment for families affected by stillbirth, Sadija passionately founded Stillborn And Infant Loss Support Inc. in November 2017.

 

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OUR TEAM

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Angela Mendelson

Board President

Angela Mendelson has always had a passion for helping others. Currently she is a Service Coordinator for people with developmental disabilities, helping to connect them to services in the community and making sure their needs are being met.

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Tiara Riley

Board Member

Tiara Nicole Riley is a motivational speaker who focused on mental health, time
management, and women's empowerment. She has experience speaking to large and
intimate audiences while maintaining connection and engagement throughout.

 

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Rahmatu Kassimu

Board Member

Dr. Rahmatu Kassimu is an educator, researcher, public health consultant, and change agent. She has spent the last nine years educating students and training teachers to advocate for themselves in their educational trajectories.

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Senam Attipoe 

Programs & Services Assistant 

Senam has always been passionate about helping others. As she honed this passion, it took the form of ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to achieve their full health. Throughout her time at the University of Maryland, College Park, she learned about the health disparities faced by various minority populations, particularly women and women of color, and developed a particular interest in maternal health.

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Vacancy

Finance and Accounts

We are looking for board members who believe in our efforts to bring love, support and unity to grieving families. Applicants should review SAILS' mission, website, be willing to serve in active roles and are passionate about using their resources to fulfill the goals and vision of the organization.

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Derrick Nelson

Board Member

Derrick Nelson is a seasoned and result-driven business banker with a mission to provide exceptional customer service and financial expertise to the communities in which he serves. He has worked 5 years in the finance industry cultivating long-term client relationships with businesses of various revenue profiles.

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Jacqueline Greely

Board Member

Jacqueline Greely is the visionary of Guided Wisdom Doula & Wellness (GWDW), a boutique firm that focuses on postpartum awareness, education, and support; as well as, pregnancy and infant loss advocacy. GWDW was birthed in 2014 during an intensive doula training certification in the fall of 2014.

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NaTasha Benjamin

Board Member

NaTasha Benjamin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Perinatal Mental Health clinician (PMH-C), and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  NaTasha has 20+ years of cumulative experience working in a variety of capacities serving individuals, families, and couples through difficulties experienced with mental health; starting in North Carolina and now in Maryland.  

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Vacancy 

Fundraising and Development

We are looking for board members who believe in our efforts to bring love, support and unity to grieving families. Applicants should review SAILS' mission, website, be willing to serve in active roles and are passionate about using their resources to fulfill the goals and vision of the organization.

Apply Today

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Vacancy

Marketing and Communications

We are looking for board members who believe in our efforts to bring love, support and unity to grieving families. Applicants should review SAILS' mission, website, be willing to serve in active roles and are passionate about using their resources to fulfill the goals and vision of the organization.

Apply Today

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