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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. 




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.

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 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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Crystal Allen

Board Treasurer

Crystal Allen has over 20 years experience in the Finance and Accounting field. She has worked for Government Contracting, private companies, and Non-Profit organizations during her career. Crystal holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and an Associates Degree in Accounting.


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Laurena White

Board Member

Dr. Laurena White has over 20 years of service and experience in the field of women's health ranging from birth doula to obstetrics/gynecology, reproductive endocrinology/ infertility, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine.

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LaKeith Sutton

Board Member

LaKeith Sutton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia and works as a Psychotherapist in the Washington Metropolitan area


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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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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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Joanne Zerdy, PhD

Board Member 

Joanne Zerdy, Ph.D. comes to SAILS as a former university professor and published scholar in Theatre Arts


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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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