Portia Shipman, Founder - recognized in Greensboro, North Carolina as a community leader, activist and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Portia is the former CEO of Reliable Home Care Services, LLC, and Owner, Ms. Queen's Party Bus & Touring, both successful corporations in Greensboro.
Shipman founded the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. (SDJF) in 2008, and has led as its Executive Director, since. In 2010, she was the very first recipient of the Women to Women Grant of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. She is a member of the Guilford County Consortium, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and is the recipient of several community awards and recognition. Shipman was sought by the City of Greensboro and Mayor Nancy Vaughn to co-host the first ever, "Choose Peace Greensboro" Rally in 2018.
In March 2018, Congressman Mark Walker honored Shipman with the Community Leader of the Month Award for her service. A flag was flown at the U.S. Capitol in her honor. She speaks on domestic violence, gun violence, and peace in the community. While she is known as the voice for the voiceless, Shipman, herself, survived domestic violence in a previous marriage. She's newly married in 2016. She's a mother of four adult children and a grandmother of eight.
Serving the mission and vision of the foundation is her purpose.