HHOC Board of Directors

Tearra Dotson


My name is Tearra Dotson and I have a passion for Helping Other People Succeed. I am a certified Life Coach dedicated to inspiration and motivation. I finished a Bachelor of Science in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Science in 2014.

Over the years, I have grown professionally and gained relevant knowledge from coaching and mentoring experiences.

 As a wife,  mother and businesswoman, I understand how difficult it is to balance the responsibilities of life. I have often found that support and accountability are worth their weight in gold and many in my circle of influence rely on me to hold them accountable to their goals and cheer them on. 


Heather Hamm


Heather started in the housing industry nearly 15 years ago as a leasing consultant for Community Reinvestment Foundation (CRF). She rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Property Manager and then Acting Manager.

Following 11 years in multifamily housing, Heather went on to pursue her dream and got her real estate license and now is a Realtor with eXpert Realtors.

Her heart is still in helping so she volunteers with PIH annually as well as the other organizations throughout the year. In her personal life, she is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. She loves to hike, scrapbook, and spend time with friends. She is thrilled to be part of the board here at H.O.P.S.


Shanta Thompson

My name is Shanta Thompson. I am a business professional with an extreme passion to serve and to be of service.  I have worked in the Manufacturing industry for 27 years and counting, most of this time was spent in Customer Service/Inside Sales. 

I made the transition to outside sales in January 2020. My personal vision statement is to use my trustworthiness and influential personality to listen and give advice to others so that they can be free to be exactly what God has called them to be without judgement or negativity.


Jennifer Steichen

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and Life, Growth and Implementation certifications from Life-forming Leadership Coaching.

Jennifer is committed to helping others, and considers herself to be a great listener with a passion for the success of others.  Her training in management along with extensive training as a Life and Growth Coach enhances her ability to coach others with outstanding results.  Jennifer’s ability to ask powerful questions draws out answers instead of giving them.  She will help you discover a lifestyle that will enable you to set goals and fulfill your purpose.


Dee Franklin

Becoming a mother at the age of 18 was challenging, but being a mother of three boys at the age of 21 was beyond chaotic. Fast forward to today and my youngest is now 18.

After spending the last 22 years of my life caring for my family, I find myself scrambling to find my passion. This is why I am honored to be a part of the HHOC Committee – I love to help people in any way that I can.

I have found over the years that my passion is to see people happy. My goal is to help other people while helping myself. 


Tanikia Forrest

My name is Tanikia Forrest. I have been a business owner for 9 years, and I am working daily to strive to be the best woman I can be. I have four beautiful children and they are the biggest reason why you see the woman. 

My inspiration is to be there for others as others have been for me. I always strive to give my best especially for myself and others. I have overcome obstacles that has help me become the woman I am. 

My main belief in life is that everything should be in harmony. People must keep balance in all areas of life.  I am studying to help myself and others.