CEO & President
After being in an abusive relationship and becoming aware of all the scandals and chaos behind the scenes, I have made it my life’s mission to educate others. I have a vision to help those in need get all the resources available and use them to stand up and make a change. I began my career in the United States Air Force where I traveled the world for 8 years. I saw a lot happen and I want to bring all my skills to the table from my military training, schooling, and personal experiences. After completing my bachelor’s degree, After Awareness, Inc. became my full time Mission.
I would say I am a well rounded individual who has worn many hats over the years in the business world. I bring many years of experience with non profit organizations. I worked in Sales & Marketing for a few small start-up companies as well as larger companies such as Hewlett Packard. Because of my life experiences, my passion for a long time was to empower other people both male and female to take back control of their lives.
When Tara asked me to be a part of her vision I did not hesitate. I realized that there are not enough organizations that offer support to both men and women who are in a toxic situation and are ready to move on from it but don’t know where to start or how to proceed. After Awareness will get you the help you need in all realms, Legal, Financial, Emotional and Organizational Support.
Nikka Johnson currently works in the non-profit industry as a Financial Coach, helping many families to obtain the dream of homeownership. She has been working in the non-profit industry for many years. Nikka enjoys serving the community and is committed to bringing her years of experience and knowledge to the organization to help raise awareness of legal, financial, and emotional abuse. As treasurer, she aims to help After Awareness to continue to fulfill its mission. In her spare time, Nikka likes reading books, taking road trips and learning something new.
After graduating from the University of Scranton in 1980, I worked for the Rockland County, NY Department of Social Services as a child support investigator. My job was locating absent parents and starting the child support legal process. I became a police officer in 1981 and worked for 30 years before retiring. I became very familiar with domestic situations and relationship issues. I have also coached CYO basketball and little league baseball. Toward the end of my police career, I became a director of the Empire State credit union in NY for several years before moving to Florida. As treasurer I am dedicated to assist the board of After Awareness with helping our clients move forward.
I am a UCF Rosen college Graduate majoring in Hospitality and Event management. I want to make an impact in the community by helping an organization such as After Awareness and reach individuals who need
Whether is Financial, Legal or Emotional I am committed to be part of the organization and event planning team to reach people and have them find a safe space to get the help that they need. By creating events we are showcasing the resources we have for survivors of domestic abuse by raising awareness and getting people involved.
Shinece has provided services to Volusia County, FL for over 20 yrs. More recently she has served victims of sexual assault and their families for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked with mothers and children who were at risk.
Shinece completed a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Counseling. She is the Regional Director of the 7th Judicial Circuit Florida Crisis Response Team. In 2021 she founded Survivor’s Healing Sanctuary. In her spare time she enjoys family, travel, and being a mom to her teenage son Christian.