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Our Phenomenal Team


Tanasha Cooksey

Peer Educator

Hello everyone! I'm Tanasha Baby Cooksey (I prefer to go by my middle name Ms. Baby or Ms. Cooksey) I am currently a college student-athlete attending Webber International University in Babson Park, FL. Over the past 4 summers, I have been a swim instructor for young children and I can't wait to see what it's like to work with an older age group! Mental health for both children and adults is my passion and if I can make someone’s day even slightly better, then I've succeeded that day!


 “Be the person you would look up to.”


Devon Bryant

Peer Educator

I am a dedicated student currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University. My aspiration is to make a meaningful impact on people's lives by providing the support and guidance they need to overcome their challenges.


One quote I live by is, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi


Mark Rudman

Program Assistant

Graduate from George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development. I believe non-profit work is vital to perform development initiatives to better people's lives on local, national, and international levels. My journey with the Steps Foundation will introduce me to the field of non-profit where I aspire to learn and gain practical experience in non-profit management and fundraising. My interests are broad, and besides non-profit work, I am proficient in security policy, war studies and international relations.

"Dulce et Decorum est" - Wilfred Owen


Samantha Thomas

Program Assistant

Hi, my name is Samantha Thomas. I am currently fulfilling requirements at Florida A & M University to obtain my Master's in Public Health. I am a proud graduate of Florida Atlantic University and Tallahassee Community College where I received my undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. As a future public health professional, I am thrilled to integrate and apply my public health academic credentials alongside my acquired skills from previous work experience to providing innovative solutions, high-quality, effective services, and interventions for our youth and families.


“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

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