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Deborah A. Jenkins

Deborah Ann Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), Inc., and humbly serves the Breast Cancer Community. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) emphasis on Non-Profit Management and a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Keller Graduate School of Management. Deborah is completing a P.hD in Philosophy in Leadership, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a Lifetime Member of the International Honor Society.

Her mantra is, "Don't get stuck in life, just change lanes.".


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The CLF Team is knowledgeable and compassionate as they too are cancer survivors or cheerleaders of survivors! We are part of navigating our clients, survivors, families, and caretakers from the onset of a breast cancer diagnosis to the first year of recovery; then we celebrate their survival, renewed health and wellness options through support group referrals.

CLF will "stick and stay, until you're well on your way".

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Fatimah Mustafaa
Public Relations Director 

Fatimah Mustafaa is the 2022 winner of the Black Data Processors Association pitch competition for her Mental Health application concept. Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF) is happy to have her on board as our Public Relations Director, who leads and oversees our development and implementation of marketing projects to gain public interest in our non-profit organization and focuses on breast cancer awareness, its survivors, and caregivers in our community.

Not only is the body of the patients diagnosed with breast cancer affected, but their minds, and that of their families. In part, Fatimah keeps a discerning eye open for any mental health concerns exhibited by CLF clients.

When Fatimah can carve out extra time, she volunteers with Georgia State University (GSU) Career Fairs, Atlanta’s PAWS for A Cause Invitational, or returns to her native Chicago to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for yet another non-profit.

Fatimah’s motto is, “Let’s work together to tackle Mental Health. Although there will be challenges in life, everyone should live with happiness, safety, and joy!”

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Channel Jackson Whitman
Hospitality Director

Channel brings 28 years experience from hotel hospitality, as well as an extensive background in food preparation and event planning.

She has her certification in Hotel Management and a Masters in Business Administration.


Ev L. Thomas
Fundraising Director 

Although new to "non-profit", Ev is excited and inspired in her new role of fundraising. She will be doing what she does best ... building relationships. She enjoys engaging with people. She is unafraid to look a potential donor in their eyes and discuss why she's asking for financial support and in-kind donations ... to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors, their families, and caretakers.

Ev remembers the advocacy role Changing Lanes played in her life when she was diagnosed with cancer, and all the uncertainties that accompanied the diagnosis.

Ev is a wife, mother of 4 adults, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother to 2 great-grands. She was caretaker to her Parents and younger sister for six-years, as well as two brothers both whom succumbed to cancer in 2018. She is known for her perseverance and presence. She shows up for people.

Her motto, "What you won't do, do for Love."

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Austin K. Jenkins

Austin is not a stranger to the devastation of cancer. He quietly walked alongside his mother, the Founder of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), for every treatment she endured when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. He proudly now serves as CLF’s Photographer.

When not online working on his Associates degree in criminal justice, or playing with Aiden, his two-year old son, Austin is responsible for capturing lasting moments of CLF's events and the world through the lens of a child of a survivor. He is young, but such an asset to CLF.

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