Terra Raine has a passion for women and the family.
She is the Founder and CEO of Women Influencing
Women, Inc a non-profit that provides mentoring and
coaching exclusively to women by women.
She is a member of the Collin County Council on
Family Violence an organization that serves as a
catalyst for a sustained movement against family
violence. She is a Chaplain of Victim Relief Ministries
an organization that provides physical, emotional, and
spiritual support to victims, their families, and friends in
time of crisis. She is a Therapon Christian Counselor.
Terra is currently the Controller for Anthem Strong Families and a Senior Partner of
Watkins, Raine, and Associates.
Terra is an is a graduate of Saint Edwards University with a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Management. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Christian
Counseling at Amberton University.
Terra was born and raised in Mound Bayou, MS. She has been married to her high
school sweetheart, Bud Raine, for over 31 years and they have three children. She is a
woman of faith who loves the Lord and people.
Ada Blakes moved to the Dallas in 2013 from Monroe, Louisiana. She commutes bi-weekly between her homes in Louisiana and Texas. Ada holds a degree from Southern University in Fashion Merchandising. An extensive world traveler, Ada’s passport is bursting with stamps from abroad. Her travels also include all but 13 of our United States, which she intends to pursue in the near future. Her passion for traveling is where Ada would say her “Worldly knowledge” stems from.
Her professional career launched at General Motors as a Human Resource Specialist. She held the responsibility of overseeing a $1.5 million dollar annual budget which was used for public relations and community service initiatives. Ada is the owner and COE of Elegant Ventures a one stop event planning company. Elegant Ventures puts the customer first. Their motto is “We make dreams come true”.
No stranger to service, Ada became a member of The National Federation of Blind at the tender age of 9. She was appointed as a special attendant to a gentleman she will never forget. This experience gave her insight into a different world and fueled her passion for helping others. As a result of such, in 1976 she became a Board member for the Tri district Boys and Girls club providing sewing and cooking classes ever since.
Her family has held several offices of political affiliation in Louisiana. Ada was elected to her first political position as a freshman in college. She held office for sixteen years on the State Democratic Central Committee.
The Blakes family believes in giving back to the community. They hold an Annual Back To School Give Away with back packs filled with school supplies. Their Annual Coat give away is another community favored event, sponsored solely by the Blakes.