Shenetta Malkia is widely known throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area, Maryland and nationally. She is a spokes person and advocate for suicide prevention and anti-bullying programs sitting on the MD-SPIN advisory board and MD Governor’s Commission for Suicide Prevention. The founder and executive director of Empowerment Essence, an organization dedicated to eradicating bullying and suicide beginning in Maryland & DC communities. Malkia is also a leading clinician and workshop facilitator for community organizations and government agencies. She is seeking innovative ways to grapple a growing problem within communities. As a sought after speaker, Malkia’s voice continues to sound the trumpet for systematic change within schools and social service systems, which often ignores the signs of bullying and suicide. Malkia has been featured on radio, TV, and at community events. She was the key note Speaker for Maryland’s 26th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, 2014.