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Shaleka Smith

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Shaleka Smith, a multifaceted individual, is recognized as a published author, esteemed minister, accomplished healthcare administrator, and dedicated mother. Born in the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, Shaleka's journey has been one marked by passion, purpose, and profound influence.

As a published author, Shaleka has captivated audiences with her insightful writings on grief on topics that resonate deeply with readers across diverse backgrounds. Her literary contributions reflect a keen understanding of human nature, spirituality, and personal growth, inspiring readers to embark on transformative journeys of self-discovery.

Shaleka has been a guiding light for many in her role as a minister, offering spiritual guidance, support, and solace to those in need. Her compassionate demeanor and profound faith have touched countless individuals' lives, fostering a sense of community and belonging within her congregation.

Shaleka's leadership and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the delivery of quality healthcare services in healthcare administration. She is committed to excellence and innovation and has played a pivotal role in optimizing healthcare systems, improving patient outcomes, and advancing healthcare equity.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Shaleka finds fulfillment in her role as a devoted mother, prioritizing the well-being and nurturing of her family. Her unwavering love, dedication, and integrity are pillars of strength, guiding her daughter toward a future filled with promise and possibility.

In all aspects of her life, Shaleka Smith exemplifies resilience, compassion, and unwavering determination, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to cross her path. Her boundless contributions to literature, spirituality, healthcare, and family stand as a testament to her enduring legacy of service and inspiration.



Grief has a negative reputation no matter what you are grieving. Unfortunately, no one ever shares what u can gain from a grief experience.

When you enter the classroom for the first time, everyone talks to you about preparing kids for assessments and making sure that you teach the standards but no one mentors you on the pain and anguish associated with the loss of a child. 

Two things happen when I hear or say his name, either a schoolgirl smile or tears. Sometimes both. Sometimes it starts as a smile and ends in tears. 

Get Up

Alea Allen,
Empty Seat

Tracy Cruz,
My William

In The Press


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