2012-2013 Heart of Peachtree Chapter Board (left to right): Naomi Deal, President; Deborah Daniels, Vice President; Rose Grant, CAP-OM; Faye Sawyer, Treasurer; Valisha Baldwin, CAP, Director.
Heart of Peachtree Chapter President, Naomi Deal, was born and raised in Tennessee. In October of 1988, while living on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, she joined the No Ka Oi Chapter of IAAP. In 1990, Naomi moved to Georgia and transferred her membership to the Dogwood Chapter. While a member of the Dogwood Chapter, she chaired and served on numerous committees, served as chapter treasurer, chapter secretary, and three terms as chapter president. Naomi later transferred to the Heart of Peachtree Chapter. She served on the Metro Area IAAP Council for seven years. Naomi was IAAP Georgia Division President in 1998-1999, after having served as president-elect, vice president, secretary and treasurer of the Division Board. She achieved her CPS rating by passing all six parts in Nov of 1992, and is currently taking classes online at the University of Tennessee, Martin.
Naomi has worked in the secretarial/office profession for the last 30+ years, with a couple of "between job experiences." She began working at Georgia-Pacific LLC in Atlanta in 1990 and has worked as an executive assistant in several divisions at GP. Since April of 1994, she has worked with Sheila Weidman, Senior Vice President, Communication, Government and Public Affairs. Naomi is a member fo the Georgia-Pacific Service Force, the community service program of Georgia-Pacific.
Naomi is married and lives in Hampton, Georgia, with her husband. Her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live in Kentucky. Naomi has three step granddaughters and two step great-grandsons in Hawaii, and a step grandson and a step great-grandson in Missouri. She enjoys her two dogs and five cats, travelling, reality TV shows, reading and most sports. Naomi will attend any and all NASCAR events, and an Atlanta Braves baseball game, whenever that opportunity presents itself.
Deborah Denise Daniels is a native of Michigan. She was born in Inkster, Michigan but moved to Riverdale, Georgia in March, 1979. She is a graduate of Inkster High School and later continued to pursue her studies at the University of Michigan. Deborah has three girls, DeAnna, age 24, Jamie, age 20, and a 38-year-old goddaughter named Kenyett.
Joining the Heart of Peachtree chapter in June, 2009, Deborah immediately started sharing her “Spiritual Gifts”. Since joining HOP, she has been actively involved as Membership chairperson where the HOP chapter membership grew by 5 members and 1 associate, President for 2 years and is currently serving as Vice President. Her participation includes but is not limited to being a host member on this year’s CDW/Student Conference, a registered participant to both Georgia Division and EFAM conference, Certification and Community Service chairperson.
Deborah has been employed with (MBP) McDonough Bolyard Peck a construction management firm for five years. Currently she is the Administrative Assistant for the Atlanta Branch where she supports the Vice President/Regional Manager, Branch Operations and Business Development Mangers, and several other Team Members.
A certified Event Coordinator, Deborah specializes in creative ideas that make any event “A Unique One.” In her pastime, she is either doing some sort of crafting, interior designing or leisurely traveling and spending lots of time with family. Mostly you can find her expanding her territory in “Spiritual Gift” giving. She has one brother (Gary) who resides in Michigan and one sister (Gardenia) who resides in Georgia.
Rose M. Grant CAP-OM is a native Georgian. She was born in Brunswick, Georgia and, six months after graduation from Glynn Academy, joined the United States Air Force where she proudly served her country for 26 years. After traveling the globe and attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E8), Rose retired from the Air Force and moved to Atlanta, GA where she has been a resident since 1997. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Leo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration. Rose also holds Associate degrees in Liberal Arts and Personnel Administration. Rose has been a member of IAAP and the Heart of Peachtree Chapter since 2005 and has chaired several committees and is currently serving as the chapter Secretary. Rose has been employed with Georgia-Pacific LLC for 14 years in Information Technology department. She currently provides administrative support to two Vice Presidents, three Senior Directors, seven Directors and a number of Senior Managers.
During her leisure time Rose enjoys reading, traveling (cruising in particular), shopping, bowling, watching sports, Sudoku puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. She is the proud parent of one adult daughter Montese Todd and the “Nana” to five grandchildren (TaCoya, T’Andre, Tayra, Nichole and TyAisha). She is number nine of twelve children (seven girls and five boys).
Faye Sawyer, Treasurer
Faye Lenita Sawyer is a native of Atlanta Three days after graduation from Joseph Brown High School, Faye began working full-time at Trust Company Bank (now SunTrust Bank) and held positions in Retail (branch), Bank Operations and Treasury Management. The positions held were teller, Branch Personal Banker, lockbox processor, accounting assistant, trainer, managing editor of online implementation guidebook and Commercial Banking Specialist. Faye retired from SunTrust in August, 2010, after 35 years with the title of Banking Officer.
During her leisure time, Faye enjoys trivia, particularly the game show “Jeopardy.” She enjoys listening to music, from rock to classical. Faye also enjoys reading (non-fiction), and watching Food Network and Cooking Channel. With that, she enjoys cooking as well. Faye is “Mom” to six cats: AnnaLeaze, Pookie, Cookie, Little Guy, Rambo and Avatar.
has been a member of IAAP since 1998 and currently holds dual
memberships in the Georgia Power and Heart of Peachtree chapters. Faye
joined the Georgia Power Chapter in 2003 and joined the Heart of
Peachtree chapter in 2011. She currently serves as Treasurer and Friendship Committee Chair for the Heart of Peachtree chapter.
Valisha L. Baldwin is a native of Georgia. She is a graduate of Charles Lincoln Harper High School and the Atlanta Urban League Office System Training School. Valisha has been an employee of Georgia Pacific LLC for 26 years. She is currently an Office Coordinator in the Global Corporate Real Estate Department. She actively participates in the GP Service Force volunteering in projects for Habitat for Humanity and the Atlanta Food Bank. Valisha has also been an active member of the GP Buddy Program now for 15 years, which provides tutoring to students in areas of Math and English at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School near the Atlanta University Center.
Valisha was one of 70 members to charter the Georgia-Pacific Chapter now renamed Heart of Peachtree Chapter of the IAAP. Valisha has served four times as President, twice as President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Director in addition to chairing several committees including Retirement Trust Foundation, Ways & Means, Membership and Community Service. Valisha earned her CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) now named CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) certification in 2000. She has been an active member of the PSI/IAAP organization for 18 years attending meetings, networking and meeting people from all around the world.
Valisha served for 8 years in the United States Navy Reserves. She was called to active duty to serve one year in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She received numerous awards including the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and several Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals during her tenure. Valisha’s interests include traveling, reading, bowling, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, coaching baseball, mentoring youth, and spending time with family.
Valisha has one son and currently resides in Douglasville, Georgia.