LaWanda Lewis Burrell is a native of Greenville, Alabama who has lived in the Houston area for over 20 years with her husband and three beautiful children. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Stillman College. Mrs. Burrell is a former Educator and HR Professional believing that success has no limits, if you can dream it, then you can do it! Her leadership skills includes managing, implementing and creating HR policies for 100 + employees, involvement in several professional organizations, a guest speaker for the Houston Texas Book Club and the Board of Directors at Houston Baptist University, where she is a graduate student majoring in Human Services Counseling. She loves the community as she volunteers with the Harris County Remembrance Project, The African American Library at the Gregory School, volunteer ministry at Lakewood Church, a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., as she served as the undergraduate chapter President. Mrs. Burrell turned her passion into her purpose and has been writing for many years. In her autobiography, Stand Up, Speak Up, Because Your Time’s Up, she shares inspirational true stories of her challenges and personal struggles where she had to lean to God for understanding and stand up and speak for her beliefs. She motivates you to have a life of purpose, understand your self-worth, and be kind to one another. Her powerful testimony will fill you with hope and faith and encourage you to love and forgive.