Jacqueline Boatwright, Executive Director
Our Executive Director is no stranger as to what can happen to children who are kept in substandard child-care centers. On September 9, 2001 her faith was put to the test when her 14 month old son nearly drowned in an unattended bucket of mop water containing bleach and other chemicals while attending daycare.
Doctor’s told her that her son, Juan, would never amount to anything, that he would be a vegetable. By faith in God she brought him home after 65 days in the hospital Today at age 9, Juan is still facing many challenges but he and his family are still holding on to their faith in God for his healing. Inspired by her son's tragedy Jackie led a one woman crusade for a change in the law regarding child daycare and liability insurance, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed “Juan’s Law” which went into effect on July 1, 2004.
Jackie then traveled to the state of Virginia and spoke to the general assembly and on March 1, 2006 Governor Tim Kaine, signed Juan’s Law. Jackie addressed the US Congress where The Anthony DeJuan Boatwright Act was introduced and passed the United States House in June of 2009 and is presently in the Senate. The city of Augusta, GA , renamed, Lincolnton Parkway, Anthony DeJuan Parkway in honor of Juan and Jackie's efforts to protect children on May 5, 2008. Jackie Boatwright was named Outstanding Georgia Citizen and Ambassador by the Secretary of State in 2005 and has received countless honors from governors, mayors and other political officials. Jackie is a licensed and ordained minister and Senior Pastor of HisWay Christian Church in Hiltonia, GA.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University and a Specialist degree in Education. She is also the maker of Juanderful Hair and Skin Care products, and the CEO of Juanderful Enterprises LLC.
All though she wears many hats, child advocacy is a top priority for her.
Kevin Michael Daus, M.D., Board Chairman
Babies are and have been the business of Dr. Kevin Daus for a number of years. The board members often marvel at the level of Godly trust which has been given to him and those in his profession; As and OB/GYN his hands are some of the first hands that many little lives are placed in when they enter the world.
Dr. Daus was born in Louisville, Kentucky but completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. After returning to his birth place, he earned his medical degree from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1984.
Dr. Daus continued his education with an internship in Family Medicine at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama where his passion for OBGYN grew. He finished his training in Atlanta, where he completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Emory University in 1988.
Dr. Daus manages a successful private practice in Metro Atlanta. He believes in providing the finest in women's health care in a caring, friendly atmosphere. His services include assisting with all aspects of gynecology, pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as with the special challenges experienced by women who are in the obstetrical high-risk categories.
Crystal Boggs is currently the East Regional Marketing Account Manager for AMERIGROUP Community Care in Augusta, GA. Crystal develops, initiates, and produces programs, activities, and community events that foster membership growth and maintain relationships within the health care plan. She is responsible for managing activity and initiatives in 23 counties in the East Region of Georgia while overseeing marketing efforts in the field. Crystal coordinates all radio and television marketing events with major Georgia stations while developing and managing strategic partnerships with the goal of acquiring new members through alternate channels. Her job is a key element to retaining the 260,000+ AMERIGROUP members within the state.
Prior to joining, AMERIGROUP Community Care, Crystal spent five years as Senior Events and Promotions Manager for Urban Sports and Entertainment Group, LLC (USEG) in Charlotte, NC, where she organized, managed and executed several major televised events, multi-day expos and promotions: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament (CIAA), Ford’s CIAA Fan Experience, Time Warner’s Gospel Soulabration, Honda’s Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase and Celebration Tour, which consists of 43 Historical Black College and University Bands to name a few. Crystal was responsible for all aspects of event management including: budget management; concept development; creative direction; staffing and training vendor relations, on-site execution and post-event evaluation. At USEG, Crystal’s responsibilities included identifying and sponsorship opportunities and then develop them into short and long-term strategic campaigns for clients.
In 2001, Crystal began her career with WTOC – TV / CBS as a Production Assistant. In less than a year, Crystal was quickly promoted to the Production Team Lead. While in college, she held multi-year internships on Capitol Hill with US Representative Jack Kingston (R. GA) working directly with the Director of Communications.
Crystal received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication along with the Presidential Second Mile Award from Savannah State University in 2004. Passionate about her community and the welfare of children, Crystal Boggs is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists. Crystal also served on various boards, including Children’s Week, Boys and Girls Club, Safe Kids, and the YMCA. Crystal is a native of Savannah, GA.
Our Board of Directors
The daily operations of the foundation will be implemented by the Executive Director, a Development Director, a Program Coordinator, and supporting administrative staff. The Board of Directors shall guide the foundations policies and operations.
Jacqueline Boatwright, Executive Director
Kevin M. Daus, MD, Chairman
Frances Burwell, LPN, Board Member