Bernice Naa Lamiley Smith
I am excited and feel honored to be of service through my leadership of GWAG towards the achievement of GWAG’s mission, vision, and values.
Bernice Naa Lamiley Smith is a Client Protection and Fraud, Senior Vice President with Bank of America. Bernice has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Data Analytics Platform, Data Governance, Data Integration, across multiple technology disciplines including Healthcare, Commercial Banking, Global Treasury Management, Finance, Retail, and Corporate Strategy.
Bernice is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of female employees and women across the globe as a member and former Committee Co-Chair of the Charlotte Chapter of LEAD for Women, Program Manager for the Women in Data Science Charlotte @Bank of America, Carolinas EN/AG Collaboration Council (CEACC). Bernice also serves as Mentor for Women in Technology & Operations Charlotte Chapter.
Bernice was born in Ghana and has lived in the United States for over thirty years. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Gary. Bernice has two daughters, who reside in Boston, MA and Alexandria, VA.
I am a mother of two girls, a wife, and an educator. I moved to Georgia in 2006 from Connecticut. My daughter was in the neighborhood high school band, and I was blessed to meet a lovely lady, whom would later on introduce me to an amazing organization called The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia.
I had always wanted to visit Ghana, and I truly thought, this was God’s way of telling me, it was definitely going to happen. I was welcomed with open arms from day one, and the spirit of love and sisterhood pours out from all members.
As the former Secretary, now Vice President, I am truly honored to be chosen. This organization is one that creates numerous opportunities to serve within the community at home and abroad. I am relatively new to GWAG, but have definitely gotten in where I fit in. I joined the Community Service Committee in 2020 and helped to create a volunteering event with Mama’s Helping Mamas. We raised money and donated a pallet full of diapers. For Mother’s Day, I put together packages for the mothers, sisters, and aunts of GWAG to have a paint and sip party via zoom, enjoying great stories, beautiful artwork, and a grand time in sisterhood.
During the holidays, I met with members by personally delivering Christmas gifts. To do this during a pandemic truly expressed our mission to serve. Though we were all extremely cautious, it was great to be able to see my sisters face to face.
It has been an honor to serve and I am truly excited about what GWAG will offer the world this year and those to come!
Asabea is a very laid back person. She has lived in Georgia for 30 years after coming from Ghana at a young age. Asabea is a mom of two smart and beautiful daughters. Asabea loves and supports the arts (she used to play the violin when she was younger), dancing and trying new foods.
Graduate of Georgia State University, she currently works as a case manager in the mental health field and likes to assist people all around her. Her goal is to be a licensed clinician (LCSW).
Asabea joined GWAG because of what the organization stands for, unity in sisterhood and the work they do within the community.
I am a wife and mother of two college aged children. I am also a proud godparent of six sons. I have three adopted children who are a sibling group in Ghana.
I am a Tax Accountant and CPA as well as a CGMA. I graduated from Oglethorpe University and have spent my whole accounting career with the Department of the Treasury and have worked for 20 years in various capacities.
I am presently in the International division and have had the privilege of being part of GWAG for many years. I have admired each and every leader of GWAG over the years because of their show of commitments.
My goal is to serve our organization in the capacity of Treasurer stemming from my professional and business experiences to enhance the GWAG agenda.
My favorite thing to do is helping people period! I also love giving back and have a special spot in my heart for mental health advocacy - particularly in the areas of eating disorders and social anxiety.
Public Relations Officer
Angela is the Hospital Audit Coordinator of Revenue Integrity at Northside Hospital System where she works closely with executive leadership, clinical, finance and revenue cycle departments to identify process gaps; improve process workflows; find opportunities for revenue capture and; maintain compliance of external and internal regulations.
Angela is an accountant and auditor with over 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors with recognized corporations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, RaceTrac and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Combining over 25 years of healthcare experience as a registered nurse with her accounting and auditing experiences, Angela has found the best of both industries in her seven years of experience in revenue integrity where she has provided numerous contributions to stimulate and promote continued development to the revenue integrity industry.
Volunteering is Angela’s passion and she dedicates her time and energy to serve. From feeding the homeless with Action Ministries to building homes for women and their families with Habitat for Humanity to sorting medical supplies to send to underserved communities with MedShare. Angela makes giving back a priority.
Angela’s goal for G-WAG is to showcase its commitment to community, illustrate what G-WAG has done and will continue to do to improve maternal and children’s health, identify and promote the importance of women in education through scholarship and support the women of G-WAG in their personal and professional endeavors both locally here in Georgia and in Ghana.