Facilitator Bios

Education facilitator - Koko Tbibzadeh
BS in Chemistry.  Married for 35 years, mother of 2 boys. President of Drug-Free World LA Chapter. Started volunteering with them 10 years ago after I started to notice how teenagers and young kids are actually dying from the use of drugs after first time use and realized they just must not know what drugs are really capable of doing, they are just fed lies they believe. And so started getting the Truth About Drugs materials out to them because I also know we can't tell them what to do or not to do. They need to make up their own minds and they need correct information to make correct decisions and that is what this material does.
Wellness Initiative Facilitator - Shanice Smith-Banks

Shanice Smith-Banks is an attorney practicing employment law at Proskauer Rose in New Orleans. Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, she attended undergraduate school at Syracuse University where she majored in Marketing Management with minors in Sports Management and Chinese language. Shanice then attended law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and graduated in 2020. Some of Shanice's favorite pastimes include traveling and mentorship. 

About us

Nourishing Hands Inc is an organization serving youth ages 14-24 from monitories and low income community in Georgia.

Our Approach

NHI services are vital to the development of productive citizens and leaders. Our holistic approach ensures that participants receive real-time and practical resources to assist in their transitions to adulthood. Our program also provides redirection for those who behaviors may threaten themselves and society.