Ms. Davis came to PACANet-USA with more than 22 years of non-profit volunteer work that has been an extension of her public health academic and community commitment. Ms. Davis received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia State University. She received a masters and a certificate of advanced standing (30 credits beyond the masters) in counseling and clinical supervision from Johns Hopkins University.
She began her career in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She spent many years doing research in the department of Maternal & Child Health. She was offered the opportunity to first coordinate and then administer the Master of Public Health degree program which she did for 17 years. The last five years before retirement, she was the director of the newly founded office for diversity where she recruited many minorities into public health.
Ms. Davis served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Food Committee and lobbied the General Assembly to end hunger in Maryland. She was instrumental in getting a gleaning bill and a judicial bill passed that impacted nonprofits providing food to poor communities.
From 1994-2008 she served on the Board of Directors of HERO (Health Education Resource Organization) an HIV prevention organization in Baltimore, Maryland. During that period she served as President of the Board for three terms. During her first tenure as President of the Board of Directors, she was instrumental in securing a bond from the state, a grant from the city of Baltimore and support from foundations to construct a three story facility to meet the needs of HIV+ residents of Baltimore City. She chaired the last AIDSWALK in Baltimore City. In 1996, MS Davis received the Johns Hopkins University Martin Luther King award for service which was presented by Mayor Kurt Schmoke. She was a member of the Association Schools of Public Health and a member of the American Public Health Association. She has served in her church in the Health and Wellness Ministry and in the Super Senior Ministry. She also served on the Board of her homeowners' association for five years in the late 2000s.
In addition to her current work with Pacanet USA, Ms. Davis is the founder and director of The Lena Foundation, CEO of her own company (LTLL Enterprises, Inc.), member of African and American women Association and serves as an apostle under Arms Wide Open Worship & Outreach Center, where she also leads their international pastoral training program.