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With a focus on youth and black and brown communities, Dawn and Nadia worked together to develop a non-profit that would support Nadia's global and community vision for youth, health and tennis and Dawn's vision for health and employment equity, food justice and nutrition education.   



A native of Charlotte, NC, Nadia Hilton-Adams serves as Power is Giving co-founder and programs director.  A hard working, former NCAA division 1 athlete, Nadia's success in tennis was rewarded with junior and senior year captain and 4 consecutive years as Southside High School (Greenville, SC) as regional all-conference and MVP title holder. 

Never resting on her laurels, Nadia also worked tirelessly to not only earn her solid regional and national USTA junior tennis ranking, she also excelled as an AP honors student, which led her to accept a full ride tennis scholarship to NCAA division I program  North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride) where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. 

Since 2014, Nadia worked hard to combat systemic inequities and juvenile obesity within black and brown communities through free Power is Giving tennis camps and fitness/mentoring programs.

Featured on tv news and print periodicals such as: USA Today, Greenville News, Talk Magazine, Creative Loafing, Tennis Channel and numerous local NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates, Nadia remains humble; always shining the spotlight on the vision and mission of Power is Giving and the community we serve. 

A former Nike Tennis Camps Instructor, Nadia administered a World Tennis day program for Nickelodeon and works closely with county parks and recreation departments to help administer quarterly, EDD-Fit tennis programs and related fitness and motivational/mentor-focused youth programs and activities. 



Serving as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Power is Giving, Dawn utilizes her background in business planning, funds development and project management, to help to ensure that the vision and mission of Power is Giving is fully realized for the betterment of community.    

Dawn received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Virginia State University and holds various professional leadership, grant writing, culinary, nutrition and facilitation certifications.

Dawn's most recent certification is from E-Cornell in Whole-Food Plant-Based Nutrition, which she uses to aid numerous Power is Giving programs as well as her company, Herban-Eats, LLC. 

At 55 years old, Dawn's chapters have included accolades as award winning poet, playwright, producer, vegan cookbook author, vegucator and BIPOC equity advocate.

Recently, Beyoncé's charitable foundation, beyGood, selected Dawn as a $10,000 competitive grant recipient, all of which she put to good use in direct service to BIPOC and targeted food apartheid communities during covid 19.   



Oakland native, with over four decades in his field of expertise, Dr. Milton Mills is a board certified physician practicing in the Washington DC metro area.  A graduate of Stanford medical school, Dr. Mills has practiced a vegan lifestyle for more than three decades, is a world renowned speaker/presenter and is widely known for appearances in popular documentaries such as What The Health.   



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