Board of Directors


Founder/Executive Director

Latosha D.  Barnes, “A voice for the Voiceless” is an astonishing speaker, advocate and author, who informs, motivates and empowers women from all aspects of life. She is also a survivor of Domestic Violence. Latosha has a passion and determination to help others overcome, move beyond abuse and ultimately find their freedom.

While healing from her own abuse, God blessed and trusted her with the ultimate assignment of birthing and building Patricia’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter. This Harvey, IL native earned a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies and two Master's Degrees from Governors State University.


Latosha uses her voice, personal experience and education to enlighten others held in bondage escape the chains of this silent epidemic. She also takes pleasure in counseling and empowering women who are or were victims of Domestic Violence know their worth, value and encourage them to walk in their divine destiny.


Latosha is a champion in fighting against Domestic Violence and an extraordinary masterpiece in her walk with Christ. Latosha is the proud author of Unveil, A Ten Step Self-help Resource & Activity Guide to assist in healing and moving beyond Domestic Violence Abuse for the Voiceless. 


Latosha  is the creator and an accomplished planner when it comes to events for Patricia’s Place.


Latosha has spent her time diligently volunteering for homeless, Domestic Violence Shelters and her Church Ministries. She has received recognition for her commitment and dedication in her academic honors and various awards and certifications 

Lakeba Hunter


Kevin Murillo


University of Illinois at Chicago



Mississippi College School of Law


Business Consultant

Roosevelt University

Advisory Council


Community Liaison

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

"Community Partners:

My Fearless Future (West)

Crisis Center for South Suburbia (South Suburbs)

The 2Gethers Foundation (scholarship)"

Lisa R. Jenkins

Public Relations

Chicago State University

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