Please join us for our Eleventh Annual
Play Fore Melissa’s House Golf Classic and Dinner For Hope
September 20, 2021
New Albany Country Club Golf
11:00 am: Golfers Registration
1:00 pm: Shotgun Start
5:00 pm: Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:00 pm: Dinner and Program
Achea Redd, Author, Blogger, and Mental Health Activist
In early 2016, Achea was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Terrified and ashamed, the mother of two hid her condition from the world, but she quickly realized it was only getting worse. Her GAD, combined with her history of
depression and past eating disorder, affected her both mentally and physically, culminating in a full-blown nervous breakdown.
It wasn’t until she acknowledged the situation with her loved ones and sought treatment from her therapist and doctor that things
finally started to get better.
As a form of self-expression and healing, Achea created her own blog, sharing her feelings about mental health and authenticity. The support she received from the community compelled her to create Real Girls F.A.R.T., a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.
Achea uses her own life experience and mental health disorder to help women find their voice and let it out—and most importantly, to let women and girls who are suffering, struggling and stressed know that they are not alone.
2021 NATE GOLDBERG HOPE FOR HEALING AWARD RECIPIENT
Darla J. King, CEO, King Business Interiors
With over 36 years of experience in the commercial office furniture industry, Darla started her family-owned company 23 years ago in 1998 with her husband Dave King. As President, she provides the strategic direction for the company, along with networking through community involvement and the Connecting the Dots program that supports local non-profits in our area. Her passion is giving back to the community and passing that along to her children who work in the family business, Christopher, age 38 in a sales position and Chelsea, age 31 in design and marketing. Prior to starting King Business Interiors, she worked at the local commercial furniture dealership for 10 years until they made a change to no longer have a furniture division.
Darla has served on many local boards throughout the years, the first being the Worthington Chamber of Commerce and completed as chair, the New Direction Career Center board and completed as board chair, Recreation Unlimited board for two terms, The Haugland Learning Center board for children with Autism, City Year Columbus board and was awarded the Red Jacket Award for 2012, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Columbus Chapter board and completed as board president 2016. Also received the NAWBO Visionary Award in 2013, served on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council completing as chair and joined Columbus Chamber Main Board for two years. Currently she is serving on the COSI Community Board & the COSI Board of Trustees here in Columbus and is active on the YWCA Columbus Board of Trustees in Columbus.
Darla met her husband, Dave, at the Ohio State University and started their careers in sales in two different industries. Now, King Business Interiors, Inc. is a WBENC -Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business, FBE Female Business Enterprise for the City of Columbus and an EDGE Certified Business for the State of Ohio. King is also a GSA Contract Holder for the US Government Procurement and VA Hospitals for the US.
The evening will feature silent and live auctions.