Ekiria Collins is a Certified Trimm International and Lean Six Sigma Global Leader with over 20 years of successful business management in both public and non-profit sectors. Ekiria is known as a public health pioneer by being among the first to graduate from both of Baylor University's Community and Public Health programs. She then led the City of Houston in passing a historical smoke-free ordinance through management of a multi-million dollar Department of State Health Services funded grant in collaboration with key businesses, schools, churches, and stakeholders. Ekiria further advanced her career by developing evidence-based guidelines utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach as Texas Children's Hospital's first Asthma Educator. Ekiria was then recruited to develop the first Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Education Discharge Program in the United States. This program transitioned fragile newborns from hospital to home and received international recognition. She also was instrumental in opening the first multi-services subsidized clinic for women and children in the United States. Ekiria enjoyed leading collaborative grants for Children with Special Needs and implementing Project SEARCH at Texas Children's Hospital with Houston Independent Schools District students. Serving the indigenous is a priority for Ekiria. She is a published author with the AHRQ and her career publications can be found in peer reviewed journals. Ekiria is now best known as a business strategist and CEO. She is passionate about developing and mentoring entrepreneurs and teaching empowerment, advocacy, and wealth creation. Ekiria's leadership philosophy is to daily influence her environment by modeling positive behavior and stewardship.