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CEO/Owner Dr. Patricia H. Smith has over 30 years of experience in academic, career, and college counseling, is a certified MMTIC Facilitator (Assessment Tool for Psychological type in Children and Young People) and holds the appropriate educational credentials: Master of Education (Counselor Education), Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Education. 

Dr. Smith has authored several articles on college planning and paying for college in the New Castle County, Women’s Journal and has published a book, entitled: “The Power of Parent Involvement in the College Planning Process.” Dr. Smith’s accomplishments include establishing several programs and conferences: the HSCS’ Summer College Scholarship Boot Camp, the Annual Parents/Guardians College Planning Conference, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware’s College Awareness and Planning (CAP) Program. She has also presented at the 2018 Delaware Pathway Conference and the 2018 Annual Parents/Guardian College Planning Conference. 

Dr. Smith is the President of the Parents and Guardians College Planning Conference, Inc., a member of Gateway Lab School Advisory Board, member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Superstars in Education Selection Committee and is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Scholarship Committee. Students who have worked with Dr. Smith have received numerous scholarships and have been admitted to colleges/universities nationwide.

Program Manager - Emily Mannis Dougherty is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she majored in psychology. Emily has several years of professional experiences in marketing and office management. She recently completed training in Mindfulness (a technique in the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment). Her experience and training offer the tools to assist our students with locating enrichment programs and improving study habits and time management in preparation for college.

Administrative Assistant - Shayliz Romero is a nursing major attending Delaware Technical Community College. Shayliz has worked in retail and has excellent customer service skills. She manages the office's front desk and oversees HSCS' social media presence.

Summer Intern - Jhaney Hamlett is a mass communication major with a concentration in public relations and advertising at Delaware State University. Jhaney is in third year at DSU and will be traveling aboard this spring.  

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