Dr. Carita J. Curry, Founder/CEO

As founder of One Shot, Carita has one very special motive: to keep her son's legacy alive while serving others. Her goal in founding One Shot is to help people live life in the abundance of Jesus Christ using every opportunity...to start rethinking how we approach death by redoing how we live life. Carita is a devout Christian who loves serving the Lord with her life and is an experienced orator, writer, and educator. She holds a doctoral degree in transformational leadership from Concordia University and looks forward to serving One Shot in every capacity she can. "Remember, with this life you only get one shot...every text, every call, every interaction, every day, make it count!"

LaNita Downs, Director

An experienced business owner, non-profit leader, and an aunt to Benali Jr., LaNita is a wonderful asset to our corporation. LaNita has over 30 years of experience as an owner of multiple companies and has overseen growth in both sales and advertising. LaNita will assist in pursuing resources from other organizations and individuals as well as acquire grants to aid in funding and fulfilling our mission.

Dedra Birts, Director

Dedra comes to One Shot with over 40 years of administrative and organizational experience and over 30 years of experience in ministry; we are so grateful to have her on board our team! She also has a personal connection to One Shot as she is the great Aunt of Benali Jr. As director, Dedra will help ensure that One Shot meets and exceeds its annual goals and that all events and activities are run with integrity and fidelity.

 Team Work, Makes the Dream Work

One Shot is growing at a fast pace and we could not do what we do without our support system!
Meet the other hands and feet of our organization.

Social Media TEam

India Curry, Nyla Curry, Jason Loyd, Saadia Marshall, Yazmine Marshall

Prayer Ministry

Dedra Birts, Carita Curry, Leslie Creekmur

Public Relations

Leslie Creekmur,
Medinah Marshall, Abigail Nacisse

National Outreach

Arielle Burns, Janeece Burns, Shelia Marshall

Community Outreach

Xylon Cole, Jayshawn Hayden, Linae Mccartney