Our Staff & Volunteers

CEO-Rose Diggs
General Consul-Attorney Tanya Nebo
Director of Affairs-Pam Ritchie
Director of Marketing-Euniq Nebo
Board of Directors

 

 

CEO-Rose Diggs

A native of Monrovia, Liberia-West Africa and a naturalized American Citizen, I am currently a 12 year resident of Smyrna, Georgia.I graduated with honors from Allen High School in Asheville, North Carolina. I achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Communications, and Journalism from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I have had the opportunity to work in radio and television as an Account Executive and Radio Announcer. Starting as an entrepreneur at age 25, I purchased my first home and starting a retail beauty supply business in Minnesota. This entrepreneurial journey resulted in: 12 retail stores, 2 beauty salons, 2 recording studios, an Independent Record Label, a night club, a dry cleaning business, a car wash, a snowball stand, and a Talent and Modeling agency. I divorced in the mist of my entrepreneurial journey and continued my expedition into Mississippi. Overcoming barriers in Mississippi, I became the writer and advisor of the “Ask Ms. Rose” Column and Community Happenings for the Columbia Press Newspapers. I was also the producer and host of “It’s Real”, a live talk radio show on WJMG-FM Radio in Hattiesburg Mississippi. During the culmination of my entrepreneurial height, I was caught up in the brutal path of Hurricane Katrina which blew me on to the invigorating soil of Georgia. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I worked for Dillard’s Atlantic Station location as a Manager for three years. During that period, I attended Barney Fletcher Real Estate School and obtained my Real Estate license.7 years ago, I wrote and self-published a book titled, “I Am Happy. Who Are You?” As a high-achiever and leader, I continue to reach for the stars never once hesitating to be all that I strive to be. I have a deep passion for motivating and empowering people with hope and aspiration. I am currently a Foster Parent of Cobb County. I have fostered hundreds of children over the past 8 years. I work closely with the birth parents during the process and continue a relationship with the family after the children are returned home. I have a deep love for children and do everything in my power to help them become the best they can be. I am currently the President of Cobb County Foster Adoptive Parents Association and a 5 year active volunteer for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Past participations: Board Member of the St. Paul, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the Neighborhood Development Center, a Non-Profit of Western Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Pearl River Valley Opportunity Non-Profit Organization in Columbia, Mississippi. I am the current Founder/CEO of Down 7 Up Incorporated, a 501©3 non-profit. After fostering hundreds of children in care, and understanding their plight, I decided to do more to help make a greater difference. My hobbies include: writing, reading, traveling, dancing, and loving life.

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated, a 501(c)3 non profit was founded in 2016 by Rose Diggs, a mother who has been fostering for over 8 years.  After fostering hundreds of children who have come into care, and by understanding their plight, she decided to do something to make a difference.

 

Director of Affairs-Pam Ritchie

 

 

Pam Ritchie was born and raised in Georgia and has lived the past 25 years in Kennesaw. For 26 years, she has owned and operated a small bookkeeping business, Around Town Bookkeeping and has small business clients in the Metro Atlanta area In 2005, she and her husband Roger, become foster parents in Cobb County through the Cobb County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Throughout the 11 years, they’ fostered over thirty children and fostered five children long term. They now have guardianship of two girls, age 10 and 7 and adopted a little boy, age 5. They also have two grandchildren, age 4 and 1. In 2010, they were awarded the Partnership Parenting Excellence Award for working with birth parents by Cobb County DFCS. In 2012, Pam received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Cobb County Foster Adoptive Parent Association. In 2016, Pam and her husband Roger were recognized as Georgia’s Region 13 Foster Parents of the Year. She has served as the Treasurer for the Association in 2014. This year and last, she has volunteered to be the Meetings Committee Chairperson. In mid 2015, a few other foster parents and Pam started the Nanny/Manny Brigade which is a volunteer organization that befriends and entertains children while they are at the DFCS office waiting for a foster home. Pam is the Volunteer Coordinator for the program. The program now has over 80 volunteers. Pam’s passion is for the children, the fostering community and the level of care for the foster children. She loves to raise awareness of the needs of the fostering community wherever she goes.

 

General Consul-Attorney Tanya Nebo

 

Tanya Nebo is an attorney and business consultant who provides legal expertise and counsel to those who buy, sell and operate small businesses and franchises. A graduate of Columbia University in New York and the University of Virginia School of Law. Tanya began her legal career in commercial real estate, and has evolved her practice to include corporate, franchise, and private mergers and acquisitions (“M & A”) legal advising and business consulting. While practicing law with the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, she focused on commercial transactional work, including office leasing and telecommunications site leasing for the largest cellular network in the United States. As the managing attorney of the Nebo Law Firm, LLC. Tanya supports entrepreneurship in a number of different industries. Tanya provided services in which she serves as lead or sole counsel on legal services teams. These  franchise acquisitions ranging from $100,000 to $5,400,000 Closes traditional and Small Business Association (SBA) loans for franchise and non-franchise business. Tanya  develops/acquisition forms for new companies and drafts associated corporate documents structures. Tanya negotiates asset purchase transactions, negotiates commercial property purchases, leases reviews franchise disclosure documents and negotiates franchise agreements. Tanya is a member of the Franchise Forum of the American Bar Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Franchise and Distribution Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. Tanya has served as an Adjunct Professor for Rasmussen College. She recently appeared as a guest speaker at the Real Estate and Wealth Expo, which featured powerhouse speakers Les Brown and Suze Orman. In addition to speaking appearances and radio show appearances on the Cobb Legal Experts radio show and the Atlanta Legal Experts radio show. Tanya has also been featured in Atlanta’s People You Need to Know Magazine. Tanya is passionate about being a resource for entrepreneurs who want to create wealth and legacy through business ownership. She is a tennis player and lover of travel.

 

Director of Marketing-Euniq Nebo