Anisa Palmer, born and raised on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, is the Founder and Executive Director of 501(c)(3) I Will Survive, Inc. (IWS). Since 2010, they serve the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia with a mission to provide economic support, prevention education, and health & wellness services to those at higher risk and those affected by breast cancer. She left the military, as a combat veteran, to fight health disparities in underserved communities, in honor of her late mother, who lost the fight to breast cancer.
She was presented with the Phoenix Award from the Mayor, Kasim Reed, for the City of Atlanta (2014) and honored as a finalist with the Atlanta Business Chronicle as Small Business Person of the Year for Veteran Entrepreneurs (2017) for her leadership and service with her nonprofit organization. As the Chief Executive Officer with the Palmer Firm Group, LLC., Ms. Palmer is also a Certified Grant Writer®, Certified Nonprofit Professional, Certified Professional Life Coach, and Public Speaker.Ms. Palmer completed a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Georgia State University and obtained a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. Her studies mainly focused on nonprofit management in disadvantaged communities and public health issues in the United States. She is a proud American Society for Public Administration Member and a Junior League of Atlanta Member.