Recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from the White House, Mothyna James-Brightful has a heart of gratitude and service. She is often described as “energetic, passionate and inspirational” by the audiences she impacts. Affectionately known as Sister Mothyna, her motto, “community development is a lifetime commitment,” stands as proof of her intense belief in the communal family. The quote by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, “A Nation can rise no higher than its woman,” is the passionate belief that drives her work with young women. She truly believes that healthy and whole women produce healthy and whole communities.