Our Team

Meet the passionate individuals and Board Members of The Troubled Movement, Inc. We even have a little mascot named Zoë who keeps us on our toes.



Maranda Evans is an accomplished author filled with ambition and perseverance. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in three and half years from Sam Houston State University c/o 2013 and her Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Southern University c/o 2016. Maranda holds a Certification in Non-Profit Accounting, multiple certificates in Suicide Prevention, and is an active service member of her community and church. Maranda plays multiple roles by being an entrepreneur, hard-working corporate executive, and the relaxed writer and mentor. She has one main goal in life she feels God has called her to accomplish. Change lives with her story. . .

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Honorary President

Nicki Ezeh was named the honorary president of The Troubled Movement, Inc. by its Founder Maranda Evans in 2016. Nicki has contributed in multiple ways since the birth and creation of The Troubled Movement. She is a third-grade teacher, holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and mother. We thank her for her continuous contribution and love she has given The Movement and its Founder.


Shariese Martin was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She came to Houston, Texas in 2010 to attend Texas Southern University where she would receive her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting. Ms. Martin is currently working on obtaining her CPA license and will begin with Ernst and Young in January 2017. Outside of her current studies, Shariese is involved in The Troubled Movement along with having an active hand in her community through food outreach.


Sade' Alston is a woman of God, Special Education Educator, and Mother. She contributes most of her time to trying to make a difference through creative writing and sharing her testimony with others, like the special posts of "Testimony Tuesday" on social media and beginning an online blog called, Church Girl Diaries.  Sade' is fully committed to making a change in the lives of today's youth.



Program Director

Anamechia (an-uh-me-she-uh) Joseph is a native Houstonian. She spent her early school years in Opelousas, Louisiana, but returned to Houston after a domestic violence tragedy struck her family. Anamechia knew early in life that she had a purpose. Her desire to help others outweighed all of the
negativity that was around her. All of her obstacles only made her stronger to serve people. She went on to graduate Cum Laude from Aldine High School. She was also featured in Houston's A+ Magazine for being a leader of The Dream Team and pushing her peers to go to college. She attended college at Sam Houston State University where she participated in numerous organizations including Women United,  Khaos Non Greek Step Team, and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity Inc. It was then that she met Maranda and grew to love her. Anamechia is currently an Early Childhood Educator in Houston's Largest Urban District. She is currently studying to become certified in teaching English as a Second Language. She also enjoys being a yoga club teacher. Anamechia believes that with the right role models, our youth can unlock their gifts and make a huge impact on the world. Anamechia is looking forward to using all of her talents to bring positive, uplifting, and multi-dimensional programs to The Troubled Movement.