Shatiera Portee is a Red Bank native who has been working in the mental health field for almost two decades and as a school counselor for nearly one. Shatiera’s passion is youth, education, and mental health! She’s successfully rolled out and optimized more than a dozen programs, initiatives, and projects for businesses and communities. Shatiera has extensive experience in various counseling capacities, corrections, residential treatment facilities with adolescents, long-term care facilities, emergency crisis and psychiatric screening services, homeless youth, support needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment centers. Shatiera also helped design and assess programs to support students with necessary skills for success, to overcome challenges, and to cope with traumatic experiences and circumstances. Shatiera conducts seminars promoting self-discovery and empowerment for participants. Her latest role is a Youth Mentoring Chair board member with Olive Tree Tutoring. Armed with a plethora of education and experience, Shatiera is passionate about bridging the gap between accessibility to counseling services and those who need it the most, and thus founded School Counselor on Wheels, LLC, on-demand counseling for youth. Shatiera loves spending time with her son. She enjoys cooking, creating new recipes—which includes finding new places to travel, becoming an international foodie. She enjoys dancing while listening to her favorite selections of music. Shatiera is working diligently to one day establish her own nonprofit organization helping young ladies manifest desired dreams while working toward making them a reality.