Pastor Donna Lynne Hubbard
Donna Hubbard is firstborn child of the late author and Community Arts Activist Nayo Watkins and Charles “Charlie” Hubbard. After being gang raped her life became a series of abandonment, abuse, addiction, gang crime, exploitation, prostitution and violence. She was sold to a pimp, trafficked and finally became gang property. Donna served a total of 10 years in and out of jails and prisons. Donnas’ commitment to serve God prompted complete surrender to a greater destiny and purpose. Paroled in 1993 to Atlanta, Georgia she founded the Woman at the Well Transition Center: “Our Mission is to assist incarcerated, formerly incarcerated women and women and girls impacted by the criminal justice system and human trafficking, to regain their lives, their families and their dignity. WATWTC provides training, counseling, and direct services to formerly incarcerated women and girls, including street intervention with trafficked girls and women, relapse prevention and employment readiness. WATWTC has provided services and training to 6000 women and girls. Ordained in 1995 as a minister, Donna holds the titles of Preacher, Teacher, Pastor and Elder. WATWTC celebrates 20 years of nonprofit service this year.
She has served as a consultant at the county, city, state and national level in various positions with government and non-governmental agencies.
Her Consultant resume includes:
*Atlanta Working Committee to reduce prostitution, and sex trafficking in the Greater Atlanta,
*National Office of Women’s Health addressing trauma impact on women.
*Community Liaison to Fulton County Community Court, Fulton County Office on Juvenile Justice, and the Georgia Department of Corrections.
* ICAO Working Group to develop Human Trafficking Awareness Protocol for Cabin Crew
Donna Hubbard has been a featured speaker for the Santa Marta Group at The United Nations where she received a standing ovation before the General Assembly. She was a featured speaker at the 2017 AVSEC Conference in Dubai.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
2018 American Mothers Inc. National Mother of Achievement
2016 SKYE Kingdom Community Service Leadership Award
2014 Clayton County Grass Roots Leadership Institute, Class Pres.
2011 Omega Psi Phi Mentoring Program – Community Service
2009 University of Kentucky 15th Annual Black Women’s Conference, Lexington, KY
2002 Atlanta Women’s Network – Woman of Significance Award
2001, 2002, 2003 Intl Black Women’s Congress, Orlando, FL, Newport News, VA,
2000 Atlanta Magazine – Women Making a Mark on the Millennium
2000 Catholic Social Services Community Service Award, Atlanta, GA
1999 “Millennium Woman” National Family Alliance, Chicago, Ill
Donna works with Airline Ambassadors International as a Certified Human Trafficking Awareness Trainer and has facilitated trainings in Hungary, Latvia, and Japan and was featured in the 52nd training of airline and airport personnel to prepare for 2017 and 2018 Super Bowls in Houston, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Donna is employed as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. She earned her BS in Theological Studies and her MA in Christian Counseling at PCIE Seminary Program, Los Angeles, CA. Donna’s proudest of her role as mother of 7 daughters and 1 son, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grand children.