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The Team

Leadership at POF consists of women and men knowledgeable of the recovery community, women’s health and wellness issues and accessing community resources and is therefore responsive to the needs of its residents.


Aisha Muhammad

Executive Director

Aisha Muhammad is Founder and Executive Director of Point of Freedom Recovery Community. After a personal battle with addiction, Aisha found that, unlike her, many women had nowhere to go that was conducive to a successful recovery. So, it became a dream of hers to create a space to serve these women. Point of Freedom Recovery House was created with the intention of offering a clean, safe home with structured classes such as recovery and relapse prevention, job readiness, nutrition for daily living and GED preparation and inviting women from meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Over 20 years later, POF Recovery House is still a clean and safe home for women and we have amplified our work to include community-based programs. 

James Gantt

Operations Director

James Gantt serves Point of Freedom as the Operations Director. He brings over 30 years of recovery work and lived experience to this role. James also has a wealth of experience in real estate development and general contracting having been co-owner of G&G Construction for 8 years. James loves God, family, friends, life and of course, golf!


Najah Muhammad, MPA

Associate Director

Najah Muhammad serves as Associate Director for Point of Freedom Recovery Community. She has over 15 years of nonprofit service working within several of Cleveland’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and neighborhood-based agencies. Najah received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and completed the Master of Public Administration at Cleveland State University. Making health care and supportive resources accessible to all has always been a passion and lifestyle for Najah. She is also a women’s wellness champion holding certifications in birth work, reiki, yoga and neurocoaching. Najah has completed training in Peer Support supervision and is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant through the State of Ohio (CDCA.179284).

Shakirah Parker

Special Projects Manager

Shakirah serves POF as Special Projects Manager. In this position, Shakirah develops and manages new and innovative projects for Point of Freedom's Community. She has an extensive management and customer service background 

Shirley Dinkins

Administrative Assistant

Shirley brings a wealth of administrative experience to her service at Point of Freedom, keeping the team on track and greeting each visitor with kindness and competence.

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