Kershemia La-Shea Ramirez (aka Shea Ramirez), was born on April 2, 1973 in Greensboro, NC. As a 1991 graduate of James B. Dudley High School she went on to attend NCCU where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration in 1995. As an active member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for over 20 yrs, she recently graduated from FullSail University with a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business in August of 2016. Together with her loving husband, Shea is raising 6 wonderfully unique daughters.

Shea is a determined entrepreneur at heart, having started Sa’Shea Shoes in 1999 which began by her selling shoes from her car (with her girls in tow) to make enough to open a storefront which she grew over an 11 year span. Shea believes that everyone is beautiful inside and out.

Shea has been working directly with at risk youth facing imminent expulsion, and her aim is to restore to the youth a sense of self worth to show them that someone cares about their success.

This led her to create SH’Bella Model and Talent Agency which was founded in November 2012 where she strives to instill that very idea into all her projects. Shea took those core beliefs and brought her program to several middle schools in Durham NC to impact self esteem, confidence and love for ones self.

Community is very close to Shea’s heart. She has been involved in our community through a myriad of programs such as the annual Back To School Drive servicing The Genesis Home, Damar Court and several other communities providing youth and their families with makeovers, image consulting, haircuts and hairstyles for families in need. Shea has been a National Night Out sponsor for the last four years, focusing on curving violent crimes in Durham NC. She also finds outlets that bring Durham’s law enforcement and the community together through fitness.

Driven by her passion for our cities youth, just last year, she held the first annual Teen Summit, in May of 2016. Her goal was to open up a much needed dialogue between youth and community. Shea Ramirez has done mentoring workshops in Durham Public Schools which includes Bridge The Gap along with self-esteem & confidence workshops and the Ascend program with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Shea has been working directly with at risk youth facing imminent expulsion, and her aim is to restore to the youth a sense of self worth to show them that someone cares about their success. The youth in Durham schools lovingly know her as “Madea” due to her ability to relate and have fun, while still garnering the respect of the youth.

Truly, Shea has begun the work needed in our beloved community. She is a self motivated, caring, intrepid woman who knows when people say “you can’t and you ain’t” God says “you can and you will” !!!