eavra A. Daughtry, President and CEO of Excellent Care Management, one
of the nation's largest personal in-home care agencies, started from humble
beginnings. She was born in Houston, Texas in the Acres Home community,
a low-income housing area of the city. Her love for assisting those in
need grew out of helping her grandmother care for people in their community.
She began her career as an assistant in the social services department of Harris County, and quickly worked her way up to becoming a Social Worker. After seven years, and feeling that she wanted to do more, she decided to turn her passion for helping others into a business. She, initially, volunteered her services by providing care to the elderly and disabled, then, it became her mission to provide quality care to this segment of society. In 1997, she started Excel-E-Care and was licensed by the State of Texas to operate a Personal Home Assistance Services Agency.
Beginning with just one employee, herself, she worked tirelessly to fulfill her mission. By the end of the first year, there were three employees in the office and forty attendants working in the field. Today, Excel-E-Care employs over 500 hard working people. Excellent Care Management was birthed out of the success of Excel-E-Care and is currently building a Senior Community on 8 acres of land.
Ms. Daughtry has been continuously recognized for her accomplishments and contributions. She has received:
She was also recently featured in ECLIPSE MAGAZINE's "Texas 40 and Under Overachievers", October 2005 issue.
One of her proudest accomplishments has been
the formation of the Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation. This foundation
seeks to serve the whole woman, bringing a sense of completeness to
the lives of African-American women in humanity. Among some of the events
hosted by TWEF, so far, has been a luncheon with the illustrious Susan
Taylor, Editorial Director of Essence Magazine and an Empowerment Conference
with motivational speaker, Les Brown, in 2005. Ms. Daughtry's vision
is to equip and demonstrate to women how to apply Godly principals in
today's society while living a balanced life. She is now proud to present
her autobiographical book, " From Purpose to Blessings" to
encourage others to find their purpose and pursue their dreams.