Sadija A. Smiley is the Founder and CEO of Stillborn and Infant Loss Support, dedicated to raising awareness and creating a supportive environment for families who have experienced a stillbirth. She currently serves as Executive Director of Sinai House, a Washington, DC program that enables families to move from homelessness to independence by providing safe and affordable housing and comprehensive social services. Sadija is committed to improving the quality of life outcomes for underserved, minority, and low-income communities. She has spent the last 18 years in human services and non-profit work, serving in both management and direct service positions, in organizations that provide services surrounding case management, mental health, substance abuse, housing, workforce development, financial education and employment skills.
Sadija is an honoree of the 2019 Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s Forty Under 40, A Featured Panelist on the Crazy Like a Fox Tour, the first Black Mental Health tour hosted by Stronger than My Struggles and Co-author of Your Wings Were Ready but My Heart Was Not. A Philadelphia native and first-generation college graduate, Sadija holds a BA in psychology from West Virginia State University and an MBA from Strayer University. She currently resides in Maryland with her family.