Deavra A. Daughtry
“As a child, growing up in Houston, I knew I was going to help people. My grandmother was of service to everybody. She would just give and give and give and it made a huge imprint on my heart. I started out in social work, but I was working for the government and there was so much red tape. So, I did volunteer work first, then I quit my job. It was the hardest thing I ever did, but I did it.”
– Deavra Daughtry
HOUSTON – Born and grown in Houston’s historic Acreage Homes, Deavra A. Daughtry is no stranger to struggle. While many choose to become victims to it; Daughtry used her struggle as a catalyst to pioneer one of the nation’s largest personal in-home care agencies, Excellent Care Management in 1997. She started the venture operating out of the trunk of her car and has expanded it to employ over 1200 individuals and has trained over 10,000 healthcare employees. Amidst balancing her role as a single mother of two (Chaz and Ebone), Daughtry also established Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF), a foundation which exists to ensure families gain the necessary tools toward achieving and maintaining a true sense of empowerment. An innovative entrepreneur and influential philanthropist, she is the Owner & President of Platinum Results Marketing, International Décor & Events, Excel E-Care Home Care and Purpose to Blessing Productions.
Just recently, Daughtry graduated from Harvard Business School. She also possesses a Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Humanity degrees from Logos Christian College and Graduate Schools. She serves on several local, national and international boards of directors, including the Comerica Bank Community Development Advisory Council, the Dominion Community Development Corporation and the International Third World Leaders Association. To date, she has published three encouraging books, “Yes, You Can Make It”, “Deavra’s Million Dollar Secrets” and “From Purpose to Blessings”, an autobiographical book which inspires others to find their purpose and pursue their dreams.
Over the years, Daughtry has been recognized for her many accomplishments and contributions. To that regard, she has received the: 2019 Most Admired CEO Award from the Houston Business Journal; 2018 Kingdom Impact Award; The Supernatural Woman; Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the Houston Housing and Community Developing Department, during “National Community Development Week”; Letter of Commendation for community involvement; Community Service Award from the University of Texas; Emerging 10 Award for setting business trends and innovative performance; 2002 YMCA Minority Achievers Award 2002 for improvement of the quality of life for all the people and willingness to serve Houston; 50 Most Influential Women; Global 7 Award; Houston Independent School District Philanthropy Award; MRM Foundation International Business Award; NAACP Presidential Award for Community Service; Outstanding Corporate Citizens Award by Houston International Trade Development Council; Pinnacle Award; Rare Pearls Women of Excellence; Super Natural Woman from New York; Texas Executive Women; The Legend Award; Top 30 Influential Women of Houston; was nominated by Houston Business Journal in 2003, Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses; 2004 Pinnacle Award and 2005 National Association of Women Business Owners. She was also featured worldwide renowned publications such as: USA Today, Essence Magazine & the Wall Street Journal.