ADVOCATE & ACTIVIST FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, AND ACCESS
“LIVE BY DESIGN, NOT BY DIAGNOSIS”
Starlerra (Star) Simmons is a Leader at the junction of Culture and Justice. A lifelong resident and business owner of Orange County, whose roots reside deep in Orange County. Star is an entrepreneur in her own right, which consistently puts her “in the trenches” and arenas that most would circumvent in her professional and private life. Her expertise is focused on the areas of Business and Advocacy.
For Star, the sky is the limit; therefore, there is no limit to life’s possibilities. She encourages and challenges family, friends, and colleagues to push beyond their limitations and rise to new heights.
Star is a mother and mentor to her two adults and has been married for 37 years. As the President and Founder of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County, Star is actively involved in her commitment to her community and takes her role in this area very seriously.
Her Motto: “Live by Design, Not by Diagnosis”.
Her Passion: My passion has always been for the heart of mankind. I embrace my gift of compassion and vulnerability to serve others by helping others to help themselves.
Her Purpose: To Educate, Equip, and Empower those Living with Sickle Cell Disease to “Live by Design, Not by Diagnosis”.