Lillian Grant-Baptiste — Gullah-Geechee Storyteller and Founder of Baobab Speaks Consulting Group

Lillian Grant-Baptiste is a renowned storyteller who focuses on stories of healing, resiliency and reconciliation. She recently retired from the City of Savannah and is a sought-after trainer and motivational speaker who facilitates a variety of cultural diversity, youth development and leadership workshops. Known throughout Chatham County for her advocacy for personal, family and community empowerment, she has been actively involved in the social change movement for more than 30 years. She is the Co-owner of a Touch of Afrika Boutique and Cultural Shop and the founder and principal consultant of Baobab Speaks Consulting Group. She serves on the board of directors for the King Tisdell Cottage Foundation and the Martin de Porres Society and is the immediate Past Chair of the board of directors for Healthy Savannah, the former Champion of Step-up Savannah’s Faith-based Committee and the past Chair of Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition. She loves spending time with her three grandsons.