Who is Anita D Russell?

“I describe myself as God-led, heart-felt and people-motivated.”


Faith. Trust. Belief.

I am a woman of God. I learned to place my faith, trust and believe in Him at a young age after experiencing a childhood tragedy.

Fluid Career

My career spans multiple disciplines ranging from academic research to pharmaceutical R&D. After a mid-career transition, I gained professional experience in learning and development, program management, and leadership. I took early retirement in 2013 and went on to found The Place to SOAR, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating change through daily growth and personal development.

Published Author

I also began to flourished as a writer. I debut as an independent author with the anthology, Motherhood, Dreams and Success, back in 2014. I then debut as a solo author in 2019 with the publication of I Wanna See Laney’s House: A Sibling Story. This story chronicles a deliverance journey from brokenness to wholeness.

Executive Producer

Finally, my post-retirement career includes producing and hosting The Place to SOAR TV, a community-based talk show. Guests range from nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs to pastors and fellow authors. The show broadcasts through Princeton Community Television in New Jersey and Pittsburgh Community Television in Pennsylvania.

In the studio at Princeton Community Television with a guest