ROLANDA T. PYLE was born and raised in NY and is a licensed social worker (LMSW). She served as the Director of the NYC Department for the Aging’s Grandparent Resource Center (GRC) for over ten years, where she developed the first national resource center for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and as the Associate Director of the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) with the Brookdale Foundation.
She has been featured on various radio and television programs. Her numerous awards include the distinguished 2004 Sloan Public Service Award and HBO’s 2004 Beah Richards Spirit Award. In April 2004, New York’s Daily News named her one of the “100 Women Who Shape Our City.”
Rolanda is the author of the book, Finally, a collection of inspirational poems, and the compiler of and contributor to Beneath His Everlasting Wings, a collection of devotionals, in addition to contributing to a number of journals and books. She was raised by her grandmother and father, and has always desired to write a story for children being raised by grandparents.