Sonji Willingham


I am the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Premiere Transitional Services, Inc., (PTSI).  After working several years in various health agencies across the US, I promised myself that I would only employ the best people and best business practices to ensure our clients received the best care during their darkest hour.  Because of our commitment to these ideals, our company has grown despite recessions, changes in regulations, and my physical relocations due to my husband’s service in the military, to a top-rated CARF and IFI approved agency.


I love sharing the wisdom gained from my experiences with other business owners through my speaking engagements, trainings, and one-on-one coaching services.  It is a joy to help others get past the questions that slow us down and get straight to the answers that propel us to “bottom-line growth”. I have a business column in BOLD Favor Magazine, the leadership lifestyle magazine based in Atlanta, and have also had my work published in both Southern Journal and Pose magazines as well.


In addition to my professional life, I am committed to the communities in which I work and live.  As a military spouse, I know the importance of supporting and nurturing others, even when it seems as if they have it all together.  I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc.; as Senior Advisor for the Family Readiness Group for the spouses of 215 BSB at Fort Hood, Texas Army base. I also served on the Corporate Fundraiser of the Santa Workshop Board of Directors and I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an international service organization.  Soon after the incorporation of PTSI, I founded Premiere Phase II, a non-profit that advocates for those whose lives affected by Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Reproductive Cancers (Ovarian and Prostate).  I was, and still am, humbled to be the recipient of the 2016 Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award in Economic Opportunity by the Obama Administration in recognition of my community work.


Of all that I’ve been blessed to do and be, I am most proud being the wife of Herbert, and mother to our two wonderful adult sons.