Mr. Smith is the founder of Prestige Healthcare Resources, Inc. (PHRI) an In-home care, case management, mental health and staffing company focusing on enhancing the lifestyle of health care professionals and advocating for the underserved and fragile population.
Mr. Smith has a humble beginning. He came to the United States as an immigrant after various setbacks and rejections, starting from exposure to over ten years of ravage civil war in Liberia to a “near-miss” personal injury while working at a menial job in the United States. Despite countless setbacks, Mr. Smith is determined to be successful, to make the difference and to be the best in what he does. Hence, his nickname “No Excuse Guy” is not a coincidence.
Mr. Smith graduated with an associate degree in nursing from the Prince Georges’ Community College and subsequently a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After graduating, he went on to work in various hospital settings and specialties. His clinical experience includes telemetry, medical/surgical, perioperative, psychiatric, hospice, home health, and community health. Despite working in various health care settings and specialties, his true love and compassion is being an entrepreneur, creating jobs and advocating for the underserved, fragile senior population.
While working at various health care settings, Mr. Smith noticed disparities in the healthcare industry, which fueled his desire to create Prestige Healthcare Resources in 2009 with the objective of advocating for seniors and underserved population. Over the years and under Mr. Smith’s leadership, Prestige expanded into three different states and become one of the prime case management and mental health providers in the District of Columbia. In order to better serve and meet the moral obligation of advocating for the underserved population in the community, PHR initiated a 501 © 3 foundation called “A little More Support” with the mission of providing additional community resources for the underserved population.
Mr. Smith is a writer and a best seller author of the following books: “Their Independence, Your Peace of Mind: A Checklist For Keeping Elderly Parents in Their Own Home”; “Aging in Place: Insight and Advice on Maintaining an Independent Lifestyle”; and “Freedom At Last: How to Overcome What’s Holding You Back from getting What You Want!” Outside of Work. In addition to writing, Mr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family, working out, playing tennis, ping-pong and Volleyball.
Mr. Smith has been invited to numerous speaking engagements to share his story to the world and to help individuals and companies learn secrets of “How to Use Rejections as YOUR Weapon for Success”. He has been an inspirational icon for new companies, new employees, students and people at the corporate level. For additional information or to request a speaking engagement, contact John S. Smith, Jr. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-644-3578.