Our Board of Directors powers our mission and vision in some pretty amazing ways. We wouldn’t accomplish anything without their energy, dedication, and talent.
Learn more about the people behind the Foundation. Clicking each person will take you offsite to their LinkedIn profile to see more about their professional accomplishments.
Gregory Stephenson is a Government & Labor/Employee Relations professional, with extensive experience and expertise in navigating and managing multiple complexities of legislative and regulatory challenges. Experienced in union and management disputes, arbitrations, mediations, and contract negotiations and in the development of effective strategies and practical business solutions. He is the past Director of Labor and Employee Relations for the 92nd Street YMWHA, a non-profit organization in New York City. Gregory is a graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University and holds both BS and AA degrees from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. He also holds numerous certifications in negotiation, collective bargaining and contract administration from Harvard University and Cornell University. He resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a member of the Kappa Beta Sigma/Brooklyn Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. In his spare time he enjoys cycling throughout state of New York.ed poet.
Christopher is an Electronic Trading Specialist with a 15-year history working for several Investment firms. Prior to his entry into the world of Electronic trading, he was the Co-Founder and President of Resonant Voices, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity through music and poetry. He is an avid investor and entrepreneur. He serves as a Finance committee member of Collective PAC a political action committee, committed to building black political power, a lover of life and believer in giving back with a passion for social action. He serves his community near and far as an active member of the Kappa Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He loves to spend time with his family traveling and exploring the wonders of life.
Raymon Walker is a certified and accredited Senior Human Resources Business Partner who has served in various People and Culture leadership roles across global start up, corporate, nonprofit, and for profit organizations. Raymon, is also an active member of the Kappa Beta Sigma Brooklyn Alumni Chapter, NABMBA, SHRM, Toast Masters, Howard University Alumni Association, and DUMBO Community Board. In his spare time he enjoys Traveling and exploring other cultures.
John Christopher Miller is an Engineering Program Manager managing a substantial portfolio of capital and redevelopment engineering and construction projects for the Port AuthorityHe is an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Kappa Beta Sigma Brooklyn Alumni Chapter (Brooklyn Sigmas), The National Society of Black Engineers, The Society of Professional Engineers, The World of Money Parent Action Committee Board, The New York University Alumni Association (NYU), and The Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni Association. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with family, friends, fraternity and sorority members, playing chess, listening to Deep Soulful House music and attending music concerts.
Videl Price is the Director of Compliance and Business Manager for the Athletic Department of Medgar Evers College, CUNY. His primary duty is to ensure all our student-athletes are in compliances with all Division III rules and bylaws of the NCAA and College. For leisure,he enjoys bowling and playing dominoes.
Cedric A. Watson is a Court Officer Sergeant currently assigned to the Criminal Supreme Court of Brooklyn, New York. Has served in this role for over 28 years of progressive service with the Office of Court Administration. He is the Founder and CEO of True Blue Sound Inc., a DJ and sound reinforcement company. Cedric has been a member of PHI BETA SIGMA Fraternity Incorporated since 1987 and is currently an active member of the Kappa Beta Sigma Brooklyn Alumni Chapter. In his spare time he enjoys time with family and friends, healthy political discussions and various forms of media entertainment.
Christopher M. Millington is Senior Compliance Analyst in the financial industry and has delivered quality professional consultation to multiple corporate environments. He serves as a donor and volunteers to various community and school based educational programs on behalf of corporate initiatives and in support of local and national non-profit organizations. An MSed from Brooklyn College and life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Brooklyn Alumni Chapter, Chris actively works to improve the life of students in the New York City area through leadership training, mentorship programs, academic training, and through providing scholarships. His personal pursuits include physical fitness activities, attending cultural and historical events, comic book collecting, motor sports, and outings with family and friends.
Craig Collins is the Deputy Director of Family and Community Engagement for the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society. Prior to joining the Family and Community Engagement team, he was the community organizer for the Jamaica Community Partnership. Actively coordinates and monitors the activities of the partnerships with task ranging from immediate to long range strategic planning. He serves as the “face” of the Partnership and spokesperson for the group. He is the current International Chairman of Honorary Membership of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; as well as a past Regional and State officer for the fraternity. In his spare time he enjoys bowling and spending time with family and friends.
Ervin Wesby is an Office Services Supervisor ensuring compliance and policies standards of daily operations. He also manages the developing of personnel, meets financial goals, and formulates partnerships with clients. Ervin has also worked as a Human Resource Specialist in the nonprofit sector. Ervin possesses a Bachelor of Elective Studies from the University of Bridgeport, and Human Resources Management Certificate from Baruch College. Ervin is an Active Member of Phi Beta Sigma Brooklyn Alumni Chapter. Ervin volunteers and assists the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network’s annual events.
Gary Jenkins is the First Deputy Commissioner with the NYC Human Resources Administration. A seasoned manager with progressive administrative and management positions in government, coupled with significant non-profit experience. He has held numerous leadership positions in a New York City agency of over 14,000 employees. He is active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. performing various community service activities. As well as An adjunct Professor at a local college teaching graduate level courses. In his spare time he enjoys spending quality time with my wife and three daughters. Always looking to help others with problem solving in both their professional and private life circumstances. In addition, he appreciates quiet time by visiting local bookstores and spending a couple of hours just browsing through books.
Grace Clarke is a Project Management executive in the financial services industry, which includes governance approval process, C level executive reporting and SDLC/Non SDLC program management. Her past roles identified the impact of asset management for client families with over 50 million dollars of investable assets. Grace also served on the board of Urban Financial Services Coalition from 2005-2018 a national non-profit organization committed to professional development and growth for financial services professionals as well as financial planning preparation predominantly in under-served communities. She also served on the Board of Global Language Project and National Council of Negro Women – Brooklyn Section. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and resides in New York with her family.
Peter Holoman, serves as the Senior Director of Student Affairs at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York with oversight over: Student Life, Medgar Evers College Transition Academy, which provides services and resources for students that are homelessness or are at-risk for becoming homeless, and the Medgar Evers College Ambassadors. Peter is also a licensed Elder in the Church of God In Christ, a community activist, motivational speaker and published poet
Luc El-Art Severe, JD is an agent of change in his role as Director of Human Resources Department’s Performance Improvement for the Medisys Health Network, Inc. In this role, Luc is responsible for collaborating with the Organization’s leadership to help quality and effective delivery of patient care and employee engagement. Over the past decade, he has held several leadership positions where he has advised and developed recommendations for improving project management, business processes, performance practice, and resource management based on analytical findings. He is a process and performance improvement engineer certified in Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt. He is the recipient of the Solomon Sibley Class Distinguished Student Award and the Leadership Achievement distinction, and was recognized in both the Network Journal’s and The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
A native New Yorker, Luc is active in the community as a member of several committees and civic organizations including, the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Census Bureau, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is graduate of Morehouse College and received a law degree from Western Michigan Universityʼs Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Tyrone ‘Tee’ Johnson is an Educational Administrator with the New York City Department of Education. He works out of the Office of School Wellness Programs and is a Senior Subject Area Instructional Program Manager for Wellness, Health and Physical Education. He provides service oriented on-site consultation, technical assistance, trouble shooting, capability building, and support to schools within various districts to improve student achievement with regard to educational policies and practices. He engages and supports school leaders in designing, implementing and conducting of appropriate professional development activities for school leaders, teachers and other staff to map curriculum with NY State Education Department learning standards. He collaborates with many community-based organizations to enrich school programs is also highly experienced in mentoring teachers, athletic coaches, and other stakeholders in the areas of Wellness, Health/Physical Education and athletics.
Valerie D White, a former Wall Street executive, currently serves as Executive Vice President at the Empire State Development Corporation and Executive Director of the New York State Division of Minority and Women Businesses Development. In that role, she oversees the State’s initiatives to support the growth and development of MWBEs; and sets and execute on policies geared toward state contracting with minority and women businesses. An active member of her community, Valerie serves on the boards of BRIC Media Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council; as well as the executive committee for the United Way Worldwide Women United Council. Valerie is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. East Kings County Alumnae Chapter..
Von Harris is an advertising production professional currently based in New York City. As a Swiss Army Knife of the advertising industry, Harris runs a tight ship as Design Studio Manager at Madison Avenue’s TBWA\Chiat\Day. Earning his salt at world-class agencies such as BBDO, Zimmerman and Hill Holliday, Von’s advice is highly valued by key decision makers and clients at Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Verizon Wireless, Stainmaster Carpet and Depo-Provera. As a side hustle, Von is also a filmmaker and producer. He’s currently co-hosting a podcast called Beer, Bourbon and a Movie, reviewing films and pairings them with the perfect cocktails, naturally. Von Harris earned his BA in Advertising and Mass Communications from University of South Carolina and a MA in Media Studies from the New School University.