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Gregory Johnson, Ph.D.

FOUNDER AND CEO

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EXPERIENCE

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Gregory Johnson is a Vietnam Veteran, and the Founder and Chairman of GPN. He is also a Governor with the National Association of Nonprofit Organization Executives and a member of the American Psychological Association. He is a Bronze member of Human Synergistic, a member of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, a Parenting Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, and an original member of the Healthy Fathering Collaborative.

He sits on the Ohio State Education Advisory Board and the Advisory Board for Case Western Reserve University MOD/MPOD. He is an Affiliate Partner for the COPLTI and an Affiliate of the Father's & Family Coalition USA. He is the Coach and Author of the Concentric Parent, a Coach with the Executive Leadership, and a Member of the National Assoc. Distinguished Professionals.

His career includes being the Director, Employee Relations - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Vice President of the Mercy Hospitals of Central Ohio, President & CEO of the Lorain County Urban League, OH, Executive Vice of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, OH, State Director for the March of Dimes, OH, President & CEO for Pinellas County Urban League, FL, Board Member of the Academy Prep Centers of Education, a Committee Member of Pinellas Education Foundation, FL, and a Board Member for The First Tee of Pinellas County, FL.

EDUCATION

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Case Western Reserve, Weatherhead School of Management with a Master’s Degree in Organization Development & Analysis; Barkley University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership; Dartmouth College - The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth with a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Management, Business Administration, Management & Operations, and the University of Michigan with a Post Graduate Degree in Executive Leadership and Management.

 

AWARDS

Dr. Johnson has received dozens of awards and multiple recognitions including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the former US President, The Hon. Barack Obama. 

Dr. Johnson is married to our President, Dr. Christine Johnson, and together they have three daughters, one son (Deceased) five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, plus a much-loved Great Dane, called King.

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Christine Johnson, Ph.D.

President, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chaplain

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BACKGROUND

Dr. Christine Johnson was born in England with several disabilities and was abandoned at birth. She was placed into the hands of social services and later adopted when an infant into a British aristocratic family, who privately educated her raising her in the church of England. Her father was a WW11 Veteran, and many members of her family have served in the British army, navy, and air force. She was raised to care deeply for military veterans, and prisoners of war, and also has a strong passion for working with animals, the elderly, orphans, and children with special needs around the world advocating for them to receive the best upbringing possible realizing how blessed she was to have been placed with a family who loved and cared for her. In 1989, she survived a near-death after contracting meningitis in England, which took many years for her to finally overcome the debilitating after-effects. This experience has helped her to champion the cause of children and adults with disabilities as she understands the challenges and opportunities they face each day. After her parents had both died, she relocated to the USA in 1999 and became a dual citizen in 2010. 

 

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Johnson is a highly respected global humanitarian whose energy and passion for fighting for issues such as civil justice reform and representing those whose voices cannot be heard is widely known. She is President, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chaplain for the Global Parenting Network; Corp Leader and Chaplain #4226 of the International Federation of Christian Chaplains; Co- Presiding Archbishop of the Worldwide Anglican Episcopal Communion & Ecumenical Ministry, which welcomes churches and clergies from all denominations; and Grand Patron/International Adviser of the Female Archbishops and Bishops Worldwide Association.

 

Dr. Johnson served as a United Nations Representative for India, Armenia, and the Congo in New York and sat on various UN committees and interfaith councils. She is a widely sought-after Keynote Speaker, a published Author, Songwriter, and Recording Artist with publications housed in the Library of Congress, and is a former internationally syndicated Radio and Television Host.

 

Her career includes serving as the European Ambassador for the Indian Nations Development Program based on the Navajo Nation in AZ, which served all 585 federally recognized Native American Indian sovereign Nations. She has served several Chamber of Commerce branches including Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming as Investor Relations Manager and Chief of Staff for Public Policy, Retail Development, and Agriculture, Energy & Natural Resources - the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce as their small business Manager - and the United International Chamber of Commerce based in New Jersey as President and Chief Executive Officer.  She is a former Seminary Professor for Trinity Theological College in Uganda, The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Now Faith Ministry Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. 

EDUCATION

Dr. Johnson has studied and is a graduate of the International Federation of Christian Chaplains Academy, Gillette citizens Police Academy, Gillette Area Leadership Institute, Halcyon Seminary, the Manchester School of Music, Crown Theological Seminary of New England, Rockhurst University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music, the Dale Carnegie Institute, the Garrison Institute, and Cambridge University. Her core competencies include theology, business administration, international diplomatic relations, and cultural awareness, chaplaincy, bereavement and grief counseling for adults and children, public policy, direct sales, event planning, digital marketing, brand development, animation, film production, digital photography, public speaking, music, customer service, project management, executive support, interviewing, technical writing, team building, and mentorship.

AWARDS

Over the last few years, Dr. Johnson has been recognized with over 300 awards including the Woman of Distinction and Lifetime Achievement Awards for such organizations as the Gospel Image Awards, United Nations, Girl Scouts of America, March of Dimes, Lions Club International, and the Desai Eye Hospital in India. In 2017, she received the Gold Medal for Education and the  Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the former US President, The Hon. Barack Obama. 

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Mitchel Jenkins

Vice Chairman

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EXPERIENCE

Mitchel Jenkins is a Senior Loan Officer for Your Home Financial in Ohio since December 2019. In the past, he has served as a Laon Officer for NewRez LLC, a Mortgage Loan Officer for Union Home Mortgage Corp, a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and was a Senior Mortgage Banker for Quicken Loans in Ohio.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Mitchel has an enormous amount of pride in his great city.  He has been married to his wife of over 10 years, and they have 3 remarkable children together.

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Honorable Tonya R. Jones, Judge

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Judge Tonya R. Jones was elected to the Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, on November 8, 2016, and began her term on January 19, 2017. She is the first African American female to serve as a Judge in the 97-year history of this Court.

Judge Jones graduated from Cleveland State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work in 1993. Upon receipt of her B.A., she began her professional career as a licensed social worker. Her passion and dedication to working with families and individuals resulted in her being employed in various fields of social work including Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, and Child Protection and Advocacy.

Judge Jones graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1998. Since that time, she has devoted her professional career to assisting families in crisis. From 2000 through 2014, she maintained a full-time private law practice concentrating in the area of Family Law. She is passionately devoted to this area of the law and is particularly concerned about protecting the best interests of children.

In 2014, Judge Jones was appointed as a Magistrate in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court where she presided over delinquency, child support, and child custody cases. She was actively involved in the Court’s implementation of the Child Support Warrant Recall Program and the Custody/Support Project.

Judge Jones’s commitment to families goes beyond her role in the courtroom.  She has served in positions of leadership within the community and on the board of many non-profit organizations.  In addition, she has voluntarily represented victims of domestic violence, disabled veterans, and individuals impacted by the foreclosure crisis.  Judge Jones is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Domestic Relations Law & Policy Committee, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges.

Judge Jones is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. 

Judge Jones and her husband, Joe, reside in the city of Cleveland with their two children.

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Timothy F. Gibbons, M.S.

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Currently, Timothy Gibbons is the Director of GreenCarePlus, which is a Global Medical Tourism service based in Cleveland, Ohio, and Sydney, Australia to provide Top 10 Clinical resources for patient care. The organization provides patient advocacy services for best practices in medical care, and a range of advisory services for clients.

 

Tim has an extensive international healthcare background in marketing, business development, and strategic services. He has worked with dynamic organizations that launched the web-based eCleveland Clinic virtual medicine, where he began his health career as an administrator in Ophthalmology, Nursing Administration, and as a Labor Relations Specialist Human Resources.

 

He was a founding Director of the H.L Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida Medical School. He has worked with community-based health care provider organizations including the Heart Foundation, Sister of Humility of Mary, St. Joseph Candler Health Systems - Pacific Care, The Uniting Church, and Silver Chain Home Health Care.

 

Tim has raised over $15M for a variety of clinical and community programs throughout his career for various NFP. He is the Trinity University Alumni Network Director for NE Ohio and serves on the Christ Church Foundation Committee in Huron, Ohio. He is a Board Advisor to IHOS based in Amsterdam, Netherland, which advances Music and Theatre programs.

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Moreen Bailey Frater

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Moreen Bailey Frater is Director of Community Relations for the local ABC affiliate, WEWS News 5. She is responsible for News 5’s internal and external philanthropic endeavors and works closely with the Scripps Howard Foundation to support employee volunteer efforts and to fund local non-profit programs which are making a positive impact in the community.

 

Over the past five years, she has spearheaded Scripps Howard Foundation/News 5’s Employee Literacy Program which to date has donated more than twenty-five thousand books to Cleveland area children who do not have books of their own at home. One of her key roles is to ensure that News 5 is in compliance with all FCC regulations.

 

Moreen is the station’s liaison for Academic Challenge. She oversees News 5’s scholarship program, community partnerships, and station sponsorships and manages station-related community campaigns.   She works closely with the station’s sales department and produces Spotlight 5, a daily two-minute commercial segment for clients.  

Moreen holds a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University and an M.Sc. in Organizational Development and Analysis from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

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Philip A.Wenk, PhD., MBA

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Dr. Philip Wenk earned his BSBA and MBA from Xavier University.  He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology specializing in trauma.  He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Behavioral Management.

He has served on numerous Advisory Boards, Boards, and Committees.  Most recently, Philip founded the Wenk Family Foundation.  Their family foundation provides funding to over 40 local agencies.  Additionally, Philip has created several programs to provide much-needed interventions for underserved or not-served populations.  One of his programs called the Power of Harmony, which provides music therapy and mentorship to incarcerated young men, is being taken nationally.

He started his first foundation right out of college.  He provided after-school programs for children in the project areas.  President George H. W. Bush awarded Philip with the National Point of Light for his effort to help empower children.  

In a prior position as a Senior Technical Consultant for the Department of Housing & Urban Development, he was awarded a Presidential Citation by President William Clinton.

To date, he has helped raised significant funds in service to the nonprofit sector and recently accepted the position as the first Social-Innovator-in-Residence at John Carrol University.

In his career, he has started multiple successful businesses as well as founded or co-founded several organizations to address lacking community needs.  He is always willing to serve when asked.

His most treasured experience is being the father to 3 amazing sons and one guardian angel.

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Dr. Terrence L. Elliott

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Dr. Terrence L. Elliott served as a lay minister to the ministry, until being relocated by military service to Heidelberg Germany.  While there, he served as a lay–minister to Greater Mount Zion in Manheim Germany, and then became a lay minister to the Army’s Mark Twain Village Full-Gospel Church in Heidelberg, Germany.   In 2014, as part of T.L. Elliott ministries, he established a teaching service entitled “The Voice” that was designed as a teaching ministry/gathering for believers as to why we believe what we believe and why we do what we do). 

Dr. Elliott is a graduate of Beacon University of Columbus, Ga with his degree and education in the field of Biblical Studies, while also having a prior educational background in Chemistry and Engineering from attending St. Xavier University of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He also is a graduate of the Canaan Theological Seminary and College obtaining his Doctoral Degree in the theological field of Divinity.  He works in the field of academia as both the Assistant Director and class Instructor of Doctoral, Masters, and Bachelors courses for Canaan Theological Seminary & College’s Kentucky Campus, currently located in Radcliff, Ky under the direction of Bishop Dr. Wilhelmina Jackson. In 2006, he became a published author for a book in the field of Eschatology entitled, “The Kingdom Is Coming.”  

 

Dr. Elliott is a Chaplain of the International Federation of Christian Chaplains (IFCC) under the Corp leadership of our President. Dr. Christine Johnson and is a Certified Belief Therapist (CBT) in the area of Christian Counseling through the Therapon Institute. 

 

In his government profession, he represents the non-clinical functions of the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and is also a Substance Use Disorder & Clinical Care (SUDCC) policy writer, a prevention analyst in the areas of substance abuse, suicide, sexual assault/harassment and risk assessments for the entire Army force.   His field of expertise also has afforded him the opportunity to have a wealth of experience performing as a manager for adolescent counselors for the Army who are performing their services in overseas assignments.  

 

Dr. Elliott is married to Stephanie Elliott who embraces a blended family of six children ranging from 29-11yrs of age:  Patrick 32yrs old, Briana 29yrs old, Destiny and Selah 21yrs old, Terrence 17yrs old, and Naomi 14yrs old.  Two of their children have special needs that range from autism to albinism and limited vision.  He has seven grandchildren:  Nyelle, Roman, Isaiah, Skylar, Kensley, Kacie, and Ananias. He is of great help and comfort to so many families who also suffer from the agony of losing their baby to miscarriage and SIDS, as he has experienced both traumas on multiple occasions. Along with our President Dr. Christine Johnson, who has also experienced several miscarriages, they are coordinating counseling and bereavement services to help and guide our GPN families. 

 

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Kimberly Smith

Director of Training Curriculum

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EXPERIENCE

Kimberly Smith is a wellness advocate, urban youth educator, and community engagement expert. For the past 14 years Kimberly Smith has served as Founder of Wings of Discovery; a Not-For-Profit that was founded with the purpose to educate youth through travel. Coupled with her years in the urban sector, Kimberly has also worked as a Project manager for several building projects, community engagement initiatives, and small business start-ups on the south side of Chicago. She is most known for her ability to navigate through challenging tasks, and those who have worked with Kimberly commend her for being a joyful, inspiring, and straightforward person. Kimberly also has served as a Property Manager for the Chicago Housing Authority in years past, which led to the opening of her own property management company, 'Resurgence Mogul' in 2016.

She served as the President of the LSC – Local School Council at Martha Ruggles School and has served as a board member for a myriad of organizations. Kimberly is a business owner and partners with other companies to strengthen alliances. She collaborates with other non-profit organizations, including 'Tomorrow is Today,' in Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES

​She is a Certified Youth Practitioner, Life Coach, Parent Ambassador/Concierge, Mandated Reporter and certified in Positive Youth Development.

AWARDS

She has received a number of leadership recognitions, including the 'Unsung Hero Award.'

She has been featured in 'Barron’s Magazine,' and the 'Institute for Justice Liberty & Law Magazine,' as an Entrepreneur and business owner.

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Tina M.McCauley

Board Member

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EDUCATION 

Tina McCauley graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science, May 2002,  and a Bachelor of Science, May 1998, majoring in Physical Education Major: Leisure Service Management, and minoring in  Education and  Business Management. She graduated from John Carroll University Ashland University with a  Masters of Education, and in May 2004 Reading Endorsement in June 2011. She majored in Educational Administration and received her Administrative License in May 2010. 

EXPERIENCE 

From  2002-Present, Tina has served as the Assistant Principal of  Shaker Heights City Schools, Shaker Hts., Ohio. Her duties include training, scheduling, and facilitating benchmark testing and state testing; Leads, guides and facilitates the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team; Supervises and evaluates the instructional staff using OTES and support staff, and is responsible for monitoring student behavior, discipline, and resolving problems. She has developed 5 Elementary Building Master Schedules including common planning time, teacher-based teams, literacy and math blocks, and travel time. 

Tina is a member of the District Evaluation Committee, the District RTI Committee, the District Testing Committee, and Director of SELF(2016-2019)/Jumpstart (2020), where she is responsible for developing new programs, evaluating the effectiveness of the programs by surveying staff, students and parents, Hiring, training, and manage the staff. 

LEADERSHIP AND HONORS 

Tina has been honored with many awards including the 2019 US Waterski Volunteer of the Year, 2019 American Barefoot Club Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Member of USA Swimming, 2016 USA Swimming Outstanding Service Award, 2016 Lake Erie Swimming Governance Award, PCA Double-Goal Coach Trainer, Former Member of the USA Swimming Age Group Development Committee, A former member of the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Committee, 2011 Speedo Championship Series Section 3 Meet Director, 2007 Central Zone Meet Director, 2006 Central Zone Head 12 and under Coach, 2005 Central Zone Assistant 12 and under Coach, Received the Marie Hyde Apple Award for Outstanding Senior for the School of ESL and Nominated for the Mary Beth Ickerman Award for Outstanding Junior in Physical Education. 

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Tina is certified for the K-12 Educational Administrative Licensure, K-12 Physical Education Teacher, K-12 Reading Endorsement, Google Level 1 Educator, Making PYP Happen, PYP for PE, IB Pedagogical Leadership PYP (April 27, 2018), Trauma-Informed Classroom Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach, Current register USA Swim coach, ARC Lifeguard, ARC First Aid, and ARC Professional Rescuer, YMCA Program Trainer Orientation, YMCA Principles of Aquatic Leadership, YMCA Teen Director, YMCA Working with 9-15-year-olds, YMCA Swimming Coach, YMCA Preschool Swimming Instructor, YMCA Youth, Adult Swimming Instructor, and Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving.

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Arnold R. Tomkins, Esq.

Senior Adviser and Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Arnold R. Tompkins is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Howard University Law School and has many years of government experience at multiple levels of strategic decision-making positions.  He has served under two Presidents of the United States in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Assistant Secretary of Management and Budget, Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and served under the Ohio Governor as Director of the Department of Human Services (over 4,000 employees and a biennial budget of $18 billion).

 

In addition to special leadership positions in government, he has consulted City, County, and State Human Service and Economic Development agencies, as well as governmental and Fortune 500 corporations. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Tompkins has been the owner of a construction school, Building Trades Institute, and as part-owner of a Design and Build Contracting Company, Innervest Group LLC.

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Dough Shelby

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Doug Shelby attended Michigan State Department of Commerce, Lansing Michigan 1975 - 1991 holding the positions as an Economic Policy Analyst, Housing Development Officer,  Housing Management Officer, Director of Planning and Market Analysis, Community Development Office Director, and Member of the Executive Committee.

 

From 1991 - 1996 he held the position of Strategic Planning Director and Housing Development Director for the Georgia Housing Finance Agency, in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

From 1996-2013, Doug was with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as their Field Office Director of the Cleveland, Ohio region, which included the 35 northernmost counties in Ohio with a total population of 5.5 million people.


In 1987, Doug was ordained as a  Deacon. He is a Past member of United Hope M. B. Church, Lansing, Michigan, and New Emanuel M. B. Church, Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, he is a member of the Second Calvary Missionary Ba[tist Church in Cleveland, OH, where he serves as a Deacon. 


He is a graduate of Holy Ghost High School, Jackson, Ms.; Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich. including Postgraduate studies in Economics. Currently, he serves as Board Secretary of the Emerald Development and Economic Network Corporation (EDEN).

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Norm & Pam Craig

Board Members

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EXPERIENCE

Pam Craig is a retired educator with over thirty years of expertise and holds a master’s degree in Education. She is an Adjunct Professor at Kenyon College / Gambier, OH, and a passionate Sunday School Teacher, Coordinator of Camp Calvary and Vacation Bible School, and a former Board President for Esperanza Threads, Inc. She is a Board Member of Pass It on MAAT – Director of Education, a wife and mother, reading tutor, and a member of the Claude E. Watson Scholarship Committee


Deacon, Norm Craig has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years. He has worked in sales and marketing as well as 30 years of experience on the management side. He has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation (CLU), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation, and the LUTCF designation. He is licensed to sell life, health, and annuities as well as holding his Series 6 (Securities License), and Series 26 (Registered Principal) license on the investment side. Craig has educated over 20,000 attendees to his Financial Preparation Seminars on Personal Financial Management, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, professional associations, and Nonprofit organizations. Norm was a frequent speaker at the State of Ohio “Women & Money” Conferences.  He has appeared on TV and been written about in newspapers across the Midwest.  Norm serves as the Treasurer for Pass It On MAAT, a Non-profit organization that focuses on Literacy, African American History, and Culture.

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EXPERIENCE

Rev. Diego Diaz was born and raised in The Lower East Side in NYC. Via scholarships, he was able to attend the prestigious prep-school - The Hotchkiss School and attended Fordham afterward. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and is the proud father and grandfather of many beautiful children. 

Before his calling to the ministry, he was a Foreign Currency Exchange Trader for various Wall Street Firms.  He was licensed with The NY Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade serving as a Vice President for various firms. After 14 years in this career,  he served as a Correction Officer of New York City at Riker's Island for 25 years.

Rev. Diaz is a Chaplain #4496 with the International Federation of Christian Chaplains and serves under the Corp leadership of our President Dr. Christine Johnson. This dynamic Corp is dedicated to working with the most vulnerable people within our communities in the USA, serving in prisons, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and in schools, and programs that work with substance abuse issues. 

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Dee Bays Walker

Board Member

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EXPERIENCE

Dee Bays was born in Mansfield, Ohio, trained as a chef, and worked in restaurants as an apprentice. She also ran a training center for animals.

 

She is undoubtedly one of the most passionate and benevolent female leaders in the state, who consistently offer humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable men, women, and especially children facing unimaginable hardship daily. She is the head of the nonprofit organization, 'Church of Eternal Light.'

 

Dee's childhood was fraught with domestic violence, which led to her being alone from the age of thirteen. Dee went on to have children and grandchildren of her own, and as a result of her childhood trauma, she has dedicated her life to be that loving light for others. She is a beloved and highly respected community partner to our President, Christine Johnson, who works with her to help provide furniture, food, toys, clothing, etc. to people in most need.