ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN
Operating Partner SSC
Managing Partner ICS
Seventeen plus years of global executive leadership Fortune 100 companies, and to consultancies, developing, and leading strategic business development initiatives for company transformations, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and critical turn arounds. Proud alumni of Bowie State, Bowie Maryland, Virginia Tech, Boston College. Six Sigma MBB Certified.
Thomasina W. Yearwood,
Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc. TMCT
As a senior administrator and consultant with over 30 years of experience in human and financial resource development, Ms. Yearwood has demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to ensure the organization’s fiscal soundness, through strategic planning and board of director development, and has served as a member of the District of Columbia Historical Advisory Board and the District of Columbia Commission on Women. She has received an Outstanding Community Service Award from the United Negro College Fund, United Planning Organization and the Historic 12th Street Church.
STEAM Committee Chair
VP/GM AMETEK Engineered Medical Components
25 years’ experience in various corporate functional areas that have culminated in the last five years spent as an executive with P&L responsibility in the industrial products and medical device markets. Non-profit board experiences with Boys & Girls Club, American Heart Association and North Carolina A&T State University.
Director of Student Programs
Emmanuel Eppie is compassionate science teacher with a love for seeing students develop into their greatness.
He became a teacher to give the next generation encouragement through their trials.
He believes that fostering healthy relationships with young people can help them achieve their personal goals.
M.B.A Morgan State University, Master of Arts in Teaching, Towson University
Emmanuel Eppie is compassionate science teacher with a love for seeing students develop into their greatness. He became a teacher to give the next generation encouragement through their trials. Not a stranger to adversity, Emmanuel is the second of five children to an amazingly resilient single mother. He believes that fostering healthy relationships with young people can help them achieve their personal goals. As a student in Lehman High School, Bronx, NY, Emmanuel took advantage of Leadership development programs in the city.
Bounce Back: Encouragement for You. A book written to serve as a guide through school for young people and a teaching tool for adults to add to their repertoire for talking to the youths they serve.
● M.B.A Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD ‘20
● Organizational Leadership Admin 1 Certificate, Towson, MD ‘17
● Master of Arts in Teaching, Towson University, Towson, MD ‘14
● B.S. Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, CUNY- Lehman College ‘07
● Regents Diploma, Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx, NY ‘02
● Inspiring Youth Program and Youth Svcs Ctr. Washington DC - Present
● Cardozo EC, Washington, DC 2018- 2019
● Excel Academy High School, Baltimore, MD 2014- 2018
● Rosedale Ctr. High School, Baltimore, MD 2009 – 2014
Mr Eppie, as he is known to his students, created a mentorship program called Males2Kings in Baltimore, MD. He created this program to help keep his students encouraged through their hardships in Baltimore, MD. Now in DC, he hopes that his continued energy and effort, plants seeds of greatness in the lives of his current students that take root, grow branches, connect to other branches and help their fellow man stand up stronger.
Lewis Forest II
University Relation Chair
Asst Dean in Student Services, George Mason Univ.
Nearly 20 years of experience working in K-12 and higher education settings as a Professional School Counselor, Executive Director for a college access program. More recently, his work has been centered on student/professional development and organizational well-being. and as Associate Dean in student services
Organizational Development Committee Chair
Human Resources Leader & Consultant
Former Global Head of Talent Experiences at NCR Corporation, Wendy is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt that touts nearly 20 years of HR experience. She has received several external awards including Workforce Optimus, Brandon Hall Excellence Award, CLO Learning in Practice, and CandE Awards. Wendy was previously honored with the Workforce Game-Changer Award, which recognizes the next generation of innovative, dynamic leaders to watch in human resources and workplace management.
Events / Entertainment Chair
Toni is a self-motivated event planner and entertainment management professional with relevant years of related challenges and client management experiences within the entertainment industry.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Head of HR Lavazza North America
Accomplished HR Executive with over 15 years’ experience, serving as an HR Ambassador for Fortune 500 companies and start -ups. Her passion for people, commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development, makes her a genuine influencer providing her expertise to various small and mid-size companies.
Brand, Marketing and Social Media Professional
Kathleen combines a passion for putting people first with a love of technology and all things digital. As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, she keeps a keen eye on ways to streamline, simplify and measure processes and experiences to enable success.
With a focus on building exceptional experiences, she applies her 11+ years of knowledge in training and development, employee experiences, recruitment marketing and employer brand to help organizations tell their stories in authentic ways.
Marketing & Brands
T-Rise Productions LLC
Experienced, Grammy Award nominated music producer with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Credits: Tre Songz, Mya, jagged Edge, Lil Wayne, Jill Scott, Jadakiss, CeCe Penniston, Nicki Minaj, Cam’ron, & more.
TMCT Student Programs Chief of Staff
Competitive through sports, academics and the professional field with a bias for action and a passion for leadership. Tashina exudes high ethical standards and possess the ability to evaluate, organize and prioritize work within an overall project schedule. With a focused mindset on execution, Tashina develops and nurtures a culture of solid relationships with associates, executive leaders and key business clients to drive the success of organizational objectives, creating commitment and accountability at all levels.
Bachelors degree: Virginia State University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Graduate degree: American University
Master of Science in Justice, Law & Criminology
TMCT Student Programs, PMO, Project Management Officer
With over thirty years experience in education, both in middle and high school classrooms and in administration, Tracy is a servant-leader who has devoted her professional career to addressing the needs of students and families in disadvantaged communities. She brings the highest level of attention to leadership, team development, use of data, and systems thinking to servicing the needs of the community and ensuring career or college opportunities for all youth.