BOARD OF  DIRECTORS

MEET OUR BOARD!

Our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated community and local leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, fund development, and business development. The Board meets in person regularly and is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. 

CRYSTAL D. LIFE

Founder & President

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Federal Law Enforcement Training  Center. Youth Empowerment Coach.

Jacksonville, Florida.

JENNIFER GRIMES

Secretary

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Teacher, mentor & life long educator. Masters Degree in Special Education.

Jacksonville, Florida

TAMIKA SMITH

Director of Community Events 

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Philanthropist morning & Ambassador for children with disabilities. Champion for those who have not yet found their voice.

CARLEEKA BASNIGHT-MENENDEZ

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Award-Winning Life Coach. Holds degrees in both Biology Pre-Medicine and Histological Technology.

Jacksonville, Florida

Tovia Smith

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Maximus as an IRS Customer Service Representative, Jacksonville, FLorida

KHALISHA MITCHELL

Director of Volunteer Services 

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Operations Manager, Ascension St. Vincent’s Lung Institute. Business Co-Owner of a Mobile Automotive Repair Shop. Jacksonville, Florida

TANGIE TAYLOR

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Internal Audit Manager for Information Technology  & Operations at Corporate One Federal Credit Union. B.S. in Business Administration, Florida A&M University. MBA in Accounting, Saint Leo University.

Jacksonville, Florida

LAKECIA WALKER

Board Member 

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Creative Director & Founder/Visionary of Simply Ke’Say Boutique. Youth mentor and empowerment ambassador.