Board Members

Kenneth Braswell

Chief Executive Officer


Born and raised in Brooklyn Kenneth currently resides in Atlanta, and is the father of four beautiful children; uncle, grandfather; and husband to beautiful wife, Tracy.

Rev. Darren Ferguson

Board Member - President


Born and raised in the village of Harlem and in the Bronx, NY, Rev. Darren A. Ferguson has been called a “rising star in the ministry” by the Rev. Al Sharpton. Now studying toward his Doctor of Ministry at New York Theological Seminary, Rev. Ferguson has had a dynamic and involved career.

Gary Eley

Board Member – Vice President


Hello my name is Gary N. Eley and I was born and raised in Harlem, NY by a single parent with four siblings. I started my career with McDonald’s, in the Albany Region, as a manager trainee, on August 1, 1983, and worked every position in the restaurant over a 7 year period.

Brett Chestnut

Board Member - Treasurer


Brett Chestnut is a Financial Adviser who works with business owners, executives and families to grow, preserve and protect their personal and business finances.

Ron Williams

Board Member


A seasoned professional in the music industry and a dedicated, committed man in his community. These are words that describe Ron, a man who is both locally and nationally recognized as a leader. Williams; a father of three loving children – Jaleel, Jamilah and Jasmine

Larry Ritter

Board Member


Over three decades of experience as a people developer and contributor to improvements in businesses and organizations.

Dr. Jeff Gardere

Board Member


Dr. Jeff is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor and Course Director of Behavioral Medicine, Cultural Competence and Behavior and Public Health, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Janice Kelly

Board Member


Dr. Janice Kelly has an earned doctorate degree from Columbia Teachers College in communication and education. Her research specialty is family communication, fatherhood and relational/interpersonal communication.

Andre Truman

Board Member


A financial service professional with 12 years of experience in the industry. He has a passion for assisting families and individuals build strong foundations to meet desired outcomes, which extends to his work in the community with various not-for-profits, working with young adults, families, and individuals with special needs identify resources to support their personal and professional development.

Gordon Mills

Board Member


Mills has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. Currently he manages both Blaze1graphixs, a multi media business that includes at printing and graphic design service as well as Blaze1Radio. The internet station is a leading online platform for undiscovered music artist.
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