President & Chairman of the Board
Mrs. Shieke Sharpe was born and raised in the community of Berry Hill, St. Catherine, Jamaica. She earned her Associate degree at Moneague College in Jamaica before migrating to the United States in 2007 to complete her studies.
Shieke Sharpe is a CPA and CFE and owner of Shieke Sharpe Consulting. She is a big believer in helping others. Shieke Sharpe did a Masters degree in Accounting at Queens College and after a few years decided she wanted to be a specialized accountant. Shieke Sharpe then received a master’s degree in Forensic Accounting at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She received many recognitions including recognition of honors in Accounting while studying for her Bachelor’s degree. Shieke teaches accounting and tax courses at Bryant and Stratton college online campus. Shieke Sharpe is a member of National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is a Certified Public Accountant license in NY and NJ. Shieke Sharpe is a board member of Beyond the 4 walls ministries located in Willingboro, NJ.
Shieke Sharpe resides in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Secretary & Board Member
Mrs. Corvena Francis-Denton is a detailed, task and data driven educator. She believes in the value of strong collaboration in the academic setting. As a classroom teacher, she joined the staff as a full time educator at GNSS. Over the years she has worked in several capacities. She served as a 12-1-1 teacher, ICT collaborator, and Wilson Reading teacher. She also served as the “Sun Shine Committee” representative organizing the celebration of teacher successes and accomplishments during our monthly meetings. She managed and organized several projects including the community can food drive. She took on a lead role in organizing and facilitating the Wilson Reading Program. Through strong collaboration with colleagues, students were tested and appropriately grouped in the program. This tier 1 intervention program provided appropriate interventions to approximately 14% of the students who scored below the 30 percentile on the DRP assessment.
Education: Mrs. Francis-Denton is currently working on EdD., Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special with Grand Canyon University. She is a certified Wilson Language Reading instructor with a MS ED., Special/General Education 5-9, and BA., Psychology and Black from the City University Of New York. She also holds a Diploma in Teaching from Shortwood Teachers College, Kingston, Jamaica
Community Involvement: Since 2013 Mrs. Francis-Denton has been very active in Trenton community. She serves as a board member for the House of Blessings Church of God where she is the Sunday School Superintendent and Public relations officer. She partners with The ARC of Mercer, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, NAACP, and Trenton Housing Authority in creating community service projects. She is also a member of the Youth STAT Committee of Trenton.
She resides in Burlington County, New Jersey
Mrs. Seleca Morrison is a lecturer in the Department of Language, Literacy and Literature at The Mico University College, Jamaica’s premier teacher training institution. She also teaches CSEC English A at Manning Bucknol Business Institute in Kingston, and serves on the institution’s Board of Governors. Profoundly driven and perfectionist by nature, Seleca is committed to her profession, and contributes, not only in the classroom, but through service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Literacy Association.
Seleca was born in Riversdale, St. Catherine, and raised by a single mother and aunt. She attended St. Mary’s College for five (5) years, and pursued advanced studies at Charlemont High School. A graduate of the University of the West Indies and The Mico University College, she earned from both institutions, a Bachelor’s degree in Language, Communications and Society and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Andragogy, respectively. She has been lauded with several awards throughout her academic and professional careers, including that for academic excellence at the master’s level. Building on these successes, this leader is intent on achieving more; both professionally and socially. Her contribution to this organization is one of the most significant means to contributing to youth development, and is an extension of her passion for education.
Seleca Morrison resides in Kingston, Jamaica