Managing Director of
Myles Munroe International–Africa
As a Management Consultant, Conference Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator, Charlie tackles subjects such as Diversity Management, Leadership in a Transforming Societies & Organizations, Team Work/ Building, Building Organizational Brands, Mentorship, Employment Equity, Discovering Your Purpose, Recruitment, Labor Relations, Entrepreneurship, Youth Development and Leading Change. He holds a National Diploma in Human Resources from Tshwane University of Technology and a Leading Change Programme Certificate from the University of Michigan Business School. Charlie’s career started at CSIR and thereafter, he worked at the Office of The Auditor General SA, the Integrated Labour Solutions Pty and his last Employment was as Human Resources & Development Manager at African Bank Limited. He will spend approximately ten hours each month assisting the Foundation with Strategic Partnerships. He will not receive payments for his service to the Foundation.
Marc Thompson, Jr.
Managing Director at
GE Capital Internal Audit
An honors graduate from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY with a B.S. in Accounting, Thompson recently held the position of Managing Director, Americas Finance GE Capital Internal Audit. Before joining GE in 2006, he spent seven-plus years in various accounting and finance roles with the National Football League (NFL) and prior to that worked almost two years at Gruner+Jahr USA Publishing. At GE Marc led team of auditors that collaborated with all the businesses’ finance teams to ensure the internal control environment of GE Capital’s $500B in assets and $7B+ in net income will pass Federal Reserve review. He will spend approximately five hours each month assisting the Foundation with Compliance. He will not receive payment for his service to the Foundation.
Founder of Edmondson Global
Noted as the first Black Owner of a Denny's Restaurant Franchise in the US, Edmonson was honored as the 2005 U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA Entrepreneur and Advocate of the Year. In 2011, he was recognized as a White House Candidate for U.S. Small Business Administration Region IV Regional Administrator. He is the author of Maximizing Misfortune – Turning Life's Failures Into Success and has been featured in numerous publications including: Fortune Magazine, Black Enterprise, Success Magazine, and national local papers. He will spend approximately 10 hours each month assisting the Foundation in its fundraising efforts. He will not receive payment for his service to the Foundation.
President & CEO of
Excellent Care Management
Deavra A. Daughtry, President and CEO of Excellent Care Management, one of the nation’s largest personal in-home care agencies started as a sole proprietorship, now employs over700 people throughout the Greater Houston Area. Sharing her compassion and skills, she has trained over 10,000 healthcare employees. An innovative and diverse businesswoman and passionate philanthropist, she is the CEO of Excellent Care Management, Excel E Care Home HealthCare and Purpose to Blessing Productions. She will spend approximately five hours each month assisting the Foundation with Programming. She will not receive payment for her service to the Foundation.
Senior Director of Strategy at Wal-Mart
Ralph Clare is the Senior Director of Strategy, Snacks & Beverages at Wal-Mart, where he previously held the position of Director of US Finance & Strategy. He received a BS degree in International Business from Oral Roberts University and holds an MBA from Missouri State University. He will spend approximately five hours each month assisting the Foundation with budgeting and other fiduciary responsibilities. He will not receive payment for his service to the Foundation.
Founder of World Changers Academy
Preschool & Childcare Center
Diligent in her educational pursuits, Erica completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Sacramento. Her heart for helping others has resulted in her accomplishments, business ventures and community involvement. A proponent of “changing the world, one child at time, she founded World Changers Academy Preschool and Childcare Center in Dixon, California. As Co-Founder of a non-profit organization called Every Youth Matters she works extensively with approximately 100 youth weekly from all different back grounds and lifestyles, offering homework assistance, job skill training, moral classes and counseling.