Board Members

ANGIE BARFIELD, M.A

Founding Member / President

Angelia “Angie” Barfield is a wife, mother, mentor, community advocate and most recently named as a Top Ten Professional Woman award winner by the Marjaree Mason Center in the city...

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RAMSEY JAY, JR., MBA

Vice President / Member

Mr. Jay earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, where he was a five-time...

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DEBRA WATKINS, M.ED

Founding Member / Interim Secretary

Debra Watkins is a pioneer and trailblazer in the area of Culturally Responsive Practices in the state of California and abroad. Debra studied in France for one year and returned...

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TARA HAWTHORNE, M.ED

Member / Treasurer

Tara Hawthorne is currently an employee with Fresno County Sheriff. Tara was recently endorsed by the Sheriff to become a civil committee member of the California State Sheriff’s Association. As...

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JACQUELINE McFADDEN

Founding Member

Knowing her steps were ordered (Jer. 29:11), Jacqueline McFadden holds three lifetime teaching credentials, and continues to work with children and young adults today. A retired master teacher of over...

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LISA NICHOLS, M.ED

Member

Lisa is a Vice Principal at Gaston Middle School with Fresno Unified School District (FUSD). She plays an important role in creating a culture in which the needs of students,...

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MARIANNA Y. HARRIS, Ed.D

Member

Dr. Marianna Harris, is a leader in the field of Education. She has over two decades of on- site experience in K-12 schools. Further, Dr. Mari Harris is a recognized...

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MARK GASKINS

Interim Executive Director

Raised in Union City and attending schools from elementary to graduating high school, Rev. Mark Gaskins (referred to affectionately as “Brother Mark”) has an intimate perspective on being a Black male student and resident...

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