Founders And Directors
United States Army Retired (Active Duty 1974-1994), Department of Defense Civilian Retired (2002-2016), as a Human Resource Specialist. Served with the DeKalb County Board of Education in the Public Relations Department and with the Board of Education, US Virgin Islands as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Instructor (1996-1999), Adjunct Professor with Saint Leo University, Atlanta, GA, teaching Business Administration at the undergraduate’s level. Masters of Science Degree in Business Administration, Central Michigan University, Bachelors of Science Degree in International Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. She has traveled the world extensively and is a Self-published Author and Poet.
United States Department of Agriculture Retired (1965-2017), Tom served more than 52 years with Department of Agriculture and his later years as Food Safety Inspector. As a Peace Corp Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa (1965-1967), he lectured the Cameroonian farmers in the practices of poultry production and marketing of poultry products with special emphasis on Home-Made Feed and Equipment. Tom is an expert in farming. His family farmed about 300 acres of land in Baconton, GA. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Poultry Science from Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, GA. He held the office of President of his Alumni Chapter, Fort Valley State University for five years. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Board of Directors
Served with the Department of Defense as a Family Program Specialist with Family Outreach Services. She also has experience as a Family Counselor with Department of Family and Children Services, Albany, GA, and Social Services Specialist (2005-2008). Chameka completed her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Masters’ Degree in Education, Counseling and Psychology at Troy State University, Albany, GA., Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. Chameka graduated from Mitchell-Baker High School, Camilla GA in May 2000. It is evident that Chameka values higher education.
Annie L. Mahone
Board of Education (1965-1993), Annie began her teaching career at Camilla Consolidated High School, Camilla, GA in 1965, She taught Kindergarten for the San Bernardino City Schools, in San Bernardino, California (1968-1971), Grades K-3 Department of Defense Schools in Yokota, Japan (1971-1976). Upon returning to Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD), K-6 Science/Drama (1977-1978) and Marina Del Mar and Patton Elementary schools until 1993. She traveled extensively with her husband Paul during his career in the US Air Force. Annie received her Bachelors’ Degree from Albany State College, Albany, GA., Masters of Science in Education, University of Southern California. Annie is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
James P. (Paul) Mahone
Unites States Air Force Retired (1955 to 1977), Paul started his second career with the Monterey County Sheriff Office, Monterey, CA. He completed Training at the Police Academy at Gavilan College Gilroy, CA in 1978. He then served as Municipal and Superior Court Bailiff (1978-1982) and with the Monterey County Transportation Division responsible for transporting prisoners to and from State and Federal prisons (1983-1990) and later moved to position of Senior Bailiff with the Monterey County Superior Court Services. Paul served more than 22 years with the Monterey County Sheriff Department. Paul received his Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Justice, Monterey, CA.