Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Glenmore Blackwood, Sr. (Chair, Marketing & Promotion) is the Executive Pastor at the Shiloh Church of God in Baltimore Md.  He has been serving in ministry for an addition of 20 years and completely enjoys the service of the Lord.  His secular occupation is in Human Resources at a National firm.  He is also a student at Victory University, where he is studying Theology.  He enjoys bonding with his family and friends.  When not at home, he can be found at Barnes and Noble enjoying the isles of many books.  Being a father has taught him the greatest lessons in life.  His impression is taken from Mathew 7:11, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

Pamela Callard is a house wife and mother of four adult children. Over the years, Pamela has traveled with her husband, a retired Foreign Service Officer, to many countries and has experienced customs and cultures of many nations. She is an active member of her neighborhood in Washington, D.C. She can often be seen bringing goods to Martha’s Table, a community shelter that provides for the needs of the poor. She also actively campaigns for peace in the world.

Dr. Shelley Hawkins-Dudley (Chaplain) is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and is married to her best friend, Eddie “Cowboy” Dudley.  She is employed with the District of Columbia Public Schools where she helped to start the first Senior High School Autism Program, and chairs the Autism and BES Program for emotionally disturbed students.

Dr. Shelley earned her Post-Doctoral work in Administration and Supervision from Regent University; a Doctor of Education in Special Education from Regent University; Masters of Education from Hampton University in Special Education – Emotional Disturbance; and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology from Bowie State University; and on May 3, 2014, Dr. Shelley graduated from Regent University with her Master’s Degree in Divinity.

Dr. Shelley is an active member in her community, and is an ordained Reverend. She is an accomplished organist, pianist and keyboardist, choir director, and an avid motorcyclist. With a great sense of humor, Dr. Shelley captures the attention of people wherever she goes. Her desire is to use music and the preached word of God to reach out to those in need. Her favorite verse in the Bible is the 91st Psalm. Verses 1, 2; “He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadows of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress My God in Him I will trust.”

Gregory Franks ( Treasurer) is husband and father of two adult children. He is a veteran employee of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority system. As a person who is trained in holistic health, Gregory founded and functions as President of Total Person Concept (“TPC”). TPC was established on the understanding that people are three part beings made by God, and in His likeness. Because human beings are spirit, soul and body, Gregory believes that neglecting any one of these areas can greatly affects the other two areas.

Total Person Concepts conducts seminars, workshops, lectures, etc., and through these it provides resources to facilitate, support and produce faith-based, health and wholeness conscience individuals in the development of a lifestyle that promotes both spiritual and natural well being.

Gregory and his wife serve as Ministers at the Gateway to Wholeness Church Ministries in Largo, Maryland, and are also trained hospice care ministers.

Ruth Franks ( Secretary) is a wife and mother of two adult children and two grandsons. She studied at Drexel University and has worked in the field of accounting for over ten years. She holds a BS in Adult Teaching and Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Howard University School of Divinity. Ruth has over ten years informal teaching experience as volunteer Math and English tutor, Biblical Foundations teacher, volunteer teacher’s aide in the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools of Washington, DC, and also a home-school parent.

She currently serves as a minister, along with her husband, at The Gateway to Wholeness Church Ministries in Largo, MD. Both she and her husband, Gregory Franks, view their joined purpose to equip the Body of Christ with tools necessary to be, spiritually whole (through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ); emotionally (through inner healing and ministering to root issues); and physically (through proper training and a call to the responsibility of stewardship of the body). They seek to serve the Lord by equipping people through teaching, instruction and practical guidance that informs and challenges believers and invites others to know Christ more intimately.

Juliet Maxwell is the youngest of eight children born to her mother. She is a wife and mother of two adolescent children, and functions as Co-Pastor and First Lady alongside her husband, Winston, who is the Senior Pastor of Miracle Temple of Deliverance, Hartford, CT. Juliet and her husband also work together to provide employment opportunities for those who are underprivileged by establishing a business, Clean 2The Max. It is a commercial and residential cleaning company, and serves as way to give back to the community. She serves as the company’s CEO.

As a young girl, Juliet remembers traveling with her mother to do mission’s work, and how she would later function in ministry herself, as a worship leader, choir director and Bible teacher, in her local church at a young age. Her mother helped to instill in her a love for God and for helping people. Juliet has found that her joy comes from working to spread the good news that “Jesus loves all of us no matter what we’ve been through or what we’re going through.”

Winston Maxwell is a retired architectural designer, husband and father of two adolescent children. A few years after leaving the workforce, Winston began doing work in the ministry as a deacon in his local church. His love for seeing people do well in life led him to start a ministry, Open Arms Ministry, in Connecticut. Its focus was to reach out to those who were hungry, on drugs, and were homeless. As a gifted musician who plays over 6 different musical instruments, Winston also formed a singing group, Chozen, and traveled to perform in concerts and at community events.

Winston is not only known for his musical abilities, but also for his love for making people laugh and enjoy themselves whenever they are in his presence. Winston serves as the Senior Pastor of Miracle Temple of Deliverance, Hartford, CT.

Camille McKenzie  is a vivacious and ardent community activist. She initially came to Washington, D.C. with the thought of pursuing a career in law. However, after volunteering with a few community organizations, Camille felt it was her duty to give back by helping others learn how to take care of themselves through education and employment. To achieve this, she began her work in the world of employment by helping to provide training and resources to those seeking employment. Camille has worked with those returning from the prison system, persons with disabilities, homeless families and TANF recipients.

In addition to working in the employment field, Camille is very active in her community; sitting on multiple boards focusing on affordable housing, neighborhood crime watch, advisory councils; and national associations dealing with employment. The various boards help Camille stay informed of new opportunities coming into the community, of which she shares with others. Camille’s personal motto is “To whom much is given, much is required,” and she lives by it daily.

Lea J. Philippe (Vice President) is the first of seven children born to her parents, and is the mother of two adult daughters and one grandson. Lea is best known for her warmth and genuine love for people. She is an ordained minster. Prior to her fulltime ministry status, Lea worked as the Controller for the Standard Club, a golf community business. Although she was active in a few capacities in her local church in Atlanta, Georgia, her passion for God and helping others was the catalyst that motivated her to do so on a full time basis. She has traveled to Nigeria, West Africa to do ministry and missions work; and completed two mission tours in her native land of Haiti.

She currently serves as the International Project Manager of Kesitah International Ministries, a ministry to orphans and widows who are affected by war, AIDS, and human slavery and trafficking in Africa and the Caribbean. She just returned from Kenya where she completed two months tour of missions work.  Lea’s life’s mission is to represent Christ to everyone who crosses her path, even if it is with a simple smile. Lea’s life mantra is “…I am about my Father’s business…”

 Audrey Thomas, Esq. is a mother of nine children, two granddaughters, one grandson, and two stepchildren. She was named “Mother of the Year 2014” by Wake Up Radio, for her tremendous contributions to her community.Audrey holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law; and has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Brooklyn College.

Upon graduation from law school, Audrey worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, under the leadership of the Honorable Charles Joseph Hynes. Currently she runs a general private practice in Queens County, The Law offices of Audrey A Thomas, PC. She also serves as the co-host on the “Empowerment Hour Radio Show,” 93.5 FM radio and Linkage radio on 101.5 FM. Recently, her show earned the title of “Best Legal Program” at the Linkage Awards. Audrey is also the Editor in Chief of TEHRS.COM Magazine, which covers, among other things, various legal issues. Audrey is also the CEO and founder of the consulting firm known as The Thomas Empowerment Center PC.