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Vivian Anderson  President

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Vivian Anderson, graduate of GDHS Class of 1962 has been a Board member since 2006, serving as Vice President and currently, President; she is President of the West Virginia Alumni Chapter. Vivian’s extensive background in education includes BS Elementary Education, and BS, Special Education K-12 at WV University. Her certification in Autism Studies from Marshall University and American Sign Language from Gallaudet College adds to her expansive education expertise. Her successful career in education was spent with the McDowell County Board of Education where she retired in 2012 after 35 years of committed services. Her work experience includes Secretary position at WV University, and Shift Supervisor at WV Children for homeless Youth. Her love of teaching continues as she substitutes at every opportunity

 
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Esther English  Secretary

Esther English, graduate of GDHS Class of 1955 began her current Board of Directors’ experience in 2006, when she was elected Secretary, the position she currently holds. Esther is founder and President of the Cleveland alumni Chapter. Her educational background includes BS Business Administration, John Carrol University, and MBA, Case Western Reserve University, Weartherhead School of Management. Her accomplished business career was spent with Ohio Bell/Ameri8tech, Inc, holding many management positions, retiring as District Manager in 1991 after 34 years of service. Esther was the recipient of “Woman of Excellence” award from Ohio Bell/CWA in recognition of her leadership and business success; Cleveland YWCA recognized Esther during an Annual Recognition program for Women of Professional Excellence. Post retirement work experience includes, CEO and Owner, Management Consultant and Training Specialist; Executive and Office Administrator, Mt. Zion Oakwood; Administrative Assistant, Achievement Center for Children, and her current re-entry into Corporate America, Retail Banking-Teller, PNC Bank.

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Tiffany Daniel  Director

Tiffany Daniel's desire is to use her knowledge and experience gained from working with a Detroit, MI Non-Profit organization to help the Board of Directors achieve its mission. She is currently Vice President, Administration and Operations and works extensively with Board of Directory. This experience has enabled her to have an understanding of the role of Board of Directors in directing Non-Profits, the limitations and restrictions related to (its) operations. In addition, Tiffany’s accounting background and knowledge is a valued asset for the Corporation through her membership in the Detroit Alumni Chapter. Her grandmother, Ruth Penn was a 1937 GDHS graduate.

 
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William "Bill" Madison

William “Bill” Madison, a graduate of the GDHS Class of 1957 is a member of the Corporation through his membership in the West Virginia Alumni Chapter. Bill began his career with the Federal Government as a GS-03 and retired as a SES-06, the highest civil servant achievement possible. In 1983 he was appointed by President Reagan’s Administration as the youngest and first African American Administrator to head an entire Federal Regional Agency, the U.S. General Services Administration, NCR (7 states). He represented the United States Government around the World on the STU-II digital Secured Telephone Unites (STU) developed by the National Security Agency. Since his retirement as the highest ranking African American civil servant in 1986, Bill established his own company to help Small Business firms do business with the Federal Government. Additionally, he served as Vice President of Contracts and Government Operations for several major corporations throughout the US. He currently provides contract and acquisition support on a multi-billion-dollar contract for the Defense Health Agency, serving all military hospitals around the world. His leadership and communication skills and business acumen, are invaluable assets that he brings to the Corporation.

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Elder Jerome Reeves  Director

Elder Jerome Reeves, graduate of GDHS Class of 1962, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, after serving out the term of Chaplain Bishop Timothy Lee; he currently serves s as Chaplain. Elder Reeves is a Graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College, Cortland, NY where he received a Degree in Criminal Justice. His business career was spent with the New York State Prison System for 27 years. He served in Family Court and was a Liaison of challenged and counseled youth 14-21 years of age. His greatest calling, however, is to bring people to Christ, a work started over 50 years ago. His Ministry has been in service to Christ, as an Associate Minister. He was responsible for erecting the Bethlehem Church of Jesus Christ, Sunday School Superintendent for 12 years, served as Senior Pastor at Christ Temple Church, 19786-1996, and has served as an Ordained Elder with the Pentecostal Church of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., for 37 years.

 
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Steve Kyle  Director

Steve Kyle, graduate of GDHS Class of 1954, is a member of the Corporation through the National Member At Large membership. Steve completed a distinguished career of 35 years with the United States Marine Corps, where he developed strong leadership skills in leading others to be successful and sharpened his strategic planning skills. Steve’s retirement from the Military presented several opportunities to work with For Profit Organizations, FedEx for 11 years, and Non-Profit Organizations for 20 years where he served in various officer positions. His managerial success is best defined by the leadership demonstrated through his accomplishments at the Masonic and Veterans organizations for 15 years. Steve’s desire is to bring a positive attitude to the organization in support of the corporate policies and procedures in achieving its mission. Currently, Steve is a volunteer with the Disabled American Veterans Organization.

 
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Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris, is a member of the Corporation through a National Member At Large Membership. She is the daughter of Eleanor Browning Harris, 1943 graduate of GDHS, and the niece of Mary Browning Saddler Foust, former teacher at Gary Elementary School. Sandra’s stellar career in Education included serving 30+ distinguished and accomplished years in the Michigan Education System as, Teacher, Principal, Superintendent; an esteemed Professional during her tenured employment with Concordia University. She continues to serve on several Board of Directors and is very active in professional Organizations where she has served in major leadership positions. Sandra’s extensive career in education and the academics, coupled with Board of Directors experience complements the Mission of the Corporation in continuing the legacy of GDHS. Sandra is currently the Campus Dean of the School of Education at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

 

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