Meet Our Board of DirectorsWorking together to empower the community.
Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry
Bishop Dewberry is President/CEO of Cohi-Inc and Ronald Dewberry Productions, LLC, and is the Senior Pastor and Founder of New Life Temple of Praise
Cindy M. Dewberry
Cindy M. Dewberry graduated with an Associate Degree in Accounting from the University of Akron, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. Cindy is President of the Board of Directors at New Life Temple of Praise.
Frances Armstrong is the Youth Coordinator: Syracuse Section National Council Negro Women Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer Reading Partners, Dr. King Magnet School, Financial Secretary: Syracuse Section National Council Negro Women and Mentor at Clary Middle School. A graduate of Onondaga Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Programming and an Associate Degree in Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University. Frances is a retired Computer Analyst/Programmer from Niagara Mohawk Power Company (National Grid).
Sharlene McKenzie is an educator, a writer, and a former mentor in the Syracuse City School District. A graduate of Syracuse University, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications (B.S.) and SUNY Empire State College (M.Ed.), she is currently pursuing a degree in African American Studies at UCLA, researching the effect of education policy on African American students. She was a teacher in the Syracuse Diocese for 10 years and a program coordinator for Syracuse University Federal GEAR UP.
Brian Moore is a Grants & Contract Administrator for The Research Foundation for SUNY, and is Co-owner of BC Productions, LLC. Brian is a 2001-2002 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Production Technology from Ithaca College and a Master of Business Administration from Binghamton University.
Carmella Upshur is a Vice President of Upshurholding, LLC, a certified licensed Realtor, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College. Carmella is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, has volunteered and has served on a number of community, civic and organizational committees and advisory boards.