Meet M.I. MOTHER’S KEEPER’s, Mrs. Fleming, the inspiration, motivation, and dedication behind the day to day philanthropic efforts of this organization.

Mrs. Fleming’s continued perseverance and accomplishments in spite of a 1979 Schizophrenia diagnosis, hasn’t kept her from being an active senior who is a retired mail associate after nearly 20 years of service with the Department of Commerce

Regina Fleming

Meet M.I. MOTHER’S KEEPER’s, Mrs. Fleming, the inspiration, motivation, and dedication behind the day to day philanthropic efforts of this organization.

Mrs. Fleming’s continued perseverance and accomplishments in spite of a 1979 Schizophrenia diagnosis, hasn’t kept her from being an active senior who is a retired mail associate after nearly 20 years of service with the Department of Commerce & Service Source Agencies.

Mrs. Fleming is actively involved with the daily efforts of M.I. Mother’s Keeper in the community. She proudly serves as an usher at church, is learning to play the piano and recently began square and line dance classes. Aptly put, she’s our Muse!

Ms. Linda Beach is a community Mental Health citizen who resides in the Prince Georges County, Maryland area.

She volunteers with the M.I. organization on a daily basis and participates in the weekly women’s support group meetings.

Ms. Beach excitedly joined the M.I. organization after seeking assistance through a public radio broadcast in which she heard M.I.’s Executive Director speaking about the importance of stigma removal and mental health awareness outreach.

Ms. Beach is a proud example of how M.I. is striving to help citizens from our mental health community live a better quality of life.

Linda Beach

Ms. Linda Beach is a community Mental Health citizen who resides in the Prince Georges County, Maryland area.

She volunteers with the M.I. organization on a daily basis and participates in the weekly women’s support group meetings.

Ms. Beach excitedly joined the M.I. organization after seeking assistance through a public radio broadcast in which she heard M.I.’s Executive Director speaking about the importance of stigma removal and mental health awareness outreach.

Ms. Beach is a proud example of how M.I. is striving to help citizens from our mental health community live a better quality of life.

Mr. Delvon Forbes serves not only as a board member but as M.I.’s Entertainment Director as well. Delvon oversees all planning of M.I.’s musical collaborations whether through community outreach initiatives and or fundraising efforts, to include the O.P.I.U.M. band, of which he has managed for over 20 years. As a native of Washington, D.C., Delvon knows the vital role that music and the arts play in helping to keep the community healthy. Delvon actively volunteers with M.I.’s “Moving Men” program

Delvon Forbes

Mr. Delvon Forbes serves not only as a board member but as M.I.’s Entertainment Director as well. Delvon oversees all planning of M.I.’s musical collaborations whether through community outreach initiatives and or fundraising efforts, to include the O.P.I.U.M. band, of which he has managed for over 20 years. As a native of Washington, D.C., Delvon knows the vital role that music and the arts play in helping to keep the community healthy. Delvon actively volunteers with M.I.’s “Moving Men” program & support group and their ongoing men’s outreach initiatives. He has served with the M.I. Mother’s Keeper organization since it was founded and remains committed to volunteering his time towards M.I.’s objectives and mission.

Christopher is a compassionate citizen who has chosen to serve on the M.I. board to offer insight into the plight of the many individuals and families who struggle with mental challenges daily.
 
He has received care in both the Fairfax County and Washington D.C. behavioral health networks and he knows the importance of taking care of the whole person.

Often times Christopher has felt that many professionals in the mental health profession overlook the reality of mental health citizens having other interest and health concerns that extend beyond their mental health diagnoses.

Christopher Gassaway

Christopher is a compassionate citizen who has chosen to serve on the M.I. board to offer insight into the plight of the many individuals and families who struggle with mental challenges daily.

He has received care in both the Fairfax County and Washington D.C. behavioral health networks and he knows the importance of taking care of the whole person.

Often times Christopher has felt that many professionals in the mental health profession overlook the reality of mental health citizens having other interest and health concerns that extend beyond their mental health diagnoses.

Yvette is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Baruch College and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia in the Management of IT. She also holds a certificate from Rutgers University in County Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO).

In addition, she holds her Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master Certificate, Information Technology Infrastructure Library Certificate (ITIL), Information Technology Service Management Certificate (ITSM), and International Public Management Association for Human Resources Certificate (IPMA-HR).

Yvette Gayles

Yvette is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Baruch College and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia in the Management of IT. She also holds a certificate from Rutgers University in County Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO).

In addition, she holds her Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master Certificate, Information Technology Infrastructure Library Certificate (ITIL), Information Technology Service Management Certificate (ITSM), and International Public Management Association for Human Resources Certificate (IPMA-HR).

Ms. Groom's professional careers in Sales, Marketing

Alethia Grooms

Ms. Groom’s professional careers in Sales, Marketing & Financial Management spans for more than 3 decades.

Ms. Grooms has her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specific banking and finance concentration.

It is her knowledge of fair housing regulations, and her ability to supervise and manage strategic planning and development operations for M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s community partner relationships and various philanthropic initiatives that will be the driving force in M.I. ‘s efforts to impact mental health and wellness policies and affordable housing circumstances across the Nation’s Capital.

Mrs. Hightower is a proud serving board member of M.I. Mother’s Keeper. She has worked in the trenches with M.I. Mother’s Keeper to help raise awareness for mental health and the citizens whom we serve, while also working to foster strong community partner relationships to assure that M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s core mission and messaging remain mainstream. Mrs. Hightower helped M.I. to forge relationships with the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, State’s Attorney office, and the Community Preservation Development Corporation, to name a few.

Cheromia L. Hightower

Mrs. Hightower is a proud serving board member of M.I. Mother’s Keeper. She has worked in the trenches with M.I. Mother’s Keeper to help raise awareness for mental health and the citizens whom we serve, while also working to foster strong community partner relationships to assure that M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s core mission and messaging remain mainstream. Mrs. Hightower helped M.I. to forge relationships with the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, State’s Attorney office, and the Community Preservation Development Corporation, to name a few.
Mrs. Cynthia Robinson is an Elementary School teacher with the Prince George's County public school system. She earned her B.S. in Child and Adolescent Studies from Bowie State University where she also studied Special Education curriculums and Early Childhood Development.

Mrs. Robinson spent 25 years in Health Care Finance prior to realizing her dream of working with and educating the youth.

Mrs. Robinson is M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s Director of Child Programming and looks forward to fulfilling her philanthropic duties to the M.I. organization.

Cynthia Robinson

Mrs. Cynthia Robinson is an Elementary School teacher with the Prince George’s County public school system. She earned her B.S. in Child and Adolescent Studies from Bowie State University where she also studied Special Education curriculums and Early Childhood Development.

Mrs. Robinson spent 25 years in Health Care Finance prior to realizing her dream of working with and educating the youth.

Mrs. Robinson is M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s Director of Child Programming and looks forward to fulfilling her philanthropic duties to the M.I. organization.

Arnetta Rogers is a veteran in the Beauty Culture Industry with over 25 years of experience. She is also a licensed Insurance Producer specializing in retirement solutions.

A Visionary at heart, in 2016 her passion for building the industry led her to create a system that would help Beauty Entrepreneurs Nationwide manage and build multi-generational wealth.

She is a proud member on the Board of Directors for M.I. Mother's Keeper helping in the cause to build capital and resources for mental health citizens and people in need.

Arnetta Rogers

Arnetta Rogers is a veteran in the Beauty Culture Industry with over 25 years of experience. She is also a licensed Insurance Producer specializing in retirement solutions.

A Visionary at heart, in 2016 her passion for building the industry led her to create a system that would help Beauty Entrepreneurs Nationwide manage and build multi-generational wealth.

She is a proud member on the Board of Directors for M.I. Mother’s Keeper helping in the cause to build capital and resources for mental health citizens and people in need.

M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s Government Liaison representative and board member is Miss Monique Michelle Smith. Miss Smith is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician who has been employed with the District of Columbia’s Fire

Monique Michelle Smith

M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s Government Liaison representative and board member is Miss Monique Michelle Smith. Miss Smith is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician who has been employed with the District of Columbia’s Fire & EMS agency for the past twenty years. Monique served as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 4B03 in the District of Columbia’s ward 4 quadrant of the city from 2008-2010. Monique also spent 8 years as a Pre-K Teacher in the District of Columbia’s private school system, as well as serving as Girl Scout troop co-leader which brought her tremendous joy.

Born in Washington, DC with roots in Trinidad, West Indies, Carlenia is the Founder of Destiny Embraced, a personal development company, and The Sacred Spaces Movement.

A Global Awareness Campaign, empowering men, women

Carlenia Springer

Born in Washington, DC with roots in Trinidad, West Indies, Carlenia is the Founder of Destiny Embraced, a personal development company, and The Sacred Spaces Movement.

A Global Awareness Campaign, empowering men, women & children of African descent to take the time to make themselves a priority, to be able to hear & heal their heart.

Carlenia’s passion to help those of African descent embrace their intuitive nature, shatter painful emotional realities & make a difference in the world is inspired by her own journey.

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