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AGz Board Of DIRECTORS

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Shashi Kaligotla

Board Co-Chair

Shashi did his MBA from the University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is a sought-after technologist for speaking at international conferences. Shashi is the founder of a startup that Polycom acquired.

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Kemmiko Grant

Board  Treasury

Kemmiko (Kem) Grant is a retired banker of 27 years and has held positions as Vice President of Comerica Bank & Chase Bank. She holds an Executive MBA in Business Leadership and a BS in Business Management, and she is currently a Business Advisor in Tarrant County

Garwin Feggins

Board Member - Marketing

Garwin is currently the Sr. Corporate Recruiter for A.H Belo ( The Dallas Morning News and Belo and Company) in Dallas Texas. He has over 15 years in Talent Acquisitions, Diversity Consulting and Human Resources experience with major companies

Rianne Derr

Board Member- Health & Wellness

Rianne graduated from nursing school in 2010 with her Bachelors of Nursing, 2015 with her Masters in Nursing Leadership, and 2016 with a Masters in Business Administration Healthcare. Rianne works as a Nurse Manager of 2 Medical Surgical Floors at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

Tomeka Fortune

Board Sectary 

Tomeka has a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences Degree in Communications from Dallas Baptist University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources and Training and Development. Tomeka is a HR Business Partner at Nissan Motor Corporation.

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Cal Quigley

Board Member-Curriculum 

Cal Quigley IV is CEO and President of Reforming Academics, an adjunct Professor of Sociology, Information Technology, for Tarrant County College. Currently pursuing his Ed.D.

 

AGZ Executive AdvisorY BOARD

This group serves as subject matter experts by mentoring and coaching Young Professionals Ascending members and helping to raise funds for Advising Generation Z.

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Jose Villasenor

Health and Wellness Administrator 

Jose Villasenor, Administrator in Irving ISD, has supervised various education programs, including Social Services, Guidance and Counseling, Dean of Students, Section 504, Truancy, Drug Prevention, Teenage Pregnant and Parenting, Homeless Education, Bullying, and Mentoring programs for 15 years.

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Gina Grant

Founder

Women That Soar

Gina Grant is a wife, mother of four and the CEO of Women That Soar (WTS), a Dallas-based media and content development company.

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Michael Jones Jr

Presiding Judge Precinct 4

Judge Michael Jones is the Presiding Judge of the Justice of the Peace Court located in Precinct 4. He was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4- 1 in 2018.

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Linda Parker, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Linda Parker, Ed.D., works at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD as the Deputy Superintendent where she leads the work of transforming education to meet the needs of every child.

AGZ  Staff

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Elizabeth Dawes

Operation Manager

Elizabeth, Chief Administrative Officer, holds a Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management. She manages databases for 4-Teen & Truancy Courts and 11-school districts. She assists the CEO with daily administrative duties, communicates with the general staff/board members on the CEO’s behalf.

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Alfred mcadory

Shepherds of Healing Director

Supervisor of all things Male Mentoring Related and Contributes to SOH Blog Alfred McAdory obtained his Bachelor in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisiana Monroe. As Program Director, AJ provides motivation and career enrichment to male students during the academic year as well as providing an opportunity for male professionals to mentor young boys enrolled in SOH.

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Mariah Martin

Lipstick Ready Director

Curriculum Writer for Girl Centered Content and Outreach Events Mariah Martin focuses on working with girls ages 8-18 whose emotional and behavioral characteristics are impeding their ability to succeed in their current educational setting. Mariah was a former dancer for the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dance Team. Mariah holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics degree and Math Certification from UT Arlington.

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Ashley Cunningham

LEAP Manager

Program Manager for Lipstick Ready’s college program LEAP assisting in Outreach As a Nurse, Ashley focuses on teaching college girls about the changes that will occur in their bodies and mind as they transition into womanhood. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a Master of Science in Educational Psychology, Certification: Master Certified Mentor.

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Debra ColE

Community Director

Leads Social and Emotional Learning Seminars and Workshops for Adults Debra has 13 years of experience strengthening young adults and families into overcoming adversity, self-sabotage and stress. As a Family & Wellness Advocate, Debra works closely with the parents of our school-age students addressing the social and emotional needs of our families.

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Sara TRISTAN

Graphic & Web Designer

Sara Michelle Tristan earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Houston - Downtown with a minor in communications. She has worked with hundreds of clients worldwide and created more than 300 websites. Sara is currently pursuing a master's degree in technical communications.

 

Young Professionals ASENDING Members 2010-2020

Advising Generation Z’s, "Young Professionals Ascending", is an elite mentoring group for young professionals ages 19-29 who want to network, develop, volunteer, and thrive. YPA meets bi-monthly to provide over 100+ young professionals with access to senior executives in various industries who share tips on how to navigate through life's difficulties.

 

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