Meet our Board of Directors

Gerald Minnifield

Gerald Minnifield

1st Vice President

 “There should be no glass ceilings for neither our women of 
color or our youth and the few we hit will be shattered!”
Throughout the years Ms. Minnifield has served her community on various platforms. One of her greatest
accomplishments, being a founding member of Women of Cultural Foundation where she has served as an active
board member for many years and is the current Vice President.
Ms. Minnifield has much to bring to the table. She has 45 years’ experience working not just for the community, but
working within corporate America, spear heading and organizing a corporate minority employee organization at the
regional level. This organization was Minority Interchange Inc. where served on both the local and national levels.
She did this while working at Prudential Insurance, where she used her ability to simultaneous manage various
projects and drive organizational success within diverse sectors, in the mix of a changing economical climax. She
completed the task of developing procedures and the workflow, plus organizing a team, for the renewal underwriting
process for 1 to 5 million Dollar Excess Liability policies. The effectiveness of the team generated a high rating during
the Regional Operational Review. Ms. Minnifield did this while supervising two teams demonstrating her ability to
proficiently multitask.
Ms. Minnifield was one of the organizing members of the National Coalition of 100 Black women, Jacksonville
Chapter. She was one of the 1st to help open the chapter. She also served as a Board member of the National
Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Jacksonville chapter plus on the board at the national level. Her community
activism did not stop there she also was a member of the Jacksonville Urban League Auxiliary where she served as
secretary.
Ms. Minnifield is passionate about uplifting women and all people of color by educating, encouraging them to
improve their lifestyles, to realize their dreams and understanding that they are the overseers of their lives, and
anything is possible. She works with youth to help open their hearts, souls and minds to realize that with hope and
hard work anything is possible. To realize that they “Are Somebody!” Helping them to have life experiences that with
our organization they are “broadening their horizons”.
While pursuing her degree at Tuskegee she majored in Physical Education while minoring in Business. She holds the
following Licenses: General Lines (Property and Casualty); Life, Health, Variable and Annuity.

Roberta Mondesir

Roberta Mondesir

2nd Vice President

Brief bio goes here

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater

Treasurer

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Felecia McDuffie

Felecia McDuffie

Secretary

Brief bio goes here

Lynn Richardson

Lynn Richardson

Financial Secretary

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Myisha DeNose

Myisha DeNose

Parliamentarian

Myisha L. DeNose

Associate Director of Academic Advising

Adjunct Instructor at Florida State College at Jacksonville

Higher Education

WCCF Parliamentarian

Universal Tween/Teen Youth Group

 

Myisha De Nose Dynamic Academic Advising, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Leader with more than 16 years of experience delivering outstanding service to prospective students and their parents. Mrs. DeNose is a participant in FSCJ’s Leadership Academy, FSCJ Adjunct Academy, 2020 graduate of Duval County’s Parents Who Lead Advocacy Org, Duval County Parent Leader. She is a student advocate whose intrinsic motivation is to see students persist through the education life cycle and successfully complete their educational goals.

Mrs. DeNose holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and Theater from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters’ in Public Administration specializing in Public Management from Troy University.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University.

Jacqueline Dowdy

Jacqueline Dowdy

Chaplain

DR. JACQUELINE D. DOWDY, M.Div., MBA

Dr. Jacqueline Dowdy is a native of Durham, NC and has been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida for six years. She is employed as Chief Executive Officer/President of River Region Human Services, Inc. She served at Edward Waters College (EWC) as Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, & Research. Prior to EWC, she was employed at Florida A&M University for eight years as Associate Controller and Associate Director of Operations Analysis and Bethune Cookman University as Associate Vice President.

She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting at Elon University; a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Business Administration from Campbell University as a transfer from Mercer University School of Theology; and a Master of Business Administration from School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. She also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and her PhD in Educational Leadership at Florida A&M University College of Education.

Carolyn Hampton

Carolyn Hampton

Assistant Chaplain

Ms. Carolyn Hampton is an entrepreneur in the real estate market. In 2005 she established, CV Homes Inc., Which is an investment company, that buy, sale, rent and rehap affordable homes to individual’s that are working, or have low income or section 8 vouchers. Ms. Hampton sub-contract jobs to skilled workers such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, drywall and roofersto assist us in providing quality homes to people. This company was formed because she saw the need for people to have quality homes. Not only helping the community but to leave a legacy to her family.

Ms. Hampton took on a challenge of renovating a fire house from a shell to complete overhaul, whereas, she brought it up to code for today’s standard. This was the 1st time she has been the contractor through the city to take on such an enormous job and complete it successfully.

Ms. Hampton has been a minister at Gate to Glory Apostolic church. She also served on the board of trustee for 10 years, pastors aide, women’s ministry, outreach ministry and feeding the hungry through Forgotten Harvest and the Angel Food Network. Having been led by God, to move to Florida, she served as a minister at Prince Chapel AME Church. Giving back to the Nassau county communities, Ms Hampton again worked in feeding the hungry, helping the church to give Thanksgiving food baskets, and implemented in giving gift cards to the Boys and Girls club through the Women Missionaries Society (WMS). Ms. Hampton is currently at Saint Andrew AME Church and is affiliated with the Women In Missionary (WIM). She has done missionary work in various communities, giving hope to the fallen and providing hope to those in need.

I am passionate about preaching, redeveloping, traveling and missionary work. I am excited about Women Of Color Cultural Foundation (WOCCF) and the sisterhood of women connecting to have a greater quality of life, by inspiring and uplifting women and not tearing each other down. We also thrive to encourage our youth that dreams are not only possible but obtainable.

Ms. Hampton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University. Ministerial License from Gate to Glory Apostolic Chruch (MI) 2013-2019, and Prince Chapel AME Church (FL) 2019-2020

 

THE FUTURE IS NOW

Rochelle was introduced to our organization and unfortunately she had no direction on where or what she wanted to do in life. After working with our mentors we able to guide her in the right direction. She is now a college graduate and working as a digital marketer in corporate america. With your help we will continue to mentor young black girls like Rochelle. Join us today with a kind donation because our future leaders depends on it.