Board of Directors
CARMEN A. GRAY
Carmen A. Gray is a Corporate Trainer, skilled leadership expert and Keynote Speaker spanning over 20 years of experience.
Her keynote style reaches diverse audiences from large corporate groups to private events effectively incorporating both humor and pointed delivery, granting her repeated guest appearances for various conferences and organizations. Over the years, she has developed several creative workshop platforms to drive intended results among attendees looking for measurable outcomes in personal growth and leadership development. As a humanitarian she has served in community outreach initiatives and other endeavors both in the US, Africa and Haiti and has traveled to seven different countries gaining a broad acceptance of people, diversities and cultures.
Carmen Gray is an honor graduate and holds a degree in Business Human Resources, she is a Certified Insurance Agent for the State of Florida and South Carolina and has served as a Mentor in the prestigious Year Up Program (a financial literacy program for at-risk young women). Carmen has made guest appearances on radio talk shows and has been featured in Victory Magazine and several local news shows and papers.
LINDA MOBLEY, CPA
A healthcare finance and revenue cycle professional with experience spanning three decades. Competencies include revenue cycle, financial forecasting and turnaround management. Effective communicator, decision maker and driven by solid analytical and leadership skills.
Consistently exceed performance and profitability goals through insightful forecasting, positive cultural change, and innovative process change. A member of Healthcare Financial Management Association and a speaker for development of new reimbursement methodologies.
Personal passions include legal research, healthcare advocacy and creating new business ventures. Linda resides in Atlanta, Georgia and holds a B.B.A. degree from Savannah State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia. Linda Mobley’s professional profile is on LinkedIn at Linda Mobley, CPA.
JUNELL MCCALL MA.Ed., M.S.,
Junell McCall has worked in education for over 20 years in the disciplines of classroom instruction, academic and career counseling, admissions, and consulting. She is a proponent of student-centered learning and very adept at differentiating instruction to ensure that all learners grasp the concepts being taught. She develops new and adapts existing curriculum to meet the needs of each client as she understands the dynamics of learning styles and that each individual is unique and therefore needs to be instructed in a unique manner.
Junell is a life-long learner who inspires others to continue on the journey of continuous personal growth and development. Junell is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she is a proud graduate of the prestigious Cass Technical High School. She received numerous scholarships and attended Wilberforce University where she continued to excel academically and later transferred to Wayne State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She went on to earn a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from American InterContinental University and a Master of Science Degree in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University.
Nicole Williams got her start in the lobbying profession at the Flagler County Association of REALTORS, where she is currently employed. She started her professional career in Management, Account, Public Relations, and Communications. With a varied talent in all areas of Business, she developed a knack for management, branding, and community relations. She is the Director of the Local Chapter of Flagler County Toys for Tots and serves on various committee throughout the community.
Nicole also serves as consultants to businesses; developing business plans, strategic plans, and legislative strategy plans. Her job performance throughout her connections with businesses and aspiring business owners have earned her the title of “Coach Nikki”. Due to her love for everything administrative in business, she is well sought out for her expertise in that area and coaches’ individuals to take risks professionally to gain the results they desire.
Marie Collins, Harlem USA born, a true native New Yorker, embraces life to its fullest. People-oriented she finds great pleasure in serving others. She studied Human Resources and Labor Relations at Cornell University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Monroe College receiving her degree in Hospitality Management.
Collins retired as Staff Director of Executive Staffing after more than 25 years of experience with Verizon. Her breadth of expertise encompassed diverse ares in Human Resources where she managed large and small teams of HR professionals in Staffing, College Recruiting, EEO/Affirmative Action and Management Succession. Marie’s unique ability to engage synergistically with people from various cultural and educational backgrounds has taken her around the world to six of the seven continents .
Marie has served on the Board of the Epilepsy Institute of New York and on the Advisory Council of Samuel Gompers Technical High School, Bronx, New York. Stated as her most rewarding experience was serving as Business Advisor for INROADS New York/Westchester working to prepare talented youth for employment. Collins is a long-standing member of the National Professional Network supporting continued education and has participated in NPN’s training in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Europe, China and Australia.
Dr. CANDACE A. HOUSE
Committee Chair Of Policies & Procedures
A sought-after business/success coach, speaker and minister, Dr. Candace House is the author of You Frame Your World by the Words You Say, Change Your Words Change Your Life, Shut the Door, It is Well, What is God Eating and her new book Dream Maker versus Day Dreamers. She coaches entrepreneurs and professionals seeking a more purposeful path. Her bi-monthly e-newsletter inspires hundreds of subscribers.
She has spoken at organizations such as The Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club, Authors and Publishers, The Black Entrepreneur, Christians in the Marketplace and other Corporate Events. She is also a sought after speaker for churches across the Nation and Internationally as well.
Candace’s professional training includes Human Resource Mgt with continued education in the Christian arena. She has received an earned D.D. in Divinity, a Psy.D in Christian Psychology and Ph.D in Theology. Other Business training includes FRED PRYOR’s Creative Leadership for Managers, & Train the Trainer ZIG ZIGGLER’s Strategies for Success & Time Management Skills BELLSOUTH/AT&T’s Marketing and Sales SKILL PATH’s How to Excel at Managing People Sparking Innovation and Creativity and DALE CARNEIGE’s Sales Leadership Excellence, John Maxwell Leadership Training and Coaching as well as numerous other training.
DR. EARL JOHNSON Jr.
General Counsel and Governance Officer
A native Floridian, Dr. Earl Johnson, Jr. is an alumni of the University of South Carolina, and has 30 years’ experience in the field of education. Johnson was named a finalist for Florida’s 2017 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, otherwise known as the Principal of the Year Award.
Johnson played professional football for the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos in the 1980s. But injuries altered the course of his career. Johnson, who had a degree in business, went on to earn another in mathematics education and ultimately a doctorate in educational leadership. He served as an administrator in several elementary, middle and high schools in Volusia County before joining Matanzas High School. Dr. Earl Johnson Jr. now serves as the Executive Director for Leadership Development for Flagler County School Board.
DR. COLLEEN CONKLIN
Committee Chair of Leadership & Innovation
An elected School Board Member; Executive Director of a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. (Science, Math, Aerospace/Aviation, Robotics, Technology, @ Embry-Riddle) Dual Enrollment, Outreach Program; International Executive Coach, FAA Certified UAS (Drone) - Remote Pilot in Command. Passionate Advocate for the most vulnerable among us and a Social Change Accelerator who wants to change the world!
Specialties: Advocacy, policy, non-profit management, higher education, dual enrollment, STEM Education, aerospace education, unmanned aerial systems, autonomous systems, brain based leading and learning, Efficacy Coach for Executives, International Coaching and Consulting, Individuals, Youth and Business Development; Legislative liaison, grant development and evaluation, cultural diversity, visioning, strategic organizational development, project management, team building, program development, employee empowerment, social marketing, facilitator, speaker, business development.