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Antoinette Sands

Advisor

Antoinette Sands is a seasoned web developer with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry. She has a proven track record of creating dynamic and user-friendly websites, leveraging her deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various web development frameworks. Antoinette's passion for coding extends beyond professional development; she is also dedicated to education, having taught coding to both kids and adults. Her engaging teaching style and ability to simplify complex concepts have inspired many to pursue careers in technology. Through her dual roles as a developer and educator, Antoinette continues to shape the future of web development while fostering a love for coding in the next generation.

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Balpreet Guraya

Board Member

Experienced Visual Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, UI Design, Photography, and Management. Strong arts and design professional with an Associate of Arts degree focused in Design and Visual Communications, from Ohlone College, California.

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Chaunda Dallas

Advisor

Chaunda C. Dallas, MSIT, PhD student, is a dynamic cybersecurity professional with expertise in healthcare technology. As a WiCyS Technical Mentor and experienced Cybersecurity Data Analyst, she empowers individuals through education initiatives. Currently pursuing her PhD in Cyber Offensive Engineering, she actively engages in competitions like the DoD Cyber Sentinel Skills Challenge. Transitioning from hands-on healthcare to safeguarding patient EHRs, Chaunda is dedicated to ensuring data security and privacy.

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Katrice Johnson

Advisor

Katrice has been in business as a graphic designer and marketer for over 23 years. She uses her expertise to consult with and provide services to small, medium, and large companies. She has been in the Graphic Design and Marketing field since 2001. She has dedicated her business to helping hundreds of small business owners develop brands and grow businesses. While in business Ms. Johnson also shared her experiences and expertise with small business owners through the PowerLink Business Expo where she offered workshops and educational training. Among many of her accomplishments, Katrice has also had several pieces of her artwork exhibited at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, in Pensacola, FL. In addition, Katrice was recognized and awarded by The American Advertising Awards which is one of the most prestigious organizations for Graphic Design and Art in 2015 and 2016.

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Paul Pearson

Founder

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and 10 years of management expertise, I excel in leveraging technology to enhance team productivity, streamline processes, and effectively fulfill organizational missions. I possess a comprehensive understanding of marketing and information technology, coupled with a genuine passion for education and cyber threat intelligence (CTI). Known for my consistent, honest, and reliable approach, I have successfully collaborated with teams of all ages on a global scale, including non-profit organizations, federal government agencies, Department of Defense (DoD), and small businesses.

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Precious Ezumoha Umunnakwe

Advisor

Precious is an experienced and results-driven leader with over 5 years experience in community leadership, operations management, business development and cybersecurity GRC. Using her unique blend of skills and leveraging her understanding of industry trends and technologies, she has spearheaded strategic initiatives to foster collaboration, drive engagement and promote knowledge within communities. She is an expert at crafting tailored strategies and innovative approaches to enhance organizational growth, and with her strong leadership and communication skills she has inspired teams and stakeholders towards achieving business objectives.

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Rachael Cook

Board Member

Talented and passionate graphic designer with a keen eye for creativity and innovation. With years of experience in the industry, Rachael has honed her design skills and developed a profound love for art. As an avid mentor, she finds great joy in guiding and inspiring other aspiring designers, helping them unlock their full potential and achieve their creative dreams. Rachael's dedication to nurturing emerging talents and her unwavering passion for the world of art make her an invaluable asset to the design community.


Sarah Melton

Board member

Sarah is an ecommerce expert with over 15+ years of Ecommerce Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Technology experience in start-up to mid-size business environments. She has a proven ability to drive revenue through innovation and exceptional leadership skills. Maintaining an intimate understanding of the processes, software and day-to-day business operations while executing a high level strategy.

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Tazha King

Co-Founder

An experienced and data-driven leader with nearly 15 years of progressive experience in management, fundraising, and program development, execution, and evaluation. Has a track record for reaching ambitious goals on an “impossible” timeline, cultivating impactful relationships that drive outcomes for clients and stakeholders, and thriving in the “gray spaces” of program launch and scale.

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