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Meet the board members

Ms. Yasheia Wilson

Ms. Yasheia Wilson President of the JBS Foundation, INC. - Born in the city of Miami. An Artistic collaborator in many Theatre and community and cultural events in the South Florida region. She was ordained as a Licensed Minister on April 17, 2009, under The Apostolic - Prophetic Connection and ordained as a Prophet on June 23, 2013, at World Harvest Eagle Ministries. She is a Renaissance Woman and a woman of faith, who has traveled nationally and internationally in such countries as Belgium, South Africa, Curacao, Bahamas, & Turks Cacaos, and she’s very decorative in ministry ordinations.
Yasheia, has studied at Broward College, and Valencia College, specializing in Performing Arts and the medical field.
She’s trained in ballet, modern dance, jazz, Luturgical dance & contemporary dance. From the age of 6-30. Her experience in the arts varies from; A Dancers Place, Rosa of Sharon Dance school, and Perfected Praise school of dance. Additionally, she’s been a member of The Elisha Dance Company for over 10 years. Where she has served as the assistant Artistic Director of the theatre.
Yasheia, is a chance agent. She has worked with many foundations within the community feeding and clothing the homeless. She’s actively worked for 8 years with the Department of Childrens and families at The Children's Harbor, assisting pregnant teen moms that were in foster care. Her scope of work consisted of cultivating and expanding the teenage moms in ways to prosper and raise up above the status quo of their narratives.“A heart for humanity” abandonment isn't some misfortune but a privilege. It is absolutely a vision or inspiration from God. This is the essence of servanthood, self-emptying, and humility to build up and establish others.

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Ms. Veronica White is the Vice President of the JBS Foundation. She is a verification specialist, notary, certified tax preparer, and small business advisor. White, is currently employed at the department of corrections as WPSO supervisor. Veronica attended, Florida Memorial University, where she was awarded “the most outstanding freshman”. She has a background in educating our at-risk youth. She served as a supervisor and educator at sprouting to success a private institution in Miami Gardens, FL. Veronica was able to utilize her skills instilled in her by her late grandfather, Rev. Joseph Baron Silas; working firsthand with Rev. Silas during her high school summers; at MiamiDade County Federation of Black Employees, INC. a civil rights organization formed for the purpose of enhancing employment opportunities for Black and minority employees. This exposure advanced her in entrepreneurship and business development. She later pivoted as a classified advertiser with Atlanta Journal constitution and worked alongside her family to help operate and manage a family owned business, Global Media Marketing and printing. Veronica has stayed actively engaged with our youth. She is the founder of a tutoring club, Each One Teach One.

Ms. Veronica White

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Patrick Pratt is a Board member and chair of the Education Committee for the JBS Foundation INC. he’s an educator and sportsman. He graduated at the top 20% 1of his Blountstown High School class. While maintaining top grades, he participated in many extra-curricular activities and sports, such as football, basketball, and track, earning a state title in weightlifting. Patrick is a Florida State University, graduate. His academic background is International Affairs, with an emphasis on Italian studies. During his time at FSU he was apart of Florida State football team. Still active in sports, he has a vase experience as serving as a middle school football coach. Also, he served as a cheer sponsor where he continued to encourage community, teamwork, and hard work ethic in the cheerleaders. Patrick is certified to educate our youth in English Language Arts from grades 6-12. Patrick has been praised for his classroom management and student engagement skills. Patrick has worked on committees with the Department of Education to review items in upcoming state assessments. These opportunities has given Patrick the tools needed to understand how the state of Florida expects its students to master state benchmarks. Patrick has been leading his own professional development with the school and district. He’s a committee member for African American history in education, encouraging teachers to integrate African American history authentically in all parts of the curriculum. The committee provided teachers with frameworks, curriculum, and resources to include African American history in lessons for all content. Patrick was awarded the Glenn Howell Minority Distinguished Educator of the year. He continues to work hard with students and engage students in the post-Covid era, which tends to be difficult but successful.

Patrick Pratt

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John Porter is a board Member and Chair of Real Estate development and Technology committee. Porter is a technology professional with multi-industry experience working in Silicon Valley, a Big 4 Audit firm. John has global experience living and working in Africa, Europe and Asia and can communicate in English, Spanish, Arabic, and German. John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from George Mason University and is currently enrolled at Stanford University in the Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate Program.

John Porter

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Lynne Smith Bowens is Board member and Chair of the Health and financial literacy for the JBS Foundation INC. she’s a Florida Native. She’s a Graduate of Florida Memorial University - BS in Public Administration, minor in business. She has many Accomplishments: she was Captain of cheerleading squad at Florida Memorial, she’s a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Miss Florida Memorial. She has many years of Experience: She’s a Teacher/Substitute Teacher in Dade County for 15 years, Board Certified holistic Health Practitioner and Health Coach since 2013. Over 20 years of successful business experience. Specializes in helping business owners and families with income protection and planning strategies for their future.

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Ms. Shekinah G. McIntosh is The Executive director of the JBS foundation, INC. McIntosh a phenomenal leader who credits her leadership style and approach to her ability to bridge technique and skill with everyday living. She has successfully managed to balance the two thereby accomplishing great feats in the areas of community partnerships, parent involvement, curriculum design, school operations and the list goes on. Ms. McIntosh is not shy about working in urban core schools through which she's developed a gift in teaching and mentoring teachers. Her educational philosophy of providing students hands-on learning experiences to develop students holistically is her forte. Her niche for creating change is her very own signature. Her résumé speaks for itself as she continues to add more accomplishments and projects that she herself spearheads. One in particular is the community partnership she maintains with the Green Haven Project. This effort alone has brought health awareness to another level where Carol City Middle School’s student body, faculty and parents are encouraged to harvest crops from their very own Glory Garden. Ms. McIntosh holds the title of Carol City Sr. High Feeder Pattern Assistant Principal of the Year 2021-2022. Also, she is a 2021-2022 North Region Assistant Principal of the Year Finalist. She carries the affectionate name “Mighty Mac” from her ability to break barriers, overcome challenges to transform schools and their communities. Mighty Mac is celebrated for her innovative ideas and nontraditional approach to resolve historical issues. She is known for her work in the community that transcends the school campus into the city streets. She believes that the success of any student is determined by their environment. Therefore, she invests in building a safe haven for students, faculty and staff. The positive energy from these projects flow and radiate through the hallways, providing Chief Nation the fertile soil for all stakeholders to flourish.

Ms. Shekinah G. McIntosh

Lynne Smith Bowens

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