Andre Hill, Sr.

Chairman of the Board

I have fifty plus years of business experience.  I am a third generation entrepreneur. I studied business administration and marketing at FAMU.  I am a published writer, retired contractor, business/tax specialist for Rubin Law firm in Washington, DC.  I am currently a talk show host for the "Straight Talk Saturday Morning Talk Show."


Brenda Allen


I am a retired Information Technology Training Supervisor from the Los Angeles Unified School District.  I am a former IT Trainer, Project Manager, School Office Manager, Branch Secretary for KLCS-TV, as well as a former business owner/entrepreneur of Neith Enterprises, LLC and Accurate Medical Transcription Service. LLC.  Currently, I do volunteer work for several non-profit organizations.  I relocated to Florida from California in March 2012 after a 25-year career in the educational field with LAUSD.

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Andre Hill, Jr.

Chief Operations Officer

I was born in Washington, DC in 1985, raised in Nashville, TN and currently live in Tampa, Florida.  I am the Operations Manager with Urban Progress Alliance, Inc.  I am also a committee leader of the Tampa Heritage Initiative.  I have a background in electrical engineering and a degree in agricultural studies.  I am currently studying Environment Sustainability Management.  I am co-host of the "Straight Talk Saturday Morning Talk Show."


Carolyn Brown

Director of Foreign and Domestic Affairs

Native born of St. Louis, MO.  Carolyn joined the U.S. Army after only a year of college in 1990.  First Duty Station landed her in Dexheim Germany.  In Alaska, she finished her degree in Accounting at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.  She is currently working on her second degree Business Management.  She is CEO and founder of One's Story.


Derrian Burns

Executive Assistant

I relocated to Tampa, Florida in 2016 from the Inland Empire region of California.  I graduated high school in Carrollton, Texas and attended Oklahoma City University.  I have experience as a Customer Service Specialist, Project Coordinator for an international exchange student program and have worked mostly in the hospitality industry.  My motto is:  "Be the change that you want to see."

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Arlene Aranya

Board Member

I am a certified Pharmacist.

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