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20 Pearls Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors and Professional Affiliation

  1. Kechia Thomas English is a retired Clark County Family Services Child Welfare Manager.  She serves on the boards of Foster Kinship and Living Grace Homes.  She holds master’s degrees in Organizational Management and Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in private practice and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Services.  Ms. English is the Co-Pastor of Victory Black Mountain Church and currently serves as the Chairman of 20 Pearls Foundation, Inc. 

  2. Erica Etienne currently works for the Clark County School District. Since becoming an educator in 2002, she has served the Las Vegas community as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and now, as Principal.

  3. Breana Jones-Givens is the Manager of the Social Determinants of Health Team  with Molina Healthcare of Nevada. She is a member of the MolinaCares Accord, a non-profit organization.  She also serves as the co-chairman of the Mental Health Committee of her sorority.

  4. Jacqueline R. Hall is a retired former Assistant Manager with Clark County Department of Family Services. Jacqueline holds a master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Administration. 

  5. Andrea Haynes Johnson is the Executive Director of Courageous Conversation Global Foundation, whose mission is  “ promote racial healing through training and development.” She was the Director of Equity and Grants for a high school district in Highland Park Illinois and served on the founding board and artistic team of Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre in Chicago. Andrea is a past member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, where she served two terms as President of the Northshore Chapter and held appointments in the administrations of three Midwestern Regional Directors. She is a contributing author in several books including, Teaching Brilliant Black Girls, and Courageous Conversations About Race, second and third editions. Andrea holds a BFA in Dance Performance, an MAT in English Education and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in General Administration.

  6. Debbee Jeter, the creative mastermind behind Debbee’s Hidden Treasures, is an entrepreneurial dynamo specializing in digital designs, apparel, and accessories. Her successful Direct Sales business generated 400k sales multiple times. Debbee is a graduate of the University of Delaware and has held various corporate leadership positions in Human Resources. She also serves as the Financial Secretary for the Theta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and leads the Princesses and Queens Girls Etiquette program. Additionally, she is an active member of her HOA. Debbee is happily married with one son who resides in Los Angeles. The family recently relocated to the Las Vegas area in 2019.

  7. Val Lucas is a retired Call Center Supervisor, Quality Monitoring and Workforce Management Supervisor with Southwest Gas Corporation for 36 years..  Her current role is Supervisor on the Project Horizon Core team which is implementing a new SAP customer service software system.  She is the Vice-President of Las Vegas Chapter of Charms, Incorporated.

  8. Venessa Martin Benjamin has 20 years of being a subject matter expert in labor relations, contract negotiations, and program management through working for an arm of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is preparing to work on a master’s degree in Global Business Administration. Venessa sat on several union affiliated boards, sat on the Advisory Board for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of Southern Nevada, and continues to provide top level service to working families in her business as a Realtor in the Las Vegas, NV, area.

  9. Ebonee Nelson works for the Beaverton School District as a Learning Strategist at an elementary school in Beaverton, OR.  She retired from the Clark County School District in 2022.  She served the Las Vegas community for 18 years, working with middle school and high school children as a Special Education teacher and Special Education Instructional Facilitator.  She formerly served on the Board of Directors of HOPE Worldwide, Las Vegas, the Las Vegas arm of an international, non-profit charity that is committed to the compassionate delivery of community-based services to communities made vulnerable to poverty, disease, or disasters.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiological Sciences and a Master’s of Education degree in Special Education.    

  10. Ciara Owens is a project facilitator for the English Learner Division in the Clark County School District. She is an Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on K-12 Education doctoral candidate.

  11. Victoria Parker is a native of Las Vegas and has spent the majority of her professional career serving and supporting youth in her community. She currently works for a local non-profit organization, Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas, as a college counselor helping to alleviate barriers to post-secondary education for first generation students. Victoria was a Senior Recreation Leader with the City of Las Vegas, Leisure Services Department, Site Coordinator at UNLV GEAR UP and Director of Career Services at Vatterott College in Tulsa, OK. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. In 2019, she embarked on a lifelong dream of entrepreneurship and launched her business helping women find financial freedom and independence through entrepreneurship.

  12. Deanna Riddle is a licensed realtor with Simply Vegas real estate brokerage, and she has been servicing the Las Vegas and Los Angeles area communities with their residential and commercial real estate needs since 2005. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and also a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois and she stays busy with service projects through her local church, as a Jack and Jill mom, and with her role as a member of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Board of Control.

  13. Angela Riley is a registered nurse who has served in the healthcare arena for over 25 years. Since obtaining her Juris Doctorate, Mrs. Riley has been employed as the Far West Division Ethics and Compliance officer for HCA. She also serves as the Southwest Region Youth advisor for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, where she is responsible for overseeing youth events, community service initiatives, and facilitating educational planning and development. Mrs. Riley is also Associate Minister and Youth Director at True Love Missionary Baptist Church. She has also served on other community based organizations, focused on strengthening families and maximizing the potential of young people.  

  14. Keysa Rogers has over 20 years of Senior Operational and Non-Profit experience. Mrs. Rogers has served on several community, national boards and has affiliations with several civic organizations. Mrs. Rogers is a business entrepreneur, holding a degree in Business Administration, Masters in Organizational Management, and currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship.  

  15. Erica Silas is an experienced educator who currently works at CCSD.  Since starting her education career in 1996, she has served as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, and School Leader.  She holds a Doctorate in Teacher Leadership Development. She is a member of several educational professional organizations. 

  16. Vanessa Taylor is a retired entrepreneur with diverse leadership experience. She has dedicated her career to improving the quality of life and serving the community. She has over 25 years of strategic HR experience driving effective leadership and organizational development; She is an accomplished research scientist, as well as owned a successful senior in-home care business. She is currently the owner of a custom embroidery business.

  17. Sandra Todd is a retired Clark County Functional Manager with 31 years of service. Sandra was responsible for functional operations and support of Clark County’s Enterprise financial and human resource systems as well as all related applications. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and a master’s degree in Education. She is also the founder and owner of Tville Ventures, Inc., a real estate investment company whose mission is to help homeowners work through the complexities of having to sell their home under challenging or non-optimal situations.  Sandra also builds websites for small businesses, start-ups, disadvantaged and minority businesses.


All board members are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®️

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