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AMBER McKINNEY is a resident of Irving, Texas and a Project Manager at AT&T. She is dedicated to the mission and vision of S&F Athletes and has been a faithful volunteer. As Program Manager, she is responsible for the flawless execution of our community events and after school programs as well as providing guidance to our participants and invaluable support to our program staff
TELLI WHITE was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is a single mother of two and grandmother of two. She received her GED after completing the eighth grade and continued her education to earn an Associates of Science Degree. Currently she is pursing her goal of Certified Life Coach (Transformational). She has had a successful career for over 20 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, currently with Parkland Memorial Hospital, and previously with CVS/pharmacy. Ms. White’s greatest reward and fulfillment comes from mentoring and life coaching. She is naturally gifted with the ability to teach others how to overcome life challenges. She is a member of Trinity Bible Center of Dallas, Texas, a leader in Today’s Spiritual Woman Ministries, a group leader at the Juvenile Detention Center, and the founder of Master Plan Mentoring where she mentors young woman and girls in partnership with Skill and Faith Athletes.
RICHARD FOSTER is a father with three sons and four grandchildren. He grew up in Bryan, Texas with his father, mother and six siblings. His passion to help youth comes from his own success in overcoming childhood struggles and shame. With a strong support base that he received growing up, he graduated from Bryan High School and attended Tyler Junior College on a football scholarship then transferred to Angelo State University where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Physiology. He has worked with youth for over 24 years as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Special Education Teacher, Education Paraprofessional and Coach. Richard has been profiled on “BubbleLife” by Reporter Dawn Tongish, “Mind Your Black Business” by Louiseza Sanderson, BlogTalkRadio’s “Black Wealth Creation” with host Shawn Hill, “Inside The Game” Sports Talk Radio Show hosted by Robin Valetutto, and “STI740: Beyond the Game” Youth Sports Talk and Education Show.
TONI HUNTER is a resident of Red Oak, Texas. She is a mother of three and she has one granddaughter. She is a graduate of David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University. She is employed at AT&T where she has worked for over 16 years. Her greatest attributes are her work ethic and her determination. “I enjoy facilitating/building other people’s confidence. I believe if a person (child or adult) is taught to love themselves no matter what, they can achieve any goal they set for themselves. It is not about how people see you, but how you see and present yourself.”
JACQUELINE THOMAS-GRAVES holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University. While earning her degree, she interned at Harris County Juvenile Department shadowing probation officers. She also interned at Child Protective Services assisting case workers. She is the Purchasing Coordinator at Dave and Busters where she has worked for 16 years. Her passion is helping youth to excel on all levels. “I believe the mission of S&F Athletes is aligned with God’s plan for my life which is to be a positive influence and to help others to solidify their goals. Our children are the leaders of tomorrow and I believe they should be given ample opportunity to succeed. S&F Athletes has assisted in changing lives and I consider it an honor to be a part of this wonderful organization.”
REMONA JOHNSON was born in Ennis, Texas and is the mother of two, and grandmother of five. She is a graduate of Ennis High School and attended Devry Institute of Technology. She holds professional certifications as a Transitional Coach, Computerized Office Assistant, and Medical Assistant, and she is an Ordained Minister. Ms. Johnson has managed contract negotiations, operations, customer service, human resources and payroll for Advance Transportation System. She also managed customer service, payroll and the travel department for Marriott Corporation. She is Associate Minister, Women’s Ministry President, Choir Member, and Culinary Ministry volunteer at The Lord’s Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, and the Founder of BLUE Ministries (Believers Loving Upon Everyone). She is Vice President on the Board of Directors for S&F Athletes, and her other volunteer service includes Genesis Women’s Shelter, Volunteer Chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prisons, and Five Loaves and Two Fish Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas.
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HENRY STEWART has been happily married for 25 years, has four beautiful daughters, and four grandchildren. Originally from the Great State of Louisiana, he saw opportunity to advance his career and raise his children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Henry has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, which inspired him to start his own janitorial service upon his arrival to Texas. After ten very successful years, he sold his company to pursue his interest in the computer technology field. He received Cisco and A+ certifications through Tarrant County College and used his business contacts to start PC Networking Solutions, and was eventually offered the position of Lead Computer Technician with the Irving Independent School District where he as served for over ten years. Henry is pursuing other interests at this time. We thank him for his leadership and service to this organization.
One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games. But teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
-- Michael Jordan
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