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Revia S. Lee is Chair of the Founding Board of Directors for Pathways to Prosperity, Inc. She is committed to the mission of P2P – “Strengthening the Community by improving the social, mental, spiritual, economic and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.” She resides in Boynton Beach, FL with her husband of 47 years and has dedicated her life to serving the children of Palm Beach County for 35 years as an Educator, Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal, and 19 years as Principal.
Revia has a passion for serving as evident through her membership on boards and organizations that focus on community service. She spends hours serving as member of the South Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and St John Missionary Baptist Church.
Audrey Davis brings over 35 years of banking experience to our board. Audrey is a Branch Manager with AmTrust Bank, a division of New York Community Bank. Audrey is committed to the mission of AmTrust by enhancing the quality of life in the communities they serve by contributing time, talent and funding to worthy organizations engaged in the promotion of affordable housing, education, health care, science, civic responsibility and the arts. Audrey’s motto is to be a servant leader.
Audrey is married to Craig Davis for 31 years and they have two adult children and three grandchildren. Audrey enjoys working out and serving others.
Octavia Bell is affectionately known as “Tātā” among family, friends, and members of the community. She attended Florida Atlantic University to attain bachelor’s degrees in Early Care & Education and Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems and a minor in Finance. She began her business career in 1998 by becoming owner of the store her father founded, Cherry Hill Mini Market. Octavia’s late father was a pillar in the Boynton Beach community, and he is remembered to be a giving and caring man whom she wishes to model her legacy after.
Currently, she is the Co-Owner and Administrator at The King’s Learning Center: a prominent preschool offering childcare for infants to school-age children in Boynton Beach, which she founded with her niece. She feels that God has revealed her purpose in leading a team of quality childcare professionals who are dedicated to educating and nurturing young children to grow up and become leaders of the future. She enjoys her daily work because it is fulfilling, and she is giving back to the community. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dining, playing chess, and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Cairo.
Octavia has one child, a beautiful daughter who is now 21 years old and will soon graduate from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
Since the day her mother bought her a stethoscope as a young girl, Charlee Brown-Rorie has been motivated to serve others in the community and as a friend, mentor, Life coach and Registered Nurse. Along life’s journey, she has been faced with many obstacles that has taught her to have faith and perseverance. Charlee believes, “It’s not about where you come from, it’s about where you’re going.”
Charlee has turned her passion of caring into purpose and now the founder and CEO of One-on-One Services, Nurse Registry, where she has been successfully providing personal care and companion services for over 10 years! She employs over 100 Home health aides! Charlee’s work in gerontology and mental health has earned her the respect of her friends and colleagues. Having worked in supervisory and administrative roles in both fields, she earned the title “Nurse of the Year” in 2008.
Charlee gives back to the community in the way of charitable donations, her time and participation on several boards, including the Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) and a committee member on Healthier Boynton Beach. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Charlee attended Bennett College, the first all-black women’s HBCU, and received her associate degree in nursing from Mattatuck Community College in Connecticut. Charlee is an active member of Philo Affiliate of Sigma Gama Rho, Inc. When she is not busy helping others, she enjoys spending family and friends. She is a Life Coach, helping and mentoring others with daily life skills and an active member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach.
Charlee lives by one of her favorite scriptures. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler is currently the owner and CEO of Shuler’s Memorial Chapel. Shuler’s Memorial Chapel was founded in 1982 by her late husband, James Lamar Shuler, a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (LFD/EMB). Dr. Carey Shuler operates the business upholding the same mission statement set forth by her husband: “Superb and Caring Service is our standard.”
She received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Florida. She resides full-time in Boynton Beach, FL and is dedicating her life to keeping her husband’s business and legacy alive and serving the Palm Beach County Community. She is deeply involved in community service in Palm Beach County. In her few hours of spare time, she works with many organizations and boards, such as Chairperson of the Inlet Grove High School Foundation, Secretary of The Spady Museum (Delray Beach, FL), member and Chair of the Fund Development Committee for the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Pathway to Prosperity Foundation, Knights of Pythagonas Network, Inc. and the African American Diaspora.
Marilane Chaney, a graduate of the University of Arkansas of Pine Bluff, holds a degree in Business Administration. She has more than 35 years working closely with the people of diverse backgrounds in business and the community. Marilane is currently employed as a Claims Specialist for the federal government.
She is the Co-Founder of Shepherd’s Wives Interceding for The Times (SWIFTT), former Co-Commentator for QCNH Debutante Cotillion, District Program Manager for Junior Achievement, and former board member of The School House Children Museum of Boynton Beach, FL. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Boynton Beach, FL.
She has worked with both nonprofit and for profit organizations teaching, training, developing and providing programs to both youth and adults. She has experience with credit and housing counseling and in building business partnerships. She believes, “people help people to excel”. It is our responsibility to inspire all our youth to uncover their gifts and to provide the building blocks to help our adults improve from one generation to the next.
Marilane Chaney is the widow of The Late Reverend Lance Chaney, Founder of Pathways to Prosperity. They are the parents of three adult children. She diligently served by her husband’s side during his twenty eight years as a Pastor. She has facilitated many workshops and assists in departmental organization within the church body.
Reverend Doctor Jovan T. Davis, a native of Passaic, New Jersey was nurtured in a single-parent home, under the guidance of a God-fearing grandmother, who was instrumental in exposing him to the gospel of grace and mercy. After graduating from Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey (1998), Pastor Davis continued on to Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, the first Historically Black College and University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Pre-Med (2002). Pastor Davis, has earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Wynnewood, PA (2006). Also, Pastor Davis graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands Summer Global Leadership Academy, obtained master level credits in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College of Maryland, and received level two Clinical Pastoral Education credentials from Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. Pastor Davis’ recently received his Doctorate of Ministry degree in Congregational Growth and Development at Drew Theological Seminary of Madison, New Jersey.
Pastor Davis, under the direct tutelage and spiritual direction of his spiritual father, Dr. C. Matthew Hudson, Jr., was licensed to the gospel ministry (2002) and ordained (2005) at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. There he utilized his administrative and preaching gifts as Minister of Administration and Finance, Youth Pastor and a founding board member of the St. Paul’s Urban Harvest Ventures, Inc., a non-profit Community Development Corporation (2002-2006) where he later serve as Interim Executive Director. In 2006, at the request of his spiritual father, Pastor Davis accepted the call to serve as Pastor to the Youth at the distinguished Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, Inc. in Washington, DC. There he successfully motivated the young people to become actively involved in the church and trained them extensively for leadership. In 2007, Pastor Davis embraced his first pastoral calling by serving as the Senior Pastor of the True Light Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he remained until October 2011.
In December 2011, the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Englewood called Pastor Davis to lead them as their Senior Pastor. God’s anointing on Pastor Davis’ pastorate had been evidenced with unprecedented church growth and development. As pastor he had been instrumental in ushering in a new spirit and vision that propelled Ebenezer to embrace the mandate of “taking ministry to the max”. Along with the aid of the dedicated members of Ebenezer, the development of several ministries like “STand Up” Social Justice Ministry, EmpowerMen, R.A.W., Read Out Englewood, Ebenezer Summer Enrichment Camp and the Ebenezer Community Development Corporation made lasting impacts within the city of Englewood and the surrounding areas. These impacts led his colleagues to elect him as the President of the Black Clergy Council of Englewood, Teaneck and Vicinity, Inc. and opened the door for him to receive the 2015 Bergen County NAACP Community Service Award and numerous proclamations from elected city, county and state officials. In addition, to the many wonderful things Pastor Davis accomplished as pastor, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, a Lecturer at Kingdom Building Disciples Theological Institute in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director of the Ebenezer Community Development Corporation.
On December 31st, 2015, Pastor Davis humbly accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor/Teacher of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Florida. In just a little over a year, Pastor Davis has demonstrated to the great people of St. John and its community that he is a true visionary and a gifted new generation preacher who has an undeniable passion for God’s Word and God’s people. Pastor Davis partner in ministry and marriage is Jamila Harley-Davis, a Certified Life Coach and founder of Passions Life Coaching, Inc. Together they are the proud parents of four beautiful children.
Valencia Spells Anderson was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida. She attended Boca Raton Community High School and holds a Bachelor’s in Legal Studies from Nova Southeastern University. As of August, 2020, she is pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University.
She currently holds the position of Administrative Associate with the City of Boynton Beach and has worked for state and local government since 2008. She is the owner/administrator of This Frugal Chic Creates, Inc., a creative, black woman owned, small business focused on producing handmade gifts for any occasion as well as providing administrative and remote or in person Notary Signing Agent services.
She actively volunteers her time, talent and treasure to many local charities and organizations and has held several leadership positions.
She is married to Jerraud and they are blessed with the care of four children: Kyra, Taysia, Tyra and Jaylah and have fostered several others.
DeAnna Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Community Health, Inc., a faith-based Florida non-profit primary care organization committed to providing accessible, affordable and quality service to all members of the communities they serve. Some of Genesis Community Health’s most notable activities are developing a community resource center to include information about local churches, as well as a chaplain program to provide patients with prayer at their request. Genesis Community Health, Inc. is in the Boynton Beach community where they are collaborating with many different organizations to provide the best care possible for their patients.
DeAnna received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University.
Honorary Board Member