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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.
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.
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.
Honorary Board Member