Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Mark A. Wright, Executive Director– Mr. Wright has 20+ years of experience in the construction industry. AAS Architectural Engineering Technology – Co-owner and CEO of Ideas on Paper, Inc. – Vice President of CME Systems, Inc.- Vice President of 12 Stones Development Corporation

Community Involvement:

Budget & Finance Committee Member (Former Chairman & President) – New Level Community Development Corporation
Former Chairman & President -Neighborhoods Resource Center
Former Chairman & President - Historic Buena Vista Association
Former Chairman, Personnel Committee – NAACP
Former Member - Nashville Electric Service Diversity Board
Former Co-Chair – MDHA Scovel Street Advisory Committee
Former Member – Youth About Business (17 years)
Mentoring Program – Youth About Business (8 years awarded)

 

Charles Tydus, Chairman– Mr. Tydus is retired from the United States Army with strong community involvement. He also brings his accounting and Insurance background to the organization.

Douglass Williams, Treasurer– Mr. Williams is an Associate Professor, Volunteer State Community College, and a long standing community volunteer.

Kerry McKibbens – Mr. McKibbens attended college at Draughons Junior College, Trade School of Nashville, Urban League, and Emmanuel Bible College Serves as assistant minister at Mt. Calvary MBC. He has 20+ years of experience in residential and commercial renovation with McKibbens’ Maintenance. Professional services include maintenance, renovation, and property management.

Douglass Johnson– Mr. Johnson has 10+ years of experience as an electrician and brings skill in home construction, electrical, and HVAC knowledge to our training program.

Sabrina Williams- Sabrina Battle fell in love with nonprofits when she was a teenager.  Inspired by spending a summer volunteering with “The Greening of Detroit”, Sabrina quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her to this day, leading her to financially support and get involved with various organizations such as Love Helps, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and the American Heart Association.   Sabrina has been involved with public housing projects as well. She assisted with the plumbing and fire protection design, for a multi-family public housing development in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Marrero Commons (formerly B. W. Cooper), is redeveloped into a 1500-unit mixed income community. The project included single and four family housing units, a day care and community center. This project was recognized by the Secretary of HUD for hiring 164 Section 3 employees- the largest amount in the city’s history.  The positive impact of providing job training and employment opportunities for low income residents is a powerful motivation for Sabrina. 

Each member of the Board of Directors is committed and determined to make a success of this program by maximizing the resources that are available collectively and individually. They each are involved in various activities in the community, thereby serving as positive role models.

Staff                                                 

Shauntaye Mayo- Office Manager/Deputy Director/Social MediaMs. Mayo brings a positive smile and over 5 yrs manager and 13 years customer service experience to the foundation.  She has a Bachelor Degree in Biology/Pre-Med with a minor in Chemistry as well as a Masters Degree in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology.  She assists with grant writing and research as well as office manager duties when needed.

Monique Neely-Administrative Assistant- Ms. Neely is the friendly face you’ll see when you visit our office .  She answers the phone, files, copies, works closely with our management company to collect data from the tenants and a number of other office duties.

Tonya Sherrell-Bond –BookkeeperMs. Sherrell-Bond brings experience to the foundation with a degree in Accounting and Non-Profit Management. She has extensive involvement with the community as a community organizer and advocator. Ms. Sherrell-Bond was a previous BHH board member and several other boards –  2nd Chances (former member), Wang Foundation, Whites Creek Watershed Alliance, and Buchanan Street Neighborhood Association.