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Meet the Board

Dr. Keith Sandiford - Founder and President
Professor of English
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA





Mr. Hermas Haynes - Interim Secretary
Web Consultant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Mr. Hermas Haynes is a web designer and infopreneur in the online marketing industry. He povides content, tools and information products that help Internet marketers increase efficiency and boost profits.





Mr. Nigel Clarke
Business Consultant
Vancouver, Washington USA

Mr. Nigel Clarke is a Senior SAP Consultant with extensive experience in the configuration of information systems that deliver improved service and productivity for small and large businesses.





Mrs. Alexandra Besse
Program Director - Lifting and Handling
National Oilwell Varco
St. Paul, Minnesota. USA

Mrs. Alexandra Besse serves as Program Director - Lifting and Handling at National Oilwell Varco. She leads a Project Management team in the execution of highly engineered projects for offshore construction vessels, fixed and floating production installations, offshore support segments and land applications.





Dr. Arden Warner
Particle Accelerator Physicist
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Warner is a particle accelerator physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His work focuses on advanced particle accelerator research and development, as well as beam related physics research at the lab's Super-conducting Radio-frequency Beam Test Facility.





Dr. Errol Grannum
South Texas Eyecare
McAllen, Texas, USA

Dr. Errol Grannum practices ophthalmological medicine at South Texas Eyecare and specializes in glaucoma. In addition to being on staff at three local hospitals, he serves on the surgical committee at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.





Ms. Emily Button
Program Director
U.S. Veteras Initiative
Washington DC, USA

Ms. Emily Button serves as Program Director of a 40 bed permanent housing program in Washington DC for veterans who have experienced homelessness. Ms. Button also serves as Chair of Missions with First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville and works to provide faith based resource centers for women veterans.





Mrs. Juliana Thorpe-Taitt
University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus
Barbados, W.I.

Mrs. Juliana Thorpe-Taitt is a Certified Public Accountant and finance professional on staff at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. In 2004 she earned the coveted "Most Outstanding Thesis Award" from the University of Toronto, Canada, for her thesis.