Board of Directors

Brenda Simons
CEO & President

Brenda received her Bachelor of Education (B.S.) Degree from East Stroudsburg University of PA and her Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree from Gratz College. She is a retired educator where she worked in the public-school system as well as a GED instructor. 

More Pass Plus is important to me because of its commitment to Black Economic Advancement and Independence through the Power of Education. MPP has chosen education as its weapon in the fight against poverty, oppression, and injustice; and that’s how it will do “More” to Make A Difference in the lives of those most in need.

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Dominique Bennett

Dominique received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree from Lock Haven University of PA and her Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree from Indiana University of PA​. Dominique is an Academic Advisor at West Chester University of PA and has worked in the field of higher education for over 10 years. 

Equity is defined as the quality of being fair and impartial. There is lack of equity in underrepresented & underserved communities as it relates to education. I believe in More Pass Plus, Inc. because the organization seeks to educate individuals in underserved communities to help "level the playing field."


Gilda Johnson

Gilda received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing at Georgetown University and her Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania. Gilda is a pediatric nurse practitioner working in 2 private practices and has been dedicated to pediatric and adolescent care for 35 years.

I believe education is the key to success in life, that is why I believe in More Pass Plus and its mission. By providing financial knowledge to parents and their children, they will have control over their economic situation, providing generational wealth.


Vaughn Coleman
Financial Advisor

Vaughn received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Lincoln University. Vaughn is a Certified Financial Planner® with The Bollinger Group licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He has helped hundreds of individuals to achieve their financial goals through insurance, investing and financial analysis. 

More Pass Plus is committed to serving and partnering with the African-American community in bridging the socio-economic and educational divide through relevant, hands-on education and community activism. For me, there is no higher calling.

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Florence Norville-Cheek
Director of Marketing

Florence is a Barbadian who emigrated to the US in 1999 to pursue her MBA at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She works as a Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance Company.

I am a fervent believer in the power of education to open doors to a better and more fulfilling life. I see More Pass Plus as a vehicle of hope for communities that are crying out for positive change now.

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Pearl Wright

Pearl has over 30+ years of experience in the field of banking.