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Board of Directors

Brenda Simons
CEO & President

Brenda received her Bachelor of Education (B.S.) Degree from East Stroudsburg University and her Masters in Education from Gratz College. After more than 20 years in banking and mortgage finance, she pursued her true passion, which was always teaching. She has worked successfully as a classroom teacher in inner city schools, as well as a GED Instructor with adults, and Special Needs Instructor with preschool children.

My experiences as a teacher has helped shape and reinforce my belief in the power of education to change people's lives for the better. As founder and president of More Pass Plus, we will do more to shape the future of education for adults and children in communities most in need.

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Gilda Johnson
Chairperson

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.

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Vaughn Coleman
Co-Chairperson

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
Secretary

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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Dominique Bennett
Treasurer

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 & under served communities as it relates to education. I believe in More Pass Plus, Inc. because the organization seeks to educate individuals in under served communities to help "level the playing field."

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Pearl Wright
Co-Treasurer

Pearl has over 30+ years of experience in the field of banking. She is very passionate about saving for the future, and about teaching and leading others by her own example. A firm believer in the importance of investing in our children's future, she invested her own money in opening savings accounts for her nieces and nephews while they were still very young. 

"I believe in helping those most in need, which is why I am so supportive of the Mission and Vision of More Pass Plus."

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Morris Thomas, Jr
Technology Support

 

Morris is a seasoned IT professional 

with work experience in computer

operations, programming and software testing. He has an Associate's Degree in Web Design, a Bachelor's in Business Management and a Master's in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

I am a new addition to the More Pass Plus team. I wholeheartedly support their mission/vision and am committed to doing my best to help it succeed. 

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More Pass Plus is doing a new thing. From the womb to the world we are grooming our Black children for greatness, and shaping the future of education for adults and children in communities most in need. As a Board, we are excited about our Mission and Vision for the future, and invite you to join us. We are here for you.

 Sincerely,

The Board of More Pass Plus

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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. 

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