Board of Directors

Committing our Hands and Hearts

Meet the team.

Dr. Jovan T. Davis

President & CEO
Dr. Jovan T. Davis is the Senior Pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, FL.  He serves as Co-President of People Engaged in Active Community Efforts, Inc. (PEACE) and Vice-President of FECBA Christian Education.  He is also the CEO of J5 Industries, LLC and JTD Ministries, Inc.

Dr. Aubrey M. Franklin

Dr. Aubrey M. Franklin is a passionate and dedicated Clinical Psychologist, Graduate Psychology Program Director and Professor at Keiser University - Flagship Campus. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders, emotional, behavioral, and adjustment challenges.

Ike Powell

Mr. Powell is an employee for PBC Board of County Commissioners.  He is the Senior Program Specialist for My Brother's Keeper Network of Palm Beach County.  He is one of the leading mentors for Take Stock in Children PBC, Inc.  and a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Wanda Thomas

Ms. Thomas is an educator in the Palm Beach County School District for over 50 years.  She is a proud member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, FL where she serves as the President of the Deaconess Ministry and Church Clerk.  She also volunteers her time as one of the Troop Leaders for Girl Scouts of America.

Charles Blake

Board Member
Mr. Blake recently retired after more than 25 years working for Florida Power and Light (FPL).  He is heavily involved within the community as he volunteers his time, talent and resources to support a variety of organizations seeking to make change in his community.  Mr. Blake is a proud member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, FL, where he serves as a Deacon. 

Dr. Casimiro  H. Crockett

Board Member
Dr. Crockett has a long and productive history in working in the non-profit sector.  She currently serves as Deputy Director of Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc. She is a board member of Veterans Empowering Neighborhoods, PBC Homeless Information Systems, and the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans Advocator.

Jaid Jones

Board Member
Ms. Jones  has been working in the social services field since 2014.  She has served as  a case manager, program manager, and director. She has experience working with domestic violence survivors, at-risk youth, homeless singles and families, and families and individuals living in poverty.  She currently serve as a Program Manager for the Salvation Army overseeing financial literacy groups for those living in poverty. 

Mikel Jones

Board Member
Mikel Jones has been for over 25 years a prominent trial attorney, political activist, and community leader whose drive to achieve equality and justice for others has earned me a national reputation as someone who has the will and ability to effect change.  Mr. Jones served as General Counsel to the late Congressman Alcee Hastings.  He is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Gregory Murphy

Board Member
 Mr. Murphy  works as an administrator for the Palm Beach County School District and a community-based nonprofit agency. He has over ten years of education and nonprofit management experience. He serves on several community boards and organizations and has a wide range of leadership experience. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc.

Guarn Sims

Board Member
Guarn Sims is the Chief Operations Officer at Inlet Grove Community High School.  He has served in the Palm Beach County School District as an educator, principal and administrator for over 20 years.   He is a small business owner and has served proudly within his community on several boards and committees.