Advisory Board Members
Jaqueline Davis, After earning my Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Education from Buffalo State University, I entered education to explore my passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Since that time, I have earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, certification in school district administration and supervision, and am currently working on my PhD in Educational Leadership.
After 31 years, I retired from teaching and began immersing myself in the world of personal and professional development through my affiliation with Landmark Worldwide as an Event Leader, where I'm focused on transformational learning, Momentum Education, and developing my personal brand as a life coach.
For the past three years, I‘ve spent my time learning about the personal and professional development industry. I’m currently applying this knowledge in my role as an Event Leader for Landmark Worldwide where I’m responsible for registering individuals for Landmark’s foundational, transformational course, and developing my private life coaching practice through my LLC - Hope7Enterprises.
I’m a personal life coach with a passion for transformation, growth, and development. In my two years working with Landmark, I’ve helped advance my own personal growth and the growth of others
Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University of Chicago, I am conducting a study of the impact of Misogynoir (racial and sexual discrimination) on Black women in educational and career development spaces.
John O'Neil, I am honored and appreciative of this opportunity to continue to serve the community. My career as a public servant includes my role as a Personnel/HR Director for the Department of Education where I had the privilege to process, collaborate, advise, support and learn from incredible educators. The majority of my tenure in this position was in Community School District 6, which at one point served the largest population of bilingual students in the state. I was also able to partner, during my time in district 6, with community organizations such as the Children’s Aid Society.
It has been inspiring for me to have worked with caregivers of so many different titles and positions who truly are committed to helping others. A significant number of educators I collaborated with and supported have risen to positions that have enabled them to have an important impact on a global scale. These educators have become Community Organization Leaders, School Building Leaders, Deputy Superintendents, Superintendents, the last NYC Chancellor, the current NYC Chancellor, out of state educational leaders, NY State Educational leaders and policy makers. After my retirement from the Department of Education, I completed a 3 year term as a school board member for the Washingtonville Central School District. Personally, I was born and raised in the Inwood section of Manhattan by an immigrant mother from Cuba. My wife and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage. I have two children and 7 grandchildren. I am truly humbled and blessed to have an opportunity to support an organization that truly seeks to be caregivers to the community.
Evenide Fanfan-Valcea Vice-President: an educator for 27 years. She holds an
NJDOE issued certificate in Educational Leadership. As the holder of this
certificate, she works as a District Supervisor of Instructional Technology &
Career-Technical Education. In this challenging role, Evenide is able to create
programs that will inspire under-represented subgroups such as girls/women and
other minority groups to pursue careers and technology and engineering. As a
Haitian immigrant who emigrated from Haiti at the age of 9 years old with her
siblings, Evenide has known first hand the cultural shifts that can occur to
immigrant families due to social & economic hardship as well as language
barriers. Working to support families through Tender Steps of New York will afford
her opportunities to serve the surrounding communities of Rockland County.