LEADERS who have made the IN-CROWD PLEDGE & INVITE YOUR PARTNERSHIP:
Susan Berkowitz Schwartz: Founder, All Peoples Day
Prof Dr. Robert Watson: Lynn University + Educator + Author + Speaker + Leader
Rev Charles Ricks: Pastor Calvary Community Church
Angela Williams: President Mothers Against Murderers (MAMA)
Artie Williams: VP, Mothers Against Murderers (MAMA)
Bishop Phillip Dukes: Operation Restore
Honorable Ron Alvarez: Circuit Judge (Ret)
Wendi Lipsich: District Director, Ted Deutch Office
Ted Deutch: U.S. Congressman Florida’s 22nd District
Felecia Goldstein: District Director, Alcee Hastings Office
Lois Frankel: U.S. Congresswoman, Florida’s 20th Congressional District
DeBorah Posey-Blocker: District Director, Alcee Hastings Office
Alcee Hastings: U.S. Congressman, Florida’s 20th Congressional District
Joyce Sullivan: PB LWV Chair Outreach
Pam Maldonado: PB LWV, Chair, Member Services
Arlene Ustin: V.P. PB N.O.W. + PBC LWV + Activist
Ken Thomas: President PB LWV
Mort Mazor: Columnist, The Sun Sentinel
Dr. Julia Botel: Riviera Beach City Council Chairperson
Christelle Martin Chair, Outreach Committee, PB Indivisibles
Ronald Matzner, President, PB Indivisibles
Linda Prior: PB LWV, VP Outreach + Pres, Interfaith Cafe
Pamala Goodman: Pres, Ruth’s List
Mark Schneider: Pres, PB ACLU
Joan Friedenberg: Entertainer, Pink Slip
Nancy Chanin: LWV, Chair, Member Services
Karen Brill: Vice Chair PB Board of Education
Professor Dr. Deandre Pool: Educator, Activist
Steve West: Founder, The In-Crowd + The Rational Majority
Imon Karim: CEO, American Bangladesh Public Affairs Committee (ABPAC)
Marcia Braff, Member, 100 Women Charitable Foundation
Pastor J.R. Thicklin: Pres, PBC Clergy Alliance
Pastor Linda Collymore, VP PBC Clergy Alliance
Paster Tara Brown-Davis: Pastor, Righteous Chapel Church
Rabbi Barry Silver: Rabbi: Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor
Prophet Bryce Graham: Activist
Ancy Lewis: Co-Founder Haitian American Culture Collaborative + Radio Host
Junaid Akter: Baitul Mukarram Mosque
Kristen Azari: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America- North PBC
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America- Central Palm Beach County
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America- South Palm Beach County
Genee Tinsley: Co-founder 4 Freedom 4 Justice
Kala Edme: Co-founder, 4 Freedom 4 Justice
Susan Bucher: Former PBC Supervisor of Elections
Pastor Darrell Hepburn: Pastor Blue Herron Church of God
Anne Gannon: PBC Comtroller
James Okina: Watson Institute, Lynn University
Chief Nate Osgood: Chief, Riviera Beach PD
Oluwakayode “Kay” Jasan – Web Master
Donald Crain, DD: Conservative Rabbi (Ret)
Pastor Shawn Boone: National Church of God
Cheryl L. Fasano: Angel Wings
Leigh Routman, MSW, ACSW: Director of Programs, Palm Beach County Food Bank
Charlene Farrington: Director, Spady Museum
Tina Polsky: Florida House of Representatives, Senate District 29
Reverend Harris Riordan. Unitarian Universalist Church
Anjni Rabadia: Co-owner, AUM Computer + AdSketch Design + IN-CROWD IT
Dan Jones: South Florida Coordinator, Poor Peoples Campaign
Ann Marie Sorrell: PBC Soil & Water Conservation District, Seat 2
Paster Kevin Jones: Tabernacle Baptist Church
Alan Frumin: U.S. Senate Palamentarian Emeritus (Ret after 30 years of service)
Forward Florida Action
Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne: Founder, The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne: Chief Executive officer, Sarvodaya Shramadana, Sri Lanka
James Azeltine: Silicone Valley Software Engineer
Murji Rabadia: Co-owner, Aum Computers
Joan Katz: Pres of the PBC Democratic Party Club/Caucus President’s Council
William Freeman: Founder, People Of Purpose (POP) Reentry Program
Steven Grant: Mayor, Boynton Beach
Joe Toste: Genesis Community Health
Debra Tendrich: Eat Better
Shakirius Baker: Parent’s Pride
Constance Baker Jackson: Girls Must Feel Empowered
Ancel Pratt III: Emgage
Bonnie Dorfman: LWV:Voting Rights Coalition, Blue Wave PBC, Democratic Party
Sergeant Diehl: Boyton Beach Police Department, Supervisor Community Services
Chief Michael Gregory: Chief of Police, Boynton Beach PD
Timothy Greener: Co-founder, Blue Wave Coilition PBC
Pat Katisch: Grassroots Germantown, Wisconsin Leadership Team
Melissa Gusman: Grants Consultant, The Kannico Agency
Pam Perry: Grants Consultant,The Kannico Agency
Carrie Howell: CEO, The Kannico Agency
Allison Overstreet. United Way, Mentoring Outreach Coordinator
Terrie Rizzo, Chair, Palm Beach County Democratic Party
June Teenth of PBC: Webster Casseus, Director PR
June Teenth of PBC:: Kenesah Hemmings COO
June Teenth of PBC:: Brittany Mitchell Co-founder
June Teenth of PBC:: Sukeenah Kelly, Go Founder
Carey Haughwout: PBC Public Defender
David Hall: Pres. Lake Worth Interfaith Network + All People’s Day Co-coordinator
Alicia Haywood: I Speak Media Corp.
Virginia Savietto: Administrative Asst to PBC Bd of County Commissioner Gregg Weiss
Marybeth Coffer: Friends of Riviera Beach Schools
WATCH THIS SPACE – MANY MORE BEING ADDED REGULARLY
Steve West, Founder of Friends of MAMA (FOM)
Steve West, Founder, has been involved in social justice causes since his youth. Mr. West integrated his career between entrepreneurial social justice volunteering and business. A leader in the Fair Housing Movement of the 1960s, he took on world hunger in the 1980s. At the same time he focused on third world development and has been involved with that since 1980. West’s unique experiences in social justice issues gives him a unique perspective for working in under-served communities.
Professor Robert Watson
Professor, Dr. Robert Watson is a true renaissance man. He teaches at Lynn University as the Director of American Studies. He is a natural leader, respected scholar, all star athlete, active musician, author of 40 published books, social justice activist, speaker, media analyst and commentator, legendary speaker, He has won numerous awards of all kinds. One noteworthy accomplishment was his instrumental role in bringing the Third Presidential Debate of 2012 to Lynn University. Watson and West have been friends and have worked together on projects since they met in 2006. Together they founded The Rational Majority.
Angela Williams, founder of Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA)
Angela Williams is the founder of Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA). It started in 2003 when her nephew, Torrey, was senselessly murdered, Angela has helped hundreds of mothers and their families to recover from the unspeakable tragedy of losing a child to gun violence. Angela is one of the most loved and respected people in Palm Beach County. Her work includes healing and helping bereaved mothers and family move forward with their lives. Her work on prevention promises to fulfill her dream of eliminating the need for MAMA’s existence.
Bishop Dr. Phillip Dukes
Bishop Dr. Phillip Dukes is a man who has lived three distinct lives. He was brought up in a upright churchgoing family. He veered far from his upbringing in his teens and twenties becoming a major dealer and addict. In his early thirties he returned to his disciplined upbringing. Despite his body being ravaged by his desolate lifestyle Dukes achieved his doctorate and became a Bishop in his church. Today Dr. Dukes is an activist against gun violence and mentors youngsters to avoid making the mistakes that he did.
Arlene describes herself as a humble, but firm and fearless, activist and advocate who seems to always step up passionately against issues of social and political injustice. A founding member of the Committee Against Gun Violence (2013), Partner Organizations Against Sex Trafficking (2014), and the Haitian American Culture Collaborative (2018), she is now a participant in the Racial Equity Initiative. Since 2012 she has been a board member of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Organization for Women and a member of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County fighting for women’s rights, registering voters, and ending gun violence. She helps create and participates in rallies, demonstrations, and programs that give voice for vulnerable populations and educate for environmental protection. Arlene is also noted for her vigor in collecting petitions for Amendment 4 (Restoring Voting Rights to Returning Citizens) 2019, and presently, collecting petitions for the citizens initiative Ban Assault Weapons Now.
Rabbi Barry Silver
Rabbi Barry Silver is a self-described “Rabbi-rouser” serving Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton Beach, uniting Judaism, science and reason together. He has served in the Florida Legislature, where he was named the most effective environmental Legislator by the Sierra Club and the most annoying Legislator by lobbyists and special interests. Rabbi Silver is an environmental/civil rights “Barryster”, listed in Who’s Who of American Law for outstanding contributions to the betterment of society. He also leads the Interfaith Justice League, using religion to knock down walls of separation and replacing them with bridges of understanding. He is well known for writing parodies and songs of social justice, which he sings in his “Barry-tone”.
Prophet Bryce Graham
Prophet Bryce Joseph Aaron Graham has been ministering & working faithfully in the American church since he was a two-year old toddler at which time he received his first ministerial robe. In 2006 he was declared a Prophet of God and sent forth to fulfill the work and grow therein under the guidance of his pastor & the Holy Spirit. Born July 29. It didn’t take him long to walk forward into Gods purpose for his life. As a recent High School graduate, Bryce Graham understands the importance of having a solid education and will be returning to Florida Memorial University to specialize in theology. It will be a perfect fit for the Honorary Doctorate in Divinity that he presently holds. Bryce has further aspirations that include political involvement within the Civil Rights movement. He currently holds the position of Florida Regional Director for the National Action Network, Central Florida Chapter. Additionally, he is dedicated to eradicating gun violence within the Palm Beach county and surrounding areas. When he is not teaching and preaching Prophet Bryce can be found on the golf course, traveling or enjoying a good book.
Artie J. Williams
Artie J. Williams has had many accomplishments in life, but none more important than being a part of Mothers Against Murderers Association, Inc. founded in memory of his nephew Torrey Donnell Manuel.
Artie knows firsthand about the violence that has claimed the lives of many of our young people and vow to fight to prevent another mother from suffering the loss of a child to senseless violence.
Artie is an intricate part of the community by volunteering his time to youth. His experience has proven to be outstanding in many ways when it comes to working with kids of all ages and ethnicity.
Artie was born and raised in Riviera Beach, Florida. He’s served in our U.S. Marine Corps. And is the proud father of one son.
Imon – Leader of ABPAC
Planning session 1 for Bangladesh Language Day with Boynton Mayor Steve Grant. Bangladesh Public Affairs Committee, The ABPAC is at the heart of the PBC Bangladesh community. They actively work to have their community recognized and included in American life.
American Bangladesh Public Affairs Committee
Contact: IMON 561-781-1234
Hailing from Nigeria, James is an exceptional student going into his final year at Lynn U.His grade point average is among the top in his class. He is a leader of leaders and has earned the unanimous respect of his professors.
By virtue of his ground breaking work for the orphaned street children in his homeland, James earned the deserved honor of being selected as a student prestigious Watson Foundation Grant Program at Lynn.
Oluwakayode “Kay” Jasanya
Kay Jasanya graduated from Morgan State University in 2020. He earned his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree.
Kay is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. He was selected a University Innovation Fellow at the Stanford University School of Design and National Science Foundation program, whose mission is to empower change makers on college campuses throughout the world.
Kay lives by the motto: “I will do all I can to make the world a better place.”
As an honor to his word, and in the spirit of his motto, Kay has contributed his time and skills to this web site’s production as co-creator and IT captain.
He is an invaluable member of the FOM team.