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REAWC Board Members

Teresa Cummings 

Teresa Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree (MA) in Guidance and Counseling. A counselor by profession, she has many years of experience in this field around the United States including posts as a counselor for teen mothers at Survival Skills Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an adoption counselor at the Fleetwood Adoption Agency in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. She has also served in several posts at the Model Cities Social Service Center, including that of Executive Director. Ms. Cummings has become increasingly involved in charitable work around the world. In addition to volunteering at a local primary school for a reading and arts program in Lagos, Nigeria, she has participated in a number of organizations and golf events to help raise funds in South Africa and Kenya. Among them are the Nelson Mandela Invitational which benefits the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nyumbani Golf Charity Day event in support of the Nyumbani Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.

Frances Hoff 

Frances Hoff was born in Liberia and attained her primary and secondary education in England and Switzerland respectively. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Hoff is currently employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Connecticut, USA.

Nicholas J. Garber, Ph.D 

Nicholas J. Garber is the Henry L. Kinnier of Professor of Civil Engineering has served on the Faculty of the University of Virginia since 1980. He has authored over 100 publications and reports and has co-authored a textbook. A registered professional engineer of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a chartered engineer of the United Kingdom, Dr. Garber is also a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers of the United Kingdom (ICE) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Garber is the recipient of many awards including, the Transportation research Board’s D. Grant Mickle Award and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Edmund R. Ricker, Transportation Safety Award. Dr. Garber is a member of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board, and served for many years as chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Safety in Maintenance and Construction Operations. He is a member of the ASCE’s Committee on Highway Safety and Traffic Operations and amember of the editorial board of ASCE’s Journal of Transportation Engineering.

Cherrine Smith 

Cherrine Smith holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA), and is a Certified Conflict Partner Catalyst. Mrs. Smith is a Board Member, and long time supporter of Youth Action International. For two decades she has served as a volunteer with international charities. She has hosted international students in her home from China, India, Austria, Great Britain, Malaysia and the Ivory Coast. Her passion has been educational opportunities for disadvantage girls, and refugee relief. Locally she spent hours as avolunteer delivering hot meals to the elderly for Meals on Wheels.  She lunched her women’s apparelcompany in 2003.  Her career includes many years of service as Director of Operations with the Nature Conservancy recognized as one of the most trusted non-profit organizations, and the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.  Mrs. Smith is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer for over 3000 state employees.

Ms. Gmakahn Amelia Browne

Ms. Gmakahn Amelia Browne is a lawyer with a specialty in international and comparative law has worked for more than 15 years in international development with non-profit organizations, U.S. government agencies, and the United Nations on a variety of women and children’s equity issues in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. She has worked in public policy and program management influencing international development policies, and designing and implementing programs in education, health, refugee migration, humanitarian emergencies, and gender/human rights. she lives and works in metropolitan Washington, DC.

Arthur Norman

Arthur Norman began his career in Crop Protection at DuPont’s LaPorte, TX site in June 1998 as a Process Engineer, after receiving his Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia - Charlottesville.  In his 15 year career at DuPont, Arthur has served as a Production Supervisor, Six Sigma Black Belt, Production Manager, Production Superintendent, and Technical Superintendent - all in Gulf Coast manufacturing facilities in Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. In 2012, he moved to Wilmington, DE to become the Program Manager for North America Integrated Operations, and has now assumed the position of Global Business Improvement Champion for Supply Chain & Operations in the Electronics & Communications business.

Arthur has also demonstrated a strong commitment to community involvement and advocacy.  Once a varsity soccer player at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), Arthur shares his love by coaching youth in the community.  He currently mentors a 3rd grader each week at a local Wilmington area elementary school to improve reading comprehension and math skills. He’s served as a previous board member for the Friends of Big Bend National Park, but notably was a Central Committee Member (8 years) for the World Council of Churches (Geneva, Switzerland).  Arthur believes in tithing through money, time, and talents.  He continues to faithfully serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Chicago, IL).  From high school to adulthood, Arthur has served on the synod youth board in Texas, member of the board of the ELCA Lutheran Youth Organization, and has served as a member of the Churchwide Church Council.  His most recent appointment was to the ELCA Committee on Addressing Social Concerns.

 

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