The founding board members of The Education Equalizer Foundation have approved industry leaders to join the organization for a three-year term. “We have experienced significant growth, and we look forward to the direction our organization continues to go,” said Dr. Carjie Scott, co-founder and outgoing board chair.
Dr. Carjie Scott, former Board Chair, is now the President and CEO of The Education Equalizer Foundation. She will continue to serve the foundation overseeing overall operations.
Dr. Kandra Albury, former Board Secretary, an executive with the University of Florida, and Co-CEO of MTE Publishing, has replaced Dr. Carjie Scott and will serve as the Board Chairman.
Dr. Kerwin Scott, former Board Treasurer, periodontist resident, and Co-Founder of The Education Equalizer Foundation, has accepted the Vice-Chair executive board position.
The new board members are as follows:
Mr. Art Alston of 100 Black Men of Gainesville is a Claims Manager with Nationwide Insurance and a long-standing community advocate. He will serve as Board Treasurer.
Mrs. Inga Gwaltney was an exercise science major from the University of Florida and works for Alachua County Schools and the University of Florida Orthopedic Sports Medicine. She will serve as Board Secretary.
Ms. Chanae Jackson of Florida Forward Coalition, Converge Creative Solutions, Black Parent Support Network, and several other sustainable businesses. She will serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Darrius Brooks, co-founder of HBCU Hub, Board Member for Education First Foundation, and executive at the Department of Education. He will serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Jessica Brown, CEO and President of the College Gurl Foundation, author of, “How to Pay for College when you’re broke” and National Education Correspondent. She will serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Lexley Shelton, CEO of several companies, media expert, and technology professional at Santa Fe College. He will serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Crystal Bowman, pharmacist, FAMU grad, and philanthropist. She will serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Learn more about our team here.
The Education Equalizer Foundation is a college preparedness and scholarship community-based organization. We offer workshops and partner with groups that help families get their scholars ‘to and through’ college.