Advisory Board

Ms. R. Rhule

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. E. Johnson Dunkley

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Ms. A. Henry.

Advisory Board Member

Ms. S. Rodney

Advisory Board Member

Dr. J. Osborne

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. M. Grant

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. D. Campbell Bryan

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Dr. C. James-Marrast

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. J. Domage

Advisory Board Member

Prof. C. Reid

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Ms. R. Rhule

Advisory Board Member

Ms. Rhule is a Care Manager for a non-profit organization.  She works with youths who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.  She began her journey with Elite Community Foundation (ECF) in 2019 as a volunteer.  In addition to volunteering with ECF, Ms. Rhule has had the pleasure of also volunteering with other non-profit organizations. In the past, Ms. Rhule was a part of “P.S Alumni”, where she mentored a NYC public school student for a period of time.  She has actively participated in food pantry, donations, and outreach activities and events as a volunteered with Project Hope Charities for over ten years.  Ms. Rhule believes, “Helping others is a passion of mine, and being able to volunteer with organizations has been another way I have been able to foster that passion. While being a part of the ECF’s Advisory Board; I will be able to share my experience, knowledge and compassion to the team and to the lives impacted by the organization”.

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Mrs. E. Johnson Dunkley

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. E. Johnson Dunkley is an early childhood educator since 2000.  Mrs. Johnson Dunkley volunteered with law enforcement, church, early childhood center and provides community service.  Mrs. Johnson Dunkley is a team leader.  In the community, she visits the sick and assist them with activities of daily living and bring food items, cooking hot meals, and bathes.  Mrs. Johnson Dunkley enjoys working with children and older adults. 

Mrs. Johnson Dunkley believes that “volunteering is important as it help us to bridge the gap for those who are unable to cross over on the other side of difficulty safely. In our society there are many children who need love, who need someone to be there for them ..here is a shoulder to lean on…I also think that it doesn’t matter how one might think that things are bad it is worst with someone else. I love to do volunteer work; it gives me great satisfaction!”.

Ms. A. Henry.

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Ms. A. Henry.  Ms. Henry is a licensed Social Worker who works with diverse populations in various settings.  Her practice areas are domestic violence, child welfare, mental health and individual, family and group clinical counseling.  Ms. Henry has 10 years of commitment serving the needs of children, families and individuals as an agent of support and guidance as well as countless volunteer hours servicing all boroughs throughout New York City.  She is passionate about collaborating with the organization to create an optimally conducive and positive learning environment for all professionals, community members, caregivers, etc.  Ms. Henry’s experiences in social work highlighted the importance of support among communities in need and advocacy for underserviced communities. “I am confident that I can transfer these skill sets to ECF to make an impact on the lives of those we support… I am genuinely find joy in work for the betterment of others”.

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Dr. C. James-Marrast

advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Dr. C. James-Marrast. Dr. James-Marrast has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years. Her work and teaching experience includes bedside nursing (Medical Surgical nursing, the Mother/Baby Unit, and the Newborn nursery) and academia where she teaches across the curriculum for 12 years in SUNY, CUNY, and private settings (Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Community Nursing, and Mental Health nursing). Dr. James-Marrast worked as a Field Nurse, Intake Coordinator, Intake Director, Senior COC, Clinical Nurse Manager, PI Supervisor and CHN Supervisor. In community settings, she taught diverse aggregates and provided them with health promotion resources including infections, chronic diseases prevention, and control training.

Mrs. M. Grant

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Mrs. M. Grant. Mrs. Grant is retired and a volunteer Health Ministry Leader for over 5 years focusing on health assessments for hypertension, diabetes, and other illnesses. Mrs. Grant performs home visits for homebound and anyone in need of health and wellness services, and resources. Additionally, Mrs. Grant supervises public relations and schedule appointments, coordinate services. “Volunteering is really rewarding…when you see someone who is sick and you are able to help them. Or when I see someone in distress, it is really rewarding to assist… From my youth, I have been taking care of children working with the sick, and it motivated me to continue this work. It is great to be volunteer at ECF and to serve while residing in Jamaica”.

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Prof. C. Reid

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Prof. Reid. Prof. Reid is a highly motivated registered nurse and nursing faculty. Since becoming a nurse in 2000, Prof. Reid has been working in underserved communities. She performed duties of a nursing clinical specialist and assistant manager for an acute adult medical surgical unit. Presently, Prof. Reid works as an assistant professor for nursing in New York. Also, Prof. Reid mentors nursing students and precepts new hires. A major portion of her clinical service as a clinical faculty includes patient and family education, referrals and consultation with dietitians, social services, community services, and other external resources. These are all beneficial to individuals, patients, and their families, and the mission of ECF.

Mrs. J. Domage

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Mrs. J. Domage. Mrs. J. Domage worked in the publishing industry for the last 26 years as a royalty administrator. Mrs. Domage is an active volunteer with her employer and local pantries. She is an ordain minister at her church and a community missionary. Mrs. Domage supervises the missionary department. Through her active volunteer service, she works in community outreach in a local nursing home, various giveaways, and women and children shelter including in different countries such as Liberia, Jamaica, and Haiti. Mrs. Domage expressed that ECF is a good fit for her, “I love to volunteer because when you help to pull someone up, you are also pulling yourself up. I am volunteering at ECF because I like what they are doing for the community and people in general”. She is honored to work with the other ECF volunteers to accomplish ECF’s mission and vision.

Mrs. D. Campbell Bryan

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Mrs. D. Campbell Bryan. Mrs. D. Campbell Bryan is a retired Registered Midwife. Mrs. Bryan was recognized for 29 years of dedicated service in Health Care Delivery in 2016. She has been a volunteer Health Ministry Leader for more than 5 years and her work focuses on diabetes, hypertension, and other illnesses. Along with public health related activities, Mrs. Bryan performed visits to homebound and anyone in need of health and wellness services. Mrs. Bryan, via her exemplary service, is committed to serving humanity because she finds volunteering exciting and rewarding. Mrs. Bryan deems it an honor to work with other volunteers, upholding the vision and mission of ECF while residing in Jamaica. Mrs. Bryan believes “Volunteering is important because one does not always have to work for money, but there is joy when you able to help others.”

Ms. S. Rodney

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Ms. S. Rodney. Ms. Rodney is a registered nurse and maintain a position as a Nurse Educator at health care facility. Ms. Rodney’s role includes orienting and educating nurses while supporting their continuing education for clinical knowledge and advancement. Ms. Rodney is a ECF volunteer and guest presenter for ECF Wellness and Safety Series. Her goal is to support the mission and vision of the Elite Community Foundation (ECF) by collaborating with fellow board members and volunteers; assist families within the community and worldwide through education; share my passion for giving, and a wealth of knowledge that I possess that is beneficial to participants. “Volunteering is important… it provides a chance to interact with others and to impart my knowledge of nursing and community; and network with people to exchange views and ideas for a healthy lifestyle, and provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Volunteering with ECF is a way to give back to the community through education on healthy living. I am delighted to be a part of ECF and looking forward to working with its members to achieve the goals of the organization.”

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Dr. J. Osborne

Advisory Board Member

ECF Advisory Board welcomes Dr. J. Osborne. Dr. Osborne is a registered nurse and maintain a position as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Dr. Osborne’s overall research goal is to make a significant, positive impact on populations that are under-served and under-researched. Dr. Osborne’s professional experiences includes working with various committees and organizations to provide service to deserving populations. From 2018 to present, she served on several school-wide and university-wide committees in various capacities. Dr. Osborne volunteers with the National Dental Association (NDA and was named the first fellow and a nurse liaison, where she assists with planning and coordinating activities held annually in NY, in addition to being an advisor for students of various disciplines at for student leaders held annually. Dr. Osborne believes that, “chronic poverty, unequal treatment and management of illnesses, and systemic illiteracy in any population cannot be overlooked or ignored because they result in marginalization and exclusion of important members of our society.”