Board of Directors

Dr. H. Johnson

Board Member

Mr. V. Powell

Board Member

Mrs. L. D. Powell

Board Member

Mr. R. Kidd, RN

Board Member

Dr. H. Johnson

Board Member

Dr. H. Johnson DNP, MS, MS-Ed., ANP, RN has been a nurse for 26 years. Dr. Johnson is a professor and educator with professional and leadership experience in various facets of healthcare and academia. She worked as a certified mentor, certified trainer for cultural competency, and a National League of Nursing Ambassador. Dr. Johnson is passionate about volunteering and working with vulnerable populations. She has assisted with a health fair and walk-a-tons. “My favorite quote is by Oscar Wilde, he says, “The smallest acts of kindest is worth more than the grandest intention”. 

Dr. Johnson has been very instrumental in working with nurses who aspire for leadership roles. Her mission statement supports the vision of the Elite Community Foundation program where she vows to continue to serve her community for their betterment. Dr. Johnson was a volunteer on ECF’s Advisory Board from February 2020 to August 6, 2021. Dr. Johnson is the Director of Accredited Trainings, including the DASA Training Program.

Mr. V. Powell

Board Member

Over the past 8 years, Mr. V. Powell has worked for both local and international organizations in the building facility maintenance, online education and material technologies business sectors supporting their initiatives in an administration coordinator capacity. Mr. Powell’s education credits include an associate degree in Interactive Media Design and a bachelor’s in Interactive Media Design. Having served as a team member and a manager in complex projects, he applies his solution-oriented practicality to overcome challenges.

Mr. Powell has been a ECF volunteer since 2019. He asserts, “Volunteering is important to me because I have been very fortunate to have great teachers, mentors, and caretakers who have enriched my life with their dedication and compassion. If I can contribute to the betterment of others I am happy to offer my time and talents. I think people should volunteer to be a part of something altruistic and meaningful”.

Mrs. L. D. Powell

Board Member

Mrs. Powell is a retired health care worker and full-time volunteer. She is a distinguished public servant who was drawn to public service because of her work in healthcare and worked for 25 years as a certified paraprofessional. “This broadened my horizons, and caring for others became my life’s purpose. I count it as a privilege, knowing that caring for others is my passion. I strive to be compassionate and competent as I work with others”.

Mrs. Powell retired from healthcare in 2010 and started a ministry caring for the elderly in their homes. She joined GOGS Ministries in 2015 and had the opportunity to visit an overseas orphanage, hospital, and school; and work in various capacities with Sisters of Compassion in Jamaica doing from hands-on-care to arranging donations. Similarly, for 32 years, she was an active member in a local prison ministry. “I joined Elite Community Foundation (ECF) because of my love for those who need us the most. It is my honor to serve my community and others”.

Mr. R. Kidd, RN

Board Member

Mr. Kidd is a Registered Staff Nurse on a Hematology Oncology unit.  He attended Mercy College (Magna Cum Laude), where he was an active school aligned Rotary member and a volunteer at an oncology unit in New York. As a Nancy’s Friend volunteer, he completed over 150 hours of service to the hospital and surrounding community. Mr. Kidd’s passion for people and service can be traced back to his work at Play Study Win Inc, an organization that provides sports, recreation and academic enrichment programs for kids of all ages throughout New York and the US. From 2016-2018, Mr. Kidd worked at Play Study Win as an After-School counselor, helping dozens of students develop and improve their academic performances.

The Elite Community Foundation (ECF) aligns with Mr. Kidd’s mission of leaving the world better than he found it. Mr. Kidd advocates that education is the key to success, and his partnership with ECF will help bring that vision into fruition. As a medical professional, Mr. Kidd desires to marry his healthcare experience with his passion for academia in order to bridge gaps, empower minorities, and uplift the underserved.