ABOUT US

 

Raised to Reach Back, Inc. supports a world free of discrimination and systemic racism.  A world that allows our youth to thrive and become healthy, positive, and productive global citizens without inequality and duress.

MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Committed to the Cause

MARY TIMMONS

Treasurer

Mary Timmons is an Information Technology professional with over 25 years of public service for the Federal Government. She is currently the Security Authorization and Program Manager for various IT projects within her organization. Ms. Timmons is passionate about investing in the success of our children while building long-lasting and caring relationships. She helps to empower youth in her community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their full potential. Ms. Timmons is proud to be a part of Raised to Reach Back, where she can continue to invest and protect the children of the future.

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KELLY LOCKER ALEXANDER

Director of Public Relations

Kelly Locker Alexander has been working in the field of communications for 30 years and is currently the Senior Director for Communications & Marketing Operations at NeighborWorks America in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Alexander’s career has garnered numerous media hits for her employers with Time, The Washington Post, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, Good Morning America, The Afro American (now Afro.com),  Essence, Jet, The New York Times, ABC Evening News, WRC TV4, WUSA 9, WJLA 7, WTOP Radio, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and many more.  Mrs. Alexander has a lifelong passion for community service and helping students and families. Mrs. Alexander has resided in Prince George’s County for nearly 30 years where she raised her stepdaughter Kandice and her sons Keenan and Kristian.

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ANJELIOUS FARMER

President

Anjelious Patricia Farmer is a servant leader with a strong interest in community outreach and development.  Ms. Farmer is dedicated to leveraging her leadership skills and information technology expertise to assist organizations achieve their mission. Professionally, Ms. Farmer has more than 25 years of consulting experience and is an Engagement Manager with Amazon Web Services.  Ms. Farmer is the Founder of Raised to Reach Back, Inc.

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SAKIRA COOK ESQ.

Secretary

Sakira Cook Esq. is a Senior Counsel in the public policy department of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Ms. Cook leads the development of a federal policy agenda on reform of the criminal justice system for a broad coalition of national civil and human rights groups. Ms. Cook coordinates administrative and legislative advocacy campaigns on current federal criminal justice issues in the areas of law enforcement reform and accountability, sentencing and prison reform, and reentry.

EUGENE PAIR

Vice President

Eugene Pair is an educator whose career has been driven by one purpose: to better the life outcomes of students who rely on local public education for knowledge, skills and future opportunity. Mr. Pair has had the opportunity to work with students and families from dozens of countries and varied socio-economic backgrounds. Mr. Pair has led schools to meet challenging achievement goals, while improving the climate for teaching and learning. Mr. Pair is the Founder/Director at Pair Math Academy.

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MELISSA FARMER

Director of Hospitality

Melissa Farmer believes that the core part of being human is the passion to serve.  She has always strived to understand and empathize with others. Ms. Farmer has lead numerous charitable activities; such as, clothing drives, fundraisers, and youth development.  Professionally, Ms. Farmer retired from the Federal Trade Commission after 30 years of service; she was the Manager of Customer Service.

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