Board of Directors

Jay-Sheree Allen

Jay-Sheree Allen

Medical Student, Meharry Medical College

Ms. Allen is a third year medical student and founder/co-chair of the Board of Directors for Women of Excellence Strength and Tenacity (WEST).  Jay-Sheree is an alumna of the City College of New  York and the Malave Leadership Academy at the City University of New  York (CUNY).

Shontell English Jones

Shontell English Jones

Senior Attorney, Florida Dept. of Transportation

Mrs. English Jones is a Florida attorney with the Florida Department of Transportation. Her experience also includes criminal defense and family law. Previously, she served as Assistant Public Defender for the Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit. Shontell earned her law degree from the Florida A&M University College of Law.

Col. Ronald M. Joe, Army Ret.

Col. Ronald M. Joe, Army Ret.

President, 100 Black Men of Tallahassee

Col. Joe previously served as the Commandant of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), and as Vice President for Development at Florida A&M University. Retired from both FAMU and the U.S. Army, Col. Joe remains active in his role with 100 Black Men, and mentoring youth. Ronald holds a masters degree from Florida A&M University.

Stuart C. Lord, D.Min.

Stuart C. Lord, D.Min.

Senior Associate, Kingston Bay Group

Prior to his current role, Dr. Lord served as President of Naropa University, and as Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at Dartmouth where he had previously served as Dean of the Tucker Foundation and Associate Provost. Stuart earned his doctorate at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Joe-Joe McManus, Ph.D.

Joe-Joe McManus, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer, Cal State San Marcos

Dr. McManus serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion and Ombuds at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). He was the founding Executive Director of Rootstrong, and remains committed to the organization as a member of the Board. Joe-Joe earned his doctorate at Florida A&M University.

Jason Wang

Jason Wang

Associate Banker/Assistant Vice President, Citi Private Bank

Mr. Wang is the Co-Founder of the Executives On Campus Mentee Alumni Program of Baruch College and is a Mentor/Big Brother of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. Jason is an alumnus of the City University of New York (CUNY) Leadership Academy, and a graduate of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.