2013-2015 National Board Members
Sandra Miles, PhD - National Director
Dr. Sandra Miles is a past Assistant Director (2000-2001) and Director (2001-2003) of the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. (UCF Chapter), a BFDC Incorporator (2002), and a founding member of the National Board (2005). She is a very proud alumni of the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelors degree in Political Science (Honors in the Major) with minors in African American Studies, Women’s Studies and French, and her Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration. She also earned her PhD in Educational Leadership – Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. Currently, Sandra is the Director of Student Affairs and University Ombudsman and adjunct faculty in Women’s Studies at Indiana University Purdue University Columbus. In addition, Sandra remains actively involved in the community by contributing to various service organizations and enjoys speaking at conferences and to groups promoting positive self esteem and self-image among women and girls. She credits BFDC with helping her learn how to interact with all types of women and accept them for who they are without judgment.
April Harrison, National Associate Director – Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs
April Harrison was born and raised in Pahokee, Florida. She is an alumna of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Minor in Operations Management and Enterprise Systems. April served as the Treasurer of the UCF Chapter (2008-2009), and Director (2009-2010). During this time the UCF Chapter won the Viewer’s Choice Award and Event of the Year for Shades of Womanhood. April also served as the National Director of Records on the BFDC National Board (2010-2013). Currently, April works and lives in Orlando, Fl. She is a member of the Regional Building Committee where she helps build places of worship in the Central Florida region.
Shirelle Wright, National Associate Director – Collegiate Membership and Standards
Shirelle Wright is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Health Services Administration with minors in Health Sciences and Health Information Management and is currently pursuing a Masters at Florida International University. She became a member of BFDC in 2005. During her time at UCF she held positions as Membership Chair, Assistant Director and Director. She is also a past National Collegiate Representative on the National Board. Through BFDC, Shirelle has made everlasting friendships and connections with all types of women. BFDC has truly been a major part of her life.
Alexis Rhames, National Director of Records
Alexis Rhames is a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Her true passion lies in helping others to realize their full potential. As a charter member of the USF chapter of BFDC, her love for this organization runs deep. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, playing sports, and spending time with friends. As a member of the National Board, she looks forward to creating new memories and contributing to the growth of the Black Female Development Circle, Inc.
Crystal Harrison, National Director of Alumni & At-Large Affairs
Crystal Patrice Harrison was born and raised in the beautiful city of Miami, Fl. She is a recent graduate of THE Florida State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences on a pre-medical track. She is continuing her studies at Florida State University College of Medicine where she looks to obtain her Medical Doctorate by the spring of 2017. Crystal became heavily involved in the FSU Chapter of the Black Female Development Circle early on in her undergraduate career and held positions such as Philanthropy Chair (2010-2011), Assistant Director (2011-2012) and Director (2012-2013). During this time, the FSU Chapter was named Chapter of the Year. Moreover, Crystal truly believes that if it was not for the mission of and sisters within BFDC, she would not be the woman she is today.
Brittany Morris Daniels, National Director of Special Projects
Brittany Morris Daniels is a graduate of the University of Central Florida 2010, with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with Cameron University of Oklahoma, and hopes to become an Efficiency Expert. She became a member of BFDC in 2008 and currently works in the Insurance Industry. It has always been her goal to dedicate her time and talents to an organization that allows its member to operate at their full potential. Similar to BFDC she understands the power of women encouraging and empowering other women. Brittany hopes to live out the philosophy “Reach One Teach One”, aiding others in reaching their full potential while striving for her own idea of success.
Johora Warren, National Director of Special Projects
Johora L. Warren was born in Tampa, Florida but raised in a small town 30 minutes away, Wesley Chapel. She is a current student at the University of South Florida, where she will obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Johora plans to further her education by obtaining her masters in Student Affairs. She is a charter member of the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. (USF chapter, 2012) and served as the Special Events Chair (2012-2013). Johora believes that the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. is a much needed breath of fresh air for all women and targets issues that hinder the black female community. She is excited about serving on the National Board and welcomes the challenge which she knows will allow her to further deepen her love for the organization.
Rachael Mack, National Collegiate Representative
Rachael Mack was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She is currently a student at The Florida State University where she is working to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She plans to further her education upon graduating and to eventually open her own Youth Center for underprivileged children. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of The FSU Chapter, she pushes her sisters as well as herself to personally embody the purpose of BFDC – not only within their Circle, but within their personal lives as well.
Brynn Freeland, National Miss Woman of Excellence (Ex-Oficio)
Brynn Freeland is a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Miami (UM) majoring in broadcast journalism and political science, and minoring in marketing. As a campus leader at UM, she serves as the hostess for her sorority, the Assistant Director for the UM chapter for BFDC, a desk assistant in Hecht Residential College, a mentor for Strong Women, Strong Girls, the treasurer of her residential housing floor, and 2nd vice president of UM’s National Panhellenic Council (NPHC). She is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and the Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society. After graduating she plans to attend graduate school at Columbia University where she will study business administration and also hopes to be working for a major media company in New York City. Her dream is to anchor for CNN or NBC, her favorite television broadcasting networks, and she’s determined to make her dreams come true.