2017-2019 National Board Members

Shirelle Shipman, MBA – National Director

Shirelle Shipman 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 received a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She became a member of BFDC in 2005 at UCF. 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.

Genesis Mariah Colmon –  National Associate Director

Genesis Mariah Colmon, a woman of God first; family second; and career third, is both an educator and business woman. She has served as a member of BFDC, Inc. for three years. For the last two years, she has served as the previous National Director of Records.

Genesis graduated from the great University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in August 2015 and has utilized her education to start her own business with Mary Kay cosmetics. Besides her life as an entrepreneur, Genesis is also a teacher. She is passionate about inspiring and expanding young minds and plans to begin her teaching career in Duval County School District of Jacksonville, Florida.

When she is not building her career, Genesis is building in her community. She is very active in her local church as a bible study teacher, member of the expressive worship/dance ministry, and women’s ministry.

Genesis is the daughter of Eric and Jackie Colmon, big sister to Morgan and Kyla Colmon, and soon-to-be wife of Brandon Lee DeJesus

Sandra Miles, PhD –  Immediate Past 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.

Kimberly L. Clark, National Director of Records

Kimberly L Clarke was born in Brooklyn, New York and migrated to Tampa, FL in the spring of 2009. She is a graduating senior at The Florida State University where she majors in Social Work. She plans to earn a Masters of Social Work through the Advanced Standing program at Florida State University. Kimberly was heavily involved in the FSU chapter of BFDC; where she held positions such as Philanthropy Chair and Fundraising chair. Kimberly is excited to serve in this role and further her involvement in The Black Female Development Circle, Inc.

Johora Warren, National Director of Alumni & At-Large Affairs

Johora Warren is a graduate of the University of South Florida with bachelors’ degrees in Elementary Education and Mass Communications. There, Johora was a charter member of the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. USF Chapter and served as the Special Projects Chair. Afterwards, she served on the National Board as one of the Directors of Special Projects for the 2013-2015 term. Johora just completed her third year of teaching (all of which have been in third grade). She lives in Riverview, Florida with her husband and son and also has another baby on the way. BFDC has always and will always hold a special place in Johora’s heart, as she has made many powerful and strong friendships of women across chapters.

Chelsea Dingle, National Director of Special Projects

Chelsea S. Dingle was born and raised in the beautiful city of Jacksonville Florida. She currently lives in  Orlando, as a student at the University of Central Florida studying Health Sciences Pre- Clinical with aspirations of being a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has been a proud member of the UCF chapter of Black Female Development Circle Inc. for the pass three years where she has held numerous leadership positions. Ms. Dingle has a genuine passion for children which reflects in her everyday life. Aside from her work with BFDC she  work’s for the Young Men’s Christian Association (better known as the YMCA) as a Co-Teacher in an Academic Achievement Gap Program held at a local Title 1 school in Orange County. Ms.Dingle also serves as an Practical Experience Assistant  at The Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) a none-profit private school for children who suffer with motor disabilities. As well as an active mentor at Orange Center Elementary School. Ms. Dingle is also a veteran member of the UCF Gospel and Cultural Choir.

Monique McLeod, National Collegiate Representative

Monique McLeod currently lives in Tampa, Florida where she attends the University of South Florida. Majoring in Business Management, she plans to further her education and receive a Master’s in Business Administration. Monique has aspirations to own her own home renovation and property management company, as well as to become a freelance interior designer. She joined BFDC in the fall of 2013 and she is captivated by the genuine love this organization represents and shows toward its members. She believes that as women we all come from different walks of life and this organization allows us to come together comfortable in our own skin to seek support and acceptance.  She has befriended some of the best of friends of her college career and has created lifelong sisterly bonds through BFDC. Monique is one of the youngest members of the National Black MBA Association of Tampa Bay where she is the head of undergraduate student affairs, and she is also a mentor in the Big Brother Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. As National Collegiate Representative it is her mission to generate more sisterly bonding between chapters so that all members may experience the BFDC love and support that awaits them beyond the levels of their respective chapters.

Trinity Jackson, National Miss Woman of Excellence (Ex-Oficio)

Trinity Jackson is a Sophomore at The Florida State University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences and a minor in Creative Writing and Psychology. In addition to being an active sister of the FSU Chapter of The Black Female Development Circle, Trinity is a part of Revolutionary Black Panther Party where she serves the people in the Tallahassee community by participating in Feed The Family initiatives where she and other members collectively bring food to feed families in underprivileged communities. Trinity aspires to become a licensed mental health counselor and help bring awareness to the issues of mental health to the black community.

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