Rodney Moore began his military career when he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He became proficient in refueling all aircraft, including fighter jets and transit aircraft. Mr. Moore became eligible for promotions and increased responsibility, taking the position of command and control tech. He worked directly for the wing commander on installations in Arizona and Texas, completing eight years of service.
Jacqueline Campbell’s passion for community work was ignited at a young age on the Island of Jamaica, when she started attending political rallies with her grandmother. By the age of 12, she became a youth leader in the local YWCA, and at age 14, she organized a track and field competition in her neighborhood, aimed at uniting the youth in her community. Ms. Campbell eventually immigrated to the United States and attended Baruch College in New York, where she was elected Senior Business Senator in the Student Government.
Lakia T. Echols is the founder of MakeMyMotherProud, whose motto is to “act as though it’s impossible to fail.” As a single mother, 13-year veteran serving with the United States Army, motivational speaker, leadership teacher and highly motivated community leader, she managed to attain a Bachelor’s in Organizing Management from St. Joseph’s College in 2013.
Mildred Collins was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and received an excellent early education. As a child, her mother instilled in her a sense of civic mindedness. In 1931, at age 13, she joined the Girl Guides of St. Kitts and her spirit of volunteerism was born. With a burning desire to help the poor and the ill, Ms. Collins joined the Red Cross to accomplish her goal. As a volunteer she learned how to care for the sick , the hungry and the less fortunate from all walks of life. It was her volunteer work with the Red Cross that helped her realize her niche in life.