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Ghan Eden Agriculture & Ecology Enterprise

President & CEO

Ollie Beniyah Fisher, DMD, FICD, FACD
Dr. Fisher is a dentist, former Chemical Engineer, and decorated U.S. Navy veteran. He has served on numerous charitable boards including the United Way of St. Louis, Better Family Life, Delta Dental of Missouri, and Give Kids A Smile.
Dr. Fisher is Director of Quality Assurance for Gateway to Oral Health Foundation, a free in-school dental service, and is President/CEO of Ghan Eden Agriculture & Ecology Enterprise.
He manages the Eco-park at Agua Clara, and oversees the Seeding Youth Success project in Belize, Central America.

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Perdita Malkah Fisher, DMD, FACD
Dr. Fisher has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years. She is an author of several health related books, and continues to promote women's health and oral disease prevention in children.
Dr. Fisher is an associate dentist for Gateway to Oral Health Foundation, and serves on the National Dental Association Board of Directors.

Board Chairman

 

Dr. A. Moriel McClerklin, BA, MA, PhD
Minister McClerklin is the President and CEO of Southland Care Coordination Partners. 
He has served as Executive Director for numerous charitable organizations, including Crossroads Coalition, A Better World, and Holistic Health Inc.  
His management skills uniquely positioned these non-profits for success.

Vice Chairman

Dr. Freeman is Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Global Education and Leadership Inc., AGEL, an international education, leadership and policy development organization that partners with and supports a global network of educators and policy makers around the globe to create, adapt, share, exchange and integrate best science and technology educational practices for teachers and students. She is a Senior Partner with Scientifica Works, LLC. an engineering firm that creates market ready engineering and technical solutions for public-private corporations She served as Vice President for Science and Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Clark Atlanta University; and Associate Administrator for Equal Opportunity Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. She has been Director of the Minority Science and Engineering Initiatives Office, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology; Manager, NASA’s Minority University Program; Special Assistant to the Director, Civil Rights, Office of Advocacy and Enterprise, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.; Education Officer, Africa Bureau, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State; Deputy Director and Senior Program Officer in several positons at the U.S. Department of Agriculture including the investigation of the landmark Pigford v. USDA, Black Farmers litigation. She was Assistant Director, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE; and Post-Doctoral Policy Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), Education Policy Fellowship Program EPFP at George Washington University. At age 24 she was appointed, Assistant Superintendent for Administration in the Montclair (New Jersey) Public Schools. As NASA Associate Administrator from 1993 to 1996, during her tenure, was a member of the Senior Executive Service and the highest ranking African American female in NASA in the United States. She provided executive leadership in the development of civil rights, equal employment and STEM education opportunity policies and programs to ensure equity and inclusion for all eligible organizations and institutions that had historically been excluded in NASA programs. She managed a $120 million NASA Enterprise of which $80 million was directed to the creation of state of the art Research Centers of Excellence, Faculty Research Awards programs, Undergraduate and Graduate Researcher and Fellowship programs for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and other institutions with demonstrated commitment to addressing the under-representation of minority, women, men and differently -abled populations in STEM disciplines, research and innovation. Dr. Freeman previously served as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Integra Ventures, responsible for developing a corporate business base in educational, technology and research in the design of diagnostic technologies and training protocols that support telemedicine as a tool to improve medical and health care management in rural and remote communities. She received the BA degree from Fisk University, M.Ed., Loyola Marymount University at Los Angeles-Westchester, Ed. D, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is PhD, ABD, Christian Counseling at Newburgh Seminary, Indiana. Dr. Freeman completed the Executive Management in Business Administration Program (MBA) at UCLA, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management. She holds honorary doctorates from Bowie State University, Maryland (Humane Letters); University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Laws); and North Carolina A&T State University (Humanities). Her honors include the National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO) in Higher Education Leadership Award, the Morehouse College and Central State University, Presidential Award of Distinction; NASA’s Group Achievement Award, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Office of Personnel Management, Senior Executive Distinguished Service Award, and was recognized by Black Engineer Magazine in 2005 as among 50 Most Important Blacks in Technology and in 2006, as among the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology. In 2007 she received the Tuskegee University Award of Excellence for enabling the conceptualization of a $10M, NASA Center for Food and Environmental Systems for Human Exploration of Space enabling Tuskegee University to position the Carver legacy and the hydroponic growth of sweet potatoes as the first food for space. Dr. Freeman is a certified Teacher, Counselor, School and University Administrator and Life Coach. She is an avid speaker and grant writer; partners with and serves on a number of national science, engineering, education, public health, faith- based, non–profit organizations and Boards. Contact: yvonne.freeman@comcast.net Phone 678 595-8714

Board Member

 

G. Keymah Durden, BS Avionic/Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Durden is co-founder of a major urban farm in Cleveland, Ohio, the Rid-All Green Partnership.
He has managed and/or consulted in numerous international projects that include Bore holes in Kenya, organic farming in Ghana, and regenerative agriculture and healthy lifestyles in Israel.

 

 

Board Member

 

Vincent Eleeasah McKinney, BS, Business Administration
Mr. Mckinney has more than 15 years experience as a humanitarian and educator. He is currently a University of Missouri 4-H STEM educator.
He also serves as an educator and program developer for the Seeding Youth Success program in Belize.

Board Member

 

Ronald Elemahd King, Investment Strategist
Mr. King is President and co-founder of Stable Foods/ Soul Vegan, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
He was instrumental in growing his company from 2 clients to more than 65 clients today.
Mr. King has more than 30 years experience in finance, to include Chicago Mercantile Exchange, E.F. Hutton, and First Chicago Futures

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Board Member

Dr. Lemnique Wafer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

She is a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Prior to her position as Assistant Director of Animal Care/Animal Welfare Operations, she served in several capacities, including as a primate veterinarian.

Dr. Wafer has served as Quality Improvement Project Leader, performed audits, and trained employees on alopecia and body scoring.

She is currently the Program Director of Federal Research of Animal Welfare Operations and the management sponsor for Animal Care’s Civil Rights and Diversity Committee.

Board Member

Stephanie Femrites, Ph.D.

Stephanie is the Assistant Director for Missouri 4-H. She provides support, development, and oversight for this major state-wide program.

Femrite spent several years as a 4-H youth development specialist. With almost 2 decades of experience within the Missouri Extension, Stephanie provides leadership, guidance, development, and support to faculty in the field and support staff across the state.

Board Member

 

Delmarie Fairweather, BS, Math,& Computer Science
Mrs. Fairweather is a Belizean-born educator and entrepreneur. 
She served many years as an educator in the United States, and Assistant Director for Mathnasium Learning Center in New Jersey.
Since returning to Belize, she immersed herself into community service. This includes the YWCA, Pathlight Belize, (an after-school tutoring program), and the Belize Cancer Society, to name a few.

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