BOARD OF ADVISORS
Mr. Davede Alexander
CEO, Innovo Strategic Solutions, LLC
Member Location: Crofton, MD
Dr. Allie Blosser
Professor of Education, High Point University
Member Location: High Point, NC
Mr. Henry “Hank” Mangum, Jr.
Attorney, Davis Mangum PLLC (law firm)
Member Location: Greensboro, NC
Mr. Kevin Rayfield
Certified Public Account
Member Location: Summerfield, NC
Mr. Deronta Robinson
Project Management Office, Director
Member Location: High Point, NC
Alisha Malloy, Ph.D.
Member Location: Durham, NC
Davede is passionate about youth development and mentorship. He sees Leadership LINKS as an avenue to equip young people with real and tangible ways to change their world. Throughout his career he has conceptualized and developed ongoing, popular, leadership programs for organizations such as the U. S. Marine Corps, the U. S. Naval Academy, and the Ron Burton Training Village. Davede received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and proudly served as a Surface Warfare Officer. Davede resides in Crofton, MD with his wife and two children.
Allison serves Leadership LINKS because she desires to connect with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about justice and education. She is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Leadership Studies at High Point University in North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated with distinction. Her dissertation titled, “Here there is no Gentile or Jew: Doing Diversity in a Conservative Christian School,” earned her the Dissertation of the Year award at Loyola. Blosser’s research focuses on faith-based schools, diversity policies in schools and districts, school choice, and culturally responsive teaching. Allison resides in High Point, NC with her husband and two children.
Hank serves Leadership LINKS because he desires to contribute to the good and necessary work of the organization. Hank has practiced law in Greensboro, NC for 35+ years, specializing in corporate matters and related tax issues. Hank and his wife, Janice are active members of Grace Community Church. There he serves as Treasurer, a member of the Finance Team, Marriage Team (including couples mentoring), and as an usher.
Kevin believes in the core values and mission of Leadership LINKS and the impact the organization is going to have on young people. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has been practicing since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Master of Accounting Degree. His primary professional focus is tax compliance and consulting. He is a covenanter at Grace Community Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He resides in Summerfield, NC with his wife, Rachael, and two sons.
Deronta uses his gifts of leadership, work ethic, and love for education to help others reach their God-given potential. This is his passion concerning Leadership LINKS. He is a native of South Carolina. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served seven years as an Avionics Technician. While serving in the Marine Corps, he attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. He resides in High Point, NC with his wife, Natasha, and daughter.
Alisha serves Leadership LINKS out of her desire to make future leaders who are grounded in God and their God-given gift and abilities. Dr. Malloy is an Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She holds a PhD in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, a Master's in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor's in Engineering from the US Naval Academy. Her research interests include cloud computing, healthcare informatics, IT adoption and diffusion in K-16, networking and telecommunications. Her passion and MINISTRY is Mentoring and Inspiring the Next-generation of Innovative Scientist Through Research, service and teaching Yieldingly.