Thursday, 01 October 2020 / Published in Team Bios

Dr. Tamaria Williams is a Director of Transitional Services who provides academic and student
support services to high school students participating in college transition-based programs. She
provides oversight for Dual Enrollment programs, a high school to college summer program,
and leads a developmental education department. With over 22 years of higher education
experience at 2-year and 4- year institutions, professional associations and state level agencies,
Tamaria has a true passion for ensuring students have the necessary academic and student
support resources for successful transition to college life. As a first- generation college student,
Tamaria knows first-hand the challenges minorities face when considering life after high school;
therefore, she is committed to educating and bringing awareness of post-secondary education
opportunities to students of color.
Ms. Williams earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Florida State University.
Her research centered on the job satisfaction of African American Associate professors, in
schools or colleges of Education, at predominantly white institutions. She earned her M.A. in
Educational Leadership with a focus in Student Personnel Administration from the University of
Central Florida. Tamaria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Florida State
University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from Florida A&M
University

Thursday, 01 October 2020 / Published in Team Bios

Erika is a Marketing Strategist who partners with CEOs looking to scale their business organically. Erika is a certified
online business manager. She believes that her work has helped people mitigate costs, improve their reach to key
stakeholders and their audience in small ways that proved to have a large impact. Prior to working with small
businesses Erika spent nearly a decade with non-profit organizations and the Department of Defense studying
integrative modalities to help with performance optimization in the US military. Erika holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 / Published in Team Bios

Sundra D. Kincey, Ph.D. is Assistant Vice President of
Program Quality within the Division of Academic Affairs
at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
(FAMU). Her primary role is to provide leadership in the
development of new degree offerings, oversight of the
university program review process, provide assistance
to academic programs with specialized accreditation for
initial and reaccreditation, and policy development and
implementation related to academic programming and
degree authorization.
Dr. Kincey’s professional career includes a wealth of
experience in higher education that span over a course of twenty years with
combined experiences at the university and statewide system level. Those
experiences include: policy analysis and development; academic program
review and evaluation; specialized accreditation; academic advising and
career planning; online instruction; public speaking; supervision; and
undergraduate teaching.
Dr. Kincey is a member of the inaugural class of FAMU’s Leadership
Academy and has research interests in retention, persistence, and
academic success of minority students. She also serves as an evaluator for
an NSF ADVANCE grant, consultant report writer for summative and
formative data evaluation, and reviewer of select peer-reviewed journals.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and
bowling

Thursday, 01 October 2020 / Published in Team Bios

Brandie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Community Health ,she also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus on Health Education and Administration. Her studies prepared her for research and analysis, and certification (Certified Health Education Specialist-CHES) earned her the ability to implement and evaluate (public health) programs. While working in hospital management, where she managed work processes in four different hospitals, she decided to expand her passion for public health and interest and began working at a non-profit organization where she analyzed the efficacy of health education programs. In addition, she implemented a new program and provided analysis to stakeholders in efforts to evaluate the program’s efficiency, as well as predict what future steps were needed to further mobilize and improve the program’s overall performance. She has worked closely on projects for the Centers for Disease Control, completing quantitative and qualitative analysis, as  well as authored narratives for grant proposals, annual progress reports, and data reports. Brandie has experience with project management, health care management, and a background of counseling that have given her the opportunity to work with diverse populations and identify needs for improvement to ensure programs are reaching goals set out by stakeholders. She has numerous in-person training on diversity, inclusion, and health equity-as well as has worked on larger projects that focus on prioritizing the needs of under-served populations.

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