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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Courtney Boyd’s experience centers around supporting various educational, military, and wellness initiatives through the conduct of program evaluations, clinical trials, and other evidence-based methodologies. With expertise in literature searching and systematic review processes, Courtney has taught workshops on these methodologies as well as basic research literacy. She has co-authored multiple presentations, journal articles, and book chapters on both integrative medicine and cognitive aging topics such as military performance, stress, pain, self-efficacy, and memory. Courtney is a certified Project Management Professional and received her MA in Developmenta0l Psychology, concentrating in Adult Development and Aging, and BS in Psychology, with a minor in Biology and Studio Art from the University of Richmond
Krystal Andrews is a higher education practitioner and has 6 years of professional experience in student success and retention programs at both Predominately White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities that fuel her passion for helping students envision their own success. In her experience, she has supported minoritized student populations through coordinating a college specific retention program that focused on providing holistic student support to students through intrusive advising, peer mentoring, career planning, and exposure to campus resources. She has experience developing and implementing college-level retention plans, recruitment plans, and programming targeted towards student engagement and academic recovery for at-risk populations. Currently, she is a full-time doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a research associate in the Office of Community Research and Leadership working on grant projects that focus on embedding equity into guided pathways and instituting racial justice on community college campuses. Her research interests include: The Black female college student experience and women of color in executive leadership positions at HBCUs and community colleges.
Dorrien Ford is the Client Support Specialist with over 17-years of customer service experience. Dorrien is the liaison between QM and their clients. She ensures that they have the necessary tools to administer their planned activities per semester. When Dorrien is not juggling the request of clients, she enjoys being Team Parent for her daughter’s cheer team and watching her son play soccer
Sherrell is the Remote Team Lead for Quality Measures LLC. In this role, she is responsible for the assignment, management, and verification of all tasks completed by the seven (7) remote-based independent contractors. Sherrell’s background also includes four years of experience working K-12 education in various operational roles. She has managed daily student transportation, supervised the provision of extended learning programming through a $320,00021stCentury Community Learning Centers grant, and project managed school facility renovation projects. Sherrell also has experience in data collection, data analysis, and assessment. Sherrell has worked both as a Research Associate for the Office of Institutional Research and as the Assistant Director for Assessment and Planning for the Student Engagement and Enrollment Services division at Old Dominion University
Charmagne is the Evaluation and Research Associate at Quality Measures LLC. Charmagne earnedher dual Bachelor’sDegrees in Mathematical Sciences: Operations Research as well as Psychology,minor in Statistics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Over the past seven years,Charmagne has worked on multiple Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy(DoE), andNational Science Foundation (NSF) grants which allowed her to interface with stakeholders andprogram managers to develop work plans as well as design and administer survey instruments that bestfit the client’s needs. Specifically, Charmagne was previously involved in a multi-year initiative whichfocused on better understanding the unique challenges that geographically dispersed military servicemembers and their families face that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being.