Partnering with Parents, Educators & Community Members to create SUCCESS stories!
Dr. Reginaldo F. Johnson is the President of GPS and a native of Panama Republic of Panama. His role as President is to oversee the operation of Genuine Partnership to Success.
Dr. Leroy Coleman is Vice President of GPS. He has served in the Illinois school system for thirty-one years. As Vice President he executes the business plan and strategies for the organization. His focus is to create extensive promotion strategies, employment recruitment and relations that generate positive change or influence on the key accomplishment factors of Genuine Partnership to Success. Additionally, Dr. Coleman has developed, implemented and evaluated programs within various school districts at the primary and secondary levels. He has also instituted many parent and community programs to improve student, parent and community relations.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Demond Cottrill is the CIO of GPS. His role is to set technical direction and provide technology solutions that support Tier III and goals of the organization. Some of his key responsibilities are network administration, web presence, and information security. Demond is a former software developer and tester. He spent eighteen years in the wireless telecommunications industry creating, testing, and demonstrating wireless software solutions for one of the nations’ largest wireless service providers.
Krisha Rogers is the Board Secretary of GPS. Her role as Board Secretary includes ensuring the integrity of the governance framework, being responsible for the efficient administration of the organization, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors. Krisha Rogers is bi-lingual and an educator for thirty-one years. She has taught both English and Spanish, served as Dean of Students and Language Department Chairperson at the High School level.
Dr. Melinda A. Harris-Barrow serves on the advisory board for GPS. Her primary role is to provide advice and development of performance and future opportunities of the organization. Dr. Harris-Barrow is a well renowned distinguish leader among Heads of States, Clergy, and Dignitaries. She is multi-lingual and founder of the Panama World Trade and Investment Foundation (PWTIF). Her leadership work with youth and young adults has awarded her global recognition from around the world such as Trinidad, Tobago, Ethiopia, India, and Panama.
Dr. James Coleman serves as the Senior Advisor of GPS. His role is to track, analyze, and provide advice on the full range of operational and policy issues of Genuine Partnership to Success, Inc. Dr. Coleman is the former Chairman of the Board of Hearts and Homes for Youth, which provides housing for more than one hundred disadvantaged youth. He also served as Associate Dean, Office of Residence Life, and Student Affairs at Howard University for 32 years. Additionally, he served as President and on the Executive Board of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) and received the Sadie M. Yancey Award in the field of Student Affairs work in higher education.
BUSINESS LEGAL ADVISOR
Meagan Turner is an attorney specializing in business legal solutions for startups and small businesses. As part of GPS, she provides counsel on a variety of legal and strategic matters. Meagan is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received both her JD and MBA.
CORPORATE LEGAL ADVISOR
Earl Coleman a tax attorney specializing in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. As a part of GPS, he advises on methods and strategies to effectively implement the vision of the organization through the utilization of its resources. Earl received his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and his LL.M in Taxation from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
DIVERSE LEARNER'S ADVISOR
Nikita Coleman is serving as the Diverse Learner’s Advisor for Genuine Partnership to Success. Her role is to assist and structure professional development trainings nationally. She has served all of her career providing education for students in diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Nikita has earned her Bachelor’s degree and first Master’s degree from Chicago State University. She also attended Concordia University to earn her second Master’s degree. Nikita holds certifications in the following areas: Special Education (LBS1), Education Administration (Type 75 K-12), English Language Learners (ELL) and English endorsements (K-12).