Board President and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Mindy Scarlett is a business owner, designer, teacher and long time volunteer with many youth organizations. While design in its myriad forms has been a constant in her life, from Michigan, to Australia and finally to New Jersey, the most important focus has been her work with young people.
Over the past 30 years, Mindy’s volunteer work has encompassed being a Youth Pastor, volunteering as a teacher, being a mentor with Jobs for Youth, and working with Junior Achievement to teach middle school kids about the world of business.
In the Professional arena, Mindy has worked in the areas of Corporate Communications, Interior Design, teaching and entrepreneurship and is currently the owner of The Scarlett Consulting Group, a business and marketing firm in Fanwood, New Jersey.
The DASH Program completed its first ten weeks, covering “Discover Your Passion”, :” “Design Your Life” and “Business 101” with great attendance and wonderful participation. The overwhelming response was “What’s next?!?!?” Other responses included:
“I didn’t expect to have so much fun!”
“I learned the most in the “Discover your Passion” part of the program”
“I really enjoyed it and I want to keep going to additional programs.”
In 2019 the intention is to expand the Foundation to include assisting small businesses on Main Street, helping them ‘stay alive’ by assisting them with information and marketing dollars.
David Persaud brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Foundation Board. After 30 years of experience on Wall Street, David is now working one-on-one with a handful of clients, assisting them with their investment goals.
David enjoys teaching young people about the stock market and opening their eyes to all the opportunities that exist around the globe. His firm belief is that with the right goals and the correct applications of basic investment principals, anyone can create true financial freedom.
He is often known to quote many of the great innovators and philosophers of our time, including:
“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.”
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
A firm believer in effective marketing, Chris Kelly’s relentless efforts have earned him a spot on Amazon Bestseller’s list on two occasions. His work at Agape Development Services is focused on Capacity Development. Kelly reveals the previously-untapped potential of his clients by providing exposure for their work.