Our Board of Directors
Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry is President/CEO of Cohi-Inc., Ronald Dewberry Productions, LLC, and Senior Pastor and Founder of New Life Temple of Praise. Bishop Dewberry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass-Media Communications from the University of Akron, a Master of Art in Religious Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministries from Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School
Cindy M. Dewberry graduated with an Associate Degree in Accounting from the University of Akron, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. Cindy is Treasurer of the Board of Directors at New Life Temple of Praise.
Frances Armstrong is Youth Coordinator: Syracuse Section National Council Negro Women Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer Reading Partners, Dr. King Magnet School Financial Secretary: Syracuse Section National Council Negro Women and Mentor at Clary Middle School. A graduate of Onondaga Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Programming and an Associate Degree in Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University. Frances is a retired Computer Analyst/Programmer
from Niagara Mohawk Power Company (National Grid).
Sharlene McKenzie is an educator, a writer, and a former mentor in the Syracuse City School District. A graduate of Syracuse University, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications (B.S.) and SUNY Empire State College (M.Ed.), she is currently pursuing a degree in African American Studies at UCLA, researching the effect of education policy on African American students. She was a teacher in the Syracuse Diocese for 10 years and a program coordinator for Syracuse University Federal GEAR UP.
Brian Moore is a Grants & Contract Administrator for The Research Foundation for SUNY, and is Co-owner of BC Productions, LLC. Brian is a 2001-2002 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Production Technology from Ithaca College and a Master of Business Administration from Binghamton University.
Carmella Upshur is a Vice President of Upshur-holding, LLC, a certified licensed Realtor, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College. Carmella is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, has volunteered and has served on a number of community, civic and organizational committees and advisory boards.