DAVID Morrow, Ed.d.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. David Morrow has served as an educator/administrator for over 25 years and has earned the following degrees and certifications: doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in Organizational Development and Leadership, B.S., M.S., M.Ed., a clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential and a clear Administrative Services Credential. He has worked as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, and director. Dr. Morrow was the Founding Principal of Hawthorne Mathematics Science Academy (HMSA), a high school currently ranked in the top 100 high schools in the nation. He worked as Founding Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy High School and Director of High Schools for Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF). Dr. Morrow worked as an International Recruiter in China, West Indies, Spain, France, and the Philippines in educational programs and met with the Ministers of Education for the respective countries.
Dr. Morrow is the Vice President of 100 Black Men of The Inland Empire and currently the Vice President of The Johnny Morrow Endowment Foundation (JMEF) which for the past 21 years has provided book scholarships to students in need who are attending Miles College. He also serves on the Executive Board for the Compton NAACP.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Karen Kimber has worked in the field of Human Resources for more than 20 years and specifically for the public sector for more than 15 years. She currently works as the Benefits Administrator for a local public agency in the city of Whittier. Karen earned a Bachelor Degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, Master of Public Administration from the University of La Verne, and holds a professional Human Resources Certification (IPMA-SCP) from the International Public Management Association-Human Resources (IPMA-HR). On May 31,1990, Karen became a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter and has been continuously financial and active. For three years, she served on the Southern California Professional Management Association-Human Resources (SCPMA-HR) and the Western Region IPMA-HR chapter. For three years, she served on the Southern California Professional Management Association-Human Resources (SCPMA-HR) and the Western Region IPMA-HR. Karen is a native of Long Beach, California and in her spare time, loves to travel and spend time serving her Long Beach community.
Tania Martinez is a native of Los Angeles, California. She attended California State University, Long Beach where she was initiated into Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Kappa Chapter in 1996. Tania has worked in finance for over 20 years, currently 15 years with FOX Broadcasting Company. In her current position as Finance Manager-Entertainment Finance & Accounting, she possesses a unique perspective that will be an asset to the Long Beach Sigma Pearls Foundation. Currently a member of Gamma Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Long Beach, she serves as chair on several committees. She is passionate about education, economic and social related issues: she serves the community by raising and donating money to families, feeding the homeless and works with various organizations that serve the Long Beach and Greater Los Angeles areas.
Originally from Sacramento, CA, Alanna Singleton is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Professionally, she is an Executive Administrative Assistant for a major financial firm. Alanna currently serves on the Western Region Board of Directors for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and is the President of the Gamma Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Long Beach, CA. She has been a member of Sigma Gamm Rho for 13 years, actively serving the Long Beach community through scholarship and service.
Fallynne Usher received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She currently works for SHIELDS for Families in their Maternal and Child Health program where her focus has been maternal mental health and decreasing the rates of maternal and infant mortality through advocacy and education. Her passion is our youth. She has tutored the youth in math and English as well as teaching dance. Fallynne’s focus has been to provide equal access and education. She has been a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated for the last 16 years where she now serves as the Treasurer for the Gamma Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Long Beach, CA.
Patrice Cole-Morrow is a native of Southern California. She is an author, educator and business owner. She attended CSULB where she double majored in Black Studies and Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement. Patrice earned her teaching credential and Master’s degree in Instruction & Curriculum shortly thereafter. She has worked as a teacher, coach and as an administrator in both public and charter schools. She continued to teach and work in underserved communities: Compton, Paramount, Long Beach, Stockton, and Los Angeles. Patrice joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated (Gamma Kappa Chapter) in the Spring of 1993 and has been a continuous financial and active member since then. She is married and has a young son who is an excellent reader that loves science and engineering.
Rhonda Knox is a mother, wife and educator. Born into a large family she is the youngest of six children, and the first to graduate from a four-year university. Rhonda attended California State University, Long Beach immediately after graduating from high school. There she made the decision to join Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, a historically African American sorority whose aim is “sisterhood, scholarship, and service.” Rhonda has been an active member of that organization for more than 25 years. She has spent countless hours providing service in underserved communities in the Los Angeles area.
Rhonda is a life-long learner and educator. Her educational career includes the following: Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies awarded at California State University, Long Beach. Master of Arts in Special Education awarded at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Thesis of the Year (2nd Place) awarded at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Multiple Subject Teaching credential acquired at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Education Specialist Credential acquired at State University, Dominguez Hills. Rhonda has worked in education for the past 21 years. Currently, Rhonda is employed in Paramount Unified School District as a Program Specialist in the Department of Special Education.
Tonia Poe was born and raised in Compton, California. She attended Long Beach State University after graduating from Centennial High School. It was in her second year of college when she found Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated in 1993 and fell in love with its mission. Tonia graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and became a school teacher. She completed her Masters of Education degree at National University and after teaching for 10 years, she took a year off to have her daughter, Tyler. Upon returning to the work force, Tonia chose a different direction and became a Probation Officer which was short lived.
In 2008, Tonia was introduced to Primerica Financial Services where she took a leap of faith, said goodbye to Probation and began a career. Shortly after, Tonia became a Regional Vice President and found herself making 6 figures with Primerica. Today, she is a National Sales Director and has made a significant impact in the financial services industry. Tonia is an active member of Primerica’s FAC (Field Advisory Council), AALC (African American Leadership Council) Executive, and WIP (Woman In Primerica) Executive Board member. Tonia owns her own Primerica firm and has promoted many Regional Vice Presidents.