Dr Rogena Sterling Ph.D – President
Dr. Rogena Sterling has taught English for over 10 years and managed an English language school. Since then Sterling has completed a LLB, LLM and a PhD (Identity and its protection as the aim and purpose of international human rights law: The case of (inter)sex identity and its protection). Dr. Sterling has taught in the areas of jurisprudence, administrative law, urban planning law and governance. Areas of written work include clinical legal education, equality and leadership, human rights to adequate housing, Māori (Indigenous people) governance of the living earth and Māori wards in Local government, and currently writing a book on Identity and Horizons of Becoming. Dr. Sterling has presented papers at numerous conferences and has featured on panels with the Human Rights Commission.
Ms. Yvette Caslin – Vice President
Yvette Caslin is a senior vice president with experience in organizational management and business development. During her tenure at Steed Media Group, she built and led the staff at rolling out, the largest free urban weekly in the country and the go-to digital website for urban news. Yvette logged record growth and visibility. She joined the team as a volunteer, while working full time for the City of Atlanta government. In 2000, she served as a freelance writer. After showcasing leadership prowess and wielding her unique ability to make connections in top urban markets like Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and New York, she was promoted to style editor within a year.
Yvette serves as an operational and project management consultant for Culture|Capital. Among a host of board positions, association memberships and volunteer roles, she most recently served on the executive board of Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) as treasurer. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to business and women’s advocacy. Yvette earned her Master of Science degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in NonProfit Management from Georgia State University after majoring in Criminal Justice at the University of West Georgia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
She recently penned Sophia’s Garden: A 7-Day Devotional, which aims to disrupt ignorance, provide guidance and a fresh awareness of the role of wisdom in our lives by highlighting relevant Biblical scriptures for those who desire to be influential in their communities.
Ms. Christina Pearson – Board Member
Ms. Pearson has been a Literary advocate all of her life. She has an affinity to serve and help others. For twenty-one years she served in the United States Military. While serving in the Military, she provided counseling an emotional support to victims of sexual assault and harassment. Ms. Pearson recieved The Military Ocupational Skill of Human Resources Specialist award for her outstanding leadership. Christina is currently completeing her Masters degree at the University of Oklahoma.
Ms. Bernadette M. Turner – Board Member
Ms. Turner attended Stark State College in Ohio where she studied Psychology. Bernadette is an avid reader and loves books. For over twenty-five years, through various State agencies, she has volunteered her time providing supportive services to senior citizens and veterans. Ms. Turner is actively involved in funraising for nonprofit organizations; especially those that provide academic and educational support for adult learners.