Barbara Standard, CEO
Charles, Lewis, Beverly & Associates, LLC

“I am convinced that Community Development Corporations provide a tremendously effective organizational structure by which we can create opportunities for change in our underserved communities. Transforming neighborhoods should be the core mission of any community development corporation –How(?) By Instilling a corporate philosophy of human development, community development, capital development. ”

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Holeeta Cain

Holeeta Cain
President Diamond Design Fashions Head Designer
HoliCain Couture Design
Capitol Heights, Maryland

Holeeta Cain was raised in the Washington/Maryland metropolitan area. She was educated the District of Columbia public system. Holeeta is third generation seamstress in long line of entrepreneurs. She continued her education and furthered her skills at the University of the District of Columbia, majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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Sheila Stewart

Sheila Stewart


Sheila Stewart is an award winning media conglomerate whose career as a Radio, TV and Print Media Personality spans over 20 years. She is the Director of News Programming for Radio One-DC Stations (93.9) WKYS-FM; (102.3) WMMJ-FM; (104.1) WPRS-FM; (1450) WOL-AM;WYCB-AM and the Syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show heard in (40) U-S cities.

A native of Great Falls, SC, Stewart received a BA Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Benedict College. She has worked as a Reporter / Anchor for CBS Affiliate WBTV News 3; Guest Appearances on TV Networks NBC, ABC, Fox News; News Director for CBS Radio WPEG-FM Charlotte, NC, Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks; ABC Radio New Networks; andasa NewsAnchor for Syndication One Radio News Networks;The Rev. Al Sharpton Show; The Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Show and The Warren Ballentine Show.

Stewart has also worked as an adjunct Professor at Johnson C. Smith University and an Instructor at The Chatty School of Communications. Many of her students are currently working in broadcast media all over the country. Stewart is also an accomplished writer and author. She wrote and published her first book "Faith and The 3 P's Overcoming Obstacles with Prayer, Persistence and Positive Thinking that received enthusiastic response and book signings.

In 1999, Stewart birthed the Sheila Stewart Education Foundation, a diverse, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to graduating high school students who are continuing their education at a 4-year college or university. She has awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to deserving students across the U.S .In support of the scholarship fund, Stewart created & produced a series of Talent and Step Show competitions that drew crowds of over 40,000 plus.A proud member of the prestigious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., She continues to mentor teens and is one of the most sought after motivational speakers at schools, churches and groups in the DC Metropolitan areas as well as nationwide.

Sheila is happily married and loves spending time with her family, reading, working out, watching documentaries and is an avid poetry writer.