Board of Directors

Cassie Bell

Cassie Bell, the Chief People Officer at NAPA Auto Parts, brings a unique perspective and a strong passion to her role at Reflections of Trinity. With more than two decades of experience in HR leadership, Cassie understands that HR is not just about following procedures, but about making a positive impact on people’s lives. 

Cassie’s drive to change organizational practices related to hiring, inclusion, engagement, and development stems from her belief that every individual deserves equal opportunities and support. She has personally witnessed the transformative power of these practices and how they can create a sense of belonging and fulfillment for employees. 

This deep empathy and understanding also extend to Cassie’s involvement with Reflections of Trinity. Having experienced food insecurity herself during her childhood, she intimately knows the profound impact it can have on individuals and families. This personal connection fuels her unwavering commitment to the mission of Reflections of Trinity and aligns perfectly with NAPA’s and Genuine Parts Company’s dedication to being responsible corporate citizens.

By approaching societal needs with compassion, Cassie and the organizations she represents strive to ensure that no family goes hungry. This shared mission underscores the importance of empathy, inclusivity, and social responsibility in creating a better world for all.

Reb Blaisdell

Ribble “Reb” Blaisdell is a native of the Virginia Mountains. He left Virginia in 1960 to join the United States Navy. Reb served with honor during the Vietnam War. He completed his Naval career in 1984 after serving 7 years as Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Chief.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Blaisdell was directly responsible for the care and upkeep of 16 aircraft valued in total 512 million dollars and managed a team of 365 seamen. A career Navy man, his leadership as Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Chief of an S3-A aircraft carrier based squadron has prepared him for the diverse positions and roles he has held. He concluded his professional career in 2014 after 59 years of employment at Lockheed Martin where he worked for his last 17 years as the Lead Engineer for the C-130 Reliability and Maintainability Department.

Cherie-Ann Byfield

Cherie-Ann Byfield is a seasoned, detail-oriented communications professional with over 25 years of solid experience in the consumer goods, financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors. She has a passion for promoting a culture of information sharing with internal and external stakeholders. Her expertise includes journalistic writing and creative, impactful messaging for varied channels and audiences, communications strategy and planning, and managing partner relationships.

In her current Executive Communications Lead role at Microsoft, she develops and executes the communications strategy, messaging framework, editorial calendar and overall communications plan for the U.S. Retail and Consumer Goods Division (RCG). She also leads communications for employee engagement, DE&I and culture building initiatives for the Division.

Story-telling is an integral part of what she does for both internal and external audiences: extensive writing and development of creative, impactful messaging and communications materials for senior executives, employees, and customers. She manages external communications in partnership with social media, marketing, and industry teams to position the senior leadership team as thought leaders and a trusted voice in the retail industry.

Prior to Microsoft, Cherie-Ann spent 15 years at The Coca-Cola Company, where in her last Global Communications role, she managed the communications function specifically supporting McDonald’s, Coca-Cola’s largest and most strategic foodservice customer.

Cherie-Ann, a native of Jamaica, is a graduate of the University of Miami where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Communications. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ben Cope

Chairman of the Board

Ben Cope is an entrepreneur, Web Designer, and Internet Marketing Consultant with a background in multimedia, project management, instructional technology and graphic design.

A graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BA in International Affairs, Ben started his own web design agency, Internet Genius Consulting, in 2003.

Ben is currently responsible for the development and ongoing site maintenance of dozens of different client’s websites around the world. His diverse client base includes non-profit organizations, internet marketing professionals and small business owners.

Gary Grossi

Board Treasurer

Throughout his 30-year career in the financial services industry, Gary has honed his expertise in orchestrating seamless operational processes and integrating innovative technologies to streamline operations. He is passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability for organizations, making a meaningful impact on their overall growth and success.

Gary holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from Dowling College and a BS in Accounting with a Computer Science minor from The State University of New York at New Paltz.

Erika Harvey

Erika-Rae Harvey is a lawyer, arbitrator and entrepreneur. She opened a commercial law practice in 2017 to provide legal advice to International Hotel entities. More recently, Erika has earned a position as a Public Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. As an avid traveller and having studied and worked in multiple jurisdictions, she has a uniquely global perspective. Erika graduated from McEachern High School in 2000, retained ties to the local community and is committed to giving back through her recent appointment as a member of the Reflections of Trinity Executive Board.

Conrad Maynard

Conrad is currently the Managing Director for Business Accelerators an entrepreneurial resource center providing tools and resources to assist businesses in developing a tactical and strategic growth strategy. Being an entrepreneur himself, Maynard does independent consulting to help clients in the areas of business planning, project management and implementing business solutions (process and technology). Prior to Maynard’s entrepreneurial ventures he worked as the Director of Information Technology for AFC Worldwide Express a Global Transportation and Logistics firm. In this role he oversaw all technical operations for the company and developed strategic alignment between technology and business operational initiatives. Prior to joining AFC in 2009, Maynard worked for The Coca-Cola Company for the previous 17 years.

In 2002, Maynard was recognized as a “Modern Day” technology leader and received an award of merit from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Maynard is a life and career coach and enjoys working with teens and adults to meet personal and professional goals. Maynard has a BS’ in Sociology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and MS’ in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dwayne Pace

Dwayne Pace and his wife, Kimberly Pace, are Dallas, GA natives. Together they have three children and one grandchild.

Dwayne is the founder of Pace Home Improvement, a remodeling company that serves families and businesses in the greater Atlanta area. He also finds time to assist his children with their local small businesses.

Since 1996, Dwayne has served in various ministry positions. He has led youth groups, pastored children’s ministries, and directed the short term missions department of an Atlanta homeless outreach organization. Passionate about furthering his theological education, he received his Doctorate of Theology from Piedmont Theological Seminary in 2022.

Kenya Roberts

Kenya Roberts is a dedicated advocate for youth and family initiatives, bringing over 19 years of invaluable fundraising experience. With a distinguished track record of spearheading successful global peer-to-peer campaigns, she embodies a profound commitment to effecting positive change. Kenya’s expertise in mobilizing support for impactful initiatives, consistently surpassing campaign goals under her leadership, reflects her steadfast belief in the transformative power of giving back. As the Executive for Development Management at United Women in Faith, Kenya continues to inspire others to unite behind meaningful causes, showcasing her unwavering passion for philanthropy. Holding the prestigious Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, her efforts not only demonstrate a wealth of knowledge but also radiate a heartwarming spirit, serving as a beacon of hope for those dedicated to making a difference.

Dianne Russell

Board Secretary

Originally from North Carolina, Dianne graduated from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC with a B.S. in Chemistry. She worked in research for an agriculture company for eight years specializing in organic synthesis and analytical techniques. She left the technical field of the laboratory to help build a successful network marketing business. Currently Dianne works as a freelancer serving multiple c-level executives in several industries including both non-profit and for profit organizations. She specializes in overall organization, developing and refining processes, and creating a paperless work environment. She has also helped several authors providing their book endeavors with graphic creation, research, and data analysis.

Erika Ward

Erika Ward is a Director at PwC, where she helps financial institutions, retail banks, telecom providers, and utility providers optimize their credit and collections strategies. A data scientist by trade, Erika enhances strategies through data-driven insights while applying behavioral science to understand who the customer is, what motivates them, and the barriers they face. Erika is also at the forefront of innovating the use of AI and generative AI to optimize lending strategies and back-office operations.

Erika’s volunteer work helping those facing food insecurity began in her own neighborhood of East Atlanta, where she supports a practical and community-focused food pantry aiming to make a tangible difference. Her involvement with Reflections of Trinity stems from a desire to help the organization expand their reach and impact by finding ways to use her data skills to assist Reflections.

Erika is passionate about creating career opportunities for diverse communities through on-campus career educational programs and providing resources for career development, such as resume and interview preparation. Her work is driven by a belief in practical solutions and direct action, reflecting her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Jordanna Wong-Omshehe

Jordanna became a Reflections board member in 2020 at the height of the COVID pandemic. She brings a unique perspective to the board as the only member that grew up working within the organization in several different capacities from its inception. In addition to her unique perspective, Jordanna has served in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector since 2014. She specializes in policy and legal advocacy, furthering the rights and access to resources for low-income communities. Jordanna is a University of California alumnus, holding a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Political Science with a focus on Public Service from UCR. In 2019 she was awarded the Barbara Barker Award for her work to improve the communities within the Inland Southern California region and was a 2019/20 Next Generation Fellow with California’s Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Jordanna’s passion for re-imagining community, justice, and safety for the next generation through education, creativity, and advocacy is the driving force for her work. She currently lives in Massachusetts and enjoys dancing, working out, spending time with her husband, family, and friends, and traveling in her spare time.
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