Board of Directors

Cassie Bell

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 worked 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 Global Communications role at The Coca-Cola Company, she manages the communications function specifically supporting McDonald’s, Coca-Cola’s largest and most strategic foodservice customer. 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, customers and the media. Her other areas of expertise include communications strategy and planning, internal and executive communications, administration of intranet sites, issues management, customer stewardship and managing agency relationships.

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

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

Dianne Russell

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

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.