Elroye is a lifelong learner. He worked at the community level on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan for over a decade. He retired from City Service after 33 years of service. That included working with Parks Department’s Recreation Division, NYCHA’s Community Service Division and NYC Department of Transportation’s training unit. He has a degree in Training Development and is a certified Rapid Instructional Design Facilitator. Father of four, adopted by one, Grandfather to six and Great Grandfather to one. Favorite quote: What We Are Our Children Will Be.
Adrienne Whaley, MBA, MS.Ed., SAS is the Executive Director of Innovations In Creative Arts and Queens Center Of The Arts. As former special education teacher and school administrator, Ms. Whaley has also been an Adjunct at Long Island Business Institute and a freelance customer service trainer for several local businesses.
Patricia Warner is the founder and President of Covenant Seven Inc. a consulting firm that services entrepreneurs and small businesses.
A Brooklyn born native, Duane Knight, or as he is affectionately known as Dr. D. or Doc, is a renowned visionary, trailblazer and entrepreneur. His career spans over 23 years documenting the faith-based/Gospel Music communities