Human Resoures Highlights: Our Staff

The Trustworthy

This page is where we introduce some of the key personnel responsible for our organization

 Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, to social habits, music and arts.


Our Mission is to build a Cultural Institute in the city of Chicago, IL USA with Cultural Awareness Centers throughout the city and suburbs.


Our Vision is to uplift, inspire, motivate the disadvantaged and to develop, promote, encourage and support the social well being of our community.

Our Aim is to help reduce, eliminate and prevent crime & violence by providing an alternative lifestyle through performing arts, educational seminars and  community action. 


 

Organizational Structure

The administration of the affairs of this corporation is vital to the achievement of its corporate objective. The Officers will be responsible for maintaining orderly procedure and organize operations in the various areas of development.


El-Amin Life Productions Cultural Institute

 Executive Board Of Directors 

 New Earth Team
Chief Administrative Officers 

Our Staff

Muntheru Shah

 

President

 Warner Raymon Bernard Shaw Jr.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL

Finance professional with fortune 500 company backgrounds. A highly talented, dedicated and seasoned administrator with extensive experience in sales and marketing, administrative support, financial management systems and business operations, whose confidence, perseverance and vision promotes success. 

Lydia Shaw

 

Secretary

Lydia Shaw

Shall be the keeper of all secrets, classified information, personnel documents, and be solely responsible for the filling of data in a logical system, being prepared to submit such data upon proper requisition (Security clearance necessary for Coded items). In addition other duties include recording the minutes from each meeting, typing and copying reports. The Secretary will be the Head of the Administrations Department.

Mi'Chaela Mills

 

KeyCoordinator

 Mi'Chaela Mills  

is a business strategist and life coach.  She received her MBA in marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s of Art in journalism from Columbia College Chicago.  After her 20 year career in administrative marketing communications, she started her coaching practice, Mills Coaching Enterprises, as a result of helping others find their voice. 

Jiyad Alamin

 

Vice-President

 Yadi Alamin
6 time certified Reflexologist, Licensed Massage Therapist Tibetan Medical Qi'Gong Therapist  Yadi Alamin is the apprentice of three Master Acupuncturists. He has 15 years clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, No Needle Acupuncture, Reflexology and Medical Qi'Gong for Serious Conditions. 

Fanisha Davis

 

Treasurer

 Fanisha Fannie Davis 

was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently a finance manager for Hospira. With over 10 years of progressive experience in finance specializing in forecasting, budgeting and analysis to management for organizational and departmental level decision-making, she has a strong and diverse background in fiscal matters.

Daniel Guggenheim

 

Chairperson

Shall preside over the Board of Directors as the mediator to arbitrate and conduct orderly board meetings. The duty of the Chairperson is to assign the rules of protocol by which discussion may take place. 

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In memory of our former Treasurer: John S Fullman  (may he rest in peace).

Memorandum

  In memory of our founding Treasurer: John S Fullman (may he rest in peace). 


August 21, 2004
Jiyad Alamin was appointed to sit on the El-Amin Life Productions Cultural Institute Board of Directors and on March 28, 2015 agreed to hold the office of Vice President.

September 16, 2013
Fanisha Davis has been appointed as a director and agreed to hold the office of Treasurer for El-Amin Life Productions, Cultural Institute.

February 27, 2016
Mi'Chaela Mills  has been appointed as a director and agreed to hold the office of Key Coordinator for El-Amin Life Productions, Cultural Institute.

March 19, 2016
Daniel Guggenheim has been nominated for a seat on the El-Amin Life Productions Cultural Institute Board of Directors and will be appointed to hold the office of Chairperson. 

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 The Declaration of Independence, Constitution,  Amendments to the Constitution  and Bill of Rights, collectively known as the Charters of Freedom, have guaranteed the rights and freedoms of Americans for over 200 years.  

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Warner Raymon Bernard Shaw Jr.

President

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL

Finance professional with fortune 500 company backgrounds. I am a highly talented, dedicated and seasoned administrator with extensive experience in sales and marketing, administrative support, financial management systems and business operations, whose confidence, perseverance and vision promotes success. I exhibit exceptional planning, analytical, organizational, presentation and customer service skills to resolve the most challenging program management issues. I confidently accomplish important business objectives by developing collaborative partnerships and utilizing my expertise in computer software and systems to significantly improve overall operations.

CORE SKILLS

·Sales/Marketing

·Administrative Support

·Business/ Software & Systems

·Records Management

·Time Management

·Communication

·Operation Improvements

·Planning/Organization

·Complex Problem Resolution

·Inventory Control

·Customer Relations

·Graphic Arts

UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC. SAN FRANCISCO, CA          12/21/2015 – Present

Uber is a ride-sharing service that utilizes a location-based mobile application to link passengers to drivers. Through the Uber app, passengers select their pickup location, destination and vehicle. After submission, Uber provides the driver’s name and license-plate number along with an estimated collection time. Passengers are billed through their Uber accounts, and ratings are offered by both drivers and riders as incentives for future deals.

POOL WATCH INC.  HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL     05/15/2014 – 09/01/2014

Under the direction of POOL WATCH management, the Pool Manager/Head Guard is responsible for the supervision and management of staff, swimming pool, deck grounds within the fenced area, shower and bathroom facilities, guard room, filter room, pool equipment, pool furniture, storage & proper application of pool chemicals, and the safety and well being of the residents and guests while they are using the facility that POOL WATCH manages.

ADVANTAGE SALES & MARKETING  ANAHEIM, CA 06/16/2013 – Present

(ASM) is one of North America's leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods.

Event Specialist

  • Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm
  • Dynamically and aggressively sell product to consumers
  • Sample product to consumers (may include cooking)

VILLAGE GREEN MANAGEMENT, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 04/24/2013– 09/27/2013

Village Green is one of the largest privately held developers and managers of apartment complex communities.

Pool & Spa Supervisor

CENTRAL PARK EAST, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 01/01/2006– 07/23/2014

This apartment complex community managed by Village Green one of the largest privately held developers and managers of properties.

Lifestyles Director -Enhanced the living experience for residents by planning, advertising and coordinating two highly entertaining and interesting social events each month for a large apartment community. Distribute notices and communications to all residents. Receive and Log all overnight delivery packages and notify the recipients of their arrival. Provide New Move-in Welcome Gift Packages and New Resident Move-in Kits. Each month make resident birthday cards. File all Leasing Office documents.

OBERWEIS DAIRY, NORTH AURORA, IL  10/08/2012 – 04/26/2013

We are confident that you will find the quality of the products we offer and the service we bring right to your door to be Simply the Best!

Sales Representative

·  Door to Door: Solicit home owners to sign-up for Home Delivery Service.

·  Provide customers with vital product information so that they are confident with their decision

·  Setting up first order and the Standing Order

CROSSMARK MANAGEMENT, PLANO, TX 03/18/2010-05/15/2012

CROSSMARK expertly illustrates The Way to Market by delivering sales and marketing growth solutions with exceptional service to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers.

Event Specialist

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Managed Events Promotion on location sample and demonstration of various products. Promote the sale of featured product(s). Provided members/consumers the opportunity to try innovative new products.

·

Educated members/consumers on nutritional information to improve their general health and well being. Shared meal solution ideas. Demonstrated time-saving household products.

·

Built a strong relationship with the in-store Sam's Club team. Provided a safe food handling environment.

MASS CONNECTIONS CERRITOS, CA 90703  02/8/2008-02/15/2010

offers marketing campaigns and events to retailers and consumer packaged group companies. It provides advertising and promotion services.

Event Specialist

NAVISTAR FINANCIAL CORPORATION, WARRENVILLE, IL 06/01/2000-06/01/2010 

Subsidiary of Navistar, a leading truck, engine and parts manufacturer, that provides retail and wholesale loan financing to customers.

Senior Finance Administrator (11/01/2009–06/01/2010)

In the Titles and Insurance Department I received Weekly and Quarterly Clean and Red Flag Reports from the 3 regional supervisors to research, verify and release titles for loans that have been paid off also secure any pending assets i.e. barters, repossessions, etc.

Administrative Support Analyst  11/01/2002–11/01/2009

Took initiative to establish strong collaborative business partnerships, acting as conduit between Navistar Inc., customers, dealers and Navistar Financial Corporation to meet mutual business goals and promote efficient, timely, and dependable customer service.

Mail Room Administrator Selected for key role as Mail Room Administrator for the Financial Service Center. Energetically addressed and resolved chaotic procedural, organizational and physical layout issues concerning Mail Room and associated functions.

Inventory Control Designed and implemented a Microsoft Access Database in order to track inventory, purchase orders, calculated transaction costs and product volumes.

Data Entry Administrator  06/01/2000–11/01/2002

Input data into Retail Note Procurement for the online contract system.

EDUCATION

College: Courses completed in Architecture, Engineering, and Music

1967 - 1969 Chicago City College Wilson Jr. Campus

1967 - 1968 Chicago State University Architectural Dept

1971 - 1973 Chicago City College Malcolm X Campus

1975 - 1977 American Conservatory of Music

Other:

1974 - 1978 Fard Academy of Self-Defense

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Susan Emery, Village Green Property Mgr Central Park East Apts 1551 E. Central Rd Arlington Hts, IL 847-640-3060

Randell Ross, CrossmarkEvents Mgr Sam’s Club 101 W OAKTON ST Des Plaines, IL 60018-1834 773-977-2004

Stephen Elliott, NavistarFinancial Corp Supervisor 425 N. Martingale Rd Ste 1800 Schaumburg, IL 224-595-7667

Tina Finberg, Navistar Financial Corp General Mgr 425 N. Martingale Rd Ste 1800 Schaumburg, IL 630-753-4436

Trish Reed  630-562-3711

  


REGISTRATIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Addendum

Navistar Certificate of Recognition 10 Years of Dedicated Service By Dan Ustian: Chairman, President & CEO

Navistar Certificate of Recognition 5Years of Dedicated Service By Pam Turberville: CEO

Children’s House Certificate of Appreciation Assistant Director: Giles Liddell 08/18/1987

Fuad School of Self-Defense Science Certificate of Rank Senior Student Master: Abdur-Rahim Khan 08/01/1980

29th Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair Certificate of Merit President: George Rumbaugh 06/15/1985

United States Library of Congress Certificate of Copyright Register: Dana Ladd 03/22/1984

International Black Writers Poetry Festival Certificate of Award President: Margaret Burroughs 08/12/1979

Universal Life Church, Inc Credentials of Minister President, Bishop: Kirby Hensley 11/21/1983

Small Business Association of Illinois Membership Certificate Rasheed Natural Fragrance Co 10/31/1985

State of Illinois Articles of Incorporation Rasheed Natural Fragrance Co Secretary of State Jim Edgar 07/10/1985

State of Illinois Articles of Incorporation El-Amin Life Productions Secretary of State George Ryan 09/08/1997

State of Illinois County of Cook Assumed Name of Business Rasheed Natural Fragrance Co 03/16/1983

State of Illinois Certificate of Registration Retailers Occupation Tax Act for Muntheru Shah Dir. J. Thomas Johnson

State of Illinois Certificate of Registration Retailers Occupation Tax Act for Root Vibration Dir. Roger Sweet

State of Illinois Certificate of Registration Retailers Occupation Tax Act for Rasheed Perfume Dir. J. Thomas Johnson

Martin’s International Corp 11th Annual Chicago Reggae Music Awards Roots Vibration Ephraim Martin 01/25/1992

Martin’s International Corp 9th Annual Chicago Reggae Music Awards Roots Vibration Ephraim Martin 01/27/1990

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Addendum

1960 – 1962:

Chicago's American newspaper

Delivery

1964 – 1966:

Maling Bros. Shoe Store

Salesman

1967 – 1967:

Spiegel’s mail-order

Warehouse Clerk

1966 – 1967:

Webolt's Department Store Woman's

Shoe Salesman

1967 – 1968:

Michael Reese Hospital Central Kitchen

Dietary

1968 – 1970:

United States Postal Service AMF O'Hara

Biller/Coder

1972 – 1974:

Elman's Shoe Store

Salesman

1974 – 1975:

Salaam Restaurant

Waiter

1975 – 1976:

El-Amin Development Company

Researcher

1975 – 1977:

United States Postal Service Main P.O. Bldg.

Clerk

1977 – 1978:

The Hospital of Englewood Purchasing Dept.

Warehouse Clerk

1976 – 1979:

The Tree of Life Health Center

Therapist

1979 – 1980:

Roots Health Food Emporium

Manager

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

U.S. Marine Core Toys For Tots Foundation, Highwood/Great Lakes, Illinois

Greater Chicago Food Depository. 4100 West Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632

March of Dimes “March For Babies”Illinois Chapter 111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 2200 Chicago, IL, 60604

Ronald McDonald House 1675 Dempster Street Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Addendum

  


SUCRAM PRODUCTIONS Hoffman Estates, IL  1995–2005This is a privately owned production company established to provide professional quality in entertainment specializing in live and recorded music including its publishing, manufacture, booking, and distribution.Promotional Director – Develop, manage and maintain the ongoing promotion, advertisement, and image for professional international entertainer,  Yabba Griffiths & Traxx Reggae Band Owner:  Alvin Marcus Griffiths ·  As a Booking Agent Increased performance engagements by 5%.·  Created, Designed, and Manage Web Site.·  Implemented Fan Club providing revenue for promotional expenses.·  Performed on Drum Set and Percussion·  Served as road manager and designated driver being responsible for all equipment and personnel assured the safe and timely arrival to all performances.

ROOT VIBRATION ENTERPRISES 1986–1995 This Community based privately owned business dedicated to provide a cultural incentive towards social development. Business Manager – Establish a professional business plan and organize the sales and promotions of cultural merchandise and entertainment for Roots Vibration Reggae Band Owner: Anthony E. Parnther·  Acted as the Booking Agent; Increased performance engagements by 68%.·  Set-up Business the system; Accounting, Payroll, tax and banking guaranteeing professional compensation.·  Improved the bands professional image by proper management of personnel, rehearsals, promotions, contracting, transportation, tour Itinerary, and litigation for breach of contracts.·  Performed as a musician on Drum Set and percussion

RASHEED NATURAL FRAGRANCE DIST. CO.  Arlington Heights, IL   1980–Present This company is involved in the Design of Natural Perfumes. This includes Formulation; Research & Development, Manufacture, Production and Distribution using Quality Essential Oil and Natural ingredients.Executive Director, Producer, Designer is to be responsible for the legal and financial stability of the company while maintaining the integrity of the Rasheed product, name, brand, trademark and image to our customers, suppliers, and competitors in accord to the Industrial Standards for Aromatic Hydrocarbons.·  Established company as an Illinois Corporation·  Set-up Quality Control Procedures·  Designed and maintained the Research & Development Laboratory.·  Expanded sales team from 1 to 25 representatives.·  Managed all purchasing of materials, equipment and supplies.·  Increased production and distribution to meet supply & demand requirements·  Expanded sales to include mass marketing accounts

MUJAAHID SOUND SYSTEMS, Arlington Heights, IL  1984–Present Provide professional sound re-enforcement equipment and service for live entertainmentExecutive Director, Engineer·  Directed Concert Sound Productions,·  Developed Excellence In Sound Reinforcement,·  Quality Control Operation,·  Efficiency In Maintenance,·  Employee and Labor Management,·  Sales & Contract Negotiations

EL-AMIN LIFE PRODUCTIONS, “CULTURAL INSTITUTE”Arlington Heights, IL  1977–Present As a Non-Profit Organization Establish a CULTURAL AWARENESS INSTITUTEand Cultural Awareness Centers to encourage, promote, support, and develop Performing Arts; such as music, theater, dance, and graphic arts in Chicago.· Executive Director; Produce programs, events, seminars, and activities· Chief Financial Officer;Administrate, budget, Set up Banking system, Financial Structure, and Fund Raising· President; Official Representative   

REGISTRATIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


ADDENDUM

Microsoft Access 2000 Level I Certificate of Achievement Computer Workshop 04/17/2001

Climate For Performance Certificate of Achievement International Truck & Engine University11/06/2001

What Matters Most Certificate of Achievement International Truck & Engine University 05/09/2002

Microsoft Access 2000 Forms & Tables Certificate of Achievement Computer Workshop 05/29/2002

Microsoft Access 2000 Reports & Queries Certificate of Achievement Computer Workshop 06/05/2002

Microsoft FrontPage 2000 – Level 2 Certificate of Achievement Computer Workshop 07/11/2003

Microsoft Excel 2007 – Level 1 Certificate of Completion New Horizons Computer Learning Center 03/10/2010

Retail Billing Portrait Presentation Certificate of Appreciation Computer Workshop 11/09/2004

Workplace Harassment & Prevention Certified ELT Employment Law Learning Technologies, Inc 12/16/2004

Titles & Insurance Team Certificate of Appreciation Navistar Financial Corp Financial Service Center 02/16/2005

Smoke Free International Certificate of Accomplishment Interactive Health Solutions 03/04/2005

Message Manager Certificate of Achievement Instructor: Cindy Wheeler 05/25/2005

Navistar’s Code of Business Conduct Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 06/15/2005

Navistar’s Code of Business Conduct Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 07/13/2005

Customer Service Certificate of Appreciation Navistar Financial Corp 07/25/2005

2005 Perfect Attendance Award Navistar Financial Corp FSC Eric Schwartz, FSC Mgr 01/13/2006

Information Security Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 08/09/2006

Record Retention Policies: Spotting the Issues Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Co. 04/17/06

Eliminating Unlawful Harassment From Workplace Certificate of Completion LRN Legal Knowledge 02/27/07

Responsibilities for Financial Reporting Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 03/05/07

Insider Trading: Avoiding Risky Behavior Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Co 06/05/2007

Navistar’s Code of Business Conduct Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 08/06/2007

Harassment & Equal Opportunity Policies Certified ELT Employment Law Learning Technologies, Inc 12/16/04

Careful Communication Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Co 05/29/2008

Navistar’s Code of Business Conduct Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 06/03/2008

Information Security Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 06/05/2008

Listening & Writing: For…Communication Certificate of Completion American Management Ass. 05/12-13/2008

Preventing Workplace Harassment Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 05/29/2009

Navistar’s Code of Conduct & Ack… Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Company 06/08/2009

Understanding Record Retention Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Co. 06/09/2009

What You Need To Know About E-mail Certificate of Completion LRN The Legal Knowledge Co. 06/16/2009

Certified CEO Customer Experience Owner By Customer Focus Inc NFC Mgr. Patricia Reed 10/23/2008

State of Illinois Notary Public Secretary of State Jesse White 10/02/2008

NEHA Professional Food Handler Mind Leaders, Inc 06/17/2013  

AUTO-BIOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF MUJAAHID, THE WARRIOR

By Warner Shaw

He could see, hear and feel music everywhere and in everything. Music is the universal language. Muntheru Saadiq Mujaahid Shah was born Warner Raymon Bernard Shaw Jr. December 21, 1948 in Hope, Arkansas and raised by his parents, Warner and Mildred Shaw on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois. He began the study of music at William G. Beale Upper Grade Center in 1961 where he learned to play the Trumpet. This school exposed him to various aspects of music where he acquired the ability to read and write music. He formally studied Percussion at Englewood High School. In 1963 Warner arrived on the Englewood High School Campus and played Tenor Drum in the Beginning Band. He sang Bass as a member of the Englewood High School Boys Chorus that won 1st Place in the Chicago All City Boys Chorus competition in 1965. He went on in 1966 to sing Baritone in the Englewood High School Junior A Capella Choir and also performed Multiple Percussions in the Englewood High School Concert Band. In 1967 he joined the Englewood High School A Capella Choir. He was the manager of the Football team  under coach Yoshi Yamada also managed the Eagles Basketball team under coach Edward Gant. He was a Letterman winning his "E" on the Inter Mural Class Championship Volleyball. Team He graduated from Englewood Evening School in June of 1967. In 1968 Warner was enrolled into the Chicago City Colleges Wilson Junior College Campus where he took academic classes and Chicago State College where he took his major course of study in Architecture. He was not satisfied with the overt racism he experience while on Campus at Chicago State he dropped out after the first semester. In 1969 Warner was introduced to the Lost Found Nation Of Islam In the West. As a member of the F.O.I. (Fruit Of Islam) in the Nation of Islam his military training in the martial arts stimulated him to apply musical concepts in form and function. He was known then as Warner X. By 1972 Warner X decided to return to school and enrolled as a full time student at The Chicago City Colleges Malcolm X Campus studying Architectural Engineering. He attended Malcolm X until 1974 and dropped out again to work full-time at the United States Postal Service. 1975 Warner X received his Holy Name, Muntheru Saadiq Mujaahid Shah and the Lost Found Nation Of Islam In the West became known as the World Community Of Al-Islam in the West. In 1976 after completing his study of Aikido at the Illinois Aikido Federation where he received the title Di ChiKara Ken Bushudu he assumed duties as Senior Instructor and then by 1978 Director of The Fuad School of Health and Self-Defense Science located at the Tree Of Life Health & Beauty Center where he developed and mastered the disciplines of applied Mystical Music In Style And Form. In 1974 Muntheru met song writer, composer, guitarist Al Rici Evans and in 1977 co-formed "KORNBRED Productions Rhythm & Blues Band" providing him with an exciting introduction into the world of professional music. This endeavor required more technical development so in 1975 he sought further education in musical theory at The American Conservatory of Music under James Dutton, Dean of Percussion Arts. Studying keyboard instruments with Thurman Barker, Congas with Adam Rudolph, and Drum set with Bill Williams, Muntheru learned the Essentials of rhythm and Jazz Improvisation. At this time the religious pursuit of knowledge about the Al-Islamic Way of Life was the driving inspiration that guided him in the direction of self-awareness and a new spiritual consciousness that found expression in the formation of SPACE (Soulful Perspectives And Creative Expressions), a free form Jazz group he helped to organize. Its concept was to design a more creative approach to his musical presentations. His interest for Jazz was stimulated by listening to the talented works of artists such as Tony Williams, Jack De Johnette, Idris Muhammad, Ola Tungi, Titi Poenti, and Art Blake. The style and character of his later development can be attributed to these influences. 1980 marked a new decade for growth. Muntheru's unsuccessful attempt at marriage and building a family life didn't extinguish the fire for human excellence and moral development. He decided to change from the concept of SPACE, which was involved in creating abstract free form music (Soul Perspectives And Creative Expressions) to an idiom of broader public appeal. The first objective was to select musicians that had spiritual insight. Hiram Broyls, "The mystic man" on bass guitar was the key personality for this group. Next there came Angus Funches, Lead Guitarist/composer adding substance to the core. Then the positive vibes of Michael Abdur Rahim laying down keyboard harmony was included. Finally Saxophonist, Kasimu Abdullah Sami arrived from New York providing the intricate melodic Lead. They named the Quintet INNER REFLECTIONS. In 1982 Muntheru’s Rehearsals with Phil Cohran, innovative conductor of The Sun Ark Circle of Sound had profound affects on the course that he chose to take after leaving the Conservatory. Within the very orderly structure of The Circle of Sound he experienced the real discipline and spirit that was to shape his character not only musically and as an affirmation of his soul's journey. During this period Muntheru researched distinctive African Dance and Traditional African Drumming. Observing groups like: Muntu Dance Theater, The Nubian Dance Company, Najwa, The West Indian Dance Throop, Darlene Blackburn Dancers, Alla-Laaka Dance Company, Jantuwa, Victor Coltier Dance Studio, The Original Sun Drummers, The Thunder Sky Drummers, and Gidion Olafwaee. He was impressed by the variety of styles and expertise displayed in numerous African Drum techniques. These experiences absorbed him within the African Cultural Heritage provided from the environment of the Chicago African Community. He realized the "True Spirit of The Warrior", power of the "Talking Drums" and mighty force of the "Healing Drum". Hamid Abdul Drake a well known established Jazz drummer influenced Muntheru's style of drumming by his sharing knowledge of traditional ethnocentric music from different cultures around the world. Hamid an avant-garde percussionist admired and respected in many places was a guide star that has been an inspiration and ideal personality among the many musical associates one must interact with in the profession. This group composed Jazz/Reggae fusion music requiring extensive studies of Rastafarian culture. Through art and music he was able to interact with many cultural communities in Chicago. Developing his art into a commercial business, RASHEED NATURAL FRAGRANCES enabled him to pursue a career in the field of entertainment. Drumming by day as a street performer, he met Michael Hampton, a percussionist, exhibiting a similar passion, energy, and enthusiasm in ancestral spirit. Together they became MUJAAHID "Drums of Passion". Ishmael Ali Muhammad, Jim Crow Feather, Aka'aye along with Dancers Farley, Calvin, Roderick, James and Rap vocalist K-Lite from New York city, who later joined the group, which became known as; The MUJAAHID African Drum Ensemble. Muntheru maintained associations an

Drumer/Percussionist

1 Belize Breeze (Socca)    

2 Club Dread House Band (Reggae)   

3 Culture Club House Band (Reggae)   

4 Equal Rights (Reggae)   

5 Fred Baker & The West Indian Dance Co. (Traditional African        Folk)  

6 Gypsy Fari  (Reggae)   

7 Imagine (Latin R & B)   

8 Jah'Nya Nas  (Reggae)   

9 Judah (Reggae)   

10 Kornbred R & B        Production  (R&B Band)

11 Kwame & Ghana Made (Reggae)   

12 Maluko Samba (Afro-Brazilian Rock)   

13 Mantuila & The Sukous Soul (African)   

14 Mike Collins/Sherley King Blues (Blues)   

15 Mortazuma  (Spanish Rock)   

16 Mujaahid African Drum Ensemble   

17 Mulaku & The African Elements (Ethiopian) 

18 Natural Force (Reggae)   

19 Nevelle Anthony & Reality Vibes (Reggae)   

20 North Wind Ensemble of Evanston (Classical)    

21 Ozzie Gregory & The Enforcers (Reggae)   

22 Phil Cohran's Circle of Sound (Jazz)   

23 Rising Star        Baptist Church Band  (Gospel)   

24 Roots Vibration Reggae        Band  (Reggae) 

25 Smokey & The        Seventh Seal  (Reggae)   

26 Stereo (Socca)    

27 True Demacracy (Reggae)   

28 Ultimate Image    

29 Uproar (Reggae)   

30 Urban Core/T-Jaxx        Malachi  (Reggae)   

31 Waterhouse (Reggae)   

32 Yabba Griffiths &        Traxx  (Reggae)

Jiyad Alamin

Vice President

 

Yadi Alamin is the apprentice of three Master Acupuncturists. He has 15 years clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, No Needle Acupuncture, Reflexology and Medical QiGong for Serious Conditions. Yadi was diagnosed with a deadly liver disease at 24, and learned how to heal himself without surgery, drugs and a cocktail of herbs.

  • Yadi works 7 days a week at Charlotte Reflexology, offering natural solutions for pain and stress, as well as helping mitigate symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, arthritis and cancer.  He has over 15,000 hour in clinical practice.
  • In addition to caring for his clients, Yadi has authored 5 books on Self-Healing through QiGong, and has released 18 Instructional Videos, including "Save Your Joints, Lung QiGong, QiGong For Strength And Power, QiGong For Serious Health Conditions, QiGong For Sprittuality and Eastern Power Walking".  He trains 4 hours a day, and studies with many teachers to enhance his clinical skills.
  • To reach Yadi, call 704-993-8321

REGISTRATIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS

 6 time certified Reflexologist, Licensed Massage Therapist Tibetan Medical QiGong Therapist  

Lydia Shaw

Secretary

  Shall be the keeper of all secrets, classified information, personnel documents, and be solely responsible for the filling of data in a logical system, being prepared to submit such data upon proper requisition (Security clearance necessary for Coded items). In addition other duties include recording the minutes from each meeting, typing and copying reports. The Secretary will be the Head of the Administrations Department.  

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Owner: Chigoodiez, 

Owner/Founder: Let Go & Let God Provide 

Model: Keep it Klassy Models 

Fanisha Davis

Treasurer

  Fanisha was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently a finance manager for Hospira. With over 10 years of progressive experience in finance specializing in forecasting, budgeting and analysis to management for organizational and departmental level decision-making, she has a strong and diverse background in fiscal matters.Fanisha attended Holy Family School throughout her childhood where she lived Holy Family’s motto “Be a Go-getter.” At Holy Family, she learned the value of giving back and serving her community while exceling in academics. She has strong ties to her childhood school and continues to serve the school in several capacities. She serves as President of the Holy Family School Board, and has done so since 2009. She also has served a mentor and mentor board member for the school and the Holy Family Ministries from 2008-2011. Her involvement with her church and community extends to serving as vice president of Holy Family Lutheran Church Council since 2012 and also serving as a Board member of Daughters Delivered by Grace Foundation since 2010. Fanisha attended Culver Girls Academy, a prestigious, private boarding school where she stands out for academics, leadership and track and field. After which, she earned her bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago in 2003. In 2011 she earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Managerial Finance from DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Fanisha’ s passion is making a difference. She has a servant’s heart and is committed to helping others by paying it forward; others believed in and invested in her as a young person, so she wants to do the same for other youth. Her focus and commitment has been primarily centered around youth and children because, as she states “they are the future and it is in the coaching and training that they receive today that will prepare and equip them for the opportunities of tomorrow.” 

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Mi'Chaela Mills

Key Coordinator

 After her 20 year career in administrative marketing communications, she started her coaching practice, Mills Coaching Enterprises, as a result of helping others find their voice.  It was then that Mi’Chaela felt the need to study the healing arts and become a transitional coach. She was born and raised on the west side of Chicago, where identifying, volunteering and providing mentoring and support services was a great catalyst for her as coach and strategist. She not only assist individuals in defining their passion and life goals, but also helping small businesses create successful business practices and procedures that build strong communities.  She currently resides in Chicago with her two children Gabriel and Zipporah, and their dog Zeus. She can be contacted via email atmichaela@millscoachingenterprises.com; twitter: @mmjazzymi; LinkedIn: https//www.linkedin.com/in/michaelamills. 

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 Mi'Chaela Mills  

is a business strategist and life coach.  She received her MBA in marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s of Art in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. 

Daniel Guggenheim

Chairperson

  Shall preside over the Board of Directors as the mediator to arbitrate and conduct orderly board meetings. The duty of the Chairperson is to assign the rules of protocol by which discussion may take place. What is a 'Chairman'
A chairman is an executive elected by a company's board of directors that is responsible for presiding over board or committee meetings. The chairman ensures that the meetings run smoothly and remain orderly, and works at achieving a consensus in board decisions. The position is different than that of the chief executive officer (CEO), and can be either a non-executive (part-time) or executive (full-time) position.  

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