Founded in 2002, Empowerment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization in Jacksonville, Florida that serves at-risk youth and families by providing programs and services that positively impact the whole family. The organization is honored to have the commitment and dedication of the following volunteers who direct the ERI programs.
Elexia Coleman-Moss has worked throughout her career supporting children, adolescents and families facing social and economic problems. She has first-hand experience in our neighborhoods as a teacher, after-school tutor, caseworker, behavior specialist and counselor. A tireless advocate for children, Elexia was recently selected by the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women for recognition as one of 10 local women who have made outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community. And in 2005, she received the “making the grade award” from Volunteer Jacksonville, and in 2008, she was selected as one of Jacksonville’s 40 under 40 leaders by the Jacksonville Business Journal. She currently serves or has served as a dedicated volunteer leader for the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI), the First Coast Girls Initiative, the Healthy Jacksonville Coalition and is the former Chair of JCCI Forward for 2010-2011. Elexia earned has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University.
Board of Directors
- Daphne Colbert currently works in government in Jacksonville, Florida. Daphne is experienced in project management, strategic planning, public policy and fundraising.
- Chad Smith is experienced in technical leadership, project management and IT cloud architecture.He currently works as an Advisory Software Engineer at a national computer and tech company.
- Sanitra Fain is a graduate of Florida State University with her Masters in Social Work. She is currently a dialysis social worker and a JIW alumna.
- Carla Flowers, school social worker with Duval County Public Schools
- William Jackson, Educator, Technology Consultant & Blogger for The Florida Times Union
- Maurice Martinez, Assistant Ombudsman in government in Jacksonville, Florida
- Jacquelyn Lowe, Events Manager
- LaTonya Lipscomb Smith, Attorney at Law