Meet Our Team
Amarimba L. Charles is the Founder and Director of TALLOM Foundation Incorporated based in Brooklyn.
As a creative professional, craving to make a difference in her community, Amarimba devotes all her time, energy and compassion to executing and implementing social development programs, recreational events and educational workshops for inner city youths. She focuses immensely on inspiring, encouraging and empowering youths through her teachings on self-confidence building and social etiquette skills.
Born in Trinidad, Amarimba grew up experiencing poverty, low self-esteem and depression brought on by child molestation. She understands first-hand the need to protect the rights/well-being of children and consistently strives to advocate for disadvantaged youths.
In October 2015, Amarimba was inspired transformed her 40th birthday party into something special by hosting a holiday party for families from local homeless shelters. Its success was phenomenal and paved the way for the development of a non-profit organization [TALLOM] that would make a valuable contribution and difference within her community. As a hard worker, with strong work ethics and honesty, Amarimba constantly demonstrates persistence and resourcefulness in finding and creating innovative solutions that support and assist TALLOM to better serve inner city youths.
The realization of her passion consistently spawns an unwavering drive to contribute greatly to her community and also set a universal example for love and compassion. Her reward lays in the happy faces and expressions of gratitude she receives, as she continues to impact the lives of more people every day.
Amarimba is a Certified Youth Coach (CYC) with special emphasis in youth, family, and parent coaching. She is also an Advisory Board Member at the Department of Youth and Community Development. Amarimba holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Phoenix, Business Fundamentals.
Ornamented with a self motivated personality, Amarimba prefers to take the extra step in staying unique and reaching her aspirations. But whenever she’s off professional duties, she enjoys cooking, fundraising, travelling, reading, keeping fit and spending quality time with her family.
Alfred Spriggs (board member) holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s in accounting and financial management. He has over 20 years’ experience as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and has owned and operated an Outpatient Substance Abuse Facility for seven years.
An astute and compassionate being, he continues to bless individuals with transformational information to lead them to a victorious life. An Epic Certified Instructional Designer Consultant for a major medical facility in Kentucky, Alfred enjoys sharing his experiences, strengths, and resources with others.
Alfred is the loving father of seven and a devout Christian who enjoys spending time with his family. When he’s not facilitating computer training, speaking or wearing one of his many hats, he works at developing The Winners Advancing Victorious Empowerment (W.A.V.E) project. This project aims to bring awareness to The Manifest, Maintain, and Multiply System of Transformation.
Venus Sutton (board member) is a certified chef and owner of Everything Sticks and More Catering.