Meet Our Team

 

FOUNDER

Amarimba L. Charles is the Founder and Executive Director of TALLOM Foundation Incorporated based in Brooklyn.

As a creative professional, craving to make a difference in her community, Amarimba devotes all of 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 on 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.

BOARD MEMBERS

Alfred Spriggs, MAFM 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 a loving father 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.

Danielle Fairbairn-Bland is a Mental Health Clinician with over 15 years of experience in the Human Service field.

As a daughter of immigrants, her passion to support individuals throughout life transitions is fueled by personal experiences of pain, resilience and triumph. Danielle was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn and received her formal education from New York City and State Public Schools. Danielle is the Owner of Vision Transformation Firm, LLC- a thriving private practice that provides counseling to uplift, heal and inspire communities. Vision Transformation Firm collaborates with the community to facilitate conversations that promote change, spread mental health awareness, shatter stigma and eliminate mental health disparities.

As a Psychotherapist, Published Contributing Writer, Speaker, Mentor, and Advocate- she uses her platform to plant seeds of hope, reframe trauma and unleash innate greatness. Over the years, Danielle has gained experience in clinical treatment, group work and program development focused on enhancing the lives of children, families, trauma survivors and justice informed individuals. As a firm believer in the power of transformation, Danielle encourages individuals to use every experience as an opportunity to be restored and uplifted.

Orville Murray A husband and a Father, Orville comes to us with a wealth of experience with helping children

Jamaican born, Orville became motivated to help others when he returned to his native country in the late 1990’s and met students who were passionate about learning, but didn’t have the financial resources to continue their studies. Rather than be a passive observer, Orville decided to take action. Through some quick thinking and good planning, He started Helping Hands Foundation, which provided Jamaican students an opportunity to continue their education by awarding them scholarships.

Orville’s other passion is Filmmaking. Inspired to make a career change five years ago, Orville went back to school to study filmmaking where he earns a second Bachelor Degree and his Masters degree in Entertainment Business. After his graduation in October 2017, He launched a film and entertainment business called Villo Productions, through which he continues to help people by delivering high-quality experiences for his many clients. Orville is excited to continue working with TALLOM Foundation Inc as a board member, where he can help to make an impact of the lives of young people.

ADVISORY BOARD

Jamie Caroccio (Marketing Advisor)

Jamie is the Co-Founder of HiSpire. She is a consultant for nonprofits, social enterprises, and social activists. She helps them get clear of their messaging and marketing so they can connect with their ideal audience, evoke emotion, and empower them to take action by donating, volunteering, or purchasing their services or products. As a copywriter, she crafts web copy and email marketing campaigns to help organizations spread the word about their cause, rally people behind them, and positively impact communities.

Jorge Munoz-Delgado Ramos (Technology Advisor)

Jorge is the Co-Founder of HiSpire, a virtual digital agency he runs with his wife and partner, Jamie. He is a consultant for nonprofits, social enterprises, and social activists who are fighting to protect people and the planet. He breaks down their tech struggles and helps them leverage the right technologies so they can increase their impact. As a Full Stack Software Engineer, he creates user friendly, elegant websites, online stores, and web and mobile applications.

Taylor-Alexis Gillard (Digital Content Creator)

Taylor-Alexis Gillard is the producer of Taylor’d World, a media channel that features SauTay’d, a cooking show and various millennial related videos on pop culture. She was also the host of the Taylor’d World podcast where she covered trending news topics and brought guests on to discuss their businesses’ impact on their community. After five years of producing content, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Media Studies at the New School in NYC.

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