Board Members

 

 

 

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Charles A. Brown, Chair
I found an organization that fulfills my retirement years. I can give back some of the knowledge that I have attained through years of intensive job training and representation. The Village Project, Inc. (TVPI) is the epitome of a confraternity.

My Father, Samuel Brown moved his family to Seaside in 1958, a military transplant. I attended local public schools from Noche Buena elementary school to Fremont Jr. High School to Seaside High (Class of 1968) to Monterey Peninsula College (Class of 1970). I continued my education at San Jose State University. In 1971, I began working as an Emergency 911 Call Taker, with the City of San Jose, while attending SJSU. I was hired by the San Jose Police Department in 1972, as a Police Officer and spent 32 years with the department gaining valuable life lessons, as well as Leadership skills. I worked several assignments that added to my skill set. Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Juvenile Missing Persons Detective, Vice Detective, Recruiter/Background Investigations, promoted to Sergeant and worked as Internal Affairs Investigator, Supervisor of Police Activities League (PAL), Patrol Supervisor, Fraud Unit (Elderly Financial Abuse) Supervisor, Youth Protection Team Supervisor, Airport Police Supervisor and assigned by the Chief’s Office as Special Assistant to the Chief (Liaison to the African-American Community).

Currently, I am the elected, Area 1 Trustee for Monterey Peninsula College, serving my second term. I am a 2012 graduate of, “Leadership Monterey Peninsula (LMP)” and since 2015 serve on their Executive Board.

My reason for involvement with TVPI. is youth development. I have three beautiful adult daughters and five grandchildren. All attended or attending public schools. There are thousands of youth on this Peninsula. They need more direction and leadership skills. TVPI can be the hands and minds that help mold their future. TVPI provides hope for the future in the form of social change, interpersonal skills and family values. That is how you mold the future of Monterey County and I want to be part of the transition team.

 

 

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Princess D. Pope, Secretary

Princess is very passionate about the goals and objectives of this community-based organization. Their mission mirrors her belief and life works, making it imperative that our young people have positive community role models, and active parent participation. She proudly volunteers on the Board of TVPI because it provides a variety of critical services which addresses unmet needs to under served students and their families. TVPI meets the needs of the “whole” person and offers the community an opportunity to receive assistance to improve their circumstances socially, educational, and psychological, at no cost.

Princess is a parent advocate and community activist. She earned a Certificate in Early Childhood Development, an AS Degree in Math & Science, a BA Degree in Social & Behavioral Science, an MA Degree in Education, and is currently working towards her doctoral degree. She is the first African-American to be named as a CSUMB Pre-Doctoral Scholar. She has taught in public and private schools, on all grade school levels. This mother of 5 serves as the Monterey County NAACP Education Chair for 15 years, and volunteers on community boards with MPC, MPUSD, and the Village Project, Inc. Board of Directors. She is a community organizer and a parent advocate.

 

 

    Ann Todd Jealous, MTF: Board Member Emerita

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Ann Todd Jealous has served as a consultant to many nonprofit agencies and as a board member of several.  She is a life member of the NAACP and a founding member of the Monterey chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, an international leadership organization dedicated to the elimination of social oppression.

In 2008, she retired from 27 years of private practice as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Prior to her work as a therapist & periodically during that time, she taught social science and women’s studies courses to college students. Her college teaching career began at Wilberforce University, the nation’s oldest private Historically Black College.

In 2012, she received the ACLU Ralph B. Atkinson Award for commitment to social justice and civil rights.  In 2013, the University of Nebraska Press published Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism, an anthology that Ann co-authored/co-edited with Caroline Haskell, LCSW.  In 2015, the Links, Inc. honored her for “Yesterday’s Courage.”  In 2016, she was honored as “Woman of the Year,” for the 29th Assembly District of California.

Ann has been married to Fred Jealous, the founder of Men’s Alternatives to Violence and the Breakthrough Men’s Community for 50 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.