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BOARD MEMBER (EX OFFICIO)
Princeton University B.S.
Mia Powell is an Atlanta native born and raised in the Atlanta Public Schools until her family moved to Decatur at age 12. Ms. Powell later moved to New Jersey to matriculate Princeton University and returned home to Atlanta after graduation. Mia has received scholarships from Harvard University for their School Turnaround Leader program and is a Summit Learning Fellow.
Ms. Powell began a corporate career with Iron Mountain Intellectual Property Management. After moving up the ranks from Account Manager to Project Manager, Mia decided to pursue her MBA as well as her Master’s of Accounting. However, Mia’s passion was to positively impact underserved communities. So, she went on to dedicate many years as a classroom teacher and then online instructor. Mia is also an Instructional Coach for the National Math and Science Initiative and has a non-profit with her fiancé focused on the protection of endangered species within Morocco.
University of Buffalo, BA, MBA
Jodessiah Sumpter is a founding board member of the Harriet Tubman School of Science andT echnology. Mr. Sumpter is a proud father and lover of youth sporting activities. Mr. Sumpter obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Managed Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Sumpter also has a Post Masters certificate in Marketing from the University of Dayton.
Mr. Sumpter has over 20 years of technical leadership and software engineering experience at Fortune 500 FinTech, nonprofit and start-up companies. In Mr. Sumpter’s current role, he is responsible for product/solution architecture and building cutting edge mobile solutions with a focus on ATM hardware and Smart Branch Internet of Things. Mr. Sumpter has successfully led US based operations for a software development company with locations in the United States, India and Singapore. In previous roles Mr. Sumpter was responsible for teams which managed web-based applications, major IT systems and infrastructure that support faith-based nonprofits and its thousands of constituents.
Mr. Sumpter has technical certifications as a Microsoft Certified Professional for ASP.NET and is SUN Certified as a Java 2 Programmer (SCJP). He is versatile in Virtual Reality and Internet of Things with Unity3D, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Particle, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and Amazon Echo. Mr. Sumpter has developed award winning Android, iOS and Smart TV applications since 2008 using various frameworks, APIs, and SDKs. He is an accomplished innovative hackathon winner competing in the AT&T U-Verse Virtual Hackathon, Extreme Reality, and Unity Make a 2D Game in a Weekend contest.
His wealth of experience in creative and innovative uses in technology is an asset to the organization.
Nicole Strather Middleton
Howard University, B.S.,
Nicole Strather Middleton is a Motor City native of Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the magnet program of Cass Technical High School, she attended Howard University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Systems and Computer Science. Nicole later received a Certificate in Business Acumen from Georgia Tech. Nicole is the daughter of an educator and a philanthropic real estate developer who instilled the importance of education and civil responsibility. Nicole is driven by being a thriving product from the challenging Detroit Public School System. Nicole is the proud wife of Benjamin Middleton Jr and mother of two beautiful daughters.
Nicole is a seasoned software engineer providing creative design solutions for various
organizations to include those in telecommunications, healthcare, banking and insurance. She is an expert in the practical implementation of software principals. Nicole’s leadership skills includes overseeing web application design and implementation of technical solutions, providing quality project management support, being a strategic thinker, and understanding risk management to mitigate negative risks. As an expert in technology and infrastructure advisement, Nicole will be a valuable resource to the board of directors.
Nicole wants to create opportunities for children who may not be able to afford a private education but curate a quality education that will prepare them for college and a sustainable career. This foundation was engrained through Nicole’s parents.
Savannah State University, B.S, MS
Angela Chambliss is an Atlanta, Georgia native and STEAM advocate addressing challenges in accessibility and educational opportunities to under privileged communities. Through her Non-Profit, the Angels and Me Foundation, also known as AngelsNTech Mrs. Chambliss has been featured in various articles in the South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and VoyageATL. The continued success of her commitment to the revitalization of STEAM education in the community are always in spotlight. Mrs. Chambliss is a president’s second mile award recipient and graduate of Savannah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Technology. Mrs. Chambliss is also a graduate of Georgia State University with a Master of Science in Computer Science. Angela is an expert in project driven success as a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. Mrs. Chambliss is a member of Junior League of DeKalb County and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is a 2020 Fellow New Leaders Council. Mrs. Chambliss greatly enjoys spending family time with her amazing husband, Chris and energic daughter, Amari Rose.
Angela Chambliss is a public servant serving in the capacity of an Information Technology Project Manager in the public health sector. Daily Mrs. Chambliss provides strategic direction and vision in the development, implementation, adoption, and management of a plethora of public health informatics solutions and products. Mrs. Chambliss champions business value for agency wide solutions and products used by internal and external partners. Mrs. Chambliss uses her proficient risk management background to exploit or mitigate risk which may have positive and negative impact on the organization. These solutions and products are viable immunization information systems and provide business service transparency. Mrs. Chambliss has a multi-million dollar project portfolio of IT investments organization wide which have been recognized for increasing innovation in business services and modernization transformation in using disruptive technology to bring rapid data analysis on public health response efforts saving lives. Mrs. Chambliss is the 2017 and 2019 recipient of the award for Excellence in Information Technology Leadership. Mrs. Chambliss is proficient in SQL Database program, .NET programming, data visualization and analysis, HTML programming, and infrastructure support.
Mrs. Chambliss has a consistent and highly recognized leadership portfolio for building teams, strengthening performance, and strategic planning which is an asset to the organization.