Governing Board

Please email govboard@harriettubmancsat.com to contact the governing board

Angela Chambliss, M.S, PMP 

BOARD CHAIR

Savannah State University, B.S, Georgia State University, M.S

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 programming, JavaScript programming, .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. 


Lela Howard 

BOARD MEMBER

Loyola University New Orleans, B.A.

From Los Angeles, California, Lela Howard knew early on that she wanted to enter a profession where she could empower others.  First, she became a background singer, performing with various artist ranging from Gospel to Hip Hop, and television production working on several award-winning programs.  Lela has worked in the legal profession for over 25-years as a paralegal.  In addition, she is a humanitarian, civil/human rights activist who single-handedly lobbied for and wrote a Congressional Record published by the United States Congress.  Lela moved to Atlanta, Georgia to launch Let’s Talk With Lelapodcast interviewing recording artists, civil rights leaders, legal, medical, and community activists to bring awareness to the at risk communities. 

Marilyn Johnson, BS,MA, ND

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Marilyn Johnson, BS,MA, ND aka Dr. MJ, Founder of the 49 Days 2 Fabulous Forumla, is a Naturopath, Yoga Instructor, Certified Aroma therapist, Journal Writing instructor, Self-Esteem Trainer, Natural Health Practitioner, and International Disease Prevention Researcher. While a Communications Specialist for the Center for Minority Health at The University of Pittsburgh, she worked as a project manager for a longitudinal study to research Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and disease prevention in Nigeria, West,Africa.

That experience led to Health Educator and Research Evaluator posts in Alternative, Behavioral, and Complementary Disease Prevention Studies at Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked with a team of Psychologists and Physiologists to develop the Holistic Health oriented Phenomenal Woman Weight Loss Program; and  "What is the Shape of Your Communication," designed to improve cultural communication skills for incoming Resident Physicians dealing with diverse populations. 

She was also Health Educator/Research Evaluator for the IMANI HIV/AIDS Prevention Project providing teen educators to provide disease and violence prevention knowledge and information to their peers, family and community members.

Ralph Presley 

BOARD MEMBER

Ralph Presley is an owner of ABA Men & Women Pro Basketball Team & founder of Central Atlantic Table Tennis League for at-risk kids in Atlanta, along with decades of professional experience. Ralph is well versed in finance and accounting and bring numerous resources along with a sincere desire to improve the quality of life, present and future opportunities for the youth served by HTSCSAT. 

Gary Vause 

BOARD MEMBER

Professor Gary Vause, II is a Cyber Security Guru and Data Scientist.  For many years he was the   "Thought Leadership" consultant and "Trusted Advisor" to Business Executives and Chief Information Officers in both Public and Private Sectors.  Professor Vause has a proven record with Public, Private, and Academic organizations in Governance, Risk, Security, and Compliance.  The Professor has a unique blend of technical and business skills and the ability to strategically develop transformational and foundational programs for decision-makers within large and small corporations that have sophisticated security, compliance, and governance domains.

Professor Vause is a Senior Fellow at Waag Technology & Society, a middle-ground organization in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, comprised of research groups that work with both grassroots initiatives and institutional partners across Europe. He is co-collaborating on Waag's Roadmap Digital Future research, a commissioned project by the Dutch parliament on the future of digitalization. Professor Vause's research areas on this project are Governance and Cyber-Security.

Professor Vause is founder of Vause Computer Systems, LLC, a leader in consulting and contract services for information technology security systems.  He exemplifies "Thought Leader" in creating individualized and customed solutions for his clients. His commitment to developing innovative designs of security information management systems makes him unique.